My blog site is primarily dedicated to growing tropical and subtropical plants, whether as a houseplant or in the garden

Overwintering

Growing Elephant Ears!

Growing Elephant Ears!

I’m not a dainty gardener by any means.  I love bold, colorful, and unexpected elements in my garden. Each year, my garden looks less and less like Cleveland, Ohio, and more and more like the Seychelles. Tropical plants are my passion, and each year I […]

Growing Dahlias

Growing Dahlias

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 […]

Growing Banana Plants

Growing Banana Plants

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 […]

Waking Up Your Overwintered Geraniums!

Waking Up Your Overwintered Geraniums!

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 […]