Getting exposed because I’m the queen of backtracking, apparently.

Long time no see, everyone. I’ve been away for a while to focus on my studies, but I’m back with a short update. I’ve recently made some changes to my collection, and those changes aren’t 100% congruent with my approach in the past, so in this post, I’m going to be going through the changesContinue reading “Getting exposed because I’m the queen of backtracking, apparently.”

Update: Spider mites and aloe flowers

In a not at all surprising turn of events, your boye is faced with spider mites yet again. This year, I’ve been vigilant, though, so I’m hoping I’ll have the situation under control. Basically, I’ve been looking out for any sign of the critters, and making sure to elevate my plants with the lowest riskContinue reading “Update: Spider mites and aloe flowers”

Top 5 plants for your bathroom

I’m not one for the whole indoor jungle feel, but the home jungle aesthetic has certainly taken off in the past few years. As such, a lot of people like having plants all over the house, including in the bathroom. The problem with bathrooms is that they often get very little light, fluctuate in temperatureContinue reading “Top 5 plants for your bathroom”

3 tips to pet-proof your houseplants

I’ve often heard my friends say things like “I wish I could have indoor plants, but it just wouldn’t work out because I have pets.” It’s a shame that people think that they can’t have indoor plants just because they own pets, because it should never really be an ultimatum. Owning pets and owning plantsContinue reading “3 tips to pet-proof your houseplants”

5 houseplant FAQs answered

Before I start the main body of this post, I just wanted to acknowledge that I’ve finally hit 50 posts on this blog and thank everyone who has been reading. When I started this blog, I hoped, but didn’t to gain a readership. I kind of prepared myself to shout into the void, or rather,Continue reading “5 houseplant FAQs answered”

Latin plant nomenclature

I wouldn’t say that I’m great at Latin, but I know the basics, as I took a year’s worth of Latin over the summer at The University of Melbourne as an intensive course so that I could get the extra credits I wanted so I could let my hair down a little during the semesterContinue reading “Latin plant nomenclature”

3 pagan holidays you should know as a gardener and why

Many pagan faiths are rooted in their connection with the earth, since they were largely practised in periods which spanned from the time of hunter-gatherer societies to the establishment of agrarian societies, and then declined (albeit slowly) as people settled in large cities and as Christianity rose to prominence in the Roman empire over theContinue reading “3 pagan holidays you should know as a gardener and why”

The succulent paradox: What I learned from succulents

Recently I’ve been in a rut with my blog writing because I’m not sure what I can write that people want to see and will actually add entertainment and educational value to their lives, but I came to the conclusion that I should just write about what I want to write about and what’s goingContinue reading “The succulent paradox: What I learned from succulents”

The best way to repot your orchids: 5 simple steps

It is almost time to repot your orchids if you live in the southern hemisphere. You want to report in August-November depending on the weather in the place you live if you live in the southern hemisphere, or March-June in the northern hemisphere, once again depending on the weather in your area. Basically, you wantContinue reading “The best way to repot your orchids: 5 simple steps”