The One about Ariel & Witch Moon in Akasaka

Not far from Tokyo Midtown is a shop known as Ariel & Witch Moon. As the area is known for its healthy lifestyle stores, Ariel & Witch Moon is great for those looking for herbs, seasonal gifts and flowers but also those looking for house plants (many small enough to hold while riding the train). The place also holds courses as well, so for those who want to better their […]

The One about Taking Care of Your Plants and Vegetables

When it comes to taking care of plants or vegetables, there is so much more involved than your standard water and sunlight. Granted, while I got by with water (before California’s major drought) and sunlight, I learned so much more then about how to keep indoor, outdoor plants and vegetables healthy and have them thrive. What is important is to know about NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium), the three vital […]

The One about the English Ivy

As  I continue to incorporate indoor house plants, as it is nature’s best filter in the home. One of the plants I brought to the home is an English Ivy. In 1989, NASA conducted a Clean Air Study and created a list of the top indoor houseplants that remove toxic agents such as benzene, formaldehyde and tricholoroethylene from the air, and also helping neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome. […]

The One about Design Toscano Art Nouveau Poppy Princess Wall Pocket Planter Sculpture

As I have become familiar with Design Toscano products, with spring coming around, I have been interested in sculptures to put in our front garden and possibly another to be kept indoors. For those not familiar with Design Toscano, the company is a popular mail order company in America.  According to their profile, “Michael and Marilyn Stopka visited Paris and were awestruck by the Notre Dame Cathedral with its detailed […]

The One about Mari’s Rooftop Garden in Japan

While I was in Saitama, Japan to visit friends, I had the opportunity to see Mari’s rooftop garden. As a person who has had his own garden and would grow organic vegetables, seeing Mari’s rooftop garden made me want to restart this green venture for 2017. One thing that I noticed is her many aloe vera plants.  I am not entirely sure if aloe vera in Japan is any different […]

The One about the Dracaena Warneckii Lemon Lime Indoor House Plant

As I have begun to unclutter, I also want to start incorporating indoor house plants as it is nature’s best filter in the home. In 1989, NASA conducted a Clean Air Study and created a list of the top indoor houseplants that remove toxic agents such as benzene, formaldehyde and tricholoroethylene from the air, and also helping neutralize the effects of sick building syndrome. According to NASA, one should have […]