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


There are two kinds of people: those who can admit they’ve killed an indoor plant and those who are lying. Seriously, we’ve all done it, and it’s no secret why. Many of the exotic plants we see in shops require specific care to replicate their natural environment, and unless you happen to live in a […]


Sure, many indoor plants can survive with sunlight, water, and love, but if you want houseplants to truly thrive, you’re going to need to learn some indoor plant fertilizing basics. Fertilizing and feeding indoor plants is vital because as you water them nutrients are washed away from the soil over time. In order to keep […]