DIY – Propagating Succulents from Leaves

I’ve fallen in love with succulents. At first I was just experimenting with  taking care of them. Because they can actually suffer damage quickly from being overwatered, I learned how to get the water levels down pat before I got started propagating them. In the first round, I cut little branches off of them and let them sprout in a shot glass. However, later on I discovered a great technique: propagating from leaves! [Read more…]

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Green Gifts! Urban Jungle Bloggers in May!

This month’s UrbanJungleBloggers topic? Green gifts! Between the two of us we share a lot of gifts. If one of our babies grows a bit wild and we can separate them into separate pots, the first thing we do is gift one to the other! [Read more…]

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#UJB March: Photographic Easter Egg Hunt

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#UJB February: Love Is in the Air

This past month has been a big one in terms of plants for me. And when I say big I mean that quite literally. I’ve welcomed a formidable Monstera to the flock, and finally mounted my staghorn to the wall, thanks in large part to this tutorial. The bromeliad babe is also not too small to begin with, but one does hope he will grow to be even bigger :)…like in the movies! As I look around my place and take in the growing green family, I smile and think some day my dreams of creating an indoor jumanji will finally be realized! [Read more…]

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#UJB: hanging plants in my studio

 

This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic was hanging plants. Two things came to mind about this — 80s era macrame, and kokedama. Most of the furniture in my apartment is from the 50s and 60s. I don’t want my place to turn into a retro museum, so I pepper it with pieces from other eras as well. My grandmother’s Venetian mirror found a place within its walls, just as many works by contemporary Hungarian creatives. So I decided to shelf the macrame idea for now, and decorate the place with Kokedama instead. These moss balls have been on my mind for half a year now already! [Read more…]

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