I’m not an “expert” gardener, but I do have a bit of a green thumb. I’ve taken my turn at growing several different plants around the house, even managing to harvest a few sweet peppers I grew from grocery store produce seeds. I enjoy getting my hands in the soil. I started this site as a passion project, to learn more about web design, and to document my own successes and failures as a hobbyist gardener. I’m naturally analytical and research-minded, so when something is particularly interesting to me I tend to learn as much as I can about it, and when something is going wrong I do my best to get to the bottom of the problem. I hope the things I share here will help you keep your own little fat plants happy and healthy, or at least bring a smile to your day.

My love for succulents and cacti started in the summer of 2016 when I gave up my attempts at bonsai due to the lack of enough direct sunlight in my apartment—I live in a cave—I was gifted a Joseph’s Coat cactus and its survival sparked a newfound love of small desert-dwelling plants.