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!
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!
This is a detailed guide on how to care for Tillandsia (air plants). These are strange, bundled-up plants that drink water from everywhere but their roots. They make for great plant pets!
Looking back at the whole year - the lockdowns have had some changes. More plants at home, and definitely going outdoors more often to get some fresh air!
Succulents (and Cacti) are surprisingly easy to propagate - to make more plants. They can often be grown from cuttings - small pieces of the parent plant that take root. Find out how!
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.
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.
After a few store-bought daffodil planters died at home, the dirt lay neglected in a bag on the balcony. Somehow, the daffodils have come back. I'm so excited.
The Beavertail Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) is a mainstay in Joshua Tree and much of the rest of the Mojave. Learn about it here!
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.