Growing Succulents Indoors

Growing Succulents Indoors

For more than eleven years I have been growing succulents. Yes, even before they were on the cover of every household magazine in the supermarket! Growing succulents indoors is one area that is particularly challenging, but also oh-so-gratifying. The folks at SucculentMarket.com sent me a box of succulents specifically for indoors. I truly think plant selection is one of the keys to growing succulents indoors successfully. Look through any gardening website, decorating magazine or go crazy on Pinterest to see the designs and uses for this group of plants. From containers to wreaths to temporary installations, succulents have compelling shapes and colors that make them ideal for a wide range of displays.  This article will provide concepts for basic care and design uses that can easily be incorporated into your home and will flourish in low light levels.… Read Full Post
Repotting Orchids: Oncidiums

Repotting Orchids: Oncidiums

I’m long overdue to spend some time repotting orchids. Don’t believe me? Just look at this poor oncidium orchid! It “jumped” off the shelf last year breaking the pot, the roots are growing everywhere, and I haven’t done a darn thing about it. Until today. I know I should be embarrassed by this, and I am, slightly! Just look at all of these roots growing out in the air! I laughed at the fact that when we were in Florida I grew my orchids in trees so I never had to repot any of them! My first step was to remove this massive plant from its (broken) pot. It came out fairly easily and left me with a few decisions for repotting orchids.… Read Full Post
Great Garden Blogs

Great Garden Blogs

Over the past three years I have been lucky enough to be a member of GardenComm’s “Power Circle” focused on blogging. I didn’t even know what a Power Circle was when I signed up, but it turns out it is a group of people to support you and push you to be better. We have been doing this for almost three years and I am sad to see it winding down. Keeping a gardening blog active is tough work and these folks are the best. Amy Whitney blogs at Small Garden News and she is the Southeast USA. Her blog concentrates on organic food gardening and she has two books that you will want to check out — one on Fall Garden Planning and the other is a Garden Planner and Notebook.… Read Full Post

Garden Gifts for Mom

Mother’s day is this weekend but there is still time to get the perfect garden gifts ordered or purchased! Now, more than ever, gardening is a great way to relieve stress, stay at home, and create a beautiful landscape. Garden Gifts It might be hard to get to a garden center this year, so how about a gift certificate to Classic Caladiums? Mom will love her garden gifts that include selecting her favorite caladiums! Need to see more caladiums? Check out this post for inspiration on new caladium varieties! How cool are these?!? I would love to get these Marimo Moss balls as one of my favorite spring garden gifts. They are easy– you simply take a cool container and drop them in.… Read Full Post
Tips for Using Your Garden to Help Sell Your Home

Tips for Using Your Garden to Help Sell Your Home

First impressions are important. Seeing as your garden is the very first thing somebody sees when looking up, visiting, or driving past your home, it is imperative that you keep it in pristine condition. Follow these tips for using your garden to help sell your home fast! You should start preparing the outdoor aspects of your home at least a month before you plan on hosting showings. In doing so, you will be given some leeway in case anything happens to go wrong, or in case you decide to change anything. Listed below are some things you can do to keep your garden looking sharp throughout your home selling process. 1. Seasonal Plants and Aesthetics: One way to catch the eye of any passerby is through a little pop of color!… Read Full Post
Garden Summit for Novice Gardeners!

Garden Summit for Novice Gardeners!

I’m very excited to announce the kick off of the Southern Gardens 101 -Tele-Summit with Deborah Keever on Monday October 10, 2016 You can sign up for this incredible 2 week long FREE event that is tailored for the novice gardener by simply going to Deborah Keever’s Website and registering.  Again it’s FREE… and you’ll be able to listen to all the podcasts from over 26 Speakers. Register here NOW! www.deborahkeever.com/summit With over 26 speakers and 129 topics (and with over 3200 people signed up) this is going to be the MUST DO event of the Year for all Novice Gardener. You can check out the entire line up on the website and see the wide variety of topics and speakers. … Read Full Post
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