adventures in avocado propagation VI

July 17th, 2018 —-> August 2nd, 2018 Since the beginning of the year I’ve been trying my hand to grow avocado pits. It’s been an extremely slow process. My patience has definitely paid off though, especially in the last few months. At first, the only progress I could see was cracked pits and the tiniest

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5 fave plants + candles!

Special thanks to Chesapeake Bay Candle for sponsoring this post. It’s August. Still the dead of summer, of course, but around this time of the year my brain is already ready to skip on to the next season. Instead of ‘spring cleaning’, I’m more interested in tidying up my house now. It just makes more

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adventures in avocado propagation V

June 19th, 2018 It’s been a little while since my last avocado propagation update and a lot has changed. Back on June 2nd, the pit shown above had fallen from the windowsill where I had it and split in two. I briefly considered throwing it away opted to put both pieces back in the container

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adventures in avocado propagation IV

May 21st, 2018 Look how wild that one is getting! I’m a little grossed out by how… meaty(??), for lack of a better word, it is on the inside. At this time it seems to be the only one growing all that extra stuff. May 26th, 2018 Look at all that growth! I’m super impressed

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plant pressing tips

Around eight years ago I became interested in pressing plants. My love for the hobby has a sort of natural ebb and flow that’s fairly dependant on the season. Winter, obviously, isn’t a great time to find specimens. As soon as spring comes around each year I fall right back into old habits. Picking and

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adventures in avocado propagation III

I’m back with another avocado pit update today! Since the beginning of 2018 I’ve been experimenting with growing avocado pits. This whole process is less about growing a tree, and more about watching something grow. Growing things is so rewarding and with avocado pits it’s super easy – just add toothpicks, place in water and

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adventures in avocado propagation – an update

Since the beginning of this year I’ve been patiently experimenting with growing avocado pits. It’s an extremely slow going adventure but one I’ve become completely enthralled with. I check on my pits multiple times a day (seriously, I can’t help it) and celebrate even the smallest bit of growth and change. It’s been since mid-March

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