How to Trim Creeping Fig

How to Trim Creeping Fig

Every 4 or 5 months, whether we like it or not, at our house it is time to spend an hour or so on a Saturday morning trimming the creeping fig along the side of our house.  Creeping fig, aka Creeping ficus, or Ficus pumilla, is a creeping vine that crawls along structures or walls and is a favorite Florida plant for disguising or softening fences or buildings.  It needs no support and will send out little “sucker” roots to hold on to just about anything. Read on to learn more about how to trim creeping fig to keep it looking great (and controlled!). At our house we have this growing on the outside of our chimney.  Yes, it is bad for the mortar that holds the bricks together but we don’t actually use the chimney– and I like how it looks!  … Read Full Post
Refreshing Succulent Containers

Refreshing Succulent Containers

New succulent containers are absolutely beautiful!  Have you ever been lucky enough to have one of these and keep it around for several years?  After a year or two you may find that it is time to refresh your succulent containers with a few simple steps.  During a trip home to Iowa to see my family I decided to take on my Dad’s overgrown succulents for a little “refreshing”. Refreshing succulent containers is easy to do and a great way to save money– and plants! Before After            … Read Full Post
Planting Orchids in Trees

Planting Orchids in Trees

I love orchids.  I think they are absolutely beautiful! In fact, I have decided that they look so nice that I have started buying a phalenopsis in flower to keep on our mantel.  The last orchid that I bought lasted seven weeks, so how can I complain? Now, when these plants finish flowering, I “replant” them outsides.  Central Florida is just warm enough that these will do just fine outside with a little bit of protection from a small tree or shrub.  The fact that orchids need shade serves two benefits: it keeps the plants from getting too dry and it also means that whatever is providing that shade will also serve the purpose of keeping light frosts off of your orchid.… Read Full Post
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