The Ivy experiment part 1

This won’t be a particularly long post, since I was really busy today, but still wanted to update my blog. For my folklore and foliage post, I did a bit of reading, and found out that the Ancient Greeks used to believe that ivy was able to stop people from experiencing drunkenness if it wasContinue reading “The Ivy experiment part 1”

Foliage and folklore: 5 ~magical~ houseplants

Plants have captured the human imagination for centuries. Here is a list of 5 houseplants that have done an especially good job at doing so, inspiring all kinds of tales and speculation about their metaphysical properties. Put on your witch’s hat a take out your cauldron, let’s get ~witchy~ 1. Aloe vera We think ofContinue reading “Foliage and folklore: 5 ~magical~ houseplants”

The 5 Unkillables

Ever read the book The Killables by Gemma Malley? I’m going to introduce you to The Unkillables, 5 plants who will survive just about anything that indoor environments can throw at them. Obviously, this is just puffery: all plants have their strengths and weaknesses, and these plants are no different. However, they’re low maintenance overContinue reading “The 5 Unkillables”

Hedera Helix (Common Ivy)

Hedera helix, also known as Common ivy or English ivy, is a vining, flowering plant that does well both indoors and outdoors. It is robust and fast growing provided that you give it the conditions that it likes, which shouldn’t be hard to do. Its tendrils are steeped in centuries of close coexistence with humanity.Continue reading “Hedera Helix (Common Ivy)”