Reviving Tropical Plants

As I have written about many times, I purchased a fiddle leaf fig more than a year ago and named her Fiona. I found her at Walmart for the best price I had ever seen for a FLF. I was hesitant to purchase one for many years because of their notorious tricky maintenance, but it …

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Tradescantia: The Plant with an Anti-Semitic Colloquial Name

A few weeks ago, Colm and I found the cutest local shop, Local Eclectic, that sold beautiful baby plants at ridiculously low prices. It was a pick your plant, pick your planter kind of situation. There was a gorgeous pink sprout of a plant that I had to purchase. We love pink in the Brundage-Durham …

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Cheap Tricks: How to Propagate Herbs from Pho Takeout

For most of my life, I've been a money saver instead of spender. I will put so much energy into saving a buck because why would I pay full price for something I can get in other ways? Enter propagating herbs from pho takeout. You know the herbs that come with takeout pho? The cilantro, …

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Propagating Airplane Plants

A few years ago, I rescued two small, half-dead airplane plants from my work. Now we have several healthy airplane plants that I propagated because it’s so damn easy. Also called spider plants, these are hardy guys that tolerate a little neglect but really flourish with just a bit of attention. Here’s what I’ve learned …

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Daily Delight: The Ritual of Plant Watering

There's something about the nightly ritual of filling up a large container to the brim with water and nourishment for my plant babies. Then carting it around the house, filling the pots with one hand and picking off browning parts of the plant with the other hand. After I finish watering the potted plants, I …

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