Year: 2017

Re-Potting A New Plant

Re-Potting A New Plant

I recently bought some new houseplants (big surprise) and they needed to be put in new pots. When changing pots it is important to decide whether your plant only needs re-potted or moved to the same size pot, or if it needs to be up-potted into a larger container. A

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Roots for Brains

Roots for Brains

I only have 3 head vases, I don’t go out of my way to collect them, but have inherited these. After reading up on them I found they were used for floral arrangements in the 50’s and 60’s. The one on the right was my mom’s and she remembers that

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A Shower Favor

A Shower Favor

At my last African violet club meeting, part of the program included splitting and sharing a plant that was given to the club. A man contacted a club member wondering if we wanted his recently passed wife’s African violets. Of course, they said yes. I have never seen African violets

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Growing A Vertical Garden

Growing A Vertical Garden

I have always admired living walls. I have seen them growing outside on buildings and inside with houseplants, but hadn’t tried growing one of my own. I was doubtful about the way they would grow. Would the plants grow out or up and get long and unshapely. So, I finally

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Not A Moss At All

Not A Moss At All

I bought my first Marimo or what I thought to be a moss ball, a couple of years ago. I purchased it at the pet store when I purchased a fish. I put it into my beta fish tank and it lived happily for a while. I had no idea

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All In The Family- Ficus or Fig

All In The Family- Ficus or Fig

  The ficus or fig family is a large and diverse family. I never realized how many different ones I had until I started writing this blog post. In the picture above there are 5 different ficus and I have 6 more that aren’t in the picture. They range from tiny

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