January To Dos

Happy New Year!  You are probably doing some house cleaning and organizing this January.  When you can drag yourself away from organizing the kitchen junk drawer, spend a little time outside in the lawn and garden as well. Here is what you can work on this month: Vegetable Garden Continue to harvest cold weather vegetables …

Caring for Houseplants in Winter

You may have read that houseplants go dormant in the winter, and while many of them do, this does not mean that they don’t still need care.  In fact, many houseplants die in the winter due to improper care. Following our tips will help insure that your houseplants survive winter happy and healthy.   LIGHT …

Poinsettia Care Tips

Poinsettias are a clear indication that the holiday season has arrived.  These days, they come in many different varieties that will suit the tastes or decor of just about any home or business.  It has been so much fun to see our Garden Center bursting with shades of red, white, pink and even green poinsettias. …

Succulent Care 

Succulents are very trendy right now, and for good reason.  They are absolutely adorable, and they are easy to care for. Most of us can appreciate a plant that is low-maintenance.  While many succulents do great outside, this post will focus on caring for succulents that you keep as houseplants.     The Right Succulent There …

Health Benefits of Houseplants

In this day and age, we spend a lot of time indoors (especially during the blazing summers in NC).  In fact, we spend an average of 85% of our lives indoors these days. There are many studies out there touting the benefits of being out in nature, and by all means, go outside and enjoy …

Easy Care Houseplants

A couple of months ago, I (Amanda) bought my daughter a Jade plant.  Her middle name is Jade, so she thought this plant was grown exclusively for her (she’s 8).  I told her she was responsible for taking care of it, and she did. DILIGENTLY. Apparently, too diligently.  She watered it at least once a …

Caring for Air Plants (Tillandsia)

Have you been thinking about buying air plants, but have hesitated because you aren’t sure how to care for them?  Or have you had air plants that didn’t do well and you weren’t sure why? Generally speaking, air plants may be pretty low maintenance compared to some house plants, but they do require care and …