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


Thoughtfully created outdoor containers are the perfect reflection of the changing seasons and are sure to bring life and charm to your home or business. Changing your planters throughout the year ensures blooming flowers and healthy plants suited to each season’s weather conditions. It’s important to consider the daily and nightly temperatures when you go […]


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 […]