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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Hoya (Wax Plant) Houseplant Repotting: When, How & The Mix To Use

I really do need to get more hoyas. Their leaf shapes, sizes, colors, and variegations run the gamut so there's at least one you'll find irresistible. These succulent like beauties are so easy to maintain - why wouldn't we want more? This is all about hoya houseplant repotting including when, how and the best time to do it as well as the mix to use.

Perhaps you know hoyas as Wax... Read more

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?"