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
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
Last night I went to my monthly African violet club meeting. Every month we discuss different topics, not only African violets, but other members of the family as well. I took pictures of many of the host’s beautiful plants and some that were brought by members for “show and tell”.
If you follow me, you know that I love variegated plants. So I thought I would show you some today. Philodendrons are a big family with some gorgeous cultivars. The heart leaf ‘Brazil’ and the ‘Pink Princess’ are beautiful together. There are many varieties of pothos these are similar cultivars.
Yesterday, I attended a horticulture industry trade show called Cutlivate ’16 in Columbus, Ohio. I’m always looking for houseplants, of course, and I wanted to show you the ones I found. First I stopped at the HGTV Home booth to talk to a friend and was happy to see a
I know it has been a while, but here is the second part of the post about growing African violets to sell. Donna and Steve Turner of Starznstreps.com were kind enough to allow me to go to their home, see their growing area, and reveal all their growing secrets to me. I
A few days ago, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Donna Turner of Starznstreps.com. Donna, with her husband Steve, grow the most beautiful African violets and streps (Steptocarpus), both plants in the gesneriad family. I wanted to see, and show you, what growing these beautiful plants, entails.
Many people tell me they don’t have houseplants because they have pets. I have kitties and though they do nibble on my plants occasionally, they seem to leave the ones that could harm them alone. Of course, they have a lot of plants to choose from, yet they usually just