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Category: Projects

Ideas for fun plant projects.

My New Two-Tier Low-Water Triangle Planter

The Sea Squill grows in sand and crevices in beachy areas. When I bought it, the salesman said, “plant it, water it, and then never water it again.’ Sounds like the perfect crown jewel to my new two-tier low-water triangle extravaganza.

The Continuing Phalaenopsis Impregnation Saga

After a week or so, there was a fine orange dust at the bottom of the paper cone. In that teaspoon of dust were hundreds of thousands of seeds.

Hot and Wet for Betty’s Berries

Trying my hand at growing one of nature’s most unusual plants, the Titan Arum.

If Loving Arum is Wrong, I Don’t Want to be Right

How to harvest, prepare, and plant Arum seeds, even though you shouldn’t.

I Think I Impregnated My Phalaenopsis

All orchid sex is a ménage à trois that involves strap-ons.

Baby Green Dragons

After over a month with no action, I was starting to doubt their viability. Then last week, seedlings!

Make a Fittonia Bubble

Fittonia is a great plant for a small container because it’s got fascinatingly intricate leaves, it likes humidity, and it’s a slow grower.

All Hail the Queen

By mounting the plant on wood with moss, I’m mimicking her natural environment.

Make a Lithops Planter

Lithops are South African plants that evolved to look like stones in order to avoid getting eaten by hungry herbivores.

Apple Trees Planted

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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