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The Quest For A Hanging Pot

I live in Santa Barbara where gardens are lived in all year long and garden centers are plentiful.  Do you think I could find a hanging pot I liked?  I also looked down in the San Diego area.  You would think with the multitudes more people and nurseries down there that I could find a… Read more

Houseplant Watering 101: Avoid Too Much Of A Good Thing

  I get asked the question “how often should I be watering my houseplants?” all the time and there are so many variables that go into the answer.  You know, it’s sort of like trying to answer the question “how often should I wash my hair?”.  I was an interior plantscaper (which is an interior… Read more

Ask Nell: How Did I Prep The Soil For My Succulent Garden?

  This question came from a youtube viewer who asked: can you do a video about how you did the soil prep for your succulent garden?  This is a great question because I am a firm believer in properly prepping the soil and planting the right plants in the right spot.  It comes down to… Read more

How I Prune & Trim My Bougainvillea For Maximum Bloom

  My Bougainvillea glabra is a flowering machine.  It puts out a big show of magenta/purplish color off and on for 9 or 10 months out of the year.  It grows up and over my garage which sits at the end of a long, narrow driveway.  It gets a major “WOW” from anyone who sees… Read more

Tour An Orchid Grower’s Greenhouses With Me

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know how I love flowers.  I love to see them in a garden, in a greenhouse, at our farmers markets or in vases in my home. I live in Santa Barbara, Ca which is an agricultural region where many flowers, both for the nursery… Read more

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