In this, the second installation of the insect invasion series, we are going to talk about scale. We talked about aphids in the first installation. The second plant I saw a few weeks ago was located at a library; a large Schefflera arbicola that I noticed right away. The shiny leaves
Yesterday, I went to the grand opening of Post in Detroit. A former post office built in 1940, Post is full of hand crafted gifts including jewelry, soap, cards, frames, and of course, terrariums. The space is also home to four art studios. I not only wanted to see the new
I was going to call this post, “Planting it Right”, but I try not to think my way is always the only way, as it isn’t. So, I will say, let’s “Plant it Better”. I went to Ikea the other day and I have to say I was extremely disappointed.
In the last two weeks, I have been in two locations that have plants that are infested with insects, one much worse than the other. The first place, an antique shop on the west side of the state, has an amazing hoya. I was told about it before I went
I saw this beautiful fern the other day and wanted to buy it. At first glance, I thought it was dirty and may have an insect problem so decided not to bring it home. Yet, upon closer inspection, I realized there wasn’t a problem at all, so into the cart
I recently bought some new houseplants (big surprise) and they needed to be put in new pots. When changing pots it is important to decide whether your plant only needs re-potted or moved to the same size pot, or if it needs to be up-potted into a larger container. A
At my last African violet club meeting, part of the program included splitting and sharing a plant that was given to the club. A man contacted a club member wondering if we wanted his recently passed wife’s African violets. Of course, they said yes. I have never seen African violets
I have always admired living walls. I have seen them growing outside on buildings and inside with houseplants, but hadn’t tried growing one of my own. I was doubtful about the way they would grow. Would the plants grow out or up and get long and unshapely. So, I finally