Today was National Public Gardens Day and so of course I went to a conservatory. But really, who needs an excuse to go to a public garden? I never do. Anyway, I hope you made it to one today. I decided to go to Ann Arbor to Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
I am obsessed with air plants or tillandsias. They are hanging in the windows, (yes that is plural), growing under lights, in terrariums on the walls, and more. Of course, if you regularly read this blog, you know I’m obsessed with all houseplants. But today, lets talk about these easy
This last month of the year, Urban Jungle Bloggers decided to shine light on our plants. I decided to go with a holiday theme. Every year I hang living ornaments on my tree and quite often give a few away. I am The Houseplant Guru after all. Houseplants are the best gifts!
A few things happened that inspired me to write this post. The first occurred when I shared a post on my Facebook page and someone commented about the fact that most of the pictures of plants in interiors today are staged. They also pointed out that most of the plants
The best part of attending a plant society show and sale is the unusual plants that can be found. There may be plenty of not-so-unusual plants, but there are always the plants you won’t find anywhere else. Plant society members are collectors and have propagated their plants for the sale.
Have you ever wondered where your houseplants come from? Are they grown from seed? Are they grown from tissue culture? Are they grown from cuttings? Yes, yes, and yes. They are from all those things. As I was walking through Cultivate ’16 (a trade show in Columbus, OH) last week, I
I have been going to Graye’s Greenhouse for many, many years. I go there to find the unusual, the unexpected, the houseplants I can’t live without. I also love to visit with the owners. Graye’s is known for their succulents, unusual geraniums, and truly miniature houseplants. These plants are not
Plants and glass. In the simplest context, houseplants need glass to have access to their food. The sun comes through windows and gives them life and even if they are grown under lights, glass bulbs are used. But, this month for Urban Jungle Bloggers, we are talking about plants and