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Madison Moulton

Madison is a writer, editor and life-long plant lover. After discovering an obsession with indoor gardening, she transformed her passion for plants into a career, contributing to various online and print publications in the gardening sphere. Through her writing, Madison hopes to encourage new gardeners to garden with the plants and the planet in mind.

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What’s the Best Soil for Succulents?

Succulents are incredibly picky about their soil and need it to drain quickly to keep their sensitive roots dry. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains the best soil for succulents, including a recipe on how to make your own succulent potting mix.

A pair of orange-gloved hands pours a white bottle of liquid fertilizer into the green lid. The gardener is surrounded by a collection of white flowerpots, a yellow watering can, and a mound of brown soil on the white table.


Houseplant Fertilizers: A Beginner’s Guide

Fertilizing houseplants may seem complicated, but once you understand the basics, you’ll have no trouble giving your houseplants the perfect care at the right time. Houseplant expert Madison Moulton explains everything you need to know about fertilizing houseplants, from different types to application methods.

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How Long do Cut Roses Last?

Roses are a staple in any cut flower garden, but how long do they last once trimmed and brought indoors? Gardening expert Madison Moulton answers the question and gives tips to ensure your cut roses last as long as possible.

Close-up of Japanese forest grass growing in a sunny garden flower bed. The plant presents a gracefully cascading and mound-forming ornamental grass. Its arching stems bear slender, cascading leaves that are bright green.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Japanese Forest Grass

Are you looking for a well-behaved, beautiful ornamental grass to add texture and movement to your garden? Japanese Forest grass is a shade perennial available in several attractive cultivars for your landscape. In this article, gardening expert Madison Moulton gives pointers on how to plant, grow, and care for Japanese Forest grass.

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Gardening Tips

17 Garden New Year’s Resolutions To Try

January is upon us, and with it a chance to make plans and set goals for the year ahead. Join gardening expert Madison Moulton and try these 17 New Year’s garden resolutions this year to grow better plants, improve your space, help the environment, and give back to your community.

By the window, a black-potted succulent thrives with leggy leaves, reaching out in luscious green hues. The foliage sprawls gracefully, cascading in an intricate pattern, adding an elegant touch to the room's ambiance.


Why Houseplants Get Leggy and How to Fix It

Leggy growth is one of the most common houseplant problems, caused largely by incorrect sunlight levels. Houseplant expert Madison Moulton explains the causes behind leggy growth and what you can do to fix and prevent the problem.

View of a flowerbed with blooming multi-colored gladioli in a sunny garden. The Gladiolus plant is characterized by its tall, erect stem that bears long, sword-shaped leaves arranged in a fan-like fashion. Rising from the stem, the striking, funnel-shaped flowers bloom along the upper portion in a spike-like formation. These flowers come in a diverse array of colors, including shades of red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, and white.


How to Grow, Plant, and Care For Gladiolus

With massive flower spikes and bright, cheerful flowers, it’s hard not to love the stunning gladiolus. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains why you need these plants in your garden and how to take care of them.