Posts Tagged ‘terrariums’

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Houseplants: Our Favorite Air Filters

by Brian Wheat on February 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

— Photo Courtesy Lafayette Florist & Greenhouses in Lafayette, Colo., www.lafayetteflorist.com

Houseplants have always played an important part of health and well being. Having green plants around gives us a nice feeling, a connection with nature, a Mother Nature “warm fuzzy,” if you will. We love our plants and in return, they love us back and go beyond the call of duty by cleansing the air we breathe, filtering out toxic fumes, pollutants and bad air.

We all want to live healthier and happier lives, and plants can help us achieve this goal. Where we work, live and play, clean air makes it more pleasant and healthy. Read More

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Father’s Day Flowers for Dad

by Carol Caggiano on June 11, 2012 at 9:20 am
Arrangement of gerberas, lilies and roses

Gerbera, Lilies and Roses - Photo Courtesy Teleflora

As Father’s Day approaches I wonder how we ever got to the point where we assumed a gift of flowers or plants is more for women? When you think about it, most growers, florists, designers and gardeners are men.  And even more interestingly, many men choose flower gardening and flower arranging as a hobby totally outside of their professional careers.  I have been in the floral industry a long time, and I have never seen a man receive flowers where he did not break out in a big, face-consuming smile. I think sometimes the gift can be even more appreciated because it is unexpected.  We automatically think of flowers for Mom on Mother’s Day, but it takes a creative thought to get to the same decision for Father’s Day. Read More

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Terrific Terrariums

by Mandy Majerik on January 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

Photo Courtesy www.pinterest.com – Katie Reeves

Winter means cold. Bring a little of the outdoors indoors, and warm up your home with plants. It’s time to plant your terrarium.

I have always been intrigued by these interesting little worlds of wonder. I love watching the progression of these little plants prosper in some of the coolest containers. Picking and choosing the plants and container is one of my favorite parts of making a terrarium.

It’s easy to create a terrarium. All it takes are eight quick and easy steps: Read More

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Terrariums

Wow! Has anyone else seen the resurgence in terrariums? Long thought an extinct art of floristry, terrariums have made a comeback after more than 30 years. While working at the Philadelphia Flower show this year, I saw a vendor with a few terrariums on display and I thought, “why not try them in my shop?”  There has always been something about these miniature gardens that has intrigued me. Maybe it is because they are contained; maybe it is because of the contrasting elements of the organic soil, pebbles and plants paired with the clear beautiful glass. But something about terrariums has always caught my attention.

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Terrific Terrariums

by Mandy Majerik on January 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

Photo Courtesy www.pinterest.com – Katie Reeves

Winter means cold. Bring a little of the outdoors indoors, and warm up your home with plants.

It’s time to plant your terrarium.

I have always been intrigued by these interesting little worlds of wonder. I love watching the progression of these little plants prosper in some of the coolest containers. Picking and choosing the plants and container is one of my favorite parts of making a terrarium.

It’s easy to create a terrarium. All it takes are seven quick and easy steps: Read More