Houseplants

10 Fast Facts About Air Plants and Their Care (Tillandsia spp.)

Tillandsia is the most prolific and varied genus of the pineapple family or Bromeliacea. There are an estimated 500 different species of these incredible tropical air plants. Most (and all the ones being discussed here) are epiphytic. Epiphytic is fancy-speak for plants that hang about on other plants (mainly tree branches) gathering moisture and nutrients… Continue reading 10 Fast Facts About Air Plants and Their Care (Tillandsia spp.)

Houseplants

The Most Expensive Houseplant Ever Sold…

The most expensive houseplant ever sold was a centuries-old White Pine Bonsai that fetched 100,000,000 yen (approximately $1.3 million US) at the Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Convention & Exhibition in Takamatsu, Japan in 2011. Photo by Ala J Graczyk on Pexels.com The above photo is an example of a beautiful bonsai piece - but not… Continue reading The Most Expensive Houseplant Ever Sold…

Houseplants

Your Houseplants Eat Sunshine for Breakfast

Houseplants eat sunshine for breakfast. And lunch. And supper. And also for snacks. When we learn how succulents such as Aloe Vera don't require fertilizer, the most common thought is, "What does it eat?" We know plants need air, water and sunshine, but humans have been patiently taught by fertilizer companies selling "plant food" that… Continue reading Your Houseplants Eat Sunshine for Breakfast

Houseplants, Soil, Succulents

The Most Common Reason Your Houseplants Die…

Water. We need it to live. A human can go without food for three weeks, but we cannot survive much more than three days without water. Perhaps this is why we can't stop ourselves from watering our plants to death. We have the best intentions. We bring home a plant full of determination to be… Continue reading The Most Common Reason Your Houseplants Die…

Harvest, Health, Houseplants, Self Sufficiency, Succulents

The Most Useful Houseplant in My World

Most people have houseplants because they create a calming atmosphere as they reconnect us with nature. These days maintaining our mental health can be difficult. Houseplants can be like our mental superheroes, tossing on their green capes and flying to our rescue. In this sense, any houseplant is a useful houseplant and we should cultivate… Continue reading The Most Useful Houseplant in My World

Record Breakers

Repurposing Old Garden Tools

Never Blue Forge calls this incredible creation "Whip Head Whimsy Bird" Soon all the Christmas decorations will be coming down and our thoughts will turn to winter and ultimately, spring! Here's a great spring wreath idea to work on while the winter winds howl. What a great idea for a leaky hose or worn out… Continue reading Repurposing Old Garden Tools

Reuse and Repurpose

Repurposing Broken Pots and More!

Breaking a container is never a happy event, but when you are a "Garden Repurposer Extraordinaire" nothing is ever lost! Broken pots are just new creative opportunities! Here a broken pot is reinvented as a succulent planter with great appeal. You do have to be careful of the sharp edges. Filing them a bit to… Continue reading Repurposing Broken Pots and More!

Reuse and Repurpose

Using Your Marbles. Repurposing Projects for the Garden.

Raising planters off the deck allows for drainage and air to circulate, minimizing damage to the deck or risking overly saturated plants. Garden centres offer all kinds of products to help get your containers off the ground. You can buy clay pot feet or round dollies on wheels to set your containers on. These are… Continue reading Using Your Marbles. Repurposing Projects for the Garden.