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Neanthe Bella Palm: Care Tips For This Table Top Palm

  The Neanthe Bella Palm is widely grown and sold in the trade as a table top palm.  You’ll frequently see it used in dish gardens and mixed plantings as a fluffy little filler amongst kalanchoes, african violets, pothos and more.  A viewer on Youtube requested that I do a vlog on the Neanthe Bella… Read more

I Have Somethings To Show You: Los Angeles Flower District Cut Flowers

  The LA Flower District is a floral wonderland smack in the heart of downtown.  Lucy and I met in Los Angeles a few months ago to hash out some “business stuff” face to face.  Early the next morning we made an excursion to this delightful place where we shot a few videos for you…. Read more

Paddle Plant Makes A Beautiful, Easy Care Houseplant

  I have a patch of Paddle Plants (aka Red Pancakes, Flapjack Plant and Desert Cabbage) growing in my front garden, but did you know they an interesting yet easy houseplant?  Yup, it’s true. I bought this plant direct from the grower right here in Santa Barbara 8 years ago as Kalanchoe thrysifolia but now… Read more

Ask Nell: Planting Succulent Cuttings

  A Youtube viewer requested that I do a video about planting succulent cuttings.  Gadzooks!  I plant enough of them both in containers and in my garden here in Santa Barbara, CA – had I never done a video showing how to plant them?  Time to change that because planting succulent cuttings is really easy…. Read more

The Fickle, Yet Popular Houseplant, Ficus Bejamina

I’ve always said that if you look at a Ficus benjamina, or Weeping Fig, cross-eyed,  it’ll start to drop its leaves.  Actually, many things make this fickle tree defoliate.  Here in Southern California they grow outdoors (best to keep them away from foundations, sewer lines & sidewalks by the way) and look full, green and… Read more

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