What makes a garden fabulous? When you see a garden that strikes you immediately as beautiful, what exactly makes it so pleasing? I am not a garden designer, but I wanted to share my thoughts on what I believe are very important elements in garden design, and I use these elements in my own […]
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How Can You Tell the Difference Between an Orchid Root and a Flower Spike? When I first starting growing moth orchids, or Phalaenopsis, I got excited over every little new growth that would show up at the base of the plant. I kept thinking that a new flower spike was growing, when in fact most […]
Although they’re called “houseplants,” we seem to forget that these are living beings that evolved over the millennia outdoors! Plants are not meant to be inside. The “indoors” wasn’t even a thing until very recent times in the history of our Earth! That being said, I would wither up and die if I couldn’t be surrounded […]
I often interrogate people with a barrage of questions once they tell me that their moth orchid isn’t reblooming. My educational background is in Chemical Engineering, and the focus of my day job is solving problems for my company, and teaching people how to solve problems. So I can’t help but get to the bottom […]
My summer garden is not complete without dahlias. A lot of dahlias. In fact, I would never have a garden without a few dahlias. Or maybe 19 dahlias…I planted 19 of them today in my Ohio garden in late April! This blog post is a guide on how to grow dahlias. Dahlias make a bold […]
Growing banana plants outdoors does not have to be limited to frost-free areas of the world. Bananas are fun to grow, instantly gratifying, and can be grown even in colder climates! I love growing banana plants because they provide a tropical flair to my Ohio garden and make me feel like I’m on a Caribbean […]
If you’re like me, you have a lot of plants, bulbs and tubers that have been stored in a dark, cool spot over the winter months. My garage is turning into the Noah’s arc of plants. I want one or two of everything! In the fall, I will write a blog post on how I […]
Why grow from seed? Depending on where you live, it’s either time to start growing your prized annuals or vegetables from seed, or it will be soon! In this blog post, I will discuss when to start seeds indoors and how to plant a seed step by step. Starting seeds indoors in winter or in […]
Yes, you CAN grow houseplants with just artificial light and NO window! I have recommendations below and it is based off of past experience so I know it can be done, and it can be done successfully. Be wary of some sites that you might read on the internet. I have read so much gardening […]
Many people don’t realize that you need to repot moth orchids much more frequently than some of your other houseplants. In fact, most people don’t realize that they need to repot, let alone know how to repot an orchid. Let me subtly say…YOU NEED TO. Keep reading, and I will show you a pictorial overview on […]