DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

Yep, we all have some extra time on our hands right now. It makes a DIY terrarium the perfect way to fill an afternoon. If you are looking for garden projects to do with your aging parents or your children, this is a good one! While I titled this “DIY Terrarium” it probably could also be called “Terrarium Refresh” or “Replanting a Terrarium” because this was an old terrarium that needed a new look. After more than three years sitting on my desk it was time! As you can see this terrarium is sad, S-A-D! I decided to scrap everything, including the pepperomia with the green and white leaves. With more tropical and water loving plants to go in here it didn’t seem like it would do well in the moist environment.… Read Full Post
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
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