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How To Work With Hanging Succulents Without All The Leaves Falling Off

You can see Trailing Jade & Fishhooks Senecio in this beautiful mixed succulent planting. Hanging succulents are the cat’s meow, and if they’re happy, will trail like crazy. I’ve gotten a few questions from Youtube viewers about how to work with them without all the leaves falling off. This shows you a little trick I… Read more

How to choose the best gardening apron. Here are two of our favorites.

Let’s be real here. Plants are flowers are wonderful but gardening can be down right dirty. Sometimes you want a bit of protection and that’s how we became fanatics of aprons. Finding the one for gardening that best suits you is harder than you think. And that’s why Nell decided to design two of them…. Read more

Take A Tour With Me: How I Decorated My Patio with Plants

I love nature and I love being outside. Don’t get me wrong, living in New York City was a blast but it was those trips to Central Park which made my soul sing. My new home in the Arizona desert has 2 patios; 1 off the kitchen for dining and 1 off the living room… Read more

Transplanting & Working With Cactus: A Mixed Planting Starring Golden Barrel Cacti

I’ve always been fascinated with cactus and was tickled pink to discover that they’re all the rage in the fashion world, and everywhere else, these days. Go figure! ¬†As cool and hip as can be, they’re definitely not user friendly. Transplanting and working with cactus can be a challenge (no one wants their paws all… Read more

Bromeliad Flowers Turning Brown: Why It Happens & What To Do About It

After 4 months of looking good, the Aechmea inflorescence is starting to turn brown in the center. It’s been this way for about a month now & will last about a month more. Flowers are so beautiful and bring so much joy into our lives. We wish the flower fairy would flutter on down and… Read more