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Showing posts from August, 2016

The Perfect Back to School Plant ~ Jade

It's that time of year when we pack up the mini van and drive the kids of to those dreary college dorms. Want to send them with something organic and easy to care for? Then a Jade plant is for you.  The plants are fairly resilient and easy to grow. Jade Plant CARE Allow to dry between waterings, keeping the soil moderately dry. If shedding or brown spots occur on the leaves, however, it is an indication the plant needs more water.  During the winter months you can water less, but do not let it over-dry. That's it, this easy to care for plant does well on a sunny windowsill and requires so little water that a tiny cup once a week does the trick. Transplant into a large pot as it grows.  Jade  plants can grow to a height of 24 inches when indoors. They have a shrub-like form with thick branches and smooth, oval-shaped leaves. We currently  have many to choose from starting at only $9.99 each. Why not stop in and pick one up. They will thank you for it in Jan

Wedding Flower Colors

Can't decide what color flowers for your wedding? I've noticed that lavender and purple never seem to go out of style and work for any season. Last month's bride April had us use all shades of lavender and purple in her July wedding and the look was gorgeous!  Above is April's bridal bouquet of lavender Ocean Song Roses, white Snowflake Spray Roses, purple stock, white and purple mini calla lilies called Picasso, green hypericum berries and accents of seeded Eucalyptus.  Remember that all wedding flowers are created by our talented artists one design at a time, by hand. Would you consider purple and lavender for your wedding flowers? 

Succulent Plant Care

Succulent Care  Succulents are fleshy plants, adapted for storing water in times of drought. We carry them at the shop and they make great gifts because of their beautiful presentation and easy maintenance.  They have been very popular for a while, so I thought I would share some care tips. Most succulents like bright indirect light, but not all can tolerate full sun for lengthy periods of time.  During the growing season from Spring to Fall water once a week, making sure the soil is soaked though and then left to drain. During the winter, watering can be adjusted to every other week unless plant is near heat source, use your judgment. Rain water or distilled is preferable to tap, as tap water can be very alkaline. If re potting use soil that has very good drainage.            We carry a "Zen Succulent Garden"  that is the perfect gift for home or office. That's all for today!  :)