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Staghorn Ferns

Staghorn ferns are one of the weirdest looking plants out there and are often available artfully...

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Keeping Critters Out of Containers

If you have ever grown anything in a container, then you have likely had the experience of coming...

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Swiss Chard in Containers

Using Swiss chard in a container never occurred to me until I saw it in this creative container...

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Protecting plants during cold spring weather

After a warm winter and early spring, people in southern Indiana were ready to get the gardening...

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Propagating Bromeliads

Bromeliads belong to a huge family of plants called Bromeliaceae. There are over 50 genera and 3000...

How (Not) to Start Seeds Indoors Blog Image
How (Not) to Start Seeds Indoors

Last year, I stumbled into an opportunity to help care for a large property with mature gardens and...

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Orchids and the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Last weekend, the scheduling gods smiled upon me so that a baby shower for one of my best friends...

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Jade Plants

Jade plants, or Crassula ovata, have always seemed sort of mysterious and important to me, but I’m...

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Planning for Spring

The cold winter months are the perfect time to plan the garden for the upcoming season, especially...

My First (Successful) Orchid! Blog Image
My First (Successful) Orchid!

I finally did it. I got an orchid to bloom before I killed it! 

It’s not that I am planning on...

Attack of the Whiteflies! Blog Image
Attack of the Whiteflies!

I have a great opportunity to care for a small greenhouse this winter while the owners stay warm in...

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Sometimes Plants Die

Remember the adorable goldfish plant that I blogged about earlier this year? 

Well, I killed it.

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