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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Propagating Bromeliads: How to Remove & Pot Up Bromeliad Pups

Bromeliads grow outdoors in temperate climates and also make wonderful and easy houseplants. They bring color and beauty into our homes and liven and brighten up whatever space they're in. The mother plant dies after flowering but produces pups (babies) before going through that cycle. Fortunately for us they're very easy to propagate! I want to show you how to remove and pot up bromeliad pups so your plants can live on.The Read more

Getting 2 Plants From 1: Dividing And Planting A Foxtail Fern

Shopping for plants is 1 of my favorite things to do. I set out last December in search of 2 Foxtail Ferns to plant at the edge of my pink grapefruit tree but the ones available in the 1 gallon size were on the puny side. The 5 gallon plants were looking much more pleasing to the eye, robust and healthy so I decided to get 1 and split it into 2. This is all about dividing and planting a Foxtail Fern.

How To Plant Bougainvillea To Grow Successfully: The Most Important Thing To Know

A little hummer enjoying my "Rainbow Gold". This is 1 of the reasons you want to successfully plant your bougainvillea - hummingbirds & butterflies love them!I've maintained many bougainvilleas, and I've planted many of them. Planting a bougainvillea isn't too much different than planting any other shrub or vine except for 1 key factor. If you don't do this 1 thing, it's a crapshoot as to whether your bougainvillea will do well or even survive.... Read more

How I Potted My Staghorn Fern To Grow In The Desert

My Staghorn Ferns were happily living on the coast of Southern California just 7 blocks away from the beach. Not a climate exactly like the tropical rainforests these epiphytes are native to, but they were pretty dang happy. I left 2 of them behind with friends when I moved to Tucson last year and brought this 1 with me mainly because I wanted the vintage daisy... Read more

Pots And Planters: Choose The One That Fits Your Style

Written By: Lucy Ferreira

Pots and planters are a great way to dress up your plants and give them a personal touch.  Use them indoors to compliment and accent your decor and outdoors to add character to the garden and keep invasive plants at bay. These days you can find all different kinds of containers in a multitude of different forms and shapes and in a variety of materials like concrete, fiberglass, terra cotta, ceramic, metal, and wood.I... Read more