Category Archive

Plants & Gardening

These posts cover vegetables, flower gardens, houseplants, and the trails and tribulations associated with them.

Yes, you CAN grow orchids

Whenever I mention my orchids to people, even plant-lovers like me, they almost always say, “oh, I can’t grow orchids.” But you can! Orchids are just plants, and like all plants, they need light, water, and a little attention.

You already have a green thumb, or: how to grow houseplants

When people come over to the house, they usually compliment me on my green thumb, but here’s the secret: There is no such thing as a green thumb. Or, if there is, you already have one.

Teaching old texts new tricks by turning books into planters

Are you bold enough to pervert a book in the name of stylish plants?