Molly Williams


Molly Williams is a born-and-raised Midwesterner transplanted in New England, where she toils in the garden and teaches writing at a local university. She is the author of "Killer Plants: Growing and Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Other Deadly Flora" and "Taming the Potted Beast: The Strange and Sensational History of the Not-So-Humble Houseplant."
My Great-Grandma's 100-Year-Old Gardening Method Has Never Failed Me
It's stood the test of time!
Jun 3, 2024
10 Things to Plant in April, from Colorful Perennials to Tasty Veggies
Feel that? That's warmer weather telling you it's time to plant.
Apr 2, 2024
10 Spring Gardening Tasks You Should Do Right Now, According to Pros
It's the perfect time to check these things off your list.
Mar 24, 2024
9 Easy Tips to Turn You from an Orchid Killer to an Orchid Master
Orchids are intimidating, but these tips will help you master them.
Feb 3, 2024
What to Do if Your Plants are Exposed to an Unexpected Cold Snap
With these tips, you might be able to save some.
Jan 10, 2024
7 Houseplants That Are Safe for Pets (And 4 You Should Definitely Avoid)
Starter Packs
At this point in the history of our world, I know two things to be true: People love their pets, and people love bringing plants indoors. 
Sep 1, 2023
10 Plants That Actually Thrive Outdoors During the Fall
There's still plenty of gardening time left before the first frost sets in.
Aug 1, 2023
Surprise! Now's Actually the Best Time to Plant These Iconic Fall Flowers
Plan ahead and you can have a garden full of big, colorful blooms this fall.
Apr 24, 2023
The 5 Things I Do When Buying a New Plant, According to a Plant Writer
Take these steps before buying a new houseplant to ensure it’s happy and healthy.
Apr 17, 2023
These 4 Golden Rules of Houseplant Care Can Turn Anyone into a Green Thumb
Home Projects
Convicted plant serial killer? Don’t let past failures get you down. These four tips will help you set up a plant care regimen that will turn you into a green thumb in no time.
Mar 30, 2023
5 Fancy-Looking "Difficult" Houseplants That Are Actually Pretty Easy
These plants look intimidating, but they're easier to care for than they seem.
Mar 21, 2023
3 Signs You Might Be Able to Bring a Sale Rack Houseplant Back from the "Dead"
Some plants are goners, but others might just need a little TLC to transform them from compost pile rejects to thriving masterpieces. Here's how to tell which is which.
Mar 9, 2023
3 of the Best Trader Joe's Houseplants for Brown Thumbs — and 3 You Should Skip
Beginner plant parent? Set yourself up for success by choosing a low-maintenance variety.
Feb 13, 2023
8 Totally Free Junk Drawer Items That Can Help Your Houseplants Thrive
Decluttering? Keep an eye out for these common household items — your plants will thank you.
Feb 8, 2023
The Weird, Free Trick to Make Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Stronger and Healthier
It sounds bizarre, but it totally works.
Sep 15, 2022
How To Hang Plants From Your Ceiling in Less than 20 Minutes
Hanging a planter is an easy 10- to 15-minute DIY project—here's the best way it do it, with a few tips and tricks thrown in for good measure.
Sep 13, 2022
What to Plant in July (Because It's Not too Late to Start Gardening)
You didn't miss your window! These picks would look great in your yard.
Jul 1, 2022
Turn Your Home into a Jungle for $0 with 5 Super Easy-to-Propagate Houseplants
What's better than more plants? More plants for FREE.
Nov 13, 2021
Not-So-Still Life: These 4 Easy-to-Find Houseplants Move All on Their Own
Want something a little more mobile than a succulent? Try one of these dramatic picks.
Nov 6, 2021
This $0 Hack Plant Shop Pros Swear By Makes Potting Big Plants a Breeze
This easy hack helps lighten your load — literally.
Oct 8, 2021
Killed Your Plant? It’s OK! Here’s What to Do Next
A few quick steps will get you back to where you started — ready to give houseplant ownership another go.
Sep 27, 2021
These Plants Will Kill Your Fungus Gnat Problem
Place one or a few of these among your houseplant menagerie and let nature run its course. 
Sep 17, 2021
Your Too-Big Pot Is Actually Sabotaging Your Houseplant
Here are a few rules you should consider when you’re shopping for plant pottery.
Sep 14, 2021
How to Find Native Plants for Your Garden
By understanding what you're planting in your garden and why, you’re furthering your connection with the planet and with Mother Nature.
Sep 3, 2021
5 Low-Maintenance Houseplants That Basically Thrive on Neglect
These plants seldom need re-potting, which means one less chore on your to-do list.
Aug 11, 2021
What to Plant in August, Because Gardening Season is Still in Full Swing
Yes, you can still plant in August!
Jul 31, 2021
These 5 Mini Versions of Your Favorite Plants Are Perfect for Your Small Space
Yes, you can still have a fiddle leaf fig even if you're short on space.
Jul 16, 2021
5 Tiny Plants to Fit in Awkward Corners, Cramped Spaces, and Other Tight Spots
You can bring greenery into your home no matter its size.
Jun 11, 2021
This Spring Cleaning Task Will Make Your Plants So Much Happier
It only takes a few minutes per plant.
May 13, 2021
6 Things to Plant in May for a Colorful Garden All Summer Long
These picks will thrive in garden beds and containers alike.
May 12, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Caring for 2021's Trendiest Plant
Want to hop on this year's plant trend? You need to read this first.
May 10, 2021
5 Houseplant Care Tips Passed Down from My Great-Grandmother
These tips have stood the test of time.
May 7, 2021
5 Ways to Make Big Plants Work in Your Small Space
Just because you live in a smaller home or apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having large houseplants.
Apr 22, 2021
The Sneaky Way Your Dirt Is Sabotaging Your Houseplants
Here's the dirt on, well, dirt.
Apr 20, 2021
The Must-Have Guide to Grouping Your Plants
One of the most effective and stylish ways to display your plants is to group them. Of course, we have suggestions to get you off on the right foot!
Apr 19, 2021
6 Plants These Houseplant Pros Will Never (Ever!) Buy Again
From needy plants to un-killable plants, here's the "do not buy" list according to experts.
Apr 16, 2021