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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Merry Christmas! Take A Tour Of My Container Plants In The Desert.

2018 is winding down and I always like to do an easy post to wrap up the year. Let's put a bow on it, sit back and toast to the new year. I've lived in Arizona's Sonoran Desert for just over 2 years now and am still figuring out what I want to do with my garden. If you're a true gardener, isn't that always the way?! I took you on a tour of my container plants last year and am doing it again this year.

Dried Herbs and Plants That’ll Spruce Up Your Homemade Candles

Candles have been around for centuries, typically used as the main source for light in the darkness. In the modern age, they've provided a touch of luxury and decor in most homes that live off electricity instead. It's no wonder that making homemade candles is affordable and fun. You've probably noticed that most soy or beeswax candles are infused with some type of flowery or herbal scent. So, we decided to make a list of our favorite dried herbs for candle... Read more

Aloe Vera 101: A Round Up of Aloe Vera Plant Care Guides

Aloe Vera is one of our favorite plants here at Joy Us garden, and for good reason. These plants are fun to look at and easy to care for. I really like that they grow well both indoors and outdoors. As has become a tradition at Joy Us garden, we're wrapping up the year with a roundup post on our Aloe... Read more

12 Quality Bird Feeders Your Garden Needs Right Now

A garden is not only about its plants. It's also about the butterflies, birds squirrels and all of the other animals that find comfort (and food!) in that space. There are different ways for you to get these visitors a bit more often. And bird feeders are a good choice if we are talking about birds in particular.

Why... Read more

How to Transplant Succulents into Pots

If you've read any of my posts then you know I love succulents. Yes it's true, both fleshy succulents and succulents with spines have a place in my garden and home.

Over the years I've planted and repotted many succulents all of which have survived and taken hold. If you're new to the world of these wacky and wonderful plants, I want to share with you all I know about transplanting... Read more