• Plant care

    Can I Grow Coleus Indoors

    If you are anything like me, you absolutely love the pops of color and leaf variegations that the coleus plant offers us.  Coleus is such an easy care, hardy plant and has many amazing qualities to enjoy.  In this post I’ll be answering the question, “Can I grow coleus indoors” and offer you some fun facts, tips for care and other helpful hints.  Plus, as always, I gladly welcome your discussion and personal experience with this one of a kind plant.  What Family Is Coleus From? You may be surprised, as I was, that Coleus is in the mint family.  Their scientific genus is Solenostemon. Coleus are native to tropical…

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    Plant care

    Do Plants Grow Better With Music?

    Plant life is fascinating.  For so long, the complexities of plants have gone mostly unnoticed by a large portion of the population.  Those of us who love and study plants, however, live by a different tune.  We have seen firsthand the effects that talking to our plants or having music playing in their environment has had on their overall health and growth patterns.  This is what inspired me to really investigate the question, “Do plants grow better with music?” My husband and I are both avid music lovers.  Sounds have a profound impact on how we feel and what we perceive around us.  As humans, we understand our environment based…

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    Plant care,  Reviews

    Grow Lights For Indoor Plants – A Review

    One of the things I love about the indoor plant world is that for almost every problem, there is a solution!  Enter in here the issue of not having enough light in your home or office spaces. Whether you just prefer houseplants that require lots of light, or your home doesn’t have much natural lighting, grow lights are a phenomenal choice.  In this post, I’ll be focusing on a few options of grow lights for indoor plants, as well as reviewing those options to give you a clear list of pros and cons.  I use grow lights myself and love them.  They’ve been absolute lifesavers for my plants in a…

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    Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

    To each of my readers, this Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for being here.  Thank you for taking time out of your day to read what is on my heart to say.  Thank you for your support and kindness. Each comment you share, all of your encouragement – it means more than I could ever express. I am grateful to the Lord for you and pray that your Thanksgiving is both blessed and happy.   All My Love, Holly

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    Orchid care

    My Orchid Is Dying, What’s Wrong?

    You’ve been admiring those spectacular blooms your Phalaenopsis orchid has been blessing you with for some time now.  Maybe you bought it from a store, or perhaps you received this orchid as a gift.  Seemingly all of a sudden, panic is replacing your admiration because you are saying, “My orchid is dying!”  Now, here you are wondering what has gone wrong and if there’s anything you can do about it. I may have good news for you.  Your orchid may not be dying at all.  Even if it is, there’s still a chance you can correct what you might be doing wrong and save it.  Throughout this post, I’ll be…

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    Pets & Plants

    Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats

    We love our kitties, don’t we? All those hilarious cat videos online, the endless hours of fascination and entertainment they bring us in our homes, and the kind of love that only they can give.  We have fallen in love with their charms, which is precisely what they had planned all along 🙂  If you’re here because you adore your fur baby but would really like to know the houseplants that are safe for cats, you’re in the right place! Here is a list of some great options that will make you feel at ease and your cat even safer.   1. African Violet If you are looking for a…

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    Orchid care

    How To Water Orchids Indoors

        It’s no secret that for a long time, orchids have gotten the reputation of being hard to care for, hard to keep alive and downright frustrating to have in your home.  Thankfully, none of the aforementioned are true.  There’s just so much misinformation leading you to believe this.  In this article, I’m going to talk about how to water orchids indoors. Specifically, I am speaking of Phalaenopsis orchids. Personally, I do have my favorite method but what works best for me may not work best for you.  Irrespective of that, there are still wrong and right ways to water your orchids. You’ll soon find it’s not as hard…

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    Reviews

    Ideas4Landscaping Review – Inspiration For When You’re Stuck!

    We’ve all been there… dreaming up ideas of how we envision our indoor and outdoor spaces to be, but yet unable to manifest the vision into our reality. (sigh) It’s frustrating to say the least and can be very discouraging. We are all keenly aware that there’s nothing quite like coming home to a space where you feel peaceful, relaxed and safe, even if your life and environment are chaotic with mounting responsibilities. In this crazy world we’re in where our schedules never seem to stabilize for long, we all need a space we can escape to, unwind and let go of our stress for a while. Just breathe. Since…

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    Orchid pots

    Orchid Pots – Choosing The Right One

    Orchid pots are as unique as the orchids themselves. More often than not, people have no idea (including myself at one time), that orchids cannot live in the same design of pots that most other houseplants are happy in. In their natural habitat, Phalaenopsis orchids are epiphytes. Yes, I’m getting all fancy and technical with my terminology! All it means to be an epiphyte is that Phalaenopsis orchids derive their nutrients and moisture from their natural surroundings, not from the soil. This is why choosing the right orchid pot is necessary, but not overly complicated once you know what to look for. Orchid Roots Are Unique Orchid roots can pull…

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    Orchid care

    Trimming Orchid Roots – How Do I Know When?

    Few things in the plant care realm for many folks can produce fear and panic quite like the subject of how to properly re-pot a beloved plant.  Is it time?  What should my roots look like?  Am I doing this wrong?  Should I even be doing this at all?  I understand, especially when it comes to Phalaenopsis orchids.  There are a number of things to consider when taking on this task.  The very first one is:  breathe (it’s okay!), then relax yourself and let’s dig a little deeper into a few things to consider before you begin trimming orchid roots.  My goal with this post is by the time you…