Category : Foliage Houseplants

Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

Last weekend my husband and I went up North in Michigan for a quick weekend getaway. We stopped by Plant Master’s of Sutton’s Bay, a small town near Traverse City. I had to stop….the sign said Houseplants! And boy, do they have houseplants! There were a couple I had never

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Hospital Houseplants

Hospital Houseplants

I had an appointment today at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. I had never been there for an appointment before and entered 3 elevators before I found the right one, turned the wrong way a couple of times, but eventually found the right floor. I was annoyed and a little

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Is There One In Your Parlour?

Is There One In Your Parlour?

I guess it’s called the parlour (English) or parlor palm because people kept it in their parlours. I have a formal living room, but most new homes don’t even have those anymore. Today it would be called the “great room” palm.  In Victorian times the parlour (I like the English

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Playing the Fiddle

Playing the Fiddle

Fiddle leaf fig with a Dracaena at Kingwood Center in Ohio When I volunteer with the kids at Belle Isle in the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, I always point out that common names of plants are quite often given to the plants because of what they resemble. The leaves of

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Bonsai Lesson

Bonsai Lesson

The $500 bonsai I want….. A couple of weeks ago, I went to a bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) demonstration at a garden center called The Flower Market in Dundee, MI . What does bonsai mean?- Plantings in tray,- from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings.

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National Indoor Plant Week

National Indoor Plant Week

This week is National Indoor Plant Week. This is every week  for me. I love houseplants and have a jungle in my house, so I’m involved with them every day. I enjoy talking to people about houseplants and I think everyone should have a few in their home. I sent

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A Hidden Jewel

A Hidden Jewel

Bougainvillea ‘Orange Ice’ I know my husband loves me. Our Valentine’s Day was a trip to Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, Michigan. He is a plant person, but definitely enjoys outdoor plants more. He doesn’t understand why we go to see houseplants when we are surrounded at home. Whatever….. It

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Hearts Aplenty

Hearts Aplenty

Love is in the air this month and the ultimate symbol of that is the heart. My engagement ring is a heart and I really love anything heart shaped; stones, beads, vases, etc. It makes sense that I would also love any plant with heart shaped leaves. The topiary above

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