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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Propagating A Dracaena Is So Easy To Do

I almost titled this short post “I Accidentally Propagated My Dracaena” because that's exactly what happened. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, propagating a Dracaena is oh so easy. If you do it by pruning the top off the plant and letting new growth appear or by stem cuttings in water, it propagates with little or no efforts from... Read more

The Makeover Of My Succulent Bowl Makeover

Succulents and containers go hand in hand.  Actually, planting and repotting them is so easy that it seems like I always have some succulent project going on.  I pick up a new plant whenever I find one I don't have and take cuttings from my garden on a regular basis.  If you don't already know, succulents practically propagate themselves.  If you scroll on down, you'll find the steps I take when planting... Read more

A Floral Feast: Lunch Smack In The Middle Of The Flower Fields

Last July I had an unexpected surprise when Debra Prinzing, author of Slow Flowers and advocate for American Grown Flowers, invited me to a luncheon hosted by Read more

How To Care For The Sweet Pink Jasmine Everybody Loves

If a plant had a TV show this would be it: "Everybody Loves Jasmine". Everybody but me and a handful of my fellow gardeners that is. The object of Pink Jasmine's, aka Jasminum polyanthum, adoration is the sweet-smelling flowers which appear here in winter/early spring... Read more