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Plant Profile: The Calla Lily

CALLA LILIES: A thick, waxy, funnel-shaped spathe (the petal) wraps around a shorter fleshy spike (spadix) in this elegant “less is more” flower. The actual “flowers” are the “bumps” on the spadix. The stems are smooth and leafless. Interesting Facts … Continue reading

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5 Deceptively Dangerous House Plants

Peace Lily This beautiful and popular plant boasts simple yet pretty white flowers that look like, but are not acutally calla lilies. The internal workings of the Peace Lily contain a chemical called calcium oxalate, which is a well known … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum

The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How to take care of indoor plants and flowers

Having plants at home is a wonderful way to bring beautiful nature indoors and create a lovely and more relaxed environment. Indoor plants and flowers give a beautiful vibe to the home and suit absolutely every interior. Placing pots of … Continue reading

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Best Plants for the Classroom

Now that it is September, students and teachers will be spending the majority of their time in the classroom. So you might as well, make the most of it. Classrooms can feel dull and drab without some fresh flowers and … Continue reading

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Tips on Growing African Violets

African Violet (Saintpaula) is one of the most popular flowering houseplants, as it is small and compact, easy to grow, and blooms frequently! It’s the prefect plant for beginners! African violets come in purple, blue, lavender, red, white, pink and … Continue reading

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5 Common Houseplants That are Toxic to Pets

Houseplants are great! Everyone should have at least one or two live plants in their home! Not only do plants add beauty and colour to your home decor, they can clean the air, and make you feel healthier and happier. … Continue reading

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Reasons to Grow Succulents

Succulents are one of the hottest trends in gardening now, beautifying both indoor and outdoor spaces. If you don’t know what they are, succulents (sometimes called fat plants) are plants, like the hens and chicks plant, that have thick, fleshy … Continue reading

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How to Grow an Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum)

Is the orchid cactus an orchid or a cactus? The orchid cactus, also known as epiphyllum, is a cactus that blooms large, showy flowers that are just as beautiful and exotic-looking as orchids. Flowers come in bright vibrant colours like … Continue reading

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Best Flowering Houseplants for Mother’s Day

So while we still think flowers are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, we think that houseplants are another great choice! First of all, houseplants are longer lasting than fresh cut flowers. Secondly, houseplants are known to clean the indoor … Continue reading

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