Unboxings are fun and I’m in L.O.V.E. with these beautiful specimens from Fairyblooms ( fairyblooms.com ) via plant-mail!
From top dressings to pre-purchase tips, these are some very basic DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to keeping succulents happy.
I’ve wanted to make a visual map of where my fellow succulent lovers are located for a long time. Knowing where someone is located is essential to forming good care advice and it’s the first question I ask anyone who reaches out for help.
I thought it would be fun and informative to open the box from our Texas Succulent Swap with y’all! Watch me unwrap and demonstrate how to wrap* succulents for shipping in the mail. I also explain how to set up a swap so you can host your own plant-mail party!
Continue reading “How to host a succulent swap: An unboxing and plant wrapping demo”
If you’ve tried propagating in the past but didn’t have much luck, I’m going to discuss the main reasons and solutions to problems I’ve encountered personally and heard about from others.
Hello from Houston, Texas, Zone 9A! Spring is here in full effect and I’m really digging the sunshine. Tomorrow is April first so I’m going to include what plants flowered for me in March and what is budding or close to blooming in April. I’m also including some other notes on growth and dormancy. I keep my plants outdoors in pots and in the ground. There’s a lot happening right now…
It’s that time of year (Spring) when mealybugs can be a problem. Here’s what to look for and a few ways to get rid of them. Continue reading “Mealybugs on Succulents- Signs and Solutions”
How to Pollinate a Cactus flower, including a mini time lapse of them blooming and some macro views!
Meet the plants in my succulent and cacti garden featured in my previous video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden’
This is a bonus post to show and tell the backstory to the garden featured in my latest video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden.‘
We moved to our new house in the summer of 2016. Not long after I settled in, I was given some big prickly pear pads from a lovely local Houstonian who has an amazing xeriscaped front yard. Seeing her accomplishment flourish inspired me to try my hand at a much smaller-scaled cacti garden.