There are a lot of flower beds in my garden. Some would do incredibly well with height added, others are better suited to shorter or medium-height plants. One particular one in my front yard was demanding for a couple massive bougainvillea to fill the spot. So that's … [Read more...]
“Popcorn” & “Firework” Topdressing Techniques: Making Cacti Collections Colourful (& Fun!)
I've been intending to share this technique of topdressing cacti for ages, as I put these pots of cacti together nearly two years ago now! Don't ask me why I hadn't got around to sharing these pictures & thoughts until now. I haven't a clue! I guess at the very … [Read more...]
The Yucca Adventure: Goodbye Orange Trees, Hello Yucca Cuttings – Everywhere!
A long while back, we took out the six orange trees that were planted here way before we bought the house, probably eons ago by the original owners. They looked great, but in terms of maintenance - they were impossible. They were massive, turned into aphid and … [Read more...]
Bee-utiful & Oh So Cute Bee Names: From Dahlia to Lychee
I'm sure many of you plant-lovers who follow this blog understand just how important bees are and appreciate them for the work they do. Not only are bees valuable to humans as pollinators, necessary for agriculture and thus for our ability to survive on this planet, … [Read more...]
Primarily Purple Outdoor Corner Succulent Mix Arrangement
Just thought I'd do a quick update of a pretty little corner in my garden, where I've dropped in a bunch of succulents to get a nice, colourful mix going. The succulents I place in this spot seem to be doing very well, so I figured I'd add in a number of succulents I'd … [Read more...]
Cute & Funny Names for Plants: When Your Pet Is as Green as Your Thumb!
If you've got house plants, or even an outdoor garden where you have a collection of flora you really love, you might be considering giving one or two - or twenty! - of your favourite plants a "pet" name. I've had my share of digging up good names for so called "pet" … [Read more...]
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