Category Archives: houseplant

Blooming Cactus

I have an enormous prickly pear cactus that lives in a corner of my office, where it’s mostly out of the way and less likely to injure me.  I’ve blogged about this cactus previously, in “I’ve got blisters on my cactus!” … Continue reading

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Moving the Morning Glory

When I moved the other flowers home from my office, I didn’t move the pot of morning glory vines because the bamboo pole they are climbing makes the entire assembly about five feet (1.5 m) tall.  Today, I decided to find … Continue reading

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Re-potting the Dwarf Pomegranates (Again)

Why would I re-pot these miniature trees again so soon?  Well, I moved them and the sweet William planters back home from my office this afternoon, and when I turned my back on them, the cart they were on rolled … Continue reading

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Morning Glory Vines Run Out of Headroom

I gave the morning glory vines that are growing in a pot in my office a bamboo pole to climb a few weeks ago.  There is about four feet (1.2 m) for them to climb, and two vines have already reached … Continue reading

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Shiso Flowers

Two years ago, I planted sweet William in my large window planter.  I transplanted some of the plants that grew, and left the big planter in the garden over the (2013-2014) winter. Most of the sweet William died that winter.  While the … Continue reading

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Morning Glory Flower

The pot of snapdragons that I moved to my office last fall haven’t been doing too well, partly because of the aphids.  During the summer, they were growing near some morning glory vines, so a lot of seeds fell into their pot. … Continue reading

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Sweet William Blooms

Two of the sweet William plants that I moved to my office last fall have started to bloom. One has reddish-purple flowers, the other has white flowers. They are the larger plants that were growing in the planter in the … Continue reading

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Aphids

My potted snapdragons started to produce new foliage after they bloomed last month, and aphids moved in to feed.  There may already have been aphids on these plants, or perhaps aphid eggs hatched after the plant was moved to a warm … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Flower

When I posted about the dwarf pomegranate trees a few weeks ago, I included a photo of a flower bud that one had produced.  The flower has now opened. The same little tree has two additional flower buds; one is visible in … Continue reading

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Dwarf Pomegranates and Snapdragons Are Growing

The dwarf pomegranate trees and the snapdragons that I moved to my office last month are starting to grow again.  The pomegranates had lost all their leaves as they became dormant; now new leaves have appeared. One dwarf pomegranate tree even … Continue reading

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