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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

Succulent Plants ~ a guest blog by Customer Care Coordinator Alanna

Succulent Plants ~ what are they and how do you care for them by Alanna  Drzyzga Summer is approaching which makes me think about succulent plants. When they became popular last year we even held a terrarium making class featuring these easy to care for plants!  The plants that seem to be growing in popularity around the shop seem to be succulents; mostly because they are unique and virtually indestructible. We've blogged about them before and I’ll do it again. Hopefully this time with a little more insight. Succulents are categorized as any plant with a unique water storage organ. They store ingest water through their leaves, stems and roots. No matter what variety of succulents you are growing, including cacti, the general rules remain the same. Light : Succulents do enjoy the sun and being outdoors, especially this time of year. The leaves will tell you what you need to know about the amount of light the plant is getting. If the plant is getting too much sun, it can