Mealybugs feed by sucking sap from their host plants, weakening them. As they feed, they form the waxy coating over their bodies and secrete honeydew that attracts ants and can encourage sooty mold to form. Over time, the damage causes leaves to yellow and drop off, and will cause new growth to become stunted and deformed. Their population is only noticeable once it gets large enough, and grows exponentially from there; if left unchecked, mealy can eventually kill a plant. Read on for methods to eliminate this fuzzy menace from your plants!
Dolly (@tinymissdollyonwheels) is a plant mama and Tiny House Owner from Down Under who lives in her tiny house in the Macedon Ranges with a multitude of plants. Built on a 7.2m x 2.4m trailer, it is 4.3m tall, has 2 lofts, a spacious kitchen, a unique bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. Dolly hopes to inspire those who are starting in the same journey as well as demystify tiny house living. Read on to find out why she needed plants in her tiny house, tips for living small, and why she feels life in a tiny house is so rewarding!
The family that gardens together, grows together. Jennifer Merrett (@jenn.merrett) and her family worked together to install a beautiful rainbow succulent plant wall using 5 colors of Wally Eco planters in their backyard. We especially love this wall because of the meaning it holds for the Merrett family and the wonderful way it brings them together. Jennifer agreed to share the story behind their rainbow wall with us, and we hope it inspires you to garden with your own family!