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Best Flowers for Cutting & Displaying in Your Home

  You all know how I love flowers, so when the folks at Pro Flowers contacted me with this extensive and detailed list of blooming goodness, I just had to share.  I always have cut flowers in the house and want to share my 10 favorites from that list with you. Alright, I couldn’t choose… Read more

My Pop Up Grey Fishhooks Senecio Store

You Can Now Get Your Grey Fishhooks Here! I have this Fishhooks Senecio growing in my garden here in Santa Barbara, CA but they also make great houseplants (that is if you have enough light!).  And talk about a trailing plant – this one takes the cake! Many of you may have a hard time… Read more

An Easy Care & Fun Fern: Myers or Foxtail Fern

I’ve loved these tough yet attractive ferns ever since I saw a small 1 in a hanging pot in a greenhouse at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden many, many moons ago.  These sculptural, artsy plants have an edgy feel and definitely aren’t delicate so no need to tiptoe around them.  Despite the confusing fact that this… Read more

Weekend Musings

  Greetings, Oh my goodness, life  and all that goes along with it has been busy this week.   So many things have been swirling around me and I just can’t believe that it’s Friday already.  My house is for sale which is a time and energy consuming process, that’s for sure.  It’s much easier… Read more

Weeping Pussy Willow Tree Care Tips

  The post and video I did about the pruning of a Weeping Pussy Willow has been surprisingly popular, to myself anyway, so I decided it was time to share everything I know about caring for this small weeping tree.  My client up in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered the 1 you see here… Read more