As this last week before Christmas day is winding down, it occurs to me that I need some “plant therapy”. I know that sounds weird, but this month is crazy busy and it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Plus, with this being the shortest day of the year, the
As Halloween approaches, it seemed only fitting to talk about a plant that is gross, but awesome at the same time. It smells like rotting flesh and attracts flies. Pretty disgusting, right? Yet, at the same time, pretty clever. Smell like rotting flesh, attract flies, and get pollinated. That is the
This month the Urban Jungle Bloggers came up with the theme of desert still life. Since I love cactus and succulents, I decided to find some accoutrements of the desert genre and see what I could come up with. I started out simple and kept adding. I bought this little
A few things happened that inspired me to write this post. The first occurred when I shared a post on my Facebook page and someone commented about the fact that most of the pictures of plants in interiors today are staged. They also pointed out that most of the plants
The best part of attending a plant society show and sale is the unusual plants that can be found. There may be plenty of not-so-unusual plants, but there are always the plants you won’t find anywhere else. Plant society members are collectors and have propagated their plants for the sale.
Did you know all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti? It’s true. But first, let’s discuss what a succulent is. A succulent is a plant that is full of water. Because it conserves water in its tissue it is able to survive drought in its natural habitat.
Last Saturday I attended the Four Seasons Bonsai Club of Michigan’s annual show. I greatly admire bonsai and have a couple small ones. They sure don’t look ANYTHING like the ones I saw on Saturday, but I am determined to try harder from here on! Look at these beautiful trees. Of course,
I visited a garden last weekend and was amazed to see a huge Mother Fern (Asplenium bulbiferum) in a bonsai pot. But even more amazing than that, if you’ve never seen this fern, is its ability to make babies on its leaves. The mother fern is in the same genus