How To Care For Your Easter Cactus

There are many misconceptions when it comes to holiday cacti. Many people don’t realize there are actually three distinct holiday cacti species: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  Since Easter is around the corner, I will be discussing care of Easter cacti (Hatiora Gaertneri). They can often be viewed as hard to care for, and require the right conditions to bloom. My hope is by the time you finish reading this post, you will have the knowledge and confidence to buy and care for your very own Easter cactus.

Top Five Tools For Gardening in Clay Soils

If you are reading this post, odds are you have to deal with clay soil in your garden. I’m a zone 8a in Georgia, and most of the soil in our region is extremely rich in clay deposits. In fact, a major industry in our area was brick making with the rich, red Georgia clay. While that can be a positive for your plants in the way of increased moisture retention, soil density, and nutrients, it can also be a pain when it comes to actually working in it. If you have ever tried to dig a hole by hand in clay soil you already know what I’m talking about which is why I thought I would share with you my “Top Five Gardening Tools For Working In Clay Soils.”

How To Start A Boxwood Standard Topiary

If you are anything like me, you love topiary. It’s an intertwining of man and nature and an attempt of one taming the other. Although topiary has been traced back as far as the time of the Romans, this skillful art saw a rebirth in 15th Century Europe and has made it’s permanent mark in many of the most beautiful and significant formal gardens on the planet.

Succulent Propagation – What Leaf Works Best?

When it comes to succulent propagation, there are often many questions for the novice such as “How do I choose the best leaves to propagate?”. It can be a game of trial and error for many who assume one leaf is the same as the next, but there are things to look out for.

Sensory Processing Disorder: Adios 2nd Grade

So it finally happened, our oldest baby boy has passed the half way point in Elementary school. He’s one of the youngest in his class, since his birthday is in March, but he is among the biggest. Size isn’t the only thing that makes him stand out though. Gus has Sensory Processing Disorder. It has caused him many problems throughout his short life, but I am so proud of the progress he has made to get to were he is today.