Desert Rose: Echeveria Varieties

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When I first got into gardening, I wasn’t too interested in succulents, since they all looked the same to me. Here in California, succulents come in a great variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. Since gardening here I have fallen in love with the desert rose of succulents, otherwise known as echeveria, and want to discuss echeveria varieties in this post.

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Growing Roses No Matter Where You Live

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Last Saturday I had the opportunity to go to a rose care class at one of the local Armstrong Garden Centers. These stores are only in California and are known for offering free one hour classes on certain Saturdays throughout the year. I took a bunch of notes during the class and today want to share with you what I learned about growing roses.

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Making Your Small Garden Look Bigger

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Happy Sunday! Here is my next collaborative post! I hope you find ideas on making your small garden look bigger below!

Gardens are fantastic. Anyone that’s ever lived in a flat or an apartment will know more than anyone how much you can miss having your own outdoor space. Your garden is your own little bit of nature. A place where you can relax and unwind, enjoy some vitamin D, exercise and dry your washing. Is there anything better than the fresh smell of sheets that have been left to dry outside?

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Making Your Small Garden Flourish

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Happy 2018 everyone! I’m so excited for the new year and some changes that come along with it! One of these changes is adding collaborative posts to my blog!

My very first collaborative post is about making your small garden flourish! If some of the wording sounds little different, its because this post comes from the UK.

Enjoy!

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My Most Popular Posts of 2017

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2017 is about to end and boy, what a year it has been! I’ve taught writing for 14 years, and earlier this year started my first blog. I would like to end 2017 by highlighting this new endeavor of mine by reflecting on my most popular posts of 2017.

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Christmas Trees in Southern California

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Despite the fact that Christmas is less than a week away, I’m sure there are many people scrambling to find a real tree for the big day. There are many types of Christmas trees to chose from, as seen from the countless lots I’ve driven by in the last month. Today I want to discuss the types of Christmas trees in Southern California.

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Holiday Blooms: Amaryllis Care

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At the beginning of the year, my best friend’s in-laws gave me an amaryllis bulb from their collection. This bulb grew into several huge beautiful flowers when my husband and I were away on a weekend trip, but we were able to enjoy those colorful blooms for a few weeks. I’ve been seeing a lot of bulbs being sold, so I thought this would be a good time to talk about amaryllis care.

When done right, it does not take much to care for amaryllis plants. It does take some patience since you have to wait for the bulb to bloom. What is an amaryllis anyway? Keep Reading!

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Poinsettia Plant Care for the Holidays

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I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. It’s a little cooler now, but the sun still shines and plants are still growing here in Southern California. A plant that I am now starting to see frequently is the poinsettia and today I would like to tell you all about poinsettia plant care.

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How I Made $80 My Seventh Month Blogging

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Today I want to share with you some things about my crazy journey blogging so far. Many bloggers, somewhere on their journey, decide to try to monetize their blog they worked so hard on. I want to tell you how I made $80 my seventh month blogging.

I’ve learned so much since I started this blogging journey. I have more tips you can read about in 6 Lessons from 6 Months of Blogging.

I have a confession to make. When I decided to try my hand at blogging, I learned by watching and reading tutorials on a site designed to blog for money. I learned later on that one of the big no-nos of blogging was to not blog to make money. Keep Reading!

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How to: Seashell Succulents Planter

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I love living by the ocean and the availability of beach décor all over the place. While roaming around Pinterest awhile ago I saw a picture of a beautiful seashell filled with succulents and had to make one! Today I want to tell you how you can make your very own seashell succulents planter.

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