Category: Botanical

For everything about plants more specifically

How to Grow Thyme

thyme standing strong in the summer sun

How to grow and care for thyme. There are many species of thyme, and growing them is incredibly easy. Learn all about the plant here!

Air Purifying Plants

Two chrysanthemums growing in soft window light, full of blooms

Plants are natural air purifiers. We put out a heck of a lot of carbon, and all plants will help reduce that to some degree. The only issue is that carbon isn’t the only thing we’re putting into the atmosphere. Our atmosphere indoors, where we’re spending so much time, is incredibly important. We put out a few other notable bad chemicals in the course of daily living – ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. Check here for some plants that can clean your air!

The Lonely Ginkgo

The Ginkgo is currently most threatened not by disease or the environment, but by logging. Our homes are our own environments. We get a say at what survives, and can even help plants thrive that otherwise might be disappearing.

Cactus Bones

Cholla cacti have wood skeletons. After they die and the water evaporates, after the skin falls off and the desert critters move in – they leave behind some wood. I never connected the plants as alive to how they were when dead.

Flushing the Pot

Watering a dry olive planter

I’ve had a bad habit of watering my plants every 2 to 3 days – when the top layer of dirt was just starting to dry out. I just never followed proper watering techniques – letting some plants dry out a bit more, flushing the soil, and the like.

Better Barefoot

Im Bianca! Come hiking with me!

My Secret Garden

Everything I know about gardening I've learnt from a combination of my mum, Carol Klein and Monty Don. My garden is a tiny 2x3m yard requiring a lot of TLC...

Green Girl Gardener

musings and ramblings on the life and gardening exploits of a suburban 40 something!

Well-Grown Home

Making your home vivacious.

Pusang Gala

Travels And In-Betweens

Learning Your Roots

Gardening l Sustainability l Plant-Based

Daring, Dangerous, and Defining

an amateur adventurer, with almost no expertise, boldly taking trips

The Propagator

My plant obsession

The Frustrated Gardener

The life and loves of a time-poor plantsman

Susan Rushton

Celebrating gardens, photography and a creative life