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Monthly Archives: August 2017

10 Ways To Hang Your Succulents

Written By Lucy Ferreira

I've got this thing with succulents. Whenever Nell and I go on nursery tours, I always gravitate to this little fleshy beauties. This is why we have so many pictures with all kinds of different ways to display them. Today, I'll be focusing on ways to hang them, either with a hook or on the wall.  I hope this compilation of 10 ways to hang your succulents... Read more

How Often To Water Your Phalaenopsis Orchids

Phalaenopsis' are the most popular houseplant orchids. I'll show you how to water phalaenopsis orchids, aka moth orchids so that they can live longer, flower and thrive.

How often to water phalaenopsis orchids

As a general rule, I water used to water mine every 7-14 days with room temperature reverse osmosis filtered water only. Now that I've moved to the desert, that has changed. This will vary for you also.

I wish I could tell you... Read more

Freshening Up & Amending A Succulent Pot

I had a garden full of them in Santa Barbara but since I've moved to Tucson, I grow my fleshy succulents in containers. Most of them I brought as cuttings but this is 1 of 2 plants which made in to my new home. It was high time for freshening up and amending this succulent pot to give it a new lease on life.I love this crested euphorbia because of the twisting,... Read more

How Well Do Houseplants Really Clean The Air?

Houseplants are an blissful addiction  for me and I want at least 1 or 2 of them in every room. They make my house a home and really put a smile on my face.  I never bought any of them with the purpose of detoxification. As I was preparing for this post and video it got me thinking: how well do our houseplants really clean the air?My conclusion is at the end... Read more

15 Stunning Types Of Sunflowers

Summer is here and nothing says summer quite like the sunflower! Sunflowers are known for their large faces and bright petals that match the sun’s rays. Grown year round, sunflowers are relatively easy to cultivate. Their beautiful petals love direct sunlight and flourish best in summer months.However, not all sunflowers possess that yellow color they are so well known for. Because of the many different types of sunflowers, Read more

Let’s Talk Toxicity & Houseplants; Plus Safe Choices For Cats & Dogs

I love my kitties and I love my houseplants. A home is a much more delightful place to be with both of them in it. You most likely feel that way about your pets and plants too. Toxicity and houseplants can be a somewhat fearsome and misunderstood subject so I want to give you some things to think about. I'll list safe choices for cats and dogs at the end.This post is a guideline where I'm sharing my thoughts. It's meant to give you something to think about.... Read more

Succulents Planted In Unusual Containers; Creative Ideas To Inspire You

Are you bored with the usual store bought containers to display your succulents?  This will give you some ideas and inspirations on how to use unusual things in which to display and plant your succulents.

Succulents are great to plant in an atypical container because:

-They have small root systems. Therefore, they don't need much space or dirt.-They... Read more