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How to Plant a Teacup Garden

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Feb 6th 2020

How to Plant a Teacup Garden Photo courtesy of Ivo Raeber Tired of all the same old boring planters available at garden shops? You can make your own unique planters by creating a teacup garden. … read more

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Bioactive Substrate

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 30th 2020

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Bioactive Substrate Image courtesy of Aquarimax Pets Do you want a terrarium setup that looks more natural and beautiful, as well as being easy to maintain? Then … read more

Why Indoor Gardening is the Best Hobby for Crafters

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 23rd 2020

Why Indoor Gardening is the Best Hobby for Crafters Would you be surprised to know that the number one hobby for 2019 was gardening? Well, the good news is you’re not that much of a nerd for gardeni … read more

Turn Terrarium Decorating into a Hobby of Its Own

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 9th 2019

Turn Terrarium Decorating into a Hobby of Its Own Do you ever wish there was more you could do to interact with your exotic pet? Reptiles and amphibians are cool, but they’re not the kind of pets … read more

Cleanup Crew Showdown—Ultimate Winner

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 21st 2019

Cleanup Crew Showdown—Ultimate Winner The last couple of weeks, we have looked at various species that can serve as tank janitors, or the cleanup crew, for bioactive terrariums. These microfauna … read more

How to Start Your First Living Vivarium

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 16th 2019

How to Start Your First Living Vivarium How to build a Natural Vivarium (From Scratch)! By Reptiliatus We’re getting a lot more interest at the Tye-Dyed Iguana regarding living vivari … read more

Where to Find Urban Farms in STL

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 26th 2019

Where to Find Urban Farms in STL In a previous blog post I talked about how aquaculture and hydroponics are bringing fresher food to urban areas. And I discussed how those technologies are … read more

How to Breed Your Own Isopods: Part 1

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jul 11th 2019

If you’ve read our article on getting a few tiny janitors for your bioactive terrarium, you may be wondering what you can do to keep a steady supply of isopods around. We’ve got you covered … read more

Are You Just a Gardener or Are You a Plant Parent?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jun 6th 2019

Do you worry about your plants when you leave for vacation? Do you greet them first thing in the morning? Are you the type of gardener that tells your potted babies to take care when you leave the hou … read more

What to Do When You Find Ants in Indoor Plants

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on May 23rd 2019

Ants are a fairly common indoor pest, and keeping house plants can provide them with places to build nests inside. If you have potted plants, it’s possible for ants to form colonies near their roots, … read more