Sunday, April 26, 2015

Orchids - Pretty Plants for Your Home

Beautiful Blue Orchids

Everytime I go into the local home improvement store, I automatically gravitate to the greenhouse area. It is my favorite area to walk through and enjoy all of the displays and the lovely plants.

Even though I spend all day caring for tropical plants on commercial accounts, I still love to browse through the tropical potted plants and the orchids are some of my favorites. But I guess everyone loves orchids, how could you not?!

You can grow these beauties in your home and they add so much to any room for such a small tropical plant. If you find you have brought one of these blooming beauties home and now wonder how to care for it, well maybe I can help out. If you are thinking of acquiring an Orchid, it is handy to know some things to look for when you buy.

When your Orchid arrives home, you should place it in a window, if possible. East or West facing spots are ideal but be sure to protect it from hot afternoon sun. Direct sun, especially through glass can damage any plant.

In less than adequate light, you will need to reduce the frequency of watering and the blooms will not last as long as they would in a well lit room. Read more about care for your orchid...



Friday, April 17, 2015

Peace and the World

To attain peace and harmony, you need only accept them into your heart...
Such a simple concept, it is hard to understand why there is so much unrest in the world today.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cute, unique decorative planters...

Saw these cute and quite interesting planters while browsing around the internet. While they may not be ideal for all indoor plants, as there are some that really don't do well when they get water in the leaves, they certainly are more fun than just pouring some water into the soil.
Maybe use them on your deck, in the sunroom or on the patio??
What do you think of these planters? Would you use them? What would you plant in them?