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How to Care for Succulents – Succulent Plant Care

Tips for growing succulents

This guide will show you everything from how to care for succulents through to containers for their display, some DIY projects, and how to propagate them to get plants for free. If you have always considered that a green thumb is something that other gardeners have, but not you, it’s quite likely you have never…

Tips for Buying Succulents – Where to Find Succulents for Sale

Tips for buying succulents

Confused about what to look for when buying succulents? This guide will walk you through the process and give tips on what to look for and what to avoid. This post may contain affiliate links. I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you if you purchase through an affiliate link. Succulents are…

Repotting Succulents – An Exercise in Frustration

My succulent repotting disaster

Re-potting my succulents and cacti was not as easy as I thought it was going be.  I had a few that I had neglected for years waiting for just the right planter to put them in. They were a sad little group for sure.  I figured that I’d have them re-potted in 20 minutes or…

Propeller Plant – How to Grow Crassula Falcata Succulent

Propeller plant is tender succulent that has impressively shaped leaves and a spectacular red flower that lasts for weeks. These growing tips for crassula falcata will make sure your plant performs to its best. Crassula is a genus of succulents that are often seen at garden centers in many different shapes. They are grown as…

Thanksgiving Cactus Care – Tips for Growing Schlumbergera Truncata

Red crab cactus in flower.

The weather is getting colder outside, but this does not mean that gardening is over. Read on to get some tips for Thanksgiving cactus care and enjoy blossoms indoors even when there is snow on the ground! Thanksgiving cactus is not the only holiday cactus plant. There are several others. Each one blooms during the…

Halloween Plants – 21 Spooky Plants to Set A Scary Mood

It’s time to get your spook on – with creepy flowers, Halloween plants and all sorts of growing things that are sure to make you feel a Halloween mood. Traditional Halloween decorating is done with just a few plants and colors. This time of the year is cold and plants in most areas of the…

Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail – Fruity and Tart Halloween Drink

Witches brew Halloween cocktail and spooky props

Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it is time for some spooky cocktail recipes. Fruity and delicious, this Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect way to get your holiday party started. The leaves are falling, the temperatures are getting colder and the holiday season is approaching again. Where on earth…

Terra Cotta Pumpkin – Recycled Clay Pot Pumpkin Candy Dish

Finished clay pot pumpkin

Don’t you just love fast and easy home decor ideas that add seasonal flair to your home at very little cost? Me, too!  This terra cotta pumpkin looks great as a decor item and also does double duty as a candy dish.  Win – win in my book! Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a…

Old Man Cactus – Growing Tips for Cephaocereus Senilis

Two old man cactus plants

Old Man cactus has so much character and personality! Even the botanical name – Cephalocereus senilis – hints at the senility of an Old Man! The spiky body of this cactus plant is covered with fine white hair which gives the impression of a frail senior citizen – thus the common name. I first discovered…

Botanical Gardens, Nature Preserves and Garden Tours of the USA

One of my favorite things to do, especially during the summer months when I am on vacation, is to visit Botanical Gardens and other gardens and nature preserves around the USA. They are a wonderful source, often free, for those who love gardening as much as I do. From the lush and green gardens of…

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens – Nature and Wildlife in LA

Baja birdhouse at the La Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has something special in store for both animal lovers and those interested in botanical gardens. This 135 acre zoo and botanical garden was founded in 1966 and is home to more than 1,400 birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.  Comfortable shoes are a must, since there is a lot…

20 Best Hardy Perennials that Come Back Year after Year – Updated

Best cold hardy perennials

There are many types of perennials, from tender types, which need to be grown in the southern part of the USA, to very hardy perennials that keep coming back after a freezing winter outside. Budget conscious gardeners have a very good friend when they turn to growing perennials. What is not to like about a…

Vertical Gardens – Living Walls – Green Wall Planters

Living vertical planter

Vertical gardens make more use of available space by growing vegetables, flowers and herbs up a wall instead of taking up lots of growing space on the ground. I speak to people all the time who admire my large yard and gardens but say “I don’t have the room to do this.”  While a large…