How to Make Your Christmas Wreath Last Longer

How to Make Your Christmas Wreath Last Longer

We’ve talked about how to make our freshly cut flowers last longer, but as the Christmas season rolls around, we also have to worry about making our wreaths last longer as well. One of the most popular ways to decorate our homes for the holidays is to hang a Christmas wreath on our front door…. Read more »

Why Are Mistletoe and Poinsettias Christmas Plants?

Why Are Mistletoe and Poinsettias Christmas Plants?

When you think of Christmas, there’s likely a lot of images that run through your mind. Presents, snow, Santa Claus…the list goes on. Two of the things that might also be on that list, though, are mistletoe and poinsettias. Mistletoe is known for the heartwarming tradition of standing under this beautiful greenery and receiving a… Read more »

How to Make Freshly Cut Flowers Last Longer

How to Make Freshly Cut Flowers Last Longer

Everyone loves getting a bouquet of flowers. What they don’t like, however, is seeing those flowers wilt and die after only a few days. While freshly cut flowers won’t last as long as planted ones, there are ways to make them last longer in your house. Trim the stems regularly Cutting the stems will allow… Read more »

7 Health Benefits of Keeping Houseplants

7 Health Benefits of Keeping Houseplants

Whether it be a vase full of roses or a pot of succulents, houseplants can brighten up every room they enter. Yet, they can do more than simply make your space look more attractive. In fact, houseplants have real, tangible health benefits to your mind and body. Plants reduce stress If you’ve ever sat in… Read more »

10 Flowers That Bloom in Winter

10 Flowers That Bloom in Winter

When we think of winter, we imagine snow, cold, and pine trees. The occasional plant might bloom (such as hollies or mistletoe), but most, we assume, are dead or dormant until spring comes around again. This, however, is a common mistake. While we think of spring as the time for flowers to bloom, there are… Read more »

Thanksgiving Flower Arrangement Tips

Thanksgiving Flower Arrangement Tips

A beautiful Thanksgiving table has many things: food, chinaware, table linens, and, of course, a Thanksgiving centerpiece. The centerpiece will be one of the most obvious part of your Thanksgiving table (second only to the food, of course), so you want to make sure it’s perfect. If you’re still deciding on what kind of centerpiece… Read more »

Helpful Tips for Moving Your Plants Indoors

Helpful Tips for Moving Your Plants Indoors

As the temperatures begin to fall, it’s time to start thinking about moving your outdoor plants and flowers inside. However, taking your plants away from the outdoor environment into the heated indoor environment can be a harsh adjustment for them. In order for your plants to survive the move, follow these tips for moving your… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Sunflowers

Interesting Facts About Sunflowers

The quintessential fall flower is, of course, the sunflower. While it technically starts to bloom in summer, the sunflower is nevertheless a staple of households during the autumn months. And for good reason. Standing tall and proud, there are many interesting facts about the sunflower. Read on to learn more! Not all of them follow… Read more »

Flower Meanings: The Symbolism of Common Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Symbolism of Common Flowers

Whether it be a symbol of love, respect, joy, even caution, every flower has a meaning. They signify feelings that are sometimes difficult to express in words, and they give us a way to express deeper messages to the people we care about. But do you know the language of flowers? If not, then read… Read more »

6 Pet-Friendly Flowers for Your Home

6 Pet-Friendly Flowers for Your Home

Our pets are our family; we love them just as we would our children. But like our children, they can also get into things that they shouldn’t. This includes the plants and flowers around your house. Cats in particular enjoy chewing on leaves and flowers, but any kind of animal can take a nibble (or… Read more »