Author Archives: Andrew

About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.

So it’s been about a year…

Hi. You may have noticed it’s been about a year since I last posted. Another year has come and gone at work, and in the garden, and with all the house plants. And things are, generally speaking, going well with … Continue reading

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It’s starting…

Lets just get the Christmas season off with a bang. First real container of the season. Meant to showcase some different ways to use materials for something we’re putting on for our landscapers next week. It’s also actually pretty light … Continue reading

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Aloe I.D.?

Considering this plant. It is awesome but also expensive. 6″ pot, dwarf and clump forming are both things I like in my Aloes and this one adds some very nice colour. Also, anyone know what it might be?

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New plant (sort of)

Pineapple This pineapple was destined to be sold as a cut flower and eventually tossed, a fate I’ve hopefully saved it from (it may end up not being used as a cut flower and tossed anyway if it doesn’t work). … Continue reading

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Proteaceae for the holidays

I got the opportunity today to buy some things direct from one of our suppliers/floral importers with no further retail mark up. Well, it’s a little ways away from Christmas (or even winter for that matter) but these things are … Continue reading

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Sweet Bromeliad, bro.

But do I need it? And what is it, exactly?

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Rose and Fern Pictures

I took these two pictures for Bloom Day and Foliage Followup but didn’t end up doing a post for either. There were other pictures too but these were the best for each day. NOID Red Rose. I really really wish … Continue reading

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Episcia ‘Karlyn’ flower and a bonus Streptocarpella picture

Episcia ‘Karlyn’ This one flowered for me for the first time the other day, really like the colour, it’s a nice change from the usual orange-red on these things. Love the leaves too, definitely a keeper. It’s not the greatest … Continue reading

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Aechmea fasciata – Pretty picture, rambling post

Aechmea fasciata Last summer I got a written of Aechmea fasciata which had completely finished blooming. There were three good sized pups coming up and I figured I might as well give it a try. End of the summer bringing … Continue reading

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New Plant: Lithops

Lithops No idea on species or cultivar but happy to have found some white flowering ones. This pot is only sort of temporary for this picture, I’ve got one about the same depth but wider for them, just waiting on … Continue reading

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