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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Guzmania Plant Care Tips: The Bromeliad With The Vibrant Star-Shaped Flower

I'm continuing on with the bromeliad series; and yes, I do love them that much.  So if you're interested, be sure to check out the Aechmea and the Pink Quill Plant. Today I'm sharing Guzmania plant care tips. This one... Read more

Pink Quill Plant Care Tips: The Tillandsia with Big Bloom

The Pink Quill Plant, or Tillandsia cyanea, is one sweet little plant.

Although these are much smaller than the other commonly sold bromeliads, like the Aechmea that I showcased last week, the size of their flower makes up for that. It's not only a very easy and tough... Read more

Aechmea Plant Care Tips: A Beautiful Bromeliad with the Pink Flower

Bromeliads have rocked my world for many, many years so today I'm sharing the love. I'm starting out with the Aechmea fasciata, aka Urn Plant or Silver Vase Plant, because this tropical beauty makes a great houseplant and is so easy to care for.  Beginning gardeners fear not, for this bromeliad with the patterned silver foliage and pink flower will have you singing "green thumb" in no time. These Aechmea plant care tips will help keep yours healthy... Read more

Updating A Decorative Plant Pot With Painting

Change is always in the air and for me this has meant settling into a new home in a new state. My house is surrounded by foliage on the outside but I still want plants inside. I have a Ficus elastica "burgundy" which sits in my new dining in a very dull but beautiful fiberglass pot. New home, new look! This is all about updating a decorative plant pot with painting.

I wanted a fresher, more modern look for my new indoor/outdoor home in the desert.... Read more

How to Prune an Overgrown Bougainvillea

Here I go again, yet another adventure in bougainvillea pruning coming down the pike. I had 2 large bougainvilleas in Santa Barbara and now have 4 smaller ones in my new garden in Tucson.