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
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
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
Last night I went to my monthly African violet club meeting. Every month we discuss different topics, not only African violets, but other members of the family as well. I took pictures of many of the host’s beautiful plants and some that were brought by members for “show and tell”.
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
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