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Plant CRAZY Weekend!

Plant CRAZY Weekend!

Houseplants are back in style. I don’t think anyone disputes that. But the crowds I witnessed at two plant sales this past weekend make me believe that people are ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with houseplants and I find it refreshing that I’m not the only one! (I showed the pictures to my

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Planting it Better

Planting it Better

I was going to call this post, “Planting it Right”, but I try not to think my way is always the only way, as it isn’t. So, I will say, let’s “Plant it Better”. I went to Ikea the other day and I have to say I was extremely disappointed.

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Insect Invasion! Part 1: Aphids

Insect Invasion! Part 1: Aphids

In the last two weeks, I have been in two locations that have plants that are infested with insects, one much worse than the other. The first place, an antique shop on the west side of the state, has an amazing hoya. I was told about it before I went

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Polka Dot Fern

Polka Dot Fern

I saw this beautiful fern the other day and wanted to buy it. At first glance, I thought it was dirty and may have an insect problem so decided not to bring it home. Yet, upon closer inspection, I realized there wasn’t a problem at all, so into the cart

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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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