The Ficus lyrata, commonly called the fiddle-leaf fig, is a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, and violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant. These plants are native to the tropics, where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. This makes them somewhat more challenging for the home grower, who is likely to have trouble duplicating these steamy conditions, but they are fortunately relatively tough plants also that can withstand less-than-perfect conditions…
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Posted by Sarah on August 3rd 2017 in
Composting isn’t rocket science – it can be as easy or as involved as you’d like it to be. It can be as simple as a pile of yard waste at the end of your lot or it could be a nice tumbler that you keep outside your garage. The method you choose for composting depends on how much material you have to compost, how involved you’d like to be,…
Posted by Sarah on August 1st 2017 in
It is with great pride that we get to plant the neighborhood pots at 44th and France. This unique neighborhood on the edge of Minneapolis and Edina boasts some top notch shops and businesses that we are excited to be a part of. Our strong little community is thriving! Here’s a little peek at the flower candy we get to display in our hood! In these large cement pots that…
Posted by Sarah on July 27th 2017 in
Turn one succulent plant into many! Succulent propagation is an easy and fun way to grow more succulents from the ones that you already have. Ready to make more plants? Follow these simple instructions to propagate succulents from leaves. 1. Remove the Leaf Remove the lower leaves of your succulent. Make sure you avoid ripping the leaf and leaving the base attached to the stem. You will need the entire…
Posted by Sarah on July 25th 2017 in
When I was in college a friend gave me a beautiful necklace with a preserved shiny green beetle as the pendant! How cool for a flower/biology nerd! Bugs and flowers go hand in hand, unless they’re not friendly with each other like a plague of locusts or that seemingly harmless Japanese Beetle. Now I know what’s up with that beautiful little beetle guy. It was indeed a Japanese Beetle, while…
Posted by Sarah on July 22nd 2017 in
Houseplant 101- A Cane Dracaena is a common, tall houseplant that is easy to grow and striking to behold. A Dracaena can tolerate sun to part sun and require watering every week or two. The “Cane” versions of dracaena have long trunks with lush foliage topping their ends. Fertilize when the sun is the strongest in the sky (May-July) and wipe off leaves every month or so as they will…
Posted by Sarah on July 20th 2017 in
Design simple, stunning bouquets with plants from your own garden. A landscape can be more than just curb appeal and trees for shade. Consider how you like to enjoy your beautiful home on the inside. You spend time arranging throw pillows, framed art, family photos, and cherished nik nacks. When it comes time to celebrate in the indoors, you purchase flowers from the farmers market or grocery store to make…