Georgia O’Keeffe: houseplant advice

"A Rock Collection." By Myron Wood. © Pikes Peak Library District. All rights reserved.

“A Rock Collection.” By Myron Wood. © Pikes Peak Library District. All rights reserved.

Alongside the very elegant rocks at O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu home, she cared for a collection of container plants, including geraniums and a huge jade plant that she had nurtured from a six-inch pot, providing her with “something green.” In case you have insects on your houseplants, O’Keeffe advised: “Puff cigarette smoke on them.”

 

 

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