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Light Freeze Damage On Bougainvilleas: What It Looks Like & What To Do About It

Do you think your bougainvillea has been hit by the cold? Mine were a few weeks ago. I want to show you what light freeze damage looks like on bougainvilleas & tell you what my plan of action is.

Oh bougainvilleas; just when I thought I’d written all I could write about you, this happens. All in all it’s been a very mild winter here in Tucson but we did have 1 evening in mid to late December when the temps dropped to 29 degrees. Brrrrr – the bougies weren’t very happy about that…. Read more

How to Rebloom Orchids

A Phalaenopsis Orchid is a beautiful houseplant with long lasting flowers. Yours will re-bloom again if you know these key points regarding care & growing. This will help you to get your orchid to flower once or twice a year!

Orchids are beautiful and exotic flowers that are associated with fertility, virility, and sexuality. They look great in home decor adding elegance and grace to an area. However, many people struggle with how to rebloom orchids. How long your orchid lasts greatly depends on how well you take care of it. The most beautiful part of… Read more

Repotting My Beautiful Adenium aka Desert Rose

I love Adeniums for their interesting forms & beautiful flowers & have been growing 1 on my patio. This is all about repotting my Adenium obesum, aka Desert Rose, into a low, wide bowl. See the materials used & steps taken.

It was true love when the Adenium my dad grew in the greenhouse attached to our home in Connecticut bloomed for the 1st time. What was this gorgeous plant with the twisting branches and the trumpet-shaped flowers? So exotic! Many moons later, after 1 year in Boston, 7 years in New York City and 30… Read more

Bromeliads 101: A Round Up Of Our Care Posts

We love Bromeliads - they're such easy & colorful houseplants! Here's a Bromeliads 101: a round up of 9 of our posts & videos on bromeliad care all in 1 place for your reference.

Oh you know how much I love bromeliads – yes I do. What’s not to love? They’re easy care, give off that groovy tropical vibe, come in vibrant colors and most have fabulous foliage. I always have at least 1 in my house and grew lots of them in my Santa Barbara garden. This is… Read more

Propagating My String Of Bananas Plant Is Fast & Easy

String Of Bananas is groovy hanging succulent. Mine was getting leggy at the top so I pruned it so I could plant the cuttings back in at the top. Propagating a String Of Bananas plant is easy & fast to do - you'll see!

My String Of Hearts has been growing like crazy in the warm desert temps and was badly in need of a haircut. I pruned about 3′ of trails off 5 or 6 weeks ago. Growing in the same hanging pot is a String Of Bananas and a String of Pearls.  I noticed the trails of the SOBs… Read more