Focus on the Fiddle-Leaf

Focus on the Fiddle-Leaf Care to Keep it Awesome By Rob Sproule Light Water & Fertilizer Transplanting Other Tips Fiddle Leaf Figs (Ficus lyrata), are the designer’s “it” plant. Their dark green, cello-shaped leaves with pronounced cream veins have the graced the covers of magazines and home decorating shows for the past few years. In the home, they bring bright, clean elegance. Classically, they’re best in large, bright rooms but will thrive anywhere they have enough light. In spring, once the nights, are well above freezing, they’ll love gracing the patio. Make sure to protect them from direct sun. Click…

February 15, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera By Rob Sproule Aloe Vera Care Watering Basics Health Benefits Dividing Them “I believe the 21st Century will confirm Aloe Vera to be the greatest medicine mankind has ever known.” – Lee Ritter Aloe Veras are a popular houseplant with a secret, super-healing identity. These North African natives are most famous for topical sunburn relief but they have a host of other benefits that science is starting to uncover. Aloe Vera Care: You may have bought your aloe as a houseplant, superfood, or healing plant, but above all it’s a succulent. And like all succulents, too much love…

February 1, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Pet Friendly Houseplants

Pet Friendly Houseplants By Rob Sproule African Violet Spider Plant Ferns Phalaenopsis Orchid Succulents (Usually) Palms Bromeliads Lipstick Plant Prayer Plant Peperomia A Caveat to All This A lot of people want more houseplants. They clean the air, make you happy, look good in the home, and all that good stuff. But… you’ve got cats and/or dogs that eat everything and you don’t know what is and isn’t safe. I hear it everyday, so here’s the list of plants that are both dog- and cat-friendly: African Violet: Here’s a pet-friendly plant that blooms off and on all year. Keep it…

January 28, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

The Art of Kokedama

The Art of Kokedama By Rob Sproule Wabi Sabi The Basics What You’ll Need Assembling It Basic Care “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Kokedama is a modern trend with deep and richly philosophical roots. Like many treasured and unique gardening techniques, it’s Japanese and has its own story to tell. Wabi Sabi: In Japan, the beauty of transience and imperfection is wabi-sabi. It’s an aesthetic principle that celebrates the irregular, intimate, and modest forms of nature. Traditional kokedama was an expression of Wabi-Sabi practiced on bonsai trees. The trees were…

January 17, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >