What is a Plant? Part 2

Here is the next chapter in the series of learning how to garden in today’s busy world. Today in January this week 2 of the 5 week introduction continues with plant basics to give you a foundation knowledge of your plants before we delve into getting a shovel into our gardens. Last week we explored … Read More

What is a plant? Part 1

I have been gardening all my life. My father was a landscaper who bought a garden center and my siblings and I were raised in it. My mother was a Woodstock hippie who was making kambucha in her linen closet back in the early 80’s and was organic gardening since I was a baby. Unlike … Read More

Christmas Cactus Care

Yesterday I was asked by a customer why her Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) doesn’t bloom at Christmas. It’s a simple answer it has to do with light. Less light equals blooms. Why? So really cool nature fact, the plant wants to pollenate but can’t do it on its own so it makes these colorful flowers in … Read More

3 Tips on Caring for Your Poinsettia

1. Poinsettias don’t like a lot of water. Watering a little once every couple of days is sufficient. Never use cold water! Room temperature only. 2. If your poinsettia is wrapped in foil remove it every time you water. Better still, water it in the sink and allow to drain before returning it to its … Read More