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3 Ways To DIY A Faux Succulent Wreath

Do you like the look of a succulent wreath but don't want the maintenance & upkeep? Here are different 3 ideas for creating a faux succulent wreath using vine & twig wreath forms. Any of these would be great for your covered front door, hallway, kitchen or bathroom.

I was looking at prints for my hallway and thought: why do another piece of art when what I really want is something with a bit more dimension like a succulent wreath? I’ve found that succulent wreaths are much easier to maintain and keep alive outdoors than indoors. Plus, no one I know wants a… Read more

How To Repot A Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica) Plus The Mix To Use

The Money Tree, or Pachira aquatica, is a popular & novel houseplants. It's proclaimed to bring good luck & prosperity into our homes. Here's how to repot a Money Tree plus the special soil mix to use.

The Money Tree, or Pacquira aquatica, is proclaimed to bring good luck into our homes. There are actually a few plants which go by the names of Money Plant and Money Tree. Who knows how the Pacquira got this name but we’ll run with it. Lovely as it is, there’s 1 thing you need to… Read more

Bromeliad Flowers Losing Color: When & How To Prune Them Off

Is your beautiful bromeliad flower starting to loose its color & are the tips turning brown? Find out why this is happening plus how & when to prune or cut the flower spike off.

I get lots of questions about bromeliads both here and on Youtube because they’re such a popular blooming houseplant. Neoregelias (my favorites) are grown for their foliage but the other types are grown for their colorful flower spikes. Are you confused about when and how to prune off bromeliad flowers? Well then, please let me… Read more

7 Easy Care Floor Plants For Beginning Houseplant Gardeners

Are you a beginning houseplant gardener who wants some large indoor plants? Here's my list of 7 easy care tried & true favorites plus growing tips. You'll feel like you're in the tropics in no time!

If you have the space for floor plants, I believe you should consider adding them to your home. Know that large indoor plants and trees are going to bring so much life and greenery to your living space. A beautiful palm in your living room will be just the accent piece you need. I think… Read more

In-Depth Guide to Soil Amendments

Soil is the foundation for any garden. Healthy soil yields healthy & happy plants. Here's an in depth guide to soil composition & soil amendments so you can get the most out of your garden.

Soil amendments, or soil conditioners, play an important role in the health and growth rate of plants. Before you can grow healthy plants, you need to have healthy soil underfoot. The type of soil amendments that may be needed will depend largely on the composition of the soil as it is now, the types of… Read more

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