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”

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”

5 ways to be more sustainable in your indoor gardening

Today, my new plants that I mentioned in my post on the how to help plants recover after shipping arrived. As promised, I’ve put the photos of the Philodendron birkin and the Monstera deliciosa at the end of the post. As usual, I am not being paid to provide links to their websites in myContinue reading “5 ways to be more sustainable in your indoor gardening”

5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping

I’m not sure about how the rest of the world is holding up, but in my state in Australia, we’re currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. As such, I’ve been buying plants online (I’ll make sure to show you guys how they arrive when they do). I’m sure a lot of plant people are,Continue reading “5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping”

5 dank houseplant memes to brighten up your day

Hey there! I’ve been busy working on some projects that are unrelated to this blog, so I haven’t gotten round to writing another blog post. The idea of writing another pest profile is quite inviting in one sense, because there are so many pests to write about, but I hate having to write about themContinue reading “5 dank houseplant memes to brighten up your day”

Houseplants and mental health

Any indoor gardener will tell you that growing houseplants does wonders for their psyche. Indeed, from a purely evolutionary perspective, it makes sense that living among greenery would improve our mental health: It assures us that our surroundings are home to a thriving ecosystem that can sustain our dietary needs. However, beyond this, is thereContinue reading “Houseplants and mental health”

A Quick update and 10 photos

Hi there, everyone! Just a quick update: I’ll be pretty inconsistent with posting over the next few weeks due to exams, winter enrolments, work and the like, but hey, distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? Wish me luck, and if you have any topics that you want me to write about, email me viaContinue reading “A Quick update and 10 photos”

Does playing music for your houseplants really make them grow?

Houseplant owners report anecdotally that singing to plants or playing music for them speeds up houseplant growth. While I love the idea that music helps plants grow, logically, I can’t bring myself to believe in the claim: after all, plants grow in all different ways, some of which are not visible to the naked eye.Continue reading “Does playing music for your houseplants really make them grow?”