Caterpillars, Butterflies, + Gardening

Who doesn’t love Butterflies? I asked this question on our Instagram page & I was surprised to hear that there are people who really don’t like caterpillars or butterflies. If you are one of them, then you may want to skip over this blog post. My family really loves butterflies. We sort of stumbled intoContinue reading “Caterpillars, Butterflies, + Gardening”

Why does echinacea (coneflower) often revert back to the color purple?

Over time, I have purchased many stylish (& often more costly) colors of echinacea & it almost always reverts back to the color purple. This has led me to the burning question, “Why does echinacea (coneflower) often revert back to the color purple after a couple of seasons?” I decided to try to find someContinue reading “Why does echinacea (coneflower) often revert back to the color purple?”

Seed Organization + Chart

Hello! In my last blog post, I talked about what supplies you need to start seeds. This post is going to focus on organizing those seeds. If you only have a couple of packets, you probably don’t need to fret. If you have piles of seeds like Emily and I do, some organization will helpContinue reading “Seed Organization + Chart”

What Supplies Do You Need to Start Seeds?

Recently, we received a message from someone who has been following our Instagram feed who told us that she would like to try starting her own seeds this year and wanted to know what she needs to get started. Emily and I figured that a lot of people are probably in the same boat. Below,Continue reading “What Supplies Do You Need to Start Seeds?”

A Little More about Water Propagations!

After my blog post about propagating in water yesterday, Emily made a short video to show off the growth on her current propagations in her Ikea greenhouse cabinet. **After we rewatched the video, we realized that she said the new leaves would grow on the nodes. She misspoke. The new roots will grow on theContinue reading “A Little More about Water Propagations!”

Growing New Plants through Water Propagation

Did you know that you can break off a piece of a plant and use the broken off piece to grow a new plant? Furthermore, it’s fairly easy to do! A few months ago, Emily cut off a few pieces from her Neon Pothos and Marble Pothos to share with me. She took the piecesContinue reading “Growing New Plants through Water Propagation”

My Brother’s Cacti Collection

For years, I teased my brother (Ben) about his houseplant addiction. After getting a few houseplants, I seem to have caught the bug! Sorry for harassing you, Ben! Ben has an amazing #cacti collection. He started collecting several years ago, before the houseplant trend and got to up to over 300 plants. His cacti are currently housedContinue reading “My Brother’s Cacti Collection”

Pilea peperomioide

Pilea peperomioide aka Chinese money plant, UFO plant, or “the plant that makes babies to share” according to Laura’s kiddos. One of the easiest starter plants for any beginner plant lover (or anyone who just needs green). Keep in a bright spot, well draining soil (add perlite to potting soil), water once a week onlyContinue reading “Pilea peperomioide”

Q + A with Laura and Emily

How did you get interested in plants? Laura: My mom loves perennials and has always had a giant perennial garden. As a kid, she would often have me help her in the garden and allowed me to cut my own flowers for bedroom bouquets. I come from a large family and a couple of myContinue reading “Q + A with Laura and Emily”

Hi! Thanks for Visiting Trowels + Dirt!

Emily is an ad-exec by day and a dog and plant mom by night (although, since she started working from home, she probably gazes at her dog and plants all day long). Emily loves her German Shepherd, Jovie (aka JoJo). Laura is a mom to 4 year-old twins, Frankie and Emma, and a 6 year-oldContinue reading “Hi! Thanks for Visiting Trowels + Dirt!”