Posted in: GARDENING IDEAS

What is a Living Wall Garden? – Green Walls

Everyone seems to enjoy having live plants in their homes and offices. Winter, summer, it really doesn’t matter. Indoor plants bring a touch of nature and joy to the atmosphere and put everyone in a good mood. In fact, in 2015 an entire interior design concept was created called biophilia design. According to Wikipedia, it’s […]

Posted in: LIFE & DECORATING

Plants in the Office /Good, Bad? – Boost the Bottom Line

I always thought that plants in an office make for a cheery setting. Not only does the workspace look more inviting, but potted plants in the office also create a more healthy environment. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of plants in offices. So, are plants in the office good or bad? Definitely good. Read […]

Posted in: PLANTS & FLOWERS

Six Benefits of Indoor Plants – Not Just For Beauty

We all have them, and if we don’t, we should. Having plants in the home brings the feeling of the great outdoors inside. They add style, beauty, and coziness to our homes. In addition to the aesthetics of houseplants, they have also been shown to boost our mood and health. Read on to learn six […]

Posted in: DECORATING/ REPURPOSING

Decorating Outdoor Planters for Christmas

It’s the time of year to transform your yard into a beautiful winter wonderland. I love the totally natural (not artificial) look. So this post will focus on exchanging the flowers in your current pots and window boxes with fresh boughs of evergreens. It’s easy to create beautiful displays for you, your family and guests […]

Posted in: PLANTS & FLOWERS

How to Make a Christmas Cactus Bloom – Easy Peasy

It’s that time of year when you see beautiful Christmas cacti in bloom at big box stores, grocery stores, and nurseries. You have this yearning desire to buy one. Well go ahead! They make a beautiful addition to the holiday decor. But what if you already have one that is not blooming? There is no […]

Posted in: DECORATING/ REPURPOSING

How to Decorate a Window Box for the Fall

I love window boxes. They add charm and interest to any house. In the fall when the summer blossoms begin to fade, the boxes begin to lose their beauty. Though, no need to fret! You can easily recreate your window box into a lovely fall display using clippings from your own yard. If you do […]

Posted in: PLANTS & FLOWERS

Is Chrysantheumum Tea Really Good for Your Health?

Drinking tea is very much in vogue. Tea is second only to water, world wide, as the most preferred beverage. Three billion cups of tea are drunk daily, with black tea being the most popular. There are many health benefits to drinking tea. According to Penn Medicine, “numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may […]

Posted in: BASIC INFO

Preparing Plants To Come Indoors For Winter – Easy Peasy

It’s the time of year to start preparing your plants to come indoors for winter. When the low temperatures consistently reach 50 degrees F (generally during late September, early October), you need to bring them inside to acclimate them to your inside environment before you turn on the heat. In order to ease the transition, […]

Posted in: FLOWERS

Fall Flower Gardening Ideas – A Croton Plant

It’s that time of year again when the calendar points to a change of season. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Early fall is the time when your summer plants are in full bloom, but they eventually start to fade and look a little drab as the days march on. […]

Posted in: LIFE/ EMPTY NESTING

How to Save Our Soil – A Global Problem (Part 2)

As was noted in Part 1 of this series, soil degredation has become increasingly prevalent throughout the world. Studies show that if nothing is done to improve conditions and incorporate better practices, we will lose our topsoil within the next 60 years. Good topsoil has astounding benefits. It not only adds nutrients, including vitamins and […]

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