• PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    Herb Garden 2019

    Herbs, herbs, herbs. I love them, but I loathe spending $2-3 on a sprig of rosemary or, heaven forbid, buying an entire $6 basil plant from the produce section out sheer pesto desperation. Which is why planting and using my very own herb garden is my favorite! Not only does it save me a chunk of change but it combines two of my top hobbies: eating and gardening. THIS YEAR’S LINEUP Cilantro Lemon Thyme Italian Parsley Rosemary Basil Lavender The cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and basil are kitchen favorites while the thyme and lavender are something I’m hoping to experiment with. Lemon thyme is supposedly a natural mosquito repellent and I…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    Chinese Money Plant, does it live up to the hype?

    About four months ago I bought a Chinese Money Plant, AKA Pilea, for a family member for Christmas. I am typically slow to jump on the “trendy” plant train, so this was my first time buying pilea. To my annoyance, my local greenhouse only had one size and one price – 6″ pot for $38. I have never paid that much for a plant that size. So I picked it up and carried it around the greenhouse with me to think about it. Then I spoke to a greenhouse worker about it, and she told me that as long as I picked a plant with a lot of pups that…

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    5 Easy Plants That Will Turn Your Black Thumb Green

    My about page states that “Black thumbs and bad diets are just green thumbs and better diets waiting to happen.” and I really do believe it! Have you ever called yourself a black thumb? If so, why? Is it because you have killed a few plants? Well I have great news. Killing a few plants doesn’t make you a black thumb. If that was the case, I wouldn’t own any plants, let alone be writing a blog about plants. I guarantee I have killed more plants that most people, but the difference between me and the black thumbs of the world is that I just kept bringing home plants even after failure. Now, obviously some…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    How To Repot A Cactus

    Aren’t cacti just the cutest? That is until you try to repot one and remember that those cute little spines aren’t messing around as you get jabbed for the 50th time. Luckily, there are ways to keep a healthy distance between your fingers and those spines. Watch my video below to see the whole process.

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    Plant Trend Prediction: The Mistletoe Cactus

    Maybe it’s because the macramé hanging planters just keep coming. Or maybe it’s because this little beauty is so easy to take care of. But I really think we’re going to be seeing a lot of the Mistletoe Cactus this year. It’s a succulent that’s perfect for hanging baskets but isn’t as solar needy as the succulents you’re probably used to. They prefer bright, indirect light, which is great news for your windowsill real estate, and as for watering, just steer clear of extremes and you should be ok. What I mean by that is don’t let any standing water accumulate in the pot or in a drainage saucer, but…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    The one. The only. The fiddle-leaf fig.

    You know it, you love it, it’s the fiddle-leaf fig. Even if you didn’t know it was called a fiddle-leaf fig, I’m sure you’ve seen it on magazine covers, on social media, and in every Fixer Upper reveal. It took me some time to jump in with the trend and buy one, but it quickly became one of my favorite plants for a few reasons… The fiddle-leaf fig isn’t as demanding with light as other popular houseplants like succulents and cacti. While it does want to be in a bright room, it doesn’t like direct sunbeams on its leaves which means it won’t be crowding up your windowsill. It tells…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    Drench & Dry Watering

    Drench and dry watering is just what it sounds like; watering plants heavily and waiting until they are very dry to water again. This method trains plants into growing big and strong root systems and makes maintenance for yourself easier. Plants that I water this way include… Aglaonema – Silver Chinese Evergreen Aloe vera – Aloe Beaucarnea recurvata – Ponytail Palm Dracaena marginata – Dragon Tree Dracaena fragrans – Corn Draceana Ficus elastica – Rubber Tree Ficus lyrata – Fiddle-Leaf Fig Kalanchoe beharensis – Felt Bush Monstera deliciosa – Monstera Peperomia – Variegated Peperomia Philodendron – Heartleaf Philodendron Pilea – Chinese Money Plant Sansiveria – Snake Plant Strelitzia – Bird…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    Welcoming a New Plant Into Your Home

    I take bringing a new plant into my house pretty seriously. I once brought a mimosa home and was so excited that I even found one in the first place that I immediately set it on the shelf next to the rest of my plants. Fast forward to about a month later and I had lost the mimosa and a huge chunk of my collection to spider mites. Ever since, I made this whole routine that I go through with any new addition and it has served me super well. Below is a video of that routine. It shows what I do every time I bring home a new plant…