Lithops! Lithops!

Got my first lithops - so excited! Do you have lithops? Ever since I learned that these crazy little living rock things exist, I've wanted to start a collection. They are not so easy to find. The ones at Home Depot looked too sad for me (even me!!) to believe rescue was possible. But one of our … Continue reading Lithops! Lithops!

Swap Meet Quicky = Score!

Another busy sports weekend for this family, dominated by all-day soccer on Saturday. An 8:30am start left us almost no time in the morning...almost. Amber and I were itching to find some sweet deals on plants or containers, so we headed to our local "Santee Swap Meet" at 6:30am. This sunrise made the early start worth … Continue reading Swap Meet Quicky = Score!

Learning from succulent enthusiasts

  I wasn't on Instagram too long before I picked up on the fact that a lot of succulent enthusiasts look to Debra Lee Baldwin as an expert in the field. She is the author of numerous books on succulents and succulent gardening. She clearly knows her stuff. So Baldwin's YouTube videos were the first I … Continue reading Learning from succulent enthusiasts

Rescue plants from the swap meet

There were these three sad little plants waterlogged in a non-draining bucket at swap meet. They looked like umbrellas - which I've since learned was their last stretch up, last attempt to stay alive. They were reaching for the light (and trying to jump out of that moldy soil I'm sure). When I got them … Continue reading Rescue plants from the swap meet

Plants, magical plants

Our love for plants is not new. Our addiction to them is though. But it's a damn good addiction to have and it feels amazing. We had over a week off together - all of us, the whole family (whaaaat)! Of course, our two older children mainly just like to be left to do their … Continue reading Plants, magical plants