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Plant CRAZY Weekend!

Plant CRAZY Weekend!

Houseplants are back in style. I don’t think anyone disputes that. But the crowds I witnessed at two plant sales this past weekend make me believe that people are ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with houseplants and I find it refreshing that I’m not the only one! (I showed the pictures to my

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Cactus or Succulent?

Cactus or Succulent?

Did you know all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti? It’s true. But first, let’s discuss what a succulent is. A succulent is a plant that is full of water. Because it conserves water in its tissue it is able to survive drought in its natural habitat.

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Madagascar Visited (At the Cleveland Botanical Garden)

Madagascar Visited (At the Cleveland Botanical Garden)

Last Saturday, I headed to the Cleveland Botanical Garden to attend the Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society show and sale. I had never been to the conservatory there and so was doubly excited. I wasn’t disappointed. They were having their Big Spring extravaganza, as well, so there was a lot

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Houseplant Bonsai

Houseplant Bonsai

Bougainvillea I recently (yesterday) went on a garden walk. I love garden walks as I have stated before in a previous post. I especially love seeing people’s houseplants which they’ve placed outside for the summer. One of the gardens we visited had tropical bonsai on the deck. Some of them

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A Kid in a Candy Store

A Kid in a Candy Store

Blooming succulent On Sunday, I went on a field trip with the cactus and succulent society to a greenhouse that grows mainly succulents. When I first walked in, it was so nice and warm and spring like. After a couple of hours, it was SUMMER! I forgot what is what

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Patterned Plants

Patterned Plants

Haworthia limifolia Gasteria batesia One of the most beautiful aspects of plants is the pattern of their leaves. I’m not just talking about variegation, but also the arrangement and texture. Some of the most amazingly patterned plants are succulents. Haworthias and gasterias are a couple of my favorites. Haworthia limifolia,

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