All posts tagged: plants

My Favorite Pet-Friendly House Plants

I guess once I hit my 30s I decided to lean fully into my dream of becoming a plant lady. I’m well on my way now. So far I’ve only had two plant casualties (RIP), but I’m learning as I go. One of the hardest things about plant lady life is finding easy to care for, gorgeous plants that are also pet safe. Winnie loves to chomp on my green babes, so it’s definitely never safe for me to buy something potentially dangerous and just hope she will know enough to steer clear of it. It takes a little bit of research before going to a nursery or any plant shop, but I also think it’s much easier to shop when you know exactly what you’re looking for anyway. I like to keep a little pet-safe list on my phone. Some nurseries do have pet-safe sections, or some kind of indication that certain plants are OK for our fur friends. A few of my favorite Winnie-proof houseplants are: Spider Plants, non-toxic for pets (though it …

I’m Growing an Avocado Tree

I’m a millennial, so of course I love me some avocado. On toast, on eggs, on burgers, on salads, all by itself. I have a problem. Back in May, quarantine boredom struck me (as it does) and I decided to try propagating an avocado pit. It’s progress has been so fun to watch these last few months. It’s growing so fast! I started by cleaning and removing the skin from the pit. Next, I located the top end and the bottom end. The top end will be pointy and will sprout from there. The bottom end will be flat and will root from there. Next I put four toothpicks into the seed (don’t pierce the line on the seed) to anchor it while it grows. Be careful not to break the seed! I then transferred my new pal to a cup, submerging the bottom half of the pit in water. I changed the water every few days, and gave the plant a nice sunny spot on my window sill. Slowly but surely roots began to …

What Happened When I Ordered Plants Online

For years I’ve daydreamed about becoming a plant lady, but I always thought I was just never destined to have a green thumb. I’ve killed numerous plants over the years, even a bamboo plants which I was certain was indestructible. How sad? The summer after we bought our home I decided to finally give gardening a try. I was shocked that my garden did so well last year, save for my strawberry plant – but it’s thriving this year! Every day I checked on my sweet little green babies outside, and once I realized that I could actual care for greenery, I decided to give house plants another try. Unfortunately, with the shutdowns I wasn’t able to get out and buy the house plants I so badly wanted. Instead I decided to shop online. I shopped around and considered using a monthly plant service, but the prices were a bit steep and there weren’t a lot of pet-friendly options. I ended up buying three plants to start with from Lowes. The brand I used was …