Plant Collection |6/5/17|

IMG_0216I’ve always loved plants and the idea of taking care of something beautiful and living. When I was younger I used to spend long hours outside helping my grandpa garden or even just looking at a plant. Now I find myself completely enthralled with plants. It seems crazy that something so simple can be so fascinating. I often find myself stopping along a trail to look at a plant that I’ve never seen before. Even if I don’t pursue a career in botany, I’ll always be a botanist at heart.

IMG_0217I definitely went through a phase where I killed all my indoor cacti and succulents, but this year I’ve finally mastered indoor gardening. My plant collection is ever growing and each month I am discovering new ways to better care for my plants. So here is my little or maybe not so little plant collection as of now.

A Pothos, loving named Phil

Succulents back from the dead

A Moondrop Schefflera that never stops growing

Three other cool plants that I’ve yet to identify

Two Spider plants

A Coleus plant that I grew in lab

A can full of lettuce seedlings

And a discounted Yucca tree from Lowes

P.s. If you ever have any dying, sick, or unwanted plants I will gladly take them!

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DIY Succulent Planter

img_7d2be36fec04-1Last week I decided that I wanted to bring back some plants to brighten up my dorm room. The project started with a trip to home depot to pick up some plants (I actually tagged along with my dad who needed some stuff for our house) and while we were picking up wood to make shelving, I had the grand idea to make a planter for my succulents. I’ve always been obsessed with succulents and cacti, (ie…pinterest board) so it was only a matter of time before I bought one of these. But this would have cost a fair amount at a store like Anthropologie. So why buy it when you can make it for less and get to pick out the type of wood and plants. Continue reading

House Plants

 

I’ve always been a huge fan of house plants, but my parents have been more skeptical. But this week, thanks to a trip to home depot, they are now the proud parents of two house plants. (I think the NASA study about house plants, helped to convince them.) I was dying to get them a fiddle leaf fig, but they are early on in their house plant journey, so we started out relatively small. My brother and I actually ended up spending a half hour in the house plant section of home depot trying to pick out one plant. (I picked the snake plant within the first couple of minutes.) After much deliberation, we finally settled on a dieffenbachia hybrid, also known as a dumb cane. So if you want to make your trip to the store quick, I would recommend deciding what kind of plants you would like to get ahead of time. Continue reading