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February 15, 2018 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Orchids

Orchids are an interior design staple, with graceful flower spikes loaded with colorful flowers that can last for months. Their roots often protrude from the pot and circle the deep green basal leaves, adding to the plant's sculptural look. There are over 30,000 different varieties of orchids all around the...

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January 5, 2018 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Bromeliads

Bromeliads are native to the rain forests of South America. The “blooms” are actually colorful, long-lasting bracts. They're easy to care for houseplants that add color to our winter homes.Environment In their rainforest homes, bromeliads grow on rocks or trees. Their root systems are small, so plant them in small...

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December 10, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Amaryllis

Amaryllis are some of our favorite winter plants. The giant, long-lasting flowers add life to holiday mantles and tablescapes. Amaryllis grow kits are the perfect gift for gardeners and plant-lovers, giving them an opportunity to get their hands into soil. Watching the flower's stalk slowly emerge from the bulb and...

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December 6, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a staple of Christmas decorating and gifting. Native to Central America, they were introduced to the United States in 1825 by Joel Poinsett, a U.S. ambassador to South America. The colorful bracts are the plant’s leaves, the tiny yellow centers are the true flowers. Poinsettias have gotten a...

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May 16, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Hydrangea

Hydrangeas have replaced shrub roses as our go-to flowering shrub. Giant flower clusters liven up mid to late summer gardens, drying on the stem for winter interest. Many people have fond memories of old-fashioned hydrangeas in their parents or grandparents’ gardens, but new varieties add stunning color with extended bloom...

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May 7, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Clematis

Clematis are small flowering vines that add a gorgeous display of color to the landscape. They come in a range of whites, pinks, reds, and purples. They flower at different times of the year, depending on the variety. They are an old-fashioned cottage garden favorite, with new hybrids featuring large,...

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March 7, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Palms

Palms are common houseplants that easily turn a room into a tropical sanctuary. Their feathered, arching habit provides textural and architectural interest. They are easy to take care of and are generally happy with the conditions inside the average home. They also represent a milestone in plant evolution: through fossil...

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February 24, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Ficus

The genus Ficus encompasses a huge range of plants, each with unique characteristics. Ficus have a reputation of being finicky, but with some understanding of their needs they are reliable houseplants. Ficus don’t cope well with change, so other than regular rotation for uniform growth, avoid moving them too often....

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February 19, 2017 0 Comments

Plant Profile: Philodendrons

Philodendrons have been the entry-level houseplant for generations. They can grow in low light, they’re forgiving when neglected, and they grow steadily enough to be interesting. Most people are familiar with the traditional green, trailing philodendrons, but there are lots of new hybrids with beautiful colors and unique shapes. Heart-Leaf...

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