Unusual, Strange or Rare plants

Ruby The Rubber Plant

Ruby The Rubber Plant

I have come across a lot of rubber plants aka Ficus elastica in garden stores but never really fell in love with them to buy one. I liked how they looked but I was waiting for the “One”. Luckily enough I found it in Ruby, as in Ficus elastica ‘Ruby Red’. The moment I saw it, I had to have it. I haven’t seen this variegated type anywhere else so far in my city. Continue Reading…

There’s Fungus Among Us

There’s Fungus Among Us

I thought I would switch things up a bit and visit a kingdom other than plants although not so different. It’s Fungi!! To introduce us to this world is Ariel Root and I’m excited and grateful that she was able to share her passion here with us today. Continue Reading…

The Sensitive One

The Sensitive One

The moment I spotted this plant at the garden store, it took me back to when I was a child. We had these plants…more like weeds everywhere. We certainly didn’t keep them as houseplants. I remember we would go around touching the leaves, fascinated by how fast the leaves closed at the touch of our fingertips.  Continue Reading…

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