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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Dish Gardening 101: Designing, Planting & Care

Have you ever made a dish garden? In case you have no clue as to what a dish garden is or even looks like, think of it as a mini landscape in a shallow container. It usually grows in your home instead of outdoors. I hadn't made 1 in a couple of years and was inspired by a few peperomias which I had recently picked up. This is all about dish gardening 101 - what you need to know about planting as well as maintenance.

2 Ways to Make a Dish Garden

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The Best Plants That Will Make Your Home Festive For Fall

Another year, another fall season - how we adore you! Did you know that fall is an excellent season to decorate? Think about it: many of our favorite plants include foliage that’s going to start changing to rich, inviting shades. If you’re like us, you may already be thinking about how to make your home festive for fall.The different scents that awaken our senses…... Read more

Chinese Evergreen Care and Growing Tips: The Houseplants With The Fabulous Foliage

Are you a fan of houseplants with patterned leaves? Let me please introduce you to Aglaonemas which are the epitome of fabulous foliage. Not only are they easy on the eyes but if you're a beginning gardener, they're 1 of the easy maintenance houseplants out there. These Agalonema aka Chinese Evergreen care and growing tips will get you well on your way.When I worked in the Read more

How to Prune Off and Plant An Air Layered Rubber Tree Plant

This comes hot on the heels of my last post and video on propagating my Variegated Rubber Plant by the air layering technique. It's not hard at all to do but like most methods of propagation, it just takes time for those roots to appear. After the roots have sufficiently formed (usually in 2 months or so) it's time for the pruning off and planting of the air layered... Read more

How To Propagate A Rubber Plant (Rubber Tree, Ficus Elastica) By Air Layering

We all want our houseplants to grow, right? But what happens when they get too tall, too wide or too leggy? For many plants propagating by cuttings in water or mix works just fine. My Ficus elastica variegata was soon to hit the ceiling so I want to share with you how to propagate a Rubber Plant by air layering.This method works on other houseplants besides the... Read more

Pruning Bougainvillea In Summer (Mid-Season) To Encourage More Bloom

Let's face it, why have bougainvillea if it doesn't bloom? In terms of foliage and easy maintenance, there are landscaping plants I like much better. Show me the color I say!  Pruning bougainvillea in summer, which is mid-season for this plant, encourages another round of bloom.The one I'm pruning here is Bougainvillea Barbara Karst. ... Read more