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Tales from a Plant Addict

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


My mom and my husband have a lot in common regarding their views on my tendency to be a plant collector. Basically they both just don't understand why anyone would have more than one or two of a particular plant. Despite their sighs and eye-rolling when they see me bring home another plant, they both reluctantly admit to enjoying plants that bloom indoors, particularly in the winter months....

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Gifts for Gardeners

In my opinion, if you have a gardener to shop for this holiday season, there are a lot of gift options out there. On the other hand, if you are a gardener, you may have a lot of gifts to offer and not even know it. By now most every one of us has been affected by the horrible state of our economy. Garden related gifts may be a way for your gift recipient to save precious dollars during...

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If you are looking for an unusual plant for your favorite gardener this holiday season, consider the Clivia . The first time I saw one I had no idea what it was. Clivia is a genus of flowering plants native to South Africa. There are six known species. Clivia miniata is the most widely cultivated species, along with various hybrids. A common name for...

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