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Yearly Archives: 2019

Celebrate Spring the Perfect Way: Right In Your Garden!

The spring equinox is finally here! For many of us, spring represents a season of rebirth. It's the time of year to look forward to festivals, warmer weather, and of course, the growth of new plants. So, here are some ideas that gardeners like you can celebrate spring.

If you're excited about spring just like us, then you need to try some of these Read more

Pruning 2 Different Types Of Lantana In Spring

Lantana is a very popular landscape and is used in many different ways. It's classified as a flowering perennial and comes in shrub form as well as ground cover/trailing. It flowers from Spring through Fall (who doesn't love that?!) and is available in a wide range of colors... Read more

Repotting A Euphorbia Trigona: The Mix To Use & a Good Trick To Know

My Euphorbia trigona rubra was growing like a weed and needed a bigger base to keep it in proportion. It's not that the roots were showing or coming out of the drain holes but those stems sure were were getting taller and heavy. This is all about repotting a Euphorbia trigona including the mix to use, a useful trick and things good to know.

I'm transplanting a Euphorbia trigona rubra... Read more

Aeonium Arboreum Care Made Simple

Time to serve up more succulent love. This go round it's those fascinating rosette forming aeoniums which I grew lots of in my Santa Barbara garden. I was told they wouldn't do nearly as well here in Tucson but I brought few cuttings with me anyway. To my surprise, they're doing fine.

The Best Tips for Growing Your Own Balcony Garden

Balcony gardening is all the rage right now, especially for apartment dwellers living in the big cities. It's really no surprise since many studies point to a variety of benefits that stem from gardening... Read more

Dracaena Song Of India Care & Growing Tips: The Plant With Vibrant Foliage

I first saw a Dracaena reflexa, then called Pleomele reflexa, when I was working as an interior plantscaper in Boston. We didn't get many in from the grower in Florida but I've always loved this plant. It develops an interesting somewhat twisted form as it grows which adds to its appeal. I've been growing Dracaena reflexa Song... Read more

3 Ways To DIY A Faux Succulent Wreath

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I was looking at prints for my hallway and thought: why do another piece of art when what I really want is something with a bit more dimension like a succulent wreath? I've found that succulent wreaths are much easier to maintain and keep alive outdoors than indoors.... Read more

How To Repot A Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica) Plus The Mix To Use

The Money Tree, or Pacquira aquatica, is proclaimed to bring good luck into our homes. There are actually a few plants which go by the names of Money Plant and Money Tree. Who knows how the Pacquira got this name but we'll run with it. Lovely as it is, there's 1 thing you need to know about repotting a Money Tree and that's the mix to use.

In its native subtropical and tropical habitats... Read more

Bromeliad Flowers Losing Color: When & How To Prune Them Off

I get lots of questions about bromeliads both here and on Youtube because they're such a popular blooming houseplant. Neoregelias (my favorites) are grown for their foliage but the other types are grown for their colorful flower spikes. Are you confused about when and how to prune off... Read more

7 Easy Care Floor Plants For Beginning Houseplant Gardeners

If you have the space for floor plants, I believe you should consider adding them to your home. Know that large indoor plants and trees are going to bring so much life and greenery to your living space. A beautiful palm in your living room will be just the accent piece you need.

I think of houseplants as a Read more