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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Bromeliads 101: A Round Up Of Our Care Posts

Oh, you know how much I love bromeliads - yes I do. What's not to love? They're easy-care, give off that groovy tropical vibe, come in vibrant colors and most have fabulous foliage. I always have at least 1 in my house and grew lots of them in my Santa Barbara garden. This is why, for the final post of this year, that we decided... Read more

Propagating My String Of Bananas Plant Is Fast & Easy

It was time to get on with the propagating of my String Of Bananas plant and do some filling in.

I pruned off a couple of trails, both about 6-8" long, to propagate and then plant back in the pot. Planting the cuttings in straight succulent and cactus mix 1st in order to root them is what I wanted to do rather than plant them directly... Read more

Ideas For Displaying Succulents On Driftwood

Succulents and driftwood are a winning combo, just like peanut butter and jelly. You can find driftwood in a myriad of odd shapes and sizes, add succulents to it and you'll get a stunning and fun piece of living art.  When I was living in Santa Barbara, I collected shells and rocks from the beach to use as ground cover in my garden.

Then,... Read more

Shimmery, Glittery Silver Pine Cone DIY

Do you want your holiday season to shine, shine, shine?  Christmas decorations warm the cockles of  my heart and put a big ole smile on my face. Because you're reading this, the same must be true for you. This silver pine cone DIY will make all your decor shimmer and sparkle.Silver really picks up and reflects light. It combines beautifully with white, jewel... Read more

Gold Gilded Pine Cones Glittered 4 Ways

The holiday season has come rushing in like Santa and his team of reindeer sending us galloping off to the craft store and back to our work tables. It's time to get our Christmas decorating groove on! I've used pine cones for decorating ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Gold gilded pine cones are so versatile - especially if they're dusted with 4 different... Read more