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Bougainvillea After Hard Freeze Damage, Part 2

My bougainvilleas got hit by a few cold snaps this past winter. This is all about bougainvillea with hard freeze damage - what to do about it & how it recovers. It's a new experience for me which I want to share in case it's happened to your bougainvillea too.

I did a post and video about bougainvillea after a hard freeze, part 1 and as promised, this is a follow-up about a month and a half later. Bougainvillea with hard freeze damage (as long as the roots aren’t affected) is manageable. I’ve had a lot of hands-on experiences when it comes to bougainvillea. These… Read more

Anthurium: Care & Growing Tips for this Beautiful Blooming Houseplant

Anthurium are beautiful flowering plants that can be grown indoors if the conditions are right. These anthurium care & growing tips will help you keep yours healthy & looking great.

These anthurium care and growing tips will help you out. This may not be the easiest houseplant out there, but it’s well worth it. I first saw a picture of an anthurium in a magazine when I was in my teens (many moons ago way before the internet took over our lives!) and had never… Read more

Roses We Love for Container Gardening

Rose gardening is enjoyable, and you'll love having a variety of color in your garden. Here is your go-to list on our favorite roses for container gardening. They're under 5 ft tall, disease resist, & repeat flowering. You'll find lots of tips for growing roses successfully in containers.

Rose gardening is enjoyable, and you’ll love having a variety of color in your garden. Here is your go-to list on the best roses for container gardening.

How To Make A Rubber Tree (Rubber Plant, Ficus Elastica) Branch Out

Has your Ficus elastica gotten too tall or too leggy? Did you know that you can turn it into a tree form? Here's how to make a Rubber Tree (Rubber Plant) branch out.

Rubber Plants grow fast and can hit the ceiling in no time. Perhaps yours needs to be cut back because it’s gotten leggy, is just too tall or maybe you want your plant to have a new look. Did you know that you can turn your tall, skinny Ficus elastica into a tree form? Here’s… Read more

How To Plant Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia) Cuttings

Baby Rubber Plants (Peperomia obtusifolias) are beautiful, easy care houseplants & a snap to propagate. Here's all you need to know about planting Baby Rubber Plant cuttings including the time of year to do it, the mix to use & how to care for them after planting.

The Baby Rubber Plant, or Peperomia obtusifolia, is an easy care houseplant which thrive even here in the hot, dry Sonoran Desert. I usually give away all the plants I’ve grown from cuttings but not this time. I’m keeping this propagated plant and it’s already gracing a table in the guest room. Here’s how to… Read more