Category Archives: Other Plants

Great Tropical Plant Care Book

While this book does not talk about Hoyas per se, it does a fantastic job of helping people who never thought they had a green thumb to develop one. The book is called The New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family and it is written by Darryl Cheng. I read it cover to cover and although I have been taking care of plants for over 40 years I still learned a thing or two from it. Anyhow this book gets my highest recommendation, and it would make a great gift for anyone who has the tiniest inclination to want to grow houseplants.

Not a Hoya But ….

Here is the first large mounted Orchid that I have ever bloomed.  A good friend from San Diego sent it to me two years ago.  I literally have given this plant a shower for months on end to achieve this result.  I’m pretty happy with it.  Not a Hoya, but a lot of the principles of plant care are the same.  Also, nice to see something so fresh and tropical here in Vermont in February!

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