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...

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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October 10, 2013

One of the most frequently asked questions we get in our retail greenhouse is about the toxicity of houseplants. If the family cat chews on a plant will it be all right? What about their toddler? Which plants are safe and which plants are toxic?

 

Indoor plants have vary...

August 15, 2013

If you are reading this blog you probably love houseplants. So do we! What we don’t like, however, are the nasty pests that can get on our plants and ruin their appearance or even kill them. So today we’ll write about some of those pests, how to identify them, and what...

June 3, 2013

 

 

Do you love plants but consider yourself a ‘not-so green thumb’ The secret to healthy beautiful plants is not some innate gift for gardening, but rather just acquiring knowledge of your plant’s specific needs and acting accordingly. Here are some ‘golden rules’ of pl...

May 22, 2013

Humans have had a deep connection with nature throughout our long history, so much so that we often try to incorporate it into our lives and dwellings in the form of indoor plants. The murals of the ancient Egyptians depict containerized plants gracing homes and courty...

April 8, 2013

Types of terrariums:

 

Cloches

  • Wardian cases

  • Other – be creative! Fish bowls, light bulbs, vases, mason jars, etc.


Permanent or temporary? Design your garden accordingly

 

  • Permanent – tropical plants, orchids, ferns, mosses.

  • Temporary – forced bulbs, ve...

November 28, 2012

 

Your houseplants think so, too! Most of the plants we grow indoors originate in temperate or tropical places. In the wild most of them never experience freezing temperatures. It’s important to keep this in mind if we want our plants to stay healthy and happy.

 

Tr...

September 19, 2012

Are you looking for a house plant that is bright and colorful? Try a bromeliad! Are you looking for a plant that is striking and exotic? Try a bromeliad! Are you looking for a plant that is easy to care for and almost always pest free? Try a bromeliad!

 

With thousands o...

June 13, 2012

That’s right! There are hot trends in house plants just like there are in clothes, shoes, and home furnishings. Think back to the types of plants your mother used to grow: African violets, spider plants, dieffenbachias, and pothos with long, long vines. Remember those...

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