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Succulents

Great Plant Pick: Portulacaria afra

Elephant Bush or Elephant Food? Yes, it sure is. Portulacaria afra is a perennial succulent native to South Africa but it is a great plant for outdoors and indoors over winter here in Ohio. The common name comes from the succulent nature of the plant’s leaves and stout trunk, and also from the fact that…

Flower Gardening

Addicted to Amaryllis Bulbs !

Craving something to grow and bloom in winter? Oh yes, we gardeners have our amaryllis plants to keep us company during the long winter months. They are not hard to grow, so don’t be intimidated by them. Just get one and you can enjoy it for a few months in bloom. After all, I miss…

Flower Gardening

My Paperwhites Are Blooming!

Paperwhites have bloomed! If you haven’t done paperwhites inside your home for that feeling of spring while we wait for the long winter to be over, you are missing out on a great thing! My paperwhites are blooming! I had planted them and documented that in an earlier post with a video and now they…

Succulents

What Is This Succulent?

How many times do you see a succulent plant and want to know its name? Someone is always asking for help identifying a succulent or sedum. I am rarely any help even if I may have seen a plant so many times, but I cannot remember the name…if I ever even knew it in the…

Hypertufa | Indoor Gardening

And Again! My Indoor Garden

I always tell myself “Don’t do it!” Here is Ohio in zone 6, we have cold winters where it dips into temperatures below freezing for weeks and weeks, even months, at a time. So I cannot leave any tender succulents outside unless I am willing to give them up….or just allow them to die in…