Wearing a red hat, flannel shirt, and Simpsons shirt

What to wear when you’re gardening

I’m telling everyone that I’m in my Vietnamese grandpa era. These days, I’ve been into flannel shirts, clogs, multi-pocketed cargo pants, and wide-brimmed fishing hats—things that made up my late grandpa’s go-to outfit on his flea market ventures. Fact: These also happen to be the […]

Cactus in pot

My first time ordering from Hey Rooted!

Hey, guess who just got *rooted*? I’m a thrifty gal, and I don’t usually seek out uncommon plants. Most of my plant collection comes from pure serendipity as I encounter cool picks from nurseries, flea markets, and grocery stores. BUT, I’ll occasionally do a little […]

Maranta

So-called easy-care prayer plants I haven’t killed…yet

Ross and Rachel. Sam and Diane. J.D. and Elliot. Me and prayer plants. Prayer plants and I have the most on-and-off relationship ever because I cannot resist their gorgeous patterned leaves no matter how much pain they cause me down the line. They get crispy […]

Alocasia silver dragon

The best places to find affordable plants

I finally willed myself to leave the five mile radius of my town for the holiday weekend and had some self-prescribed fun! (And now I need to sit in a dark, quiet room for about three weeks.) Anyway, I browsed a lot of plants yesterday. […]

Top of Dollar Tree cloche

Review: Dollar Tree bell cloche

I have a confession: I am downright terrible with calatheas and ferns. Abysmal. Give me a calathea, and it will be a crispy, dried-up mess in about one month’s time. But perhaps the darker confession is that I’ve been finding myself drawn to calatheas more […]

peperomia angulata

Easy-care plants: The peperomia edition

I have a tendency to fall in love with things and start collecting them obsessively — discounted celebrity perfumes, Funko Pops, books, stamps — you name it! One thing that has really stuck for three years now is (obviously) plants! Unfortunately, I’m not the most […]

Callisia Repens

Plant Guide: Adding the callisia repens to my collection

Do you ever swing by your local garden center deliberately seeking out plants? Most of the time, I find myself wandering and looking for that next thrill. I’m not much of a rare plant collector, but I do love a relatively obscure-looking plant that I […]

It’s another plant haul

Hi, plant friends! I’m back with a quick plant haul post. Time flies by fast, right?! It’s been really busy on my end lately, but the good news is, I’ve been writing a lot of informative plant content with Happy Sprout — check out my […]

Lucky Plants for Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year 2021 is just around the corner, and it has me thinking about the beautiful foliage that you see this time of year in Asian grocery stores. You know, the lucky bamboos and chrysanthemums that bring good luck. Growing up, my first exposure […]