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Ponytail Palm Care Outdoors: Answering Questions

I love Ponytail Palms! Caring for them is as easy as it gets. These care tips for growing a Ponytail Palm outdoors in pots will help yours thrive.

I’ve grown Ponytail Palms outdoors in 2 very different climates for years now. Both with mild winters but that’s where the similarity ended. Ponytails do great in pots and this is where my experience with growing them lies. Their care outside in containers is a snap. These tips for Ponytail Palm care outdoors, along with… Read more

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea Recurvata) Care: A Fun & Unique Houseplant

Ponytail Palms are about as easy care as it gets. They're fun & unique houseplants which do best in high light. These Ponytail Palm care & growing tips will help you out so yours can thrive!

Hello Ponytail Palms; what fun plants you are! I got my 1st, in a 6″ pot standing about 10-12″ tall, when I lived in San Francisco over 20 years ago. Even though it grew painfully slow (the light wasn’t as bright as this plant would have liked) I fell in love with it nonetheless. Here’s… Read more

Autumn Decorating Ideas for a Festive Fall Season

It's that time of year already! Are you ready for the changing colors in the leaves? The smell of fresh autumn in the air? We know you may be anxious to start making home look like fall. We'd love to help you with the inspiration so here's a list of autumn decorating ideas that we discovered.

It’s that time of year already! Are you ready for the changing colors in the leaves? The smell of fresh autumn in the air? We know you may be anxious to start making your home look like fall. We’d love to help you with the inspiration so here’s a list of autumn decorating ideas that… Read more

How Often Should You Water Succulents?

Succulents have been popular for years & rightfully so. Have you ever wondered how to water them? Here's how often to water succulents, both outdoors & indoors, including things to consider & things good to know. We want to keep our fleshy beauties alive & lookin' good!

Oh succulents; how their popularity marches on and on! They come in a wide range of sizes, forms, colors and shapes making them appealing to almost everyone. Are you new to the fun, wacky world of these fleshy beauties? Have you ever wondered how to water succulents? Stick around for the answer and other things… Read more

Trimming Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is a popular, novelty houseplant. Mine in the spiral form was getting tall & spindly. Trimming Lucky Bamboo keeps it in check, especially as it's getting old. Here's what I did as well as the results.

I’ve had my spiral (sometimes called curly) Lucky Bamboo stalks for almost 8 years now. The foliage growth was getting tall and spindly so I decided to cut it all back.  This is all about trimming Lucky Bamboo including how I did it and how long it took for those stems to grow back. Now,… Read more