I Accidentally Fell in Love With Amaryllis

In more than 20 years of growing houseplants, I have resisted the urge to grow Amaryllis. I’m not sure why really. It’s so rare to have a plant that blooms at Christmas time and Amaryllis flowers are showy and beautiful. I think maybe I’ve resisted because I feel a sort of pressure to make ChristmasContinue reading “I Accidentally Fell in Love With Amaryllis”

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?”

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”

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”

My Current Top Five Favorite Houseplants

My favorite plants change on a regular basis, so don’t hold me to this list in a few weeks time. But for now, these are my favorite plants. #5 – Peace Lily ‘Platinum Mist’ (Spathiphyllum ‘Platinum Mist’) – My Platinum Mist is still going strong. It is such a beautiful and easy care plant. TheContinue reading “My Current Top Five Favorite Houseplants”

Potentilla recta – A Pernicious Weed

For my outdoor gardening friends, (from this point forward I shall refer to you as my fellow Dirt People), I thought maybe learning about the weeds in our area would be very helpful. Maybe you are wondering why you would want to identify weeds that show up in your gardens. It is my firm beliefContinue reading “Potentilla recta – A Pernicious Weed”

How to Care for Philodendron ‘Brasil’

Philodendrons are arguably the most popular genus of houseplants in today’s market. Their allure is completely understandable, there are hundreds of species and even more cultivars, each more beautiful than the last. Many of the Philodendrons are easy care plants which ups their appeal that much more. The Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’ certainly falls into theContinue reading “How to Care for Philodendron ‘Brasil’”