Putting the Enjoyment Back Into Plant Care
Oh So Garden is a plant blog with a difference – less perfectionism, strict rules, and fluff, more enjoyment, realistic expectations, and science.
It’s not just a blog for plant lovers.
It’s a community of people who are fascinated by the greenery around them and want to discover what truly makes their plant happy.
We strive to change the way you think about caring for plants. We don’t just want to show you pictures of pretty blooms and rare, coveted finds but instead invite you into their lives, and show you their natural way of thriving.
That means turning inevitable care problems into opportunities for growth, not talking points of failure.
That means diving deep into a plant’s history and natural habitat to truly understand why a plant craves what it does for nourishment.
That means finding a newfound appreciation for trial and error, rather than following a strict set of non-negotiable rules for every single species of plant you own.
Science has taught us that perfection is a precursor to stress, but growing plants shouldn’t be stressful. There’s nothing more peaceful than caring for and enjoying the fruits of nature.
Listen to mother nature and she will tell all.
At Oh So Garden, we’re planting a new way of thinking about gardening and how to care for your plants – caring for them as if they were beloved members of your family. Yes, really. But that doesn’t mean constant panic and worry. Quite the opposite.
Instead, it’s about recognizing that no two plants are alike.
It’s about making informed decisions for your plant through the power of observation, not guesswork.
It’s about arming you with knowledge to help your plants last a lifetime, not just a few growth cycles.
It’s about appreciating plants for what they are and not striving for unattainable perfection (I’m looking at you, variegated reverters!). We’re here to help you do all that and more.
Less stress, more enjoyment. Because who needs more stress in their life?
Meet Charlotte – Founder & Author
Hi! I’m Charlotte, the voice you’ve been reading the entire time. I’m an RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Horticulturist with 5 years of hands-on experience in the field, and founder of Oh So Garden.
Armed with a background in plant science, botany, and conservation (BSc Hons), I decided to dig deep into the fascinating world of plant care and tackle an age-old problem: anxious plant parenting.
The stage when you’ve got a new plant but don’t know what to do with it and are too scared to trust the bombardment of misinformation on the internet.
Too many people are caught between the desire and wish to care for plants, but not truly knowing how to care for them.
Many guides describe plants as either easy, carefree, set and forgets, or as finicky little divas who hate everything including you, the owner.
But, the truth is any plant is easy to look after if you mimic its natural habitat. It just takes a little patience and understanding.
That’s why at Oh So Garden, I strive to make each guide and article as actionable as possible.
My Professional Memberships
To keep up with industry knowledge, I’m also a member of the following professional associations;
- Botanical Society of Britain and Northern Ireland
- Botanical Society of America
- Advocacy Member for The Center for Plant Conservation
- Accredited Botanic Gardens Conservation International Member
These memberships are renewed annually.
Press Features & Awards
For my work, I’ve been awarded a Yale Young Global Scholar Award and have been featured as a garden and houseplant expert by major news outlets and national publications such as Homes and Gardens, Gardeningetc, BHG, Best Life Online, Today. com, Real Homes and Country Living.
Here’s a sample of my press features:
- Mosquito Repellent Plants – Homes and Gardens
- ‘Unkillable Houseplants’ – Real Homes
- Plants Inviting Pests Into the Home – Best Life
- Choosing the Right Plants for Small Backyard Space – Homes and Gardens
- Plants that Keep Bugs Away – The Skimm
Want to get in touch? You can find me on LinkedIn, and contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Note on My Editorial Policy
I only ever publish original and quality writing. Articles are also only written by myself. Many sites tend to respin what they find on other sites, which unfortunately results in masses of copycat content with no real expertise.
Let’s be real, you didn’t click on an article just to read the same thing or drown in misinformation.
Every blog post and article goes through a rigorous round of editing before being published. Where appropriate, I comb through many scientific studies, research papers, and peer-reviewed articles to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate information.
Opinion pieces and personal reviews will be labeled as such. No cookie-cutter approach here.