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Weekend Musings

Oh my goodness, another summer has come and gone and fall has arrived. I love it when the light changes, the mornings get a little crisper and that harvest moon makes its 1st appearance. There’s no foliage changes going on here in Tucson except for wild and wacky Ocotillos whose leaves are starting to turn… Read more

3 Unique Ways To Decorate Pumpkins Using Natural Ingredients

Say the word “fall” and 1 of the very 1st things we think of are pumpkins. Harvesting pumpkins, eating pumpkins, carving pumpkins and decorating with pumpkins. You know I love me some succulents but when I was cooking up ideas for gussied up pumpkins, I wanted to use something else.  That look has been seen over… Read more

A Dracaena Marginata Needs Pruning: How To Do It

The alluring and popular Dracaena marginata loves to grow, and sometimes twist, every which way. I’ve seen plants with single stems which have reached at least 10′ tall with just a few spikes of foliage at the top. A Dr. Seuss plant indeed. This plant grows with a single head on a single trunk and… Read more

Dracaena Marginata Cuttings Root Easily In Water: Here’s How To Keep Them Healthy

Dracaena marginatas are extremely popular houseplants and rightfully so. They’re spiky, a bit edgy, fit in beautifully with modern, Asian or bohemian decor but sometimes they get a bit out of hand. I inherited a Dracaena marginata “Tricolor” from the previous homeowner which needed to be pruned back before I transplant and bring it in… Read more

Weekend Musings

Greetings!  My 1st summer of living in Tucson, Arizona is winding down and fall is fast approaching. Not the best timing because I moved here right as the temperatures were heating up and starting to sizzle. Oh, and all the non-stop sunshine didn’t make things any more comfortable. I must say, this is the only… Read more