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Why plant swaps are amazing

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If you have read about my move to California with plants last year, you know all about my adventures driving a moving truck across the country with with my husband and all of our belongings including a lot of plants. What I didn’t mention then is that days before the move across the country, I went to a plant swap in New York. It felt a little irresponsible at the time with so much packing to do before the big move and not sure whether the plants would survive, but I’m so glad I attended that plant swap. Everything got...

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Plant swap: more than free plants

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I’m so excited about yet another plant swap coming up! Since I seem to have become a plant swap junkie and post a lot about it on Instagram, I get a lot of questions about plant swaps. I thought I would share some of my experiences with people who may be wondering how these events work and what to expect. Every time I attend a plant swap, I see a few first timers looking around trying to figure out what to do, and I always show them how easy and fun it is. Some plant swaps are more structured, but...

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Moving Houseplants to California

Posted by Ana Carlson on

  Getting ready to hit the road! If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, you know about my move from New York City to LA last year. If you’re not, go follow @sillappeal! Anyway, I finally got a chance to write about how I did it. Driving across the country had been a dream for a long time, and the move just seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it happen. It also made it possible to move all our plants ourselves, which brought another set of challenges. Even though it wasn't easy, I think that with...

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