Madison Moulton

Madison Moulton

Madison Moulton is an esteemed gardening writer and editor with a profound affection for plants that took root in her childhood. As a life-long plant enthusiast, Madison’s early captivation with indoor gardening blossomed into a full-fledged profession. Her dedication and expertise in the field have seen her words grace the pages of several national gardening magazines, as well as some of the most popular online platforms. With bylines in notable gardening publications such as Epic Gardening, Rural Sprout, Homes & Gardens, and All About Gardening, Madison’s voice stands out as a beacon for sustainable and eco-friendly gardening practices. Moreover, her vast experience with tropical plants has not only made her a valuable contributor to our team but has also earned her features in esteemed platforms like Real Homes and Architectural Digest. While Madison’s extensive writing portfolio speaks volumes about her gardening expertise, her mission remains consistent: to inspire novice and seasoned gardeners alike to approach gardening with both the flora and the earth’s well-being at heart. Outside the digital realm, Madison is hands-on, immersing herself in the rich soils of her home country, South Africa, where she passionately plants and tends to her own garden.

How to fertilize a cherry tree

Cherries ripening on tree branch

Cherry trees are a long-term garden investment, requiring patience and consistent care. One part of this care routine may involve fertilizing, depending on the soil you have planted in. Cherry trees planted in high-quality soil with plenty of nutrients typically…

Iceberg lettuce

Iceberg lettuce on wood cutting board

One of the most widely used lettuce varieties around the world (and certainly in my kitchen), iceberg lettuce is a must-have in your vegetable garden. This variety, renowned for its crunchy texture and refreshing taste, is as easy to grow…

Drip irrigation pros and cons

Dripworks irrigation tubing

Watering seems like one of the most simple gardening tasks. It certainly can be, but there are also many ways it can go wrong. One way to resolve your watering woes is by installing a drip irrigation system, especially in…

Wildlife garden

Wildlife garden - owl and purple flowers

When dealing with the hustle and bustle of life on a daily basis, who wouldn’t want to transform their outdoor space into a little slice of wilderness? Enter wildlife gardens.  Wildlife gardens are designed to attract wildlife and provide shelter…

Coffee grounds for plants

Coffee grounds for plants

Gardeners use coffee grounds for plants in many ways around their backyards, from soil amendments to fertilizers and even mulch. While they contain some nitrogen and retain moisture well, coffee grounds can also become hydrophobic, attract pests, and inhibit plant…

Aphids on plants

Stem covered in aphids

One of the most common pests gardeners struggle with, especially in their vegetable patch, is aphids. Even the mention of their name will induce a sigh and eye roll from avid gardeners, myself included. Aphids are sap-sucking pests that feed…

How to grow lavender

How to grow lavender

Growing lavender successfully starts with warm summer temperatures and relatively dry soil. This Mediterranean native needs very little attention to thrive, tolerating a lack of moisture and poor-quality soils. Once established, occasional trimming and supplemental watering will keep the plant…

How to grow philodendron

How to grow philodendron

The Philodendron genus is full of unique and interesting plants that are surprisingly easy to grow. They are often grown indoors and make great first houseplants for beginner indoor gardeners. Let’s learn how to grow philodendron! Generally, philodendron plants prefer…