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How To Care For Bougainvillea In Winter

Bougainvilleas require little attention in the winter months. However, there are a few key points to know. Here I share with you what I've learned about caring for Bougainvillea in winter in 2 different climate zones.

For an extravaganza of color 8 months out of year, I think it’s hard to compete with bougainvillea. It stops blooming when the weather turns cool because it needs to rest before the show starts again. If you want your bougainvillea to thrive in the warmer seasons, there are a few things to know about… Read more

Winter Houseplant Care: Key Points for Keeping Your Indoor Plants Alive

Oh how we love our indoor plants! They liven up our homes & add so much beauty. Did you know that how you maintain them in the cooler, darker is different than the rest of the year? Here are 16 winter houseplant care tips for you.

When watering my houseplants the other day, I got to thinking about how I do it differently in the cooler, darker months. I was going to do a post and video solely on this subject but thought, why not cover the whole nine yards? Therefore, this post covers my 16 key tips for winter houseplant… Read more

Nell’s Horticultural Adventures: A Love Affair With Houseplants

Gardening is in my genes! My love affair with houseplants began over 50 years ago. Here's my history with houseplants. I thought you'd like to know my experience & background because I plan on sharing a lot more houseplant care & growing posts here.

I was unsure what to title this; should it be “my journey with houseplants, my history with houseplants”, “my background with houseplants”? I thought the title should be a bit more catchy, but none of those appealed to me. My love affair with houseplants started in my childhood (a long time ago!) so love affair… Read more

Merry Christmas! Take A Tour Of My Container Plants In The Desert.

For the last post & video of this year I'm taking you on a tour of the container plants in my Sonoran Desert garden. You'll find links to the plants & their care at the end. Enjoy & thanks so much for stopping by!

2018 is winding down and I always like to do an easy post to wrap up the year. Let’s put a bow on it, sit back and toast to the new year. I’ve lived in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert for just over 2 years now and am still figuring out what I want to do with… Read more

Dried Herbs and Plants That’ll Spruce Up Your Homemade Candles

The candle industry is extremely profitable, especially during the holiday season. And it's no wonder! These therapeutic, scented candles can add flair to your home space. What's even better is the fact that you can spruce them up with dried herbs and flowers. Here is our list of favorite plants to use.

Candles have been around for centuries, typically used as the main source for light in the darkness. In the modern age, they’ve provided a touch of luxury and decor in most homes that live off electricity instead. It’s no wonder that making homemade candles is affordable and fun. You’ve probably noticed that most soy or… Read more