I am not an orchid grower

Hello, My name is Amanda, I am not an orchid grower. I have no experience growing orchids. If you say to me, "I know about plants", yes maybe, but I know nothing about orchids. I have been growing tropical plants for the past 17 years, and I’ve gardened outdoors since I was a child, but I... Continue Reading →

Sad Plant Week

Low tech solutions for plant care in a busy life Hey, you know life happens and sometimes your plants get left behind or lost in the shuffle. For my mature large tropicals this isn’t a big deal. This is why I like big plants. They can survive a delay in watering or shift in light... Continue Reading →

New Orchids! Meet the twins

So for Family Day (a holiday here in Alberta) my husband and I went to Holes Greenhouses, famous Edmonton/Alberta greenhouse that I’ve never been to before. I had a little bit of a shopping list with me mainly geared towards supplies: seeds and seed trays. But then I saw this, on the discount table. Why... Continue Reading →

Miss Tolumnia finds a new home

  Most of my projects start with how to solve a problem. Solutions need to be inexpensive but also look good. The Problem: I bought an "oncidium" without knowing how to care for it. After some research I found out that the best place for a tolumnia is on a mounted on a piece of... Continue Reading →

January 24, 2018

Why hello there, I’m starting this website to share my hobby and love of growing things. Everything! I describe my garden as having three main areas: I have a vegetable garden that my husband and I constructed last summer; an ornamental garden, where I push my luck with growing things that shouldn’t be grown in... Continue Reading →

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