Tillandsia aka ‘Air plants’ — what a weird and wonderful expression of flora! I regularly see them growing in oak trees, clinging to electric wires, and stumble across them on the ground with no effort. I’m talking about the epiphytic moss balls that form on branches and resemble birds nests of various sizes. It’s hard to resist scooping up a tangled bundle of what I now know is Tillandsia recurvata, and not moss at all. The long curly Spanish Moss ‘Tillandsia usneoides’ (also not moss) is a bit less common around here, and is also an air plant. I remember trying to jump up and pull some out of a tree on our farm as a kid, but it was always just out of reach.
Today I’m showing you a (sped-up) demo of how to repot a big sharp cactus without getting pricked (too much). Read More
I do think it’s high time I let y’all in on a secret project I’ve been pounding away at…introducing:
The Succulent Manual – A Care and Repair Guide for all Climates
Here we go! Plant Lovers for Texas Hurricane Relief…
From Rockport, where Harvey made landfall, to Port Arthur, Beaumont, and Orange County, and the other towns in what is known as the Golden Triangle, all hands are on deck here in Houston and pushing out help as quickly as possible.
Believe it or not, Texas is still underwater in a lot of areas and with dams and rivers overflowing, evacuations are still being ordered even as of today – Friday, September 1, 2017. It’s surreal to most of us here and I’m sure it’s hard for others to wrap their minds around how destructive this hurricane really was to southeast Texas. Those of us here who weren’t severely impacted are at a loss for explanation as to how we got so lucky. We are all rallying efforts locally and afar to help in the enormous recovery and you are encouraged to do what you can when you can. Read on for a few suggestions.