Wild peppers get personal when we explore a pepper plant passed down between generations.
Being born and raised in the South there might as well be an IV of sweet iced tea hooked up to me 24/7. It was a ubiquitous drink that dominated my childhood and one I happily let dominate my adulthood. If the South ever had to vote on a mascot it would most likely be… Continue reading The Perfect Sweet Iced Tea
Staghorn ferns can be a unique and interesting addition to any indoor plant garden. They’ve become quite popular in recent years and you commonly see them mounted or becoming a replacement for an animal mount. For long-term care of a healthy Staghorn Fern mount there are a few things worth noting that you don’t normally… Continue reading Mounting Staghorn Ferns
Potato Updates: When last we (you) saw the potatoes they were just over the height of the storage container I had them in. Well they continued growing… and growing… and growing… until they were falling over and really leggy. We finally swirled them around each other on top of the container full of… Continue reading Potatoes and Denali Updates + Seeds!
Readers! I am so thankful to all of you who have been following my fledgling blog as we start out on this journey. Thank you for your likes, your sharing, your comments, and thank you for being fans of gardening! This blog has now been alive for over 6 months and I continue to try… Continue reading The Great Seed Giveaway!
Admit it, you’ve always had a morbid fascination for plants that are carnivorous! Coincidentally so have I! All musical man-eating plants aside, carnivorous plants are a fascinating and diverse group that can be fun, exciting, and sometimes challenging to grow. I can remember, as a young elementary school student our class doing a project… Continue reading Growing Carnivorous Plants Indoors
One of the herbs I love growing most is basil. It’s quick growing, easy to take care of, and grows plentiful. I think it’s also one of the most flavorful herbs you can grow fresh. Compared to its dry, store-bought counterpart, homegrown basil makes a world of difference. But what to do when you have… Continue reading Homegrown Basil Pesto
Decoupaging terracotta pots is a fun and easy way to decorate your garden, not to mention it’s pretty cheap to do! Special thanks to Mary from our local Horticultural Society for figuring out all the tips and tricks that make this an easy success! Supplies: Mod Podge: There are two kinds, indoor and outdoor. We… Continue reading Decoupage Terracotta
I started indoor gardening for the fun and enjoyment of being able to garden, however as the plant collection grew I had to be more discerning about what I grew. I decided to grow things that were deemed ‘useful’. I still have some things that I like growing just because, but for the most part… Continue reading Tower Garden – Review
Exciting things are happening here at the Living Loft, the second leaf on my Amorphophallus titanum is starting to unfurl! A little background for those newer readers to my blog, this blog actually started with me acquiring an Amorphophallus titanum, otherwise known as the Corpse Flower. The A. Titan is the largest inflorescence in the world… Continue reading Leaf 2 Unfurling!