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Succulent Trees: Not Just Jades Anymore

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These little succulent trees from Fat Plant Farm had me rethinking what I do with stretched succulents.

When rosette-type succulents get leggy and stretched, what do you do with them? Chop off the healthy rosette at top and replant it, right? Maybe take the remaining leaves and propagate? Well, I saw this post on Fat Plant Farm’s Instagram feed earlier this week that showed another alternative: removing the lower leaves, creating a tree form. Succulent trees! And… Read more »

Propagating Wonderful Basil From Leaves Is Super Easy

basil roots, basil propagating

I snipped some branches off my basil plant to get the whole thing branching and bushier, so I plucked these basil leaves and left them in water for later use. It’s been a few days and I’m ready to use them, so today I looked to make sure they weren’t doing anything funny in the water. Yep, they were. Nature finds a… Read more »

This Is What Spring Looks Like: Succulent Leaf Propagation

Pork and beans plant jelly bean plant

The colors in this photo mean spring to me. Succulents have started to grow again, and a few leaves dropped off my jelly bean plant/pork and beans plant/Sedum rubrotinctum. The plant these fell off of is about a year old and have become leggy and not so pretty. I have visions of six new healthy, strong plants dancing in my… Read more »

Birds! Birdwatching! Nature During The Winter Is Exciting!

CedarWorks Plastic Squirrel-Resistant Hopper Bird Feeder

If you could choose one, what would be your superpower? When asked the question, so many people choose flying — peacefully gliding through the sky with a view for miles. And avoiding all traffic. All along, we’ve been surrounded by creatures that already have this superpower — birds. So I’m going to investigate. I used to think birding was too slow and boring… Read more »