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Insect Invasion : Part 2 Scale

Insect Invasion : Part 2 Scale

In this, the second installation of the insect invasion series, we are going to talk about scale. We talked about aphids in the first installation. The second plant I saw a few weeks ago was located at a library; a large Schefflera arbicola that I noticed right away. The shiny leaves

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Pot and Box Grand Opening

Pot and Box Grand Opening

As a houseplant lover, where else would I be on a Friday night other than the grand opening of a houseplant store in Detroit. Lisa Waud has opened a new store in the Fisher building in Detroit. It is wonderful! If you need a houseplant or a bouquet of flowers

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A Trip to a Conservatory

A Trip to a Conservatory

Last week I was in Holland, MI and on the way home, I HAD to stop at Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. I was passing by and my car knows when it is close to a conservatory and steers itself there. I’m not making it up. Ask my husband.

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I Wrote a Book!

I Wrote a Book!

I have always dreamed of writing a book, but wondered if it would happen. Last spring, I was asked on Twitter by an acquisition editor for Cool Springs Press if I wanted to write a houseplant book, and the rest is history. Thank you Twitter! (I’ve won quite a few

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Plant Homes Made in Detroit

Plant Homes Made in Detroit

Yesterday, I went to the grand opening of Post in Detroit. A former post office built in 1940, Post is full of hand crafted gifts including jewelry, soap, cards, frames, and of course, terrariums. The space is also home to four art studios. I not only wanted to see the new

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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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