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How about this tree to bring out a little Christmas spirit for us gardeners? This tropical beauty made up of bromeliads and ferns is stacked 15′ high and is located at Mulhalls in Omaha, NE. It’s a colorful site and one tree that needs no ornaments. “Bromeliads are native to Central and South America and…

Houseplant, Split-Leaf Philodendron

Will the Split-Leaf Philodendron be the 2018 Houseplant of the Year? As the obsession with fiddle-leaf fig trees winds down, I believe next in line for the ranking of number one houseplant is the split-leaf philodendron or Philodendron bipinnatifidum. Recently featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Season 5, Episode 4, The Scrivano House, the plant has…

Potting Up Rosemary

Rosemary is a ornamental plant as well has a culinary herb. It is not cold-hardy here in Iowa so I will need to bring indoors or take cuttings. I found a helpful post about growing Rosemary on The Spruce. I found ‘Tuscan Blue’ at Mulhalls a few weeks ago and planted it up with some…

Air Plant Update

  Air plants are really catching on now. You might remember my previous post about growing air plants but I recently purchased two more so thought it was time for a refresher! What do you think of these two beauties?! I was mesmerized the first time I saw an air plant. How could a plant…

Fiddle Leaf Fig

I am now the proud owner of two Fiddle Leaf Fig or Ficus lyrata plants. I purchased my first one almost a year ago and just picked up another a few weeks ago. You might have seen these popular plants on popular remodeling shows and gracing the cover of decorating magazines.