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Look What’s Growing In the Greenhouse Plus Maintenance On Plants

Tweet When it comes to keeping plants growing well I like to trim and cut a lot during the first month of growing to promote better bushier plants, plus more blooms.


About Nematanthus Goldfish Plant Propagation Cuttings

Tweet  About Nematanthus Goldfish Plant Propagation Cuttings Nematanthus – Goldfish plant The goldfish plant has to be in the category of one of my favorite plants. I have read there is over 30 species of the Nematanthus. I purchased  around 6 cuttings awhile back not knowing anything about this plant, but I love the uniqueness […]


Growing and Transplanting Indoors Kalanchoe Mother of Thousands Succulent Plantlet

Tweet Transplanting Kalanchoe plantlets . Unique succulents that from little plants along the edges of their leaves. They are also called Mother of a Thousands. Once you have this succulent you will have plenty of plantlets to regrow new plants every year.


Echeveria Blue Rose

Tweet Echeveria Blue Rose New  2011 to my greenhouse  will be this  beautiful  Echeveria Blue Rose succulent , looks perfect in this picture setting. Don’t you think? Stated to  be one of the most popular echeverias on the market today.  Featuring beautiful centered saucer like rosettes , and deep blue ovate leaves. Bloom time is  […]


Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg

Tweet    Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg What a  sweet succulent! Which means extra beautiful. Hoping to get some more photos soon, truly excited to have this added to my collection of succulents. When it comes to succulents color and textures,  this one really stands out. Giving us such beauty as it grows and matures. I don’t […]


Aloe haworthioides Miniature Aloe

Tweet Aloe haworthioides- Miniature Aloe This is no doubt a beautiful mini succulent that I have come to love growing. When I look for succulents  I look for unique patterns of textures and unusual forms of succulents. This one falls into those attributes. Miniature Aloe is very easy and slow growing , but produces offsets […]


New Plant Picks for Spring 2011 at Picket Fence Greenhouse and Gardens

Tweet Each new year brings on exciting and new beginnings in planning for the Spring growing season. Although I have planted a few herbs , lettuce and kale earlier, those were to keep my sanity in our winter months:) As planting outside is a few long months away, I will be planting soon indoors from […]


How to Grow Agave Desmettiana Variegata

Tweet Agave Desmettiana Variegata is a easy care outdoor or indoor houseplant depending on where you live. I was always in awe over the  Agave  Plant.  I’ve   seen the Agave in  books and magazine and honestly did not think I could grow them in our cold  climate, but I was wrong. So  2 years ago […]


Ledebouria socialis Scilla Leopard Lily

Tweet When I bought this Leopard Lily a few years ago it was stated to be a succulent , but honestly I don’t know that to be true. The leopard lily is drought tolerant, grows bulbs on the side of the parent bulbs and really is a ideal houseplant which propagation is very easy to […]


Planting A Succulent Container Combination

Tweet Planting this succulent combo was so much fun, so fun in fact  I hope to do several more. When I look at my collection of succulents as a whole I knew I needed to do some potting in combinations. I am basically running out of room , so placing several in pots will help […]


Manfreda Mangave Bloodspot

Tweet Photo courtesy of Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery Manfreda Bloodspot Take a look at this beautiful succulent , honestly this has to be one of the best colors combinations in the succulent world. This plant is relatively new , introduction in 2008. . Bloodspot forms a symmetrical clump of thick blue leaves peppered with […]


Dorotheanthus ‘Mezoo’ Aptenia Trailing Succulent

Tweet Doreanthus ‘Mezoo’ Trailing Red Succulent. A unique low-growing plant that can used either alone or in mixed containers. Very controlled growth habit, it will form small red flowers when grown under high light and warm temperatures. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance in the landscape. This is a unique plant that reminds me […]


SENECIO macroglossus ‘Variegatus’

Tweet SENECIO macroglossus ‘Variegatus’ Variegated Jade Vine, Turtle Ivy, Natal Ivy This variety of Senecio has thick glossy leaves, twisting and climbing vines that can readh 8’ feet or more provided it is living in it’s native land.  This Kenya native looks very similar to English Ivy, but it has a much more rubbery feel […]


SEDUM makinoi ‘Ogon’

Tweet SEDUM makinoi ‘Ogon’ Japanese Golden Woodland Sedum This wonderful semi-deciduous (the pessimistic version of semi-evergreen) groundcover to 18″ wide in 2 years, hails from the southern Japan provinces of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku where it can be found in moist, shady, rocky areas…not your typical sedum habitat. Ogon sedum is a great choice  and one […]


SEDUM lineare ‘Variegatum’

Tweet SEDUM lineare ‘Variegatum’ Narrow, succulent, silvery-gray foliage with creamy-white edge. Excellent selection for troughs or trailing in containers. Each 1′ long stem is adorned with 1″ long, narrow leaves, green with contrasting white edges.  this sedum  rarely if ever produces flowers, which would be in short panicles of yellow. When grown in shade the growth […]


PORTULACARIA afra ‘Variegata’

Tweet PORTULACARIA afra ‘Variegata’ Jade Plant Variegated Elephant Bush,  Miniature Jade  Almost foolproof and beautiful,  indoor bonsai. Easily trained, succulent shrub can be kept happy for years in a sunny window.  Sprawling,  very slow growing succulent with attractive reddish-brown stems and a variegated cream and green ¾ inch leaves. A very easy to grow succulent […]