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Monthly Archives: September 2013

7 Easy Air Plant Adornments

Air plants, or tillandsias, are so easy to maintain that I’m passing on 7 easy adornments, or decorations, that you can make with them in no time at all. They are great houseplants!  There’s no painting, glittering, constructing required in any of these projects - just place and there you have it.  

You can use hot glue, E6000 or fishing line if need... Read more

Flower Friday – White Roses

White roses symbolize innocence, purity and true love.  And that is why, my friends, they are the traditional flower for brides’ bouquets and have remained so over the years.  White roses quietly proclaim: new beginnings!

How To Take Cuttings Of Sedums

The front yard here at Joy Us garden is full of succulents.  They're drought tolerant (important in dry Southern California), easy maintenance and oh so interesting to look at.  I just love them because no fussy deadheading or fertilizing routine is needed in their world - and that makes my world a lot easier. Here's another thing they've got going on:  these plants just keep on giving and propagating... Read more

Flower Friday: Canna Lilies

Canna lilies, which are not true lilies by the way, are usually associated with bright colors and bold foliage.  This is true of the pictures you'll see in this post which I took here in Santa Barbara.   The orange, pink, red, green and yellow foliage of the Canna Tropicana, which stands over 4' tall, almost outshines its bright orange flower.   Cannas are also on the market in white, pale pink and pale... Read more