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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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