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Plant Some Positivity

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Plant Some Positivity

Studies show that people who spend time surrounded by plants have less stress in their lives. We could all do with that, right? Plants soothe the soul and create a healthy environment for us to live and work in. It’s been said that they help us focus more and concentrate better, and surrounding oneself with nature is believed to increase memory retention, and improve mental cognition and performance by up to twenty percent!  A natural environment stimulates the senses while simultaneously keeping us calm, so having plants in the house or office, or taking time to get outside in the...

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Snake Plant

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Snake Plant

Snake plant, or Dracaena trifasciata, is a species of plant in the family Asparagaceae, and is native to tropical West Africa. It is most commonly known as the snake plant, Saint George's sword and mother-in-law's tongue. Until recently, it was known under the synonym Sansevieria trifasciata. It is also termed the "viper's bowstring hemp", because historically, it has been one of the sources for plant fibers used to make bowstrings. Snake plants are easily identifiable with their distinctive stiff and sword-like leaves that grow vertically. The leaves can range anywhere from six inches to eight feet tall and can vary...

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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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Crazy Flower Times - Part 2, Orchidelirium

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Crazy Flower Times - Part 2, Orchidelirium

For our second installment in our 3-part “Crazy Flower Times” series, we’re going to introduce you to the period of time referred to as “Orchidelirium”. Orchidelirium, also called “orchid fever”,  tells of a mania that swept through England during the 19th century.    To the Victorians, orchids symbolized the mystery and adventure of far-away lands. These elegant organisms, with their glamorous flowers, were largely unknown when they first appeared in Victorian society, but they soon became incredibly popular and symbolized status and wealth, two things the Victorians valued above all else!    Explorers were dispatched to almost every part of...

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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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