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Monthly Archives: January 2017

9 Ideas On How To Nourish Your Soil Naturally

Written By: Blake Akers

When growing plants, you usually need a fertilizer. Rather than spend a fortune on chemical products, why not opt for a natural plant fertilizer? You can buy natural fertilizer in the store or on the Internet. However, there are other... Read more

11 Reasons Why Pothos is the Houseplant for You

Written by: Lucy Ferreira
This year, after moving back to San Diego, I decided to add some greenery to my apartment. Part of the green/brown thumb battle is choosing the right plant for both your situation and home environment.  I decided to start by playing it safe. I'm still a newbie when it comes to gardening and know that my lifestyle... Read more

A Winter Hike In The Sonoran Desert

I recently packed my bags, hitched the wagon train and moved to Tucson, Arizona.  After living by the ocean in California for 30 years I must admit that I do miss beach walks and the surfy lifestyle.  All's peachy keen and I'm happy as a clam because I'm both enthralled and mesmerized by the gorgeous sunsets every night along with the jaw dropping... Read more

Creating An Air Plant Display On Cholla Wood

I love tillandsias, commonly known as air plants or tillys, and have been using them in creative designs for years. A plant that grows without soil ... what's up with that?!  Various air plant creations graced my front porch when I lived in Santa Barbara. Growing them in that temperate climate just 7 blocks from the beach made it easy.... Read more

Lucky Bamboo Care Tips: A Houseplant That Grows In Water

Are you a beginning houseplant gardener? Here's a great one to get started with because it's easy as pie to keep looking good and sure to become a topic of conversation as you're busy showing it off. I'd like to introduce you to Lucky Bamboo, a plant which grows in water, and give you a few care tips to make sure yours stays as healthy as can be.

First off, Lucky Bamboo isn't a bamboo... Read more