Orchid Growing Tips

By | November 15th, 2016|House Plants, Orchids, Soil, Composting & Fertilizer, Water|

Orchids are one of my favorite plants to grow and if I could get away with it I would spend all day in the orchid greenhouse. I have grown orchids for over 10 years and today I wanted to share a few tips with you and teach you how NOT to kill your orchid plant.

  • Most orchids grown commercially these days are grown in sphagnum moss rather than a bark based material. This is because sphagnum moss is the only thing that overseas growers are able to import into the US. I have killed numerous orchids by leaving them in sphagnum moss. Sphagnum moss holds so much moisture that you […]

To Plant or Not To Plant? That Is the Question.

By | November 15th, 2016|Fall, Soil, Composting & Fertilizer, Trees & Plants, Water, Yard|

With the arrival of fall, and finally some cooler weather in the Central Texas area, I have had the itch to get out in the yard. The question is, “where do you start?” A great place to start is with planting trees.  Although they are a big investment, the return you get from them is priceless. Not only do they provide shade, habitat for animals, wind breaks, and oxygen for us to breathe they also increase the value of your home. Right now is the best time of the year to plant woody shrubs, trees, and even perennials. The idea is to get them in the ground while the moderately […]