August Blooms in the Garden

It was a hot August for most of us, and despite the blazing temperatures, we still had some beautiful blooms throughout the month. I have chosen plants that can perform through the heat and drought because I like to enjoy blooms throughout the growing season. Allium, Agastache, Lupines, Hibiscus, Rudbeckia, Passiflora, Echinacea, Buddleia and LavenderContinue reading “August Blooms in the Garden”

Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Houseplant Lovers

If you have someone if your life who loves houseplants, this list of gift ideas is for you. I’ve included all items that I use almost daily for my own plants; I wouldn’t recommend things that I don’t own or use frequently. I ordered the gifts from least expensive to most expensive and I thinkContinue reading “Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Houseplant Lovers”

When is it Safe to Prune Your Oak Trees?

If you live in any of the Midwestern states or in Texas, you have probably heard of Oak Wilt disease. And if you’re like me, all this talk of Oak Wilt has you feeling scared to prune your Oak trees at all. Don’t be afraid, my friend, it is still safe to prune your OakContinue reading “When is it Safe to Prune Your Oak Trees?”

How to Care for Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’

The Florida Ghost is one of my top five favorite houseplants. Their leaf shape is one of the most interesting of the Philodendrons; straight out of a jungle. Their most exciting quality, in my opinion, is the bright white color of the new leaves. They contrast so nicely from the green of the mature leaves.Continue reading “How to Care for Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’”

Fresh Spring Grass

Every year I look forward to spring with excitement and hope. I was trying for the smell of freshly mown grass with this diffuser recipe. I really hope you enjoy it too! Link to my Etsy shop, Matilda and Clementine where I sell many different collector houseplants. If this article was helpful to you, make sure toContinue reading “Fresh Spring Grass”

How to Care for the Raven ZZ

The Raven ZZ plant is gaining popularity with houseplant collectors and it’s easy to see why. They have beautiful black leaves and stems except for the new growth which comes in a bright chartreuse color. They contrast nicely with other plant foliage which is great if you are a plant collector or they look beautifulContinue reading “How to Care for the Raven ZZ”

My 2022 Houseplant Wishlist

It is becoming a difficult task to make plant wish lists. I am personally at a place in my plant collecting where I will either have to build a glass house on our property to grow my plants or give up on the hobby entirely. That’s it. That’s where we’re at, my friends. Actually, myContinue reading “My 2022 Houseplant Wishlist”

My 10 Favorite Hoyas – Winter 2021 Edition

I just made it through a long dry spell where I fell out of love with my Hoyas. Perhaps nursing multiple cases of root rot caused my apathy, we may never know for sure. Ha. What I can say is that I’m thrilled to be loving my Hoyas again. 10. Hoya lacunosa (Black) – IContinue reading “My 10 Favorite Hoyas – Winter 2021 Edition”

Plant Disaster – My Giant Rhaphidophora Snapped

If I had given this plant the proper support, we wouldn’t be here right now… I was innocently walking through my living room and I heard a snapping sound followed by my huge, beautiful Rhaphidophora tetrasperma tipping off of a plant stand and crashing down onto the floor. Lechuza pon spilled all over the carpetingContinue reading “Plant Disaster – My Giant Rhaphidophora Snapped”