Air plants are so unique and easy to maintain, it’s easy to see why they are so popular. While the interest in air plants is on the rise, it’s not always easy to figure out the best way to display them.
Earlier this year, I got married to my husband, Jason, and we went on a honeymoon to Lake Tahoe. While there, we happened upon the cutest floral and gift store with all sorts of plants, flowers, and home decor items. I was in heaven! Among all of the succulents, air plants, and beautiful decorative items, I spotted a grapevine heart that instantly sparked my creativity. The woven grapevine naturally has several openings that make it perfect to display air plants. Plus, I can hang it on the wall so it’s easier to see my air plants.
Congratulations! You just picked up a new potted plant that caught your eye and left you with no choice but to buy it. You check the plant’s tag it came with - you know the white one stuck in the soil with a picture of the plant on it and it tells you about the plant’s care requirements - and you see it requires well-draining soil. You wonder how exactly do you accomplish that; can’t you just buy a bag of “potting” soil, add to a planter, add the plant, and done? Well, kind of, but let’s see how there’s more to it than this and how we can make our own DIY potting soil for healthy, potted plants. It’s time to talk dirty.
Whap! Clap! “I got it!” That’s what I began hearing after introducing gnats into the office after I had brought some of my plants in from outdoors. Nobody wants gnats in their faces while they are working (or in general for that matter). I had introduced a tiny nuisance that was having a big impact. But what could I do about it?
On May 12, 2016, Brent Seamons, the founder of Peace of Nature, was featured on Boise's local news channel 7 KTVB's You Can Grow It segment with Jim Duthie. Brent was featured for growing succulents. Watch Brent and Jim talk succulents on, You Can Grow It: Growing succulents.