- Feb 18, 2018
A Pilea by any other name ...
No, I am not speaking of Pilea peperomiodes, although it seems to have become a hot topic with houseplant collectors in the U.S. and abroad. (We'll get back to it in a future post.) I speak of Pilea glauca, or is that Pilea 'Aquamarine' ... Silver Sparkles, anyone? Grey Artillery Plant? I love this little plant, no matter what we choose to call it. It has a delicate, faerie-like quality - a small deep red delicately trailing vine covered with tiny round silvery blue-green lea
- Feb 15, 2018
Who is Hortensia Greene?
She walks up the drive, weaving her way through pallets of seedlings, plant starts, potted trees and shrubs, slowing as she passes the greenhouse so that she can peek inside to view the plant wonders. She sighs with pleasure at the variety of plants in the greenhouse - orchids, banana trees, fig trees, and various unusually shaped planters, with a delightful variety of plant life spilling forth from them. She turns away from the greenhouse door, to pass by perennial beds to h