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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Month: January 2011

Elephant Ear Bloom

The smell is hard to describe. It’s somewhere between a Lilac flower and brand-new plastic.

Begonia Bloom

I’ve never had much luck with Begonias, so I consider this bloom as glorious as any orchid.

Up Up Up

I actually feel a little bad for the brave runner that just found out there’s no sun to be found up there.

Word of the Day: Cotyledon

Think of them as linebackers, clearing a path for the plant that follows.

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.

My Garden Blog Heroes

Saying thanks to the garden bloggers that inspired me to start this site.

The Story of My Monstera Deliciosa

I have a terrible admission to make: The Monstera I’ve been taking care of for over 15 years isn’t really mine.

Turn a Bird Feeder into a Planter

I was bummed out until I realized I could restring the leather strap to make it hang with the hole facing up.

Let Your Amaryllis Seed

I’ve grown Amaryllis flowers for years, but it never occurred to me to let them go to seed.

They Grow Up So Fast

I love seeing the differences that just six months of growth can bring.


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