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How & When To Prune A Sunburned & Heat Stressed Star Jasmine (Confederate Jasmine) Vine

My Star Jasmine suffered from sunburn & heat stress this past summer. Here's how & when to prune a sunburned Star Jasmine (Confederate Jasmine) vine.

Can a plant recover from sunburn and heat stress?  If it’s not too severe, yes. I live in Tucson, Arizona where the sun is strong and the summer heat can be relentless. My Star Jasmine Vine burned last summer and again this summer. Here’s what I do with my sunburned and heat stressed Star Jasmine…. Read more

Succulent Plants Growing Long Stems: Why It Happens & What To Do

Succulent plants growing long stems is a common occurrence. I'm telling you what causes these stretched out, leggy stems & how to prune, propagate & replant them.

Oh, succulents we do love you but why do your stems grow long? My garden in Santa Barbara was chock-full of them but it didn’t bother me when this happened because I had so many. They intertwined and co-mingled. Every once in a while I’d cut some of them back to propagate and/or give away…. Read more

Dish Gardening 101: Designing, Planting & Care

Want to learn all about dish gardening? You've come to the right place. Here is your ultimate guide to dish gardening 101 including plant choice, design, planting & care.

Have you ever made a dish garden? In case you have no clue as to what a dish garden is or even looks like, think of it as a mini landscape in a shallow container. It usually grows in your home instead of outdoors. I hadn’t made 1 in a couple of years and was… Read more

The Best Plants That Will Make Your Home Festive For Fall

If you’re like us, you love fall & the festive décor that is a part of this wonderful season. Want to use your plants to make your home festive for fall? Here’s a list of our favorites.

Another year, another fall season – how we adore you! Did you know that fall is an excellent season to decorate? Think about it: many of our favorite plants include foliage that’s going to start changing to rich, inviting shades. If you’re like us, you may already be thinking about how to make your home… Read more

Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) Care & Growing Tips: The Houseplants With The Fabulous Foliage

Algaonemas aka Chinese Evergreens are easy care houseplants with beautiful foliage in a variety of patterns & colors. Here's all you need to know about caring for & growing Chinese Evergreens.

Are you a fan of houseplants with patterned leaves? Let me please introduce you to Aglaonemas which are the epitome of fabulous foliage. Not only are they easy on the eyes but if you’re a beginning gardener, they’re 1 of the easy maintenance houseplants out there. These Agalonema aka Chinese Evergreen care and growing tips… Read more