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How Much Sun Do Succulents Need?

How much sun do fleshy succulents need? I've gotten this question a few times & the answer is: it depends. Find out about sun & succulents growing both indoors & out in different climate zones.

I love succulents just as much as the next plant obsessed person. They’re fascinating, colorful, easy to care for, and have reigned high on the popularity charts for many years now. Are you new to the wonderful world of succulent gardening? Have you ever wondered how much sun do succulents need?  Here’s the answer in… Read more

Peace Lily Care (Spathiphyllum) & Growing Tips

Spathiphyllums, with the tall white flowers, are very popular houseplants. Here's what to know about Peace Lily care to keeps yours healthy, looking good & flowering.

Peace Lilies are one of the most popular houseplants and have been so for years and years now. We love their dark green, glossy foliage but most of all the long lasting white flowers rise above. I’ve done lots of posts and videos on houseplants but can’t believe this one hasn’t made it to the… Read more

Houseplant Repotting: Christmas Cactus (Thanksgiving, Holiday)

Christmas Cactus (Thanksgiving, Holiday) are long lasting, attractive succulents. Here's what you need to know about repotting Christmas Cactus including when & how to do it along with the best soil mix to use.

Christmas Cactus, although lovely when blooming, are not only for the holidays. They’re attractive, long-lasting succulent houseplants. I love the foliage and the weeping form they grow into over time. The soil mine was planted in was pulling away from the sides of the grow pot and just looked old. This is all about repotting… Read more

Bougainvillea After A Hard Freeze, Part 1

We had a cold winter & my bougainvilleas got hit by a few freezing nights. This is a new experience for me. I'm sharing what I know & am in the process of learning about winter damaged bougainvillea. I received numerous questions about this & answer them here.

I live in Tucson Arizona, which is USDA hardiness zone 9b and this past winter was cold (for us anyway!). A few nights dipped into the mid to upper 20’s and most of the bougies in town got hit. I’m sharing what I’m in the process of learning about what happens to bougainvillea after a… Read more

28 Essential Gifts for Cactus Lovers

We're back without another set of lovely gardening gifts! This one is your go-to cactus lovers gift guide. Shop to your heart's content!

We’re back without another set of lovely gardening gifts! This one is your go-to cactus lovers gift guide. Shop to your heart’s content!