Shaleena Quinlan

Shaleena comes from a long line of Midwestern farmers who have a knack for working fields and cultivating gardens.  One of her favorite memories is helping her grandma with her backyard garden.  That's how she learned how to plow the soil, sow the seeds, and tend each type of plant.  She was also privileged to learn some gardening techniques while living in the tropical islands of Papua New Guinea.  No matter where she's lived, she has always found pleasure in work with her hands to grow beautiful plants and tasty produce.

Senecio Vitalis (Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks): Care and Growth Guide

If your lawn and garden need something dainty, lovely to look at, and easy to grow, look no further than Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks. This succulent will fill your yard with green and luscious stems in no time at all. How to Identify Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks This succulent can be a little tricky to identify simply because it …

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Disocactus Anguliger (Fishbone Cactus): How To Propagate and Grow

Fishbone Cactus is not your average cactus. This is a jungle cactus related to orchids and it loves humidity. While it may be slightly different from other cacti and succulents, it is actually a very easy-going plant that beginner gardeners will love practicing their gardening skills on. How to Identify Fishbone Cactus Identifying a Fishbone …

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Echeveria Lilacina (Ghost Echeveria): Easy Tips To Grow and Care 101

Echeveria is a type of succulent that is very popular and easy to grow. When it comes to beauty and uncomplicated care, Echeveria plants are not going to disappoint, and this is especially true of Lilac or Ghost Echeveria. If you want a bold-looking plant for a garden plot or a decorative container, but don’t …

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Sedum Rubrotinctum (Jelly Bean Plant): How To Care For It Best

This type of succulent is a relative newcomer to the biological world; it was only in 1948 that it was officially determined that it is a distinct species. Despite its long-delayed identification, it has quickened its pace into the hearts of succulent gardeners and is now in a place of fondness and wonderment in their …

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Ceropegia Woodii (String of Hearts): Care, Growth and Propagation Guide

This is a delicate evergreen trailing succulent vine that is alluring in its beauty and its uncomplicated nature. It is also known as Hearts Entangled, Chain of Hearts, Rosary Vine, and Sweetheart Vine. How to Identify String of Hearts This plant is easy to identify from its long trailing stems that grow heart-shaped leaves that …

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Myrtillocactus Geometrizans (Blueberry Cactus): How To Grow It Best At Home

This is the quintessential cactus. When you think of popular western films or the nineteenth-century Santa Fe Trail wagon trains, you probably picture this type of cactus lingering in the background. But this cactus is not just about by-gone days and nostalgic pop culture, it is also a wonderful plant to keep at home or …

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Pachyphytum Oviferum (Moonstone Succulent): Easy Tips For Plant Care

Here is another type of succulent that is hassle-free and beginner-friendly. Its dainty features combined with its prettily colored pastel leaves make this succulent a head-turner. How to Identify Moonstone Succulent This succulent is best identified by its small egg-shaped leaves that grow in loose clusters. It also features a tiny size (no more than …

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