Air Purifying Plants

Air Purifying Plants

Houseplants are a really effective way to purify the air, as they are known to decrease toxins. It is recommended to have two house plants for every 100 square feet of space in your home. Check out some of our favorite air-purifying plants! Peace Lily Sun Exposure:...
Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Snake plants are also known as Sansevieria, or “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue.” This succulent plant is perfect for beginners and frequent travelers for they are very forgiving. Maintenance Level: Beginner Light Level: Snake plants can handle a variety of light levels. While...
Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant. When they bloom, they produce colorful, tubular flowers in pink or lilac colors. Their beautiful flowers, long bloom time, and easy care requirements make them a wonderful plant. Unlike many other cacti, Christmas cacti...
Winterizing Your Garden!

Winterizing Your Garden!

Fall watering gives plants a reserve for winter, especially evergreens. Soil should be kept moist but not soggy until the ground freezes. Be sure to Spray Boxwood and Dwarf Alberta Spruce with Neem oil to control spider mites. For winter protection, wait until...
Fall Is A Fantastic Time To Plant

Fall Is A Fantastic Time To Plant

Temperatures are cooler and there is an increase in rainfall. Roots can establish until the ground freezes which is typically Mid-December in Michigan. Planting Tips Use a fertilizer with mycorrhizae to promote root growth. Make sure root flare is level with the...
Pilea

Pilea

November Tropical Plant of the Month Pilea Peperonioides, a.k.a. Chinese Money Plant, or Coin Plant, are a fast-growing plant perfect for beginners. Light Level: Pilea loves bright, indirect sun to keep the bright green color. They grow so quickly that it is important...
Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

Trees “Ice Dragon”Very cold hardyleaves are more tolerant of sun and heat “Franklin”Beautiful white flowers late summerleaves turn red and burgundy in fallSmall specimen tree Maple “Paperbark” Small sizeBark exfoliates in curlsNo tar spotBeautiful red fall color...
Plant Care is Self-Care

Plant Care is Self-Care

Did you know tending to plants can significantly reduce stress, have positive effects on heart rate, and even lower blood pressure? Have you ever noticed the plants throughout yourdoctor’s office? Studies have shown plants in waiting rooms can actually make you feel...
How to Plant Bulbs

How to Plant Bulbs

You can plant your bulbs from early September to the beginning of November, before the ground freezes. Pick out the area that you would like to plant your bulbs. Make sure you have good soil for them. You can use a bulb planter or a shovel. There are different depths...
Feeding Birds In The Fall

Feeding Birds In The Fall

Birds that are visiting during autumn are scouting for food, so when cold weather hits and they require more calories they are prepared. Food becomes harder to get during winter because insects stop flying, snow covers seeds, ice seals away tree buds and wild fruits....