February 1, 2017

Hello! 
Why are we going to talk about spring cleaning in February? Because at Green Connection we are already getting set for Spring! This February we are going to give it a go with growing some zonal geraniums. We ordered plugs from a wholesaler in Colorado and they...

December 21, 2015

 

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest amount of day light we get all year. What do you do to lighten up the long, dark winter days? Aside from the special lights you can buy, eating comfort food, and taking a vacation to somewhere with more sunlight, plants are a...

September 25, 2015

Description: 

The common characteristics of this plant include a bulbous trunk, which is used to store water, and its long, hair-like leaves that grow from the top of the trunk 

 

Native to dry regions of Mexico

 

 

Light:

A ponytail palm needs bright light 

 

Watering:

Sin...

July 30, 2015

 

 

 

Alaskans tend to go camping around this time of year, but if you are going to be gone for a while, you may be worried about your houseplants. Luckily, you don't have to worry anymore! The Plant Nanny is a helpful tool that is anything but an eye sore. 

 

The Plan...

January 25, 2015

The holidays are over and the decorations are down, but it’s too early to start most seeds and summer bulbs; what’s a plant-loving Alaskan to do in the middle of winter? Even though it’s dark and cold, you can still grow house plants! They clean toxins from the air, i...

December 8, 2014

What do Alaskan gardeners do when all the flower beds are frozen and (finally) covered with snow? Play with plants inside, of course! And as it time to be making all things merry and bright with holiday decorations, the Green Connection garden elves have come up with s...

November 2, 2014

Winter is coming! Well actually it’s already here, along with the typical long hours of darkness. One of the best ways to brighten up our black nights is with festive holiday lights. Lighting technology has come a long way from the basic string lights used for trimming...

October 4, 2014

 

Looking for something living to add to this year's indoor Halloween display? Try some house plants! There are many different kinds that can add just the right amount of color, texture, or weirdness to your Halloween decor. 

 

Need to add color? Check these plants out:

 

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March 22, 2014

Do you love plants but are short on space? Try a Tillandsia! Are you looking for an easy care plant that even a black-thumb can grow? Try a Tillandsia! Want a plant that is truly unique? Try a Tillandsia!

 

Tillandsias, aka Air Plants, are members of the Bromeliad family...

January 24, 2014

Christmas has passed and all the glittering decorations have been stored away for another year. We’re now entering that dull, unrelenting phase of deep winter when serious cabin fever sets in and Spring (or a long vacation to Hawaii) can’t come too soon. How can we Ala...

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