From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

Taylor’s Garden: Houseplant Picks Taylor-ed to Your Favorite Era

Welcome to your go-to guide for houseplant picks Taylor-ed to your favorite era! Inspired by Taylor Swift's iconic albums, we've curated a collection of houseplants that perfectly reflect each era's style and vibe. Whether you’re a die-hard Swiftie or just looking for some plant inspiration, we've got you covered! Let's dive in and explore these Taylor-inspired houseplants, complete with care tips for each.

From Desert to Decor: 5 Unexpected Aspects of Cacti & Succulents

In the world of houseplants, there's one category that stands out for its ability to thrive in almost any environment: succulents and cacti. These plants aren't just resilient, they also bring a unique aesthetic to your home decor. But there's more to these desert darlings than meets the eye. Let's dive into five unexpected aspects of succulents and cacti that make them perfect for bringing into your home.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bromeliads

Bromeliads are more than just pretty decorations; they are fascinating organisms with a plethora of secrets waiting to be uncovered. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a budding enthusiast, join us in this blog as we explore five intriguing facts about bromeliads that might just leave you in awe.

Calathea Confidential: The Insider’s Guide to Expert Care

Welcome to the mysterious world of calathea plants! This stunning foliage genus are beloved by plant enthusiasts for their intricate patterns, vibrant colors, and unique characteristics. But behind their lovely allure lies a secret: calatheas can be a tad temperamental when it comes to care. Fear not, fellow plant lovers, for today we embark on a journey into the clandestine realm of calathea care, uncovering the insider secrets to keeping these houseplants thriving.

Orchids 101: An Intro to Care

Welcome to the fascinating world of orchids! These exotic and elegant flowers have captured the hearts of houseplant enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Everything You Need to Know About Philodendrons

Welcome to the jungle, plant enthusiasts! If you've ever wanted to bring a touch of the tropics into your home, look no further than the fascinating world of philodendrons. These lush and leafy companions are not just easy-to-care-for plants; they come in a wide variety of styles to suit your home. In this blog, we will teach you everything you need to know about these charming botanical buddies.

5 Low-Maintenance Houseplants You'll Love

Who said keeping houseplants alive has to be hard to do? If you're someone who can't remember the last time you watered your plants (or even what their names are), fear not—these five low-maintenance houseplants will thrive under your care, no green thumbs required.

Embracing 2024: Transitioning Your Houseplants into the New Year

The new year is soon approaching and as we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, our houseplants join us on this journey of transition. With the changing seasons and fresh beginnings, it's time to ensure our leafy companions smoothly navigate this transitional period. Let's dive into some tips and tricks to help your houseplants flourish as we step into 2024.

5 Newest Holiday Houseplants in Stock

‘Tis the season to add a touch of greenery to your festive decor! As the holidays approach, what better way to spruce up your home than with some vibrant and merry houseplants? Join us as we unwrap the top 5 newest holiday houseplants that are decking the shelves this season. From the whimsical holiday cactus to the elegant lavender topiaries, we've got the inside scoop on these beauties and how to care for them.  

Summer Houseplant Highlights

The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to adorn your living space with lush and vibrant houseplants that thrive in the warm and sunny conditions. In this blog, we'll delve into some of our top summer houseplant highlights, featuring a range of stunning plants that are sure to turn your home into the summer jungle you want it to be.   1. Tiger Stripe Fern