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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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Tillandsia Offsets

Tillandsia Offsets

I am obsessed with air plants or tillandsias. They are hanging in the windows, (yes that is plural), growing under lights, in terrariums on the walls, and more. Of course, if you regularly read this blog, you know I’m obsessed with all houseplants. But today, lets talk about these easy

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