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
I am drawn to fern croziers or fiddleheads. I think they are one of the most gorgeous things in nature. The beautiful frond to come, is all packaged up in this small little spiral. They are also called fiddleheads and I think it is obvious why they have that name.
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
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
A couple of weeks ago, I talked about making a gnome garden, and talked a little about the miniature plants I used. I want to talk some more about the tiny houseplants I used. I have been on a lot of garden walks this summer and in almost every garden, there
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 have spent a lot of time away from home the last few months, including a vacation, but mostly to take care of my Mom. Needless to say, my plants have suffered a little. (My Mom is doing great, though, and that is all that matters.) My husband did the
I live about 15 minutes from an Ikea store. If you’ve never been to one, you should find the nearest one and get there. So much amazing, inexpensive stuff! Plan on blocking out a few hours for your first visit. I hadn’t been there in quite a long time, so