• Succulents
  • Tim’s Tillandsias and Lithops

    Yesterday I blogged about Tim’s rad butterfly world, but check out his sweet deck greenhouse of Tillandsia insanity! Not sure what this guy is, but it’s popping a flower. The butt cheeks of the plant world: Lithops. They’re fun, but don’t water them until they really look like they need it. Lithops are relatively easy […]

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  • Tillandsia Paradise

    Rainforest Flora. Our road trip last Dec/Jan took us to LA, and  Rainforest Flora was on our short list of must see nurseries down there.  Located in Torrance, their Tillandsia oasis was cooler than we could imagine.  Yeah, we’re Air Plant junkies too. Tillandsias galore. Why is Rainforest Flora so awe-inspiring?  Since 1993, they’ve been […]

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  • Totally Tillandsia Tuesday

    These tillandsias were hanging out in the Aquatic Plants Gallery at the Conservatory of Flowers. They love the humid climate. Our bloomer This guy has been blooming for the last week or two in our window that faces south. I love the little pale yellow flowers. We had another beautiful bloom in late May. More […]

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  • Tillandsia’s Turning Colors

    Saturday day morning I was watering the indoor plants and surprise!!! The Tillandsia ionantha is blooming and beautiful. The week before I was lazy and gave them all a little misting instead of the full dunk in water (my normal routine). We have a flock (30-40) of tillys, so it can be  time consuming. This […]

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  • Botanical Gardens
  • Addicted to Instagram

    Tillandsia funckiana It’s official, I’m addicted to Instagram. I needed a new stationary hobby to do while feeding Zoe in addition to watching lots and lots of bad tv (she eats a lot). Yesterday we went to Olbrich Botanical Gardens to check out the Bolz Conservatory and get out of the house for a little […]

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  • Classin’ Up The Joint

    Look at that crap hole! Last weekend we spent some quality time with the masses of crap junking up the place. At one point the red shopping cart full of plants seemed like a great idea. It pretty much turned in to a holder of sad looking abused succulent containers. Not pretty. It looks kind […]

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  • Ants In Our Plants

    When Ants Attack! GROSS! What the heck? On this quiet, rainy Sunday afternoon Matti was watering some of the indoor plants. I’ve been slacking on my plant watering duties lately, and started to worry that they were so bone dry that simply pouring water on to them wasn’t doing much. The water was running right […]

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  • February Bloom Day

    Cerinthe retorta It’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens.  I just can’t get enough of this Cerinthe retorta.  It started blooming about October and never has looked back.  I think we are going to need to figure out how/when to collect the seeds for this guy. Primula auricula ‘Angelo Hayes’ This Primula […]

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