The Tonic Blog

Inspiration for greener living, from our favorite projects to DIY design principles to houseplant how-tos.

Grow your connection to the natural world


Raise your hand if you’ve ever killed a houseplant. *counting. Nearly everyone, that’s okay. Many of the exotic plants we see in shops require specific care to replicate their natural environment, and that is often very different than what our homes offer. Our houses are not deserts, and yes, we have killed cacti. This doesn’t […]


Fertilizing your indoor plants is important because as you water them you wash away nutrients from the soil over time. Those nutrients need to be replenished to keep our plants happy and healthy! You could easily spend days researching fertilizer and still be confused, luckily I did that for you and hopefully I’ve done a […]