Are Blue Coleus Plants Real?

Blue Coleus

When you catch wind of a rare and unique-looking plant, it’s always tempting to add one to your collection. The Blue Coleus is one of these mythical plants, made more exciting with what seems to be photographic evidence. But despite what Google images might lead you to believe, Blue Coleus plants unfortunately are not a … Read more

12 Tips for Growing Two Plants in One Pot

Two plants one pot

The benefit of growing two plants in one pot comes down to saving space. Many people choose to do this to increase their garden layout, whether indoors or outside. The trouble with this setup is that it requires a little extra TLC. You don’t need a green thumb to grow multiple plants in one pot, … Read more

Can Plants Die Of Old Age?

Small tree in dying tree

My husband and I recently moved out of our home and into our van. One of the first stops on our USA adventure will be to see the graceful and magnificent giant sequoias in California. As I pruned and repotted our houseplants to fit into our tiny new home, I thought about the difference between … Read more

Do Blueberry Bushes Lose Their Leaves?

Blueberry Bush

Do Blueberry bushes lose their leaves? In a word, yes! As a deciduous shrub, blueberry bushes naturally lose their leaves in autumn to prepare for winter dormancy. But, if you notice your blueberry bush defoliating during its growing season, you may have a deeper problem on your hands.  Like many plants, a blueberry bush will … Read more

How To Tell If Dahlia Tubers Are Dead

Dahlia tubers

If you’re getting ready for the spring sowing season, you need to know how to tell if dahlia tubers are dead. Planting a dead tuber is a waste of time, space and it won’t produce any flowers.  Dahlias have tuberous roots that store enough energy and food at the end of the season to survive … Read more