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How To Grow String Of Hearts Or Rosary Vine, A Sweet Succulent-Like Trailing Houseplant

Oh sweet little String Of Hearts, many people think you’re a succulent but you aren’t.  This trailing houseplant is durable, easy as can be and the care is similar to a fleshy succulent but it shares the same family with another plant I love, the Hoya. They are both considered to be a succulent vine…. Read more

10 Inspiring Garden Quotes

Written By: Lucy Quotes are reminders to live in a more poetic and sometimes more courageous way.  They express feelings and tones that are hard for us to put into words.  Luckily, someone else had the same feelings and was able to translate them into words beautifully. I love quotes and know that I’m not… Read more

An Easy Way To Jazz Up A Plain Plastic Flower Pot (if you don’t have any paint!)

I must say, I’m totally smitten with lightweight pots. For years I bought gorgeous ceramics planters but after you got the plants and dirt in, a front end loader  was needed to move them.  Plastics have come a long way so now when searching for larger pots, I look for poly resin, fiberglass and durable… Read more

Fall Readymade Natural Wreaths

Written By: Lucy Ferreira Fall is a slower season in nature, leaves fall down and the landscape gets ready to rest so it can come to life and flourish and bloom again next year. But for us it’s a different story. Fall can mean: back to work or school, planning the big Thanksgiving feast, getting… Read more

7 Reasons To Love The Very Cool Spider Agave aka Squid Agave

This very cool succulent, which grows in a slightly twisted and arching form, certainly creates a unique and striking silhouette. Unlike a lot of agaves, of which there are upwards of 200 varieties, this 1 stays relatively compact and is suited for containers.  Agave bracteosa, aka Spider Agave, Squid Agave and Candelabrum Agave is a… Read more