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Tales from a Plant Addict

Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

English Ivy

English Ivy Sometimes despite all my best efforts, I cannot get a plant to grow. Up until recently, English Ivy was one houseplant I could not grow. It probably sounds pretty suspicious that the University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator had trouble growing a simple Ivy plant, but yes, it is true. According to all the books...

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Brassocattleya Maikai Mayumi

Brassocattleya Maikai 'Mayumi' ( Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya bowringiana ) Nature never ceases to amaze me. Last winter the orchid club I belong to purchased a large Brassocattle...

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Miniature Roses

Miniature Roses I'm a sucker for plants on the clearance rack. I rationalize spending a little money on the chance that I may save a plant from certain death. Miniature roses were one of the first plan...

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