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Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum


The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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Agave of the Century!


An 80 year old Agave plant at the University of Michigan botanical gardens has bloomed. The agave produced a 28 foot high stalk that passed all the way through the greenhouse roof! The plant has resided in the Ann Arbour … Continue reading

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New Trend Alert: Fairy Gardens


Summer of 2014 is here and I have discovered a new “little” trend, made up of small plants and imagination. I have discovered the “Fairy Garden”. Don’t let the term scare you; there are no fairies needed. A “fairy garden” … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Best Oxygen-Producing Indoor Plants


Depending on the type of home you have, you may greatly benefit from some great plant life around it. A lot of plants can be great at filtering toxins, such as toluene, xylene and formaldehyde among others, allowing you to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How to take care of indoor plants and flowers


Having plants at home is a wonderful way to bring beautiful nature indoors and create a lovely and more relaxed environment. Indoor plants and flowers give a beautiful vibe to the home and suit absolutely every interior. Placing pots of … Continue reading

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Can Plants Think?


Can plants think? Smell or give off scent? Do they know if they are being attacked? Can they hear? Do they work together? Show empathy? Do they have memory? Check out this video…

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Plant Profile: Hepatica


Hepatica also known as Liverwort or Johnny Jump ups, is a delicate pretty wildflower native to Europe, Asia and North America. A relative of the buttercup, hepatica is a petite yet showy, pretty flower that will grow in many conditions … Continue reading

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The 5 Easiest Houseplants to Grow


Did you resolve to live healthier this year? Forget dieting and exercising! This could simply be achieved by growing some houseplants! Houseplants have been known to improve the air quality inside our homes by removing toxins in the air, thus … Continue reading

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5 Easy to Grow Holiday Plants


Winter can be a depressing time of the year, especially with the lack of sunshine and fresh flowers from the garden. But there is a silver lining in those dark, gloomy clouds! You can grow these holiday plants in the … Continue reading

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India Farmers Face Water Crisis – Now Growing Flowers


Many Farmers in Malur, Karnataka, India have been suffering through a drought that has been killing off their crops. Attempts at irrigation have been unsuccessful; the solution? Grow flowers! Button roses and Dutch roses are cultivated in an area of 472 … Continue reading

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