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Monthly Archives: October 2018

ZZ Plant Care Tips: A Tough As Nails, Glossy Houseplant

As far as houseplants go, can we ever have too many? I think not. My home is loaded with them and 1 of my very favorites is tough as nails and so easy to grow. I want to share with you these ZZ Plant care tips so you can enjoy this gorgeous, glossy plant too.My ZZ was growing like crazy and had gotten tight in its pot so I divided it into 3 plants... Read more

How I Feed My Houseplants Naturally With Worm Compost & Compost

I've been meaning to do this post for quite a long time now. I mention this topic in many of my houseplant posts and give a brief explanation following it up with "post and video coming soon."  There's no time like the present so I want to share with you my favorite way to feed my indoor plants. Here's how I use worm compost and compost for houseplants in my indoor and outdoor gardens.

5 Most Common Gardening Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Gardening seems like an easy job in the beginning – you only need to know how to dig a hole, turn on a hose and snip dead flowers. Anyone can do it. However, there are a lot of things that go into gardening that are rarely talked about. For example, you need to know in which conditions each plant grows best and how much space they need to grow. You truly need to understand the subject at hand. To help you out, we've included the most common gardening mistakes,... Read more

24 Things To Know About Caring For & Growing Lucky Bamboo

This is one of those fascinating and unusual houseplants which is an attention getter. I've gotten questions about Lucky Bamboo and answer them here. My only experience is with growing it in water.  I want to share with you what I've learned about caring for and growing Lucky Bamboo. Feelin' lucky? Well then read on.

What I've learned about Caring for and Growing Lucky Bamboo in water:

Lucky Bamboo is often billed as a low light... Read more

How & When To Prune A Sunburned & Heat Stressed Star Jasmine (Confederate Jasmine) Vine

Can a plant recover from sunburn and heat stress?  If it's not too severe, yes. I live in Tucson, Arizona where the sun is strong and the summer heat can be relentless. My Star Jasmine Vine burned last summer and again this summer. Here's what I do with my sunburned and heat stressed Star Jasmine.I didn't plant the Star Jasmine (Confederate Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides) in this location. One of the previous owners did. It grows against an east... Read more

Succulent Plants Growing Long Stems: Why It Happens & What To Do

Oh, succulents we do love you but why do your stems grow long? My garden in Santa Barbara was chock-full of them but it didn't bother me when this happened because I had so many. They intertwined and co-mingled. Every once in a while I'd cut some of them back to propagate and/or give away. Succulent plants growing long stems happens from time to time. This post... Read more