If your air plant is looking dull, a bit brown, maybe limp, it could mean that it is very thirsty! To revive a sick air plant that has been a tad neglected, shipped from far, far away, or is just looking a little under the weather, this air plant care guide will show you how to perk it back up! Air ... Read More about How to Revive a Sick Air Plant
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Air plants just about the coolest and most versatile indoor plants you can adopt. The Tillandsia species doesn't require soil to grow as they absorb water through their leaves. Even more fun, is that they come in a ton of different sizes and shapes, from tiny delicate cones to huge thick ... Read More about What Kind of Tillandsia do I Have? Identify and Care for Common Air Plant Varieties
Hooray! It’s the gardening season kickoff weekend, at least if you are in Seattle. This weekend I'm going to be on the DIY stage at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show to demonstrate some cool projects that you can do with air plants. Speaking at the show is one of my gardening season highlights ... Read More about Crafting with Air Plants and Wire
Tillandsia, AKA air plants, are so much fun. Their spiky tendrils are oh-so-cool looking and because they don’t need soil to survive, there are endless creative ways to display them, from terrariums to popping them inside seashells. You can even make them into jewelry! They are hardy and easy to ... Read More about How to Properly Water Air Plants
Have you ever walked around a flea market or a yard sale and spotted a metal chair with no seat? I Iove looking for unusual pieces that can be turned into planters. Here is an idea for upcycling an old chair into a beautiful piece of garden art: a succulent chair planter. A succulent chair ... Read More about Set a Place in the Garden for a Succulent Chair Planter
Have you adopted one of these spiky Tillandsias (air plants) just to have it turn brown and crunchy? All About Air Plants It's not your fault, air plants just require a different kind of care than we are used to with our other houseplants. Once you know what to do, you will find that air plants ... Read More about How to Keep Air Plants Alive and Healthy (They Might Even Bloom!)
Air plants are so versatile. Without the need for soil, you can display them in so many different ways. I’ve seen air plant wreaths before, but it bothered me that the plants were glued on. How can that be healthy for the plants? It isn’t. So I have created this pretty living wreath with a smart ... Read More about This Lush Living Air Plant Wreath Has a Secret
Air plants look striking all on their own without the need for soil or a container. One of the displays that always makes me smile is air plants in seashells. They make for such a perfect pairing of natural elements that would not be found together. Yet, despite their geographical separation, the ... Read More about Air Plants in Seashells
I've had my eye on wood boxes as a table centerpiece for a fall table a while now. I keep seeing these stuffed with candles and natural elements, dressing up the the table, and looking rustic-chic. This is my version using a wood liquor box, succulents, air plants, and pumpkins. I've been ... Read More about Decorate Your Fall Table with Succulents, Air Plants, and Pumpkins
Have you heard all the buzz about how indoor plants purify the air in your home? It's true that plants are biofilters, a term often used for systems that use plants or microorganisms to clean air in order to combat pollution and the presence of harmful toxins. This technology is usually used on a ... Read More about Houseplants as Biofilters: Do Indoor Plants Really Purify the Air?
Yes! You can still plant fall vegetables to harvest and eat this year! There is still time in the late summer and early fall to plant fast-growing edible plants in your vegetable garden and have them on your plate in just 15-30 days. No, not just sprouts (but those are good too). These super ... Read More about Plant These Speedy Fall Vegetables for a Last Hurrah!
Too often I hear landscapers and gardeners talk about how short-lived English lavender is as a garden plant. After growing it for almost 15 years in my home garden and visiting / interviewing a number of growers and lavender farms, I have to say that it can look gorgeous in your garden for a whole ... Read More about How Harvest English Lavender Plants for Recipes and Crafts