Mike Edmisten
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A freelance writer in Cincinnati, OH, Mike is passionate about the natural world. He, his wife, and their two sons love the outdoors, especially camping and exploring US National Parks. A former pastor, he also writes faith-based content to encourage and inspire. And, for reasons inexplicable, Mike allows Cincinnati sports teams to break his heart every year.


5 Types Of Blue Succulents Picture

Many succulents seem to almost thrive on neglect. Because they require such minimal care, it’s easy for a beginning (or forgetful) gardener to create a succulent plant display that will… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 2 weeks ago


6 Types Of Red Succulents Picture

Nothing is hotter in the gardening world right now than succulents. The ease of care combined with the seemingly endless interesting varieties of plants have made succulents popular with novice… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 2 weeks ago


5 Types Of Cacti Succulents Picture

Cacti and succulents are often lumped together. While they do share similar characteristics, there are some differences.  Around 60 different plant families are classified as succulents, while cacti are all… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 2 weeks ago


9 Flowers Native to Ireland Picture

The national flower of Ireland is the shamrock which, interestingly, is not a flower in the truest sense. But, given how connected the shamrock is with Irish culture, we won’t… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 2 weeks ago


4 Tulips To Grow In Louisiana Picture

With its low-lying typography and low latitude, Louisiana consistently ranks among the top three hottest states in the United States each year. The state's climate is largely influenced by its… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 3 weeks ago


4 Tulips to Grow in Alabama Picture

Positioned in the Deep South of the United States, Alabama consistently ranks among the top ten hottest-weather US states each year. With the Gulf of Mexico as its southern border,… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 3 weeks ago


9 Rare Types Of Succulents Picture

Succulents are all the rage among plant enthusiasts, with good reason. They are usually low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants that come in a virtually endless variety of structures and colors.  Whether it’s… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 3 weeks ago


2 Tulips To Grow In Hawaii Picture

Hawaii may be a paradise for many of us, but tulips see things differently. Tulips, and other bulb flowers, require a cold stratification period that lasts for several months in… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 4 weeks ago


3 Tulips To Grow in Utah Picture

Utah has one of the largest spreads of climate zones in the United States, ranging from Zone 4a in the northern mountains to Zone 9b in the southwest. This creates… Read More

By Mike Edmisten 4 weeks ago