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Top 10 Most Popular House Plants

August 12, 2019
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House plants are a new addition to the latest millennial trend, and they’re all over Instagram. The hashtag #plants has already garnered more than 26 million posts! Combined with the trend of coziness in interior design, plants are the easiest way to spruce up any space in a flash. To get you started on your plant parent journey, here’s a short list of the most popular house plants that can fit into any room you choose.

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, How-To's

Plant Care 101 – How to Repot a Plant

August 8, 2019
Family Holding a Young Green Plant in Hands

With all the “plant love” happening these days I thought it would be a good time to share this little plant care video demonstrating the step by step process for repotting a plant.

Back in June my daughter Meggie, a special education teacher, asked me to do a planting activity with her 6th grade class, I thought why not turn to the experts at Smile Farms for a little help? Smile Farms Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide developmentally disabled adults with meaningful work opportunities at farms, urban gardens, greenhouses and farm stands where they can grow and sell flowers, plants and produce in their local communities.

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Fun Flower Facts

Best Indoor Plants for Your Home

August 1, 2019

Feel like it’s time to update your home’s look, but not sure where to start? Turn to the great outdoors for your inspiration! Houseplants are the hottest thing in interior decorating, and it’s not hard to see why. Indoor plants make functional decorations that add color and life to your space, while simultaneously cleaning the air. With so many to choose from, finding the right plant for you can be intimidating. To help, here are our picks for the best indoor plants.

Bring the tranquil nature of the garden inside this season by growing these indoor houseplants in your bedroom, kitchen, living room—any room!

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Lifestyle

This Plant Decor Trend Just Keeps Growing

July 30, 2019

I don’t know if you have noticed but houseplants are back in a BIG way!  It’s true what they say about everything “old is new again”.  The last time people were this plant crazy was back in the 70’s.  This time around however, there is a new affection for cactus, succulents, and air plants.  If you don’t believe me just do a quick search on Pinterest, where according to Garden Media’s 2019 Plant Trends Report, searches for indoor plants are up 90% compared to previous years. And at the top of that search list is “succulents”.

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner

The Best Houseplants for Different Amounts of Light

July 22, 2019

It’s time to start thinking about this year’s garden. Before you get too wrapped up in the plants and flowers that you’re going to grow outdoors, don’t forget you can also freshen up your home by growing your favorites houseplants indoors too.
We encourage you to make room for one, two, or maybe even a few, houseplants. Use this guide to determine which species is best for you depending on the amount of light your home receives.

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Fun Flower Facts

Health Benefits of House Plants

July 20, 2019

Plants—they’re alive, colorful, scented , and did we mention just plain beautiful? While many people are aware of the many decorative benefits of plants, few realize that they have the ability to improve your mental and physical health. Whether you live in the “Concrete Jungle” or the vineyards of Northern California, every home can benefit from bringing the great outdoors inside.

They Reduce Stress Levels

Have you ever noticed that the minute you step out into a lush forest or beautiful park, you instantly feel at ease? It’s not your imagination—people actually feel calmer when surrounded by greenery. Continue Reading…

Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Gardening

Top 10 Mosquito Repelling Plants

July 13, 2019
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All winter we look forward to having the chance to sit outside once again, lounging with a cool, refreshing drink in hand, surrounded by friends and family. But while each summer brings new opportunities, new memories and new experiences, one thing that stays the same are those pesky critters creeping up on us, biting us until we can’t take the itch any longer. Yep, you guessed it, we’re talking about mosquitoes. While some bug spray may hold you over for a while during your time outdoors in the summer, we have something else that can be helpful in keeping these blood-sucking pests away – plants! Here are the top 10 mosquito repelling plants that we recommend:

Marigolds

Marigolds are known to give off a rather distinct smell that mosquitoes aren’t a fan of. You can either plant new seeds or grab a potted marigold from a nursery nearby – either way, just make sure you place your marigolds in the area where you and your guests are probably going to spend most of your time.

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If you usually keep a citronella candle on your deck or patio, you know how helpful citronella can be in deterring pests. In fact, citronella is known to be one of the most commonly used ingredients in various insect repellents! Instead of a candle, this time try using an actual citronella plant to keep mosquitoes away – either plant it in the ground or place it in a pot.

Lavender

Lavender can be your biggest saving grace when it comes to keeping any type of pest out of your garden – other insects and rabbits are just a few things that tend to stay away from lavender plants in addition to mosquitoes. Although you might enjoy their smell, mosquitoes can’t stand it! For the best results in growing a lavender plant of your own, make sure it’s placed somewhere that receives full sun. Continue Reading…

Flower & Plant Shop Corner

7 Easy Indoor Plants to Care For & Grow

June 18, 2019

Don’t let stories of others’ bad experiences with trying to garden turn you away from growing some plants of your own. Even if you’ve never grown as much as a common daisy, have no fear—these plants don’t require a green thumb to flourish indoors. These low maintenance beauties just need a little bit of love and water from you to survive. And while even the hardiest of plants aren’t completely indestructible, these guys will forgive you when you completely forget about them and leave for a week-long vacation. Checkout our top easy house plants below.

Succulents

Not only can most succulents survive without much water, but it’s actually better for them. Since watering succulents more than about twice a month can cause them to rot, most people suggest giving them just a bit of water at the beginning and middle of each month. That’s simple enough to remember, right?

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Fun Flower Facts

The 7 Best Plants For Your Desk

May 20, 2019

Our homes aren’t the only place that could use a little décor to help create a peaceful and serene environment–our place of work can benefit from the same. Aside from hanging pictures with positive sayings and decorating our desks with photos of family members, having plants throughout the office can also make us smile. Not only can they make you feel good, but studies have shown that employees are more productive when workplaces are decorated with some indoor office plants.

Could your office use a pick-me-up? If so, here are some of the best plants:

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner

Can You Bring Outdoor Plants Inside to Survive the Winter?

November 28, 2018

Old Man Winter may soon show his icy face, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your green thumb to rest for several months. While not all outdoor plants will survive being transplanted and cared for indoors, many will!

While certain plants require more specialized instructions, below is a general guide for how you could move plants inside.

Before Moving Plants Indoors

While we wish it were as simple as picking up a potted plant and moving it inside, it’s unfortunately not. Moving plants indoors to a drastically different environment than they’re used to can cause them to go into shock. That’s why it’s important to take certain precautions to protect both your beloved plants and home. Continue Reading…