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Frequently Asked Questions

November 9, 2018

In your home Tillandsias need bright, indirect light- a west, east or south window during the winter, but no direct sunlight. Immerse them in water at least twice a week (depends on how dry your house is), and soak them for 4-5 mins. You should fertilize them once a mo...

July 14, 2018

Deadheading is a very simple but important way to keep your flowers reblooming. As plants fade out of bloom, pinch or cut off the flower stem below the spent flower and just above the first set of full, healthy leaves. Repeat with all the dead flowers on the plant. Som...

April 15, 2016

Big leaf Hydrangeas bloom on old and new wood so you need to protect the next season's flower buds that form in the fall.


In July remove some stems, then in fall shear off the top third off your plant. Late November or early December, it is very important mulch heavily...

January 28, 2016

The best time for re-potting any plant is generally Spring (March - May). As you see a little new growth, you know your plant is getting ready for the growing season so give it some space to grow.

 

Have good-quality potting soil ready. Increase the pot size by 1" - 2" d...

November 9, 2015

Plants produce oxygen and take in carbon dioxide. Plants also reduce toxins and carcinogens in the air we breathe. Plants have soothing effect as well, and generate an overall sense of well being. Plants can also reduce dry skin for humans and pets as well as absorb no...

November 4, 2015


​Begin the bulb planting process by preparing the soil. To do that, turn the soil over and loosen it to a depth of 10” to give the roots a start. You must have good drainage or the bulbs will rot, therefore add compost to correct any drainage issues. Plant each bulb t...

November 4, 2015

 

The most important piece of advice when caring for indoor plants is DO NOT OVERWATER OR KEEP WET. Always check soil first by putting your finger in the top 1”of soil or look at color of soil and weight of plant. For some plants like succulents, let them get dry enough...

November 4, 2015

 

Herbs have four basic needs:  Light, water, proper temperature and fertilizers.

 

  • Light:
    Find the sunniest location or grow under lights.  Bright light from windows with southern-western exposure is ideal.
     

  • Water:
    Proper watering is the single most importa...

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