This was an amazing month! We hit a record with 50 members and rolled out the Collector's Edition, where members could subscribe to a package that included a rare plant. It took myself and McDonald two whole days to pack the boxes in our garage and with the rain pouring outside it wasn't easy. But … Continue reading Plant Club: July 2020
One of the premises of Plant Club is that you don't know what you're getting and it's supposed to be a happy surprise when you open your package. That build up of excitement and anticipation can all be lost in this day in age as people receiving their packages at varying times post to social … Continue reading Plant Club: Keeping a secret during the time of Social Media.
The downside (yes there is a downside) to having plants, is that they often don't stay the picture perfect plants that they were when we got them. The upside (because silver linings) is that there is always something new to learn. Enter the Plant Club advisory team. I reached out to three very passionate plant … Continue reading Plant Club: Meet the Advisors
One thing I wanted to achieve when I started Plant Club, was to build a strong sense of community between and for plant lovers. Yes, so far Plant Club has been able to achieve this in the shared experience of the opening of a surprise plant package each month. But I've been thinking that it … Continue reading Plant Club: Building our Community
If you know me, you know that I hold the South African plant community dear to my heart. I really learnt about the power of community when I joined Instagram in 2016 with my plant handle, @saffronsgarden. And at first, I connected with loads of international people, and I was super jealous of what amazing … Continue reading #FollowFriday: Indoor Plants
The Plant: Calathea zebrina Man oh man this was one exciting month! I heard from a grower that a new batch of Calathea zebrina had come in and I immediately knew that this had to be the plant for June's plant club! I absolutely love Calathea, and I even did a video of a … Continue reading Plant Club: June 2020
So, some very exciting news! Due to popular demand, Saffron's Garden Plant Club has gone national! What this basically means is that now anyone, regardless of where they're based, can sign up to be part of the Plant Club. I've also tried to keep the prices as low as possible, which in itself is difficult. … Continue reading Plant Club: Going National!
Ok, so if you saw my Instagram story today, you saw a very cringe worthy video of me freaking the flip out about ... a flower. BUT NOT JUST ANY FLOWER. A Calethea orbifolia flower! To be honest I didn't know they could flower (well any comment sense should have told me DUH) but even … Continue reading Orbifolia did WHAT?
A while back when I met up with some online plant friends for the first time, the question got asked, 'What's your poison, are you into Succulents, Philodendrons...?' and honestly I was stumped. My answer was a questionable 'I'm into all plants?'. Well, some time has passed, and I can tell you that yes, although … Continue reading Mad about Monsters
If you look on the 'gram, most plant influencers have an amazing number of healthy-looking plants and very seldom will you see any sick plants around. But believe you me, they do exist. Most plant experts I talk to have a sick bay for all their plants. It's very important you keep these 'sick' plants … Continue reading Where do all the sick plants go?