Category: In the Garden

Holiday Cactus

The Poinsettia may be the most iconic holiday plant, but the Thanksgiving cactus is my favorite because of its sentimental value. About 18 years ago, I purchased what I thought was a Christmas...

Botanically Themed Christmas Tree

Add a botanical flair to your Christmas tree this year by decorating with air plants (Tillandsia spp.), gilded palmetto fronds, and rosettes made from palmetto leaves. Air plants are epiphytes in...

Holiday Garden Gnome

Want to spice up your holiday decorations this year? Creating a holiday garden gnome from a tomato cage is an activity that can include all ages and become a family tradition. All you need is a...

What Is It? Wednesday – Cudweed

This is a species of cudweed (Gnaphalium sp.). Cudweed grows in a rosette form through most of the winter until the weather warms up, allowing it to produce inflorescence. Inflorescence may appear...

A Grateful Lazy Gardener

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. —Thornton Wilder Gratitude is a topic on everyone’s mind during November. As children, we are taught...

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