Red > orange > gold > copper > green 🌱🌱🌱 The leaves of the #ficuselastica go through many shades of colours while they’re maturing. From a deep red when first emerging from the sheath to a copper gold and then through a series of light and dark forest greens, this plant is fast becoming a not-so-secret favourite of mine 🧡
1 826 minutes ago
Can’t believe Christmas is in less than TWO weeks?! I literally have no gifts under the tree right now. But I do have several boxes of rope sitting under the tree because I wasn’t sure where else to place them. I guess it’s a gift to myself? 🙃📦🎁. PS not all my macrame work - most were from those who attended my last workshop 😍😍.
A few months ago I painted a little dark daisy piece and was fascinated by the way the shades of green deepen into black as the light recedes. That little piece was the seed of the concept behind my October show entitled “Of Dark and Bright.” After the show I painted a few more little 8x10 daisy paintings — a few dark and a few bright and framed them in solid maple, the perfect gift for a plant or art lover. Now through Dec. 16, I’ll ship them for free within the US. Get yours by clicking the link in profile.
This lemon button fern is looking SO sad that I just couldn’t photograph it without a beautiful background - hence, an appearance by my favourite art, this yawning/screaming fox 🦊 but I also couldn’t not post it because I want to own up to having plants that aren’t doing so great since this cold weather and dry air appeared in the last month or two. Despite a humidifier running almost constantly, I struggle to keep it above 30% humidity in the little highrise jungle. Can’t wait for spring! . . . | . . . #lemonbuttonfern#fern#plantfail#nephrolepis#nephrolepiscordifolia
Plant mail day! We’ve been waiting to get our hands on an ‘Oxalis triangularis’ for a while now and look it’s finely here! How can you not just get lost in those purple-y variegated leaves.
1 383 hours ago
Anybody pruning their figs and throwing away the cuttings this winter? .
I'd like to pay to have them shipped to me if that's okay. I don't really mind what variety it is..only that it will grow and fruit in tropical Ghana. I've heard closed eye, non-splitting varieties are ideal. Also something about LSU varieties being heat tolerant.
After a failed attempt last year, a horticulturist is helping me this time and I want to give it another go.
1 54 hours ago
This was a shot of my gardens full of corn in the spring last year! Corn is the plant I miss the most over the winter break. The taste of it fresh from the garden will have u swearing off store bought corn in nothing flat!! Looking at these pics helps me get in the planning mood. What's the plant you can't wait to grow again for your spring garden?
3 726 days ago
Sometimes this is my favorite place to be. Right here in an empty dying bed. Against a fencline still in pjs with coffee and quite. The left over struggling plants at my feet and around me. The gardens not clean its not really alive but it is waiting! It's waiting for me to decide what i want it to become. How i want it to look and smell and the colors i want it to show. .
How many things in life do we get to mold that completely? Our children are probebly the only other thing we have that much power to impress our thoughts upon. Even they however will take their own path. I suppose plants will too at times. You plan one thing and something else comes out of it! But.. like your children when it turns out right the garden is a wonder to behold! That's what i can do here along this fence when the garden is dead; plan for the wonder. Plan for the beauty and the life an empty garden promises to bring! Find your fence line folks, happy friday!
I think collecting vintage wardian cases will be my next hobby. 🌿
47 429210 hours ago
Repotting your #stringofpearls is a step every pearl owner should do to prolong your plant’s life. Just ask @thriftysucculents! 😜
Repotting the #stringofbeads should happen only once a year at the beginning of spring. When repotting, make sure you use a succulent-cacti soil mix which allows for adequate drainage. ⚠️ This is an important step to remember because soil that retains water like a sponge WILL KILL YOUR PLANT. Adding perlite or sand to the cacti soil mix will also help with drainage. Be sure to pick a pot that is only 1-2 inches bigger than the roots. Too big or too small of a pot will do no good. ❌ Taking the time to understand and follow through with these steps will help all of you over-watering pearl killers!