Category : Ferns

Making Babies (Plant Babies, That Is)

Making Babies (Plant Babies, That Is)

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

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New Houseplants at Cultivate ’16

New Houseplants at Cultivate ’16

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

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Keep Em’ Trimmed

Keep Em’ Trimmed

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

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Houseplant Finds At Ikea

Houseplant Finds At Ikea

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

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A Place To Find The Unusual

A Place To Find The Unusual

I have been going to Graye’s Greenhouse for many, many years. I go there to find the unusual, the unexpected, the houseplants I can’t live without. I also love to visit with the owners. Graye’s is known for their succulents, unusual geraniums, and truly miniature houseplants. These plants are not

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You Can Have Pets and Houseplants Too!

You Can Have Pets and Houseplants Too!

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

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Bringing Plants To The Masses

Bringing Plants To The Masses

Today after volunteering at Belle Isle, I headed over to The Red Hook in Detroit for the debut of the Detroit Flower Truck. This is the brainchild of Lisa Waud, the creator of Flower House Detroit and owner of Pot and Box. I asked Lisa what made her think of driving around in a

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