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Zen dish with succulents

How to water succulents

As you might know, the number one killer of succulents* is over-watering. You might think, oh, that’s not me, I’m a great plant parent. I err on the side of …

Air plants in eggshell pots

The Amazing Air Plant

Low maintenance. Two words I love when put together, particularly when it comes to plant care. Such has been my life this past year that any plant requiring daily attention …

Duck egg blue distressed bowl with cream hydrangeas

What are Silk Flowers?

As great as it is to have a home full of living breathing plants, there is no question that time and care is needed to keep them looking healthy and …

Baby succulents sprouting on the end of leaves

Succulent Babies

It has been 4 weeks since my last post and I thought it timely to do a follow-up to “a simple start to growing succulents“. If you were inspired to …

Succulents in painted pots on window sill

A simple start to growing succulents

In April 2016, I said in an instagram post that “I’m still not sure I love succulents”. I read that now and laugh, given my succulent collection count is at 15 …

When in doubt, grow thyme

My poor plants have taken quite a hit since our long holiday to California a couple of months ago. Actually, thinking back, they were already suffering before then as we …

Why do we call her Charlie?

It started as a joke between J and I. Having had no experience with any type of gardening before, my first plant was brought home on a whim from a …

It can get ugly

It’s probably not a great idea to start my blog with the most disgusting thing I have seen in my balcony garden since its inception a year ago. However, after …