Category : Foliage Houseplants

Aglaonema Beginnings

Aglaonema Beginnings

I recently bought my 6th variety of Aglaonema. Yes, I’m obsessed with the amazing color of the leaves and can’t resist a different one when I see it. This newest acquisition is called ‘Pink Dalmation’. I brought it home and of course, had to re-pot it into a more attractive

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Choosing an Office Plant

Choosing an Office Plant

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

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Miniature Trees

Miniature Trees

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,

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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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In The Beginning

In The Beginning

Have you ever wondered where your houseplants come from? Are they grown from seed? Are they grown from tissue culture?  Are they grown from cuttings? Yes, yes, and yes. They are from all those things. As I was walking through Cultivate ’16 (a trade show in Columbus, OH) last week, I

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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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A Woman After My Own Heart

A Woman After My Own Heart

Last week I attended the Grosse Point Garden Center garden walk. As always, I’m looking for houseplants and as I entered my 2nd garden, I hit the jackpot! I approached the back patio where there was music being played and I immediately was drawn to the conservatory. I approached the

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