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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Homemade Christmas Decorations Using Citrus Fruits & Spices

Shiny, sparkling Christmas decorations are certainly eye-catching and the stores are full of them at this time of year. I love me some holiday bling but natural is oh so appealing too. If you want an easy idea for homemade natural Christmas decorations (which also smells good!),  look no further. All you need to do is gather some citrus fruits and whole spices and you'll be well on your way to a festive table or mantle decor.I grew up in the charming... Read more

DIY Poinsettia Decor Ideas for the Holiday Season

Another year, another holiday season! Why not celebrate and decorate your home with one of the most festive plants out there? I don't know about you, but I really enjoy Poinsettias. Their bright red color adds comfort and warmth to any home. This year, I decided to collect a list of DIY Poinsettia Decor Ideas for me and you to enjoy.

Why Choose Poinsettias?

Care Tips For Growing Hoya Plants Outdoors

Hoyas are just as easy to care for outdoors as they are indoors. Last week's post was all about growing Hoyas as houseplants so now it's time to head outside. There are many similarities to growing them in both situations but a few differences come into play. These care tips for growing Hoya plants outdoors will help you out whether yours grow outdoors... Read more

How To Care For A Hoya Houseplant

My dad loved Hoyas and had quite a few of them growing in our home greenhouse in Connecticut. I inherited my love of these long-lived beauties from him. I've since grown them in Santa Barbara, CA and now at my new home in Tucson, AZ. Three very different climates and environments where the Hoyas all did well. That is why I want to share how to care for a Hoya houseplant and what I've learned over many years of growing them.

7 Ways to Use Aloe Vera Leaves Plus How to Store Them!

One of the very best perks about growing Aloe vera is those plump leaves full of gel and juice which you get to harvest. I've been growing this medicinal plant for years and love that it not only looks good (especially when planted in a terra cotta pot) but has so many fabulous properties. Today, I'm sharing with you all the details on how I use and store aloe vera leaves.

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