The Plants

Changing colors in a forget-me-not

This page is dedicated to the particulars of plant life.
Whether you’re growing some plants at home, trying to find an answer to a botanical question, or just like looking at potted plants, this is the page for you.

This is a collection page for the main plant-focused categories (as opposed to location-focused). I hope you find something useful here!


Appreciation

Plants are friends. I like them.

This is a page collecting my content that appreciates nature. Sometimes that comes from solving a botanical mystery, sometimes that comes from just being in a beautiful space. Whatever it is, it’s lovely nature.

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Three patches of Scotch Moss recently moved into a small planter

A Little Landscaped Desk

Scotch Moss isn’t actually moss – it’s an evergreen perennial shrub that grows low to the ground. It’s also perfect for a desktop pet plant!

iNaturalist – the Amazing App

Have you ever come across a plant in the wild that you couldn’t identify? An app called iNaturalist may be the easiest way to put a name to a leaf. Join me in a walkthrough of making an observation as I try to identify a strange plant on the coast.


Plant Care

Growing a plant can sometimes seem like the easiest thing in the world, and sometimes it makes you throw your hat down and stomp in frustration.
I’ve certainly been through more than a little of that – hopefully this research will help you out too!

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A Boston Fern sitting in a wooden planter hanging on the wall

Boston Fern

The Boston Fern is a wonderfully easy houseplant to care for. Keep the soil moist (and don’t let it freeze or boil), and you’ll have a happy plant for a long time to come. Read here to find out more care tips!

A red on green polka dot plant in the same pot as a white on green

Polka Dot Plant

The Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) is a fast-growing, self-seeding, pruning-loving houseplant of many colors. You know them when you see them! Check here for a detailed guide on taking care of them.


My Garden

My garden can get a little wild. It’s a balcony garden, and I’ve got a lot of ambition for it. Only issue is… I’ve also made a lot of mistakes in how I’ve raised some of the plants.

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A mix of plants brought inside for the winter

Garden Journal – Christmas Week

Finally putting the old daffodil bulbs back in some dirt (only a month late…), revitalizing some old dirt on the balcony, and sewing some Billy Buttons at the right time of year.

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.


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