How To Keep Your House Plants Alive & Thriving Using Al’s 5-1-1 Mix // Boise Senior & Boudoir Photographer Makayla Madden Photography

  1. christina graham says:

    please never take this down

  2. Connie Kisor says:

    Loved reading your Sid story. I have been the owner of my daughter’s FLF for a couple of years now. Connie Kisor

  3. Amy says:

    Hello! This is SO useful. Thank you so much! I’m hoping to do this too with my fiddle leaf, but I live in a small NYC apartment and don’t have enough space for extra soil. Did you find that you used all 56 quarts of the soil? How much did you actually use?

    • Makayla Madden says:

      Hi Amy!

      For just this one plant, 56 quarts was way too much! I am so bad at converting quarts to gallons but this was a 4 or 5 gallon pot he was in?

  4. Liz says:

    I have been on the internet ALL day trying to find the best information for bringing my lemon tree home and ensuring that I care for it properly. This post was literally a life saver and was more informational and helpful than anything else I could find. I especially loved the updates on SID and the photos of how well he is doing. Thank you soo much for taking the time to write this:)

    • Makayla Madden says:

      Liz! This makes me so happy to hear! We are now in year 4 since taking Sid home and he is getting almost TOO big for our current place- how is your little lemon tree doing??

  5. Andrea Stapp says:

    What a great plant article! I came across it looking for solutions to combat fungus gnats. I have turned into a plant lady since we moved into our new house 2 years ago. I am overwintering my coleus cuttings from last summer and have acquired a dozen or so houseplants. I also am starting veggies/more coleus seeds. I haven’t bought any new plants so more than likely the dreaded gnats came from potting soil I purchased. I am so happy you had success with this potting mix. If we weren’t in the midst of temperatures in the teens and soon to be single digits, I would be out and about hunting down ingredients today! Maybe I’ll just order online…anyway thanks for a great article and I love your t-shirt! Happy house-planting!

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