This week’s featured vivarium orchid is Dendrobium bracteosum. From New Guinea, this is one of my favorite orchids for vivariums and I almost always include it in any vivarium I create. Under the right conditions, it seems to never go out of bloom, always being covered with beautiful, bright pink flowers with orange-yellow lips. The
Since we recently completed a nice cat porch, a.k.a. Catio, for a client in Palm Desert, I thought I might discuss the issue of toxic plants and animals. We created a beautiful garden in the catio that is not only interesting for the cat to explore, but lovely for the human owners to enjoy as
This is a cat porch, or catio, we created for a great couple in Palm Desert who rescue and adopt out hundreds of cats a year. This catio is for their own cat. It is of aluminum construction. It utilizes part of an existing patio off one of the bedrooms and the adjoining garden area.
This week’s featured animal is the buff Orpington chicken. If you were to take a survey among all people who keep chickens, this breed would be the number one favorite. There are many reasons for this. In my opinion, the buff Orpington is the ideal example of the perfect backyard flock chicken. It is a
We recently completed this beautiful cat porch for a couple in Palm Desert who rescue and adopt out hundreds of cats a year. This porch is for their personal cat, as an area where he can get fresh air, sunshine and physical activity and mental stimulation. It is built off of one of the bedrooms,