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Yearly Archives: 2019

Bougainvillea After Hard Freeze Damage, Part 2

I did a post and video about bougainvillea after a hard freeze, part 1 and as promised, this is a follow-up about a month and a half later. Bougainvillea with hard freeze damage (as long as the roots aren't affected) is manageable.

I've had a lot of hands-on experiences... Read more

Anthurium: Care & Growing Tips for this Beautiful Blooming Houseplant

These anthurium care and growing tips will help you out. This may not be the easiest houseplant out there, but it's well worth it.

I first saw a picture of an anthurium in a magazine when I was in my teens (many moons ago way before the internet took over our lives!) and had never seen anything like it before. A few years later, when living in New York City, I walked into... Read more

Roses We Love for Container Gardening

Anyone and everyone can enjoy roses, no matter what climate you live in. And who wouldn't want a shrub or two in their garden that contains roses? They're bursting with color, foliage, and unforgettable fragrances. In addition to that, roses are easy to care for, especially in pots and containers. So, we've made a list of recommendations of the best roses for container gardening, just for you!

How To Make A Rubber Tree (Rubber Plant, Ficus Elastica) Branch Out

Rubber Plants grow fast and can hit the ceiling in no time. Perhaps yours needs to be cut back because it's gotten leggy, is just too tall or maybe you want your plant to have a new look. Did you know that you can turn your tall, skinny Ficus elastica into a tree form? Here's how to make a Rubber Tree branch out.

How Does a Rubber Tree Plant "Branch Out?"

How To Plant Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia) Cuttings

The Baby Rubber Plant, or Peperomia obtusifolia, is an easy care houseplant which thrive even here in the hot, dry Sonoran Desert. I usually give away all the plants I've grown from cuttings but not this time. I'm keeping this propagated plant and it's already gracing a table in the guest room. Here's how to plant Baby Rubber Plant cuttings... Read more

How Much Sun Do Succulents Need?

I love succulents just as much as the next plant obsessed person. They're fascinating, colorful, easy to care for, and have reigned high on the popularity charts for many years now. Are you new to the wonderful world of succulent gardening? Have you ever wondered how much sun do succulents need? 

Here's the answer in short: it depends.

Peace Lily Care (Spathiphyllum) & Growing Tips

Peace Lilies are one of the most popular houseplants and have been so for years and years now. We love their dark green, glossy foliage but most of all the long lasting white flowers rise above. I've done lots of posts and videos on houseplants but can't believe this one hasn't made it to... Read more

Houseplant Repotting: Christmas Cactus (Thanksgiving, Holiday)

Christmas Cactus, although lovely when blooming, are not only for the holidays. They're attractive, long-lasting succulent houseplants. I love the foliage and the weeping form they grow into over time. The soil mine was planted in was pulling away from the sides of the grow pot and just looked old.

This is all about repotting Christmas Cactus including how and when to do... Read more

Bougainvillea After A Hard Freeze, Part 1

I live in Tucson Arizona, which is USDA hardiness zone 9b and this past winter was cold (for us anyway!). A few nights dipped into the mid to upper 20's and most of the bougies in town got hit. I'm sharing what I'm in the process of learning about what happens to bougainvillea after a... Read more

28 Essential Gifts for Cactus Lovers

You may have noticed that around Joy Us Garden, we have a love for all things houseplants, succulents, and cacti. We're happy to say that the majority of our visitors do too!

In this edition of Gardening Gift Guides, we're focusing... Read more