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In case you ever wondered what blooming oregano looks like, here ya go:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, oregano blooming

By the way, this particular oregano plant never died back over the winter. Despite the snowstorms. Despite the freezing temps. It stayed green all winter long. Amazing! Some herbs are hardier than people give them credit for being.

Also, spaghetti sauce with fresh oregano is the best!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Larkspur flower

…certain plants in the garden, you should know their reproductive habits. Take Sage for example. Before you plant, you should find out how much Sage throws itself around the yard.

When I moved into this house, there was one Sage plant that a previous resident had planted. Since then, that one plant has multiplied. Quite a bit. Now that it is blooming, it’s easy to spot the babies.

Look at how many there are!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage is prolific

Here’s a Sage:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage is prolific

There’s a Sage:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage is prolific

Everywhere a Sage, Sage:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage is prolific

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage is prolific

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage is prolific

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage is prolific

I voted to pull them, my landlady voted to keep them. And so, this is one large family of Sage.

I guess I should be grateful it’s not Chamisa.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Sage galore

Do you have plants in your garden that are as prolific as my Sage? If you feel like sharing your experiences, please do so in the comments section.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be taking a break from the blog as I’m going to be traveling. I’ve taken some random photos around Albuquerque and I’ve scheduled to post one per day while I’m gone. Another blogcation. Feel free to comment on the photos – I’ll still be connected while I’m away from the Duke City. I’ll catch you on the flipside!

The difference is that this one is slated to be hung on a wall instead of sitting on a shelf:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, new succulent bowl

The reason I put it together was in response to a request from Albuquerque the Magazine to write an article on how to create a vertical garden in five easy steps. So I wrote the article, then realized I’d actually have to make something so the photographer could shoot it. I wanted to make a spectacular vertical garden, maybe in an old rustic picture frame or something elaborate, but they had a tight deadline so I ended up with succulents in a basket. Meh. What can ya do?

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s beautiful. And I’m looking forward to seeing it hanging on my wall. But that’ll be a few weeks from now, as the cuttings need to root out and take hold. So for now, it’s yet another succulent bowl in my casa.

Am I the only one who loves to make new succulent bowls from existing houseplants? Here’s one I planted a few weeks ago:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, newish succulent bowl

Pretty, huh? They may not be that thrilled to be crammed in together, but I’m glad to make the move from five plant containers to one container. Feels exactly like decluttering.

I’m not going to have time to do the Experts Panel today, so in the meantime, here’s a photo of some pretty flowers:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Mexican Evening Primrose

So cute!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

I pretty much feel like I celebrate Earth Day every day – it’s inherent in my love of Nature – but I don’t mind the extra ceremony a day like today brings.

And lookee – a pretty purple Iris!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, pretty purple Iris

I can’t believe this plant – it’s been blooming pretty much nonstop for six months now!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Schlumbergera Love

Every time I think it’s finally done, I find more buds forming. It’s crazy.

Because they look like this:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Firecracker Penstemon


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About Me

Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

I can beautify your home, office, or patio with plants and flowers. I have 13 years of experience growing plants, and friendships.

Please let me know if you have questions or if you would like help with your plants or garden. You can reach me at lizatheplantlady (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter, Lizawheeler7.

All photos are mine unless otherwise noted. All content is also entirely my hard work. If you'd like to use any content or photos, all you have to do is ask. If you take without asking, you are a thief. And thieves suck. So don't suck. We have a deal? Good.