Oleander Floral Design Blog — plants

Terrariums

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Terrariums

Popular in the 1970s, terrariums have steadily made a comeback over the past few years. These indoor miniature gardens are usually confined within a glass container that can be entirely sealed or left partially open. An easy way to bring plants indoors whilst keeping mess to a minimum and cutting down on maintenance, planting and growing terrarium plants is a fun hobby that both grownups and kids can easily do.  But here’s the rub - you can’t just stick any old plant in a terrarium and expect it to thrive! So which plants do best in these pint-sized gardens? Small,...

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February’s Flowers - Violet and Primrose

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February’s Flowers - Violet and Primrose

 When it comes to flowers and the month of February, red roses probably spring to mind first. Whilst roses and Valentine’s Day are synonymous, it may come as a surprise to learn that the rose is not, in fact, the birth flower for the second month of the year!  February is generally a bit sparse when it comes to blooming flowers, but tiny woodland plants, like the violet and primrose, begin to appear, and boy, do they pack a punch in the colour department! With bright purple and blue tones, these dainty dots are a welcome blast of energy during...

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Fabulous Ferns!

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Fabulous Ferns!

Delicate and graceful, ferns come in a variety of shapes and sizes and add texture and interest to any home. With their unique leaf structure and pretty patterns, these plants can be particular when it comes to their environment. Sensitive to water and temperature, ferns need the right conditions to thrive. It’s worth taking the time to care for these lovely plants however, because the rewards far outweigh the investment; you’ll get luscious greenery that not only purifies your air but also makes any space look fresh and clean too! Ferns are a large family of over 10,000 species of...

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Father's Day

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Father's Day

Old Man, Pops, Daddy-O. Whatever you call him, it’s that time of year when we celebrate fathers, paternal bonds and the positive influence of male figures in our society. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to express our love and gratitude to all the dads and father-figures out there, and we couldn’t be more thankful! The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was first introduced in the United States. Inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations, Sonora Smart Dodd planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father's Day was...

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Caring for Your Cacti and Succulents

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Caring for Your Cacti and Succulents

Popular in the 1970s, terrariums slowly faded into the background for a while. Now, however, they are back in full force, and for space-starved folk who want a low-maintenance option, cacti and/or succulents are the perfect plant for the job! Not native species of Canada, cacti and succulents can sometimes cause confusion when figuring out how best to care for them. Generally speaking though, most cacti and succulents are hardy plants that require minimum care. Read on for our top tips on getting the best out of your little gems: When it comes to caring for your succulents and cacti,...

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