Category : Houseplant Care

A Shower Favor

A Shower Favor

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

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Growing A Vertical Garden

Growing A Vertical Garden

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

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Not A Moss At All

Not A Moss At All

I bought my first Marimo or what I thought to be a moss ball, a couple of years ago. I purchased it at the pet store when I purchased a fish. I put it into my beta fish tank and it lived happily for a while. I had no idea

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All In The Family- Ficus or Fig

All In The Family- Ficus or Fig

  The ficus or fig family is a large and diverse family. I never realized how many different ones I had until I started writing this blog post. In the picture above there are 5 different ficus and I have 6 more that aren’t in the picture. They range from tiny

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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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A Trip To The Salvation Army

A Trip To The Salvation Army

I have talked about this before, but wanted to visit the subject again. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping for houseplant pots and accessories at my local independent garden center and hopefully you do as well. Yet, I also love to see what I can find at the local

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Orchid Death

Orchid Death

My daughter received a Phalaenopsis orchid as a gift about a month ago. I don’t have pics of it then, but believe me when I say it was gorgeous! It was covered with white blossoms. When I arrived today, all the flowers were gone, the stem was yellow and I

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