Weekend Update: 8/1

Hello! You might have noticed that I skipped a few blogs last week. Frankly, I’ve just been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, so I decided to hit pause on blogging and only published my guide on philodendron. The good news is, I’m back with a weekend update! Well, sort of. I’m here again to say […]

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A Short and Simple Guide to Philodendron

Last summer, my grandma visited us from Canada for a few weeks. She had a lot of life hacks and liked to call things easy, except she’d say it like “E-Z.” When I’m tending to my philodendrons, I think of that hard emphasis “E-Z” because philodendrons are incredibly low maintenance houseplants! My philodendrons have survived […]

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Weekend Update: 7/18

It’s been another low-key weekend, plant buddies! After writing up some copy, I made two short trips to the Rainforest Nursery. I’ve been into succulents and succulent-like plants lately because my plant collection is expanding, and I have a limited reserve of time and energy to deal with needy plants. (Looking at you, ferns.) The […]

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A Short and Simple Guide to Spider Plants

Introduction Don’t ever talk to its son or its son’s son or its son’s son’s son or its son’s son’s son’s son ever again! There’s no other word to describe the spider plant other than prolific. When given adequate water and sunlight, they grow incessantly. Spider plants are those giant tufted mounds of striking leaves that […]

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Weekend Update: July 11

The theme stuck in my mind from this last week is joy. I’m talking about the Marie Kondo staring deep into your soul and questioning if something brings you unadulterated happiness kind. (OK, Marie Kondo probably wouldn’t do this, but…I do personally find being aggressive and rigorous in the process of decluttering productive.) My mother […]

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A Short and Simple Guide to Schefflera (Arboricola)

Introduction The schefflera, or umbrella plant, is just one of those plants that looks both whimsical and elegant. As the colloquial name suggests, the leaves resemble little umbrellas, clustering in pinwheels from thin stems. The foliage is a striking green color, glossy when unfurling. The variegated kinds flaunt splashes of bright colors for an added […]

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Weekend Update: July 4

July 4 fell on this past weekend, and frankly, I don’t have any groundbreaking updates! So I’m going to be a little off-the-cuff. Since I’ve started freelancing, I don’t observe holidays too closely anymore, except Christmas and Halloween. And, along with Thanksgiving, Independence Day is one of those topically wholesome all-American holidays steeped in a […]

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A Short and Simple Guide to Sansevieria Plants

Introduction Sansevierias, aka snake plants, exude a timeless sense of cool. They flaunt a sculptural look and marbled patterning, so it feels like I’m bringing in a green piece of art to my space whenever I buy one! In addition to their effortless beauty, these succulent-like plants are relatively hardy — they don’t require much […]

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Weekend Update: June 27

The best thing about being a plant parent is tangibly seeing your baby plants grow! In part, a thriving plant reminds me of the rewards that patience bears. But mostly, it brings me sweet relief to know that I didn’t kill something. As soon as I see a cute little sprout poking out of a […]

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A Short and Simple Guide to Dracaena

An Introduction to Dracaenas I first got the impulse to buy a dracaena after watching Netflix’s Tuca and Bertie, which features these too-cool-for-school teenage plant heads, one specifically named Draca. Draca is, in my mind, a dracaena, which too is effortlessly cool and trendy. In fact, the last time I checked, I had five dracaenas!  […]

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