Houseplants

Growing small houseplants in terrariums

January 23rd, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Interested in growing small houseplants in terrariums? Matthew Dressing joins me as co-host to discuss houseplants and terrariums. We focused this episode on small houseplants that grow in terrariums. Learn a bit of history of glass plant terrariums, a step by step guide on how to build one and some …Read more

The Houseplant Guru

November 16th, 2015

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week The Houseplant Guru, Lisa Steinkopf, joins me for this episode of Down The Garden Path. We discuss her favorite flowering plants, like African Violets, Christmas Cactus and more. Lisa also gives some great advice for plant care and plant locations. Listen and enjoy!  

Thinking Outside The Container

June 10th, 2015

One of the big reasons the nurseries are so crazy busy in late spring is everyone getting their summer containers, hanging baskets or all the bits and pieces to make their own! You may have already completed this task! But there is always a spot or two to add another and then there are those …Read more

More Plants To Purify The Air In Your Home Or Office

February 11th, 2015

You’ll find the first part of my list of my favorite EASY houseplants here. Below is the continuation of that list. Once again I have grown all of these on the list and I can assure you that they are easy to grow and take care of. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) Care: Even if you …Read more

A Creative Way To Display a Peace Lily

January 29th, 2015

Here is an easy creative way to display a Peace Lily, one of my favorite plants, in your home or as a gift. 1. Purchase a small peace lily plant. 2. Remove from pot and completely wash out soil from roots. (Careful not to plug your sink!) 3. Insert in large glass vase. You can add decorative …Read more

Filter Indoor Air With Plants

January 22nd, 2015

There are many gadgets on the market but the fact remains the best way to filter indoor air is with plants. Our homes and offices can be a benefit in a number of ways by growing a variety of house plants. I have put together a list for you of my favorite and EASY houseplants …Read more

Holiday Plant Gift ideas

December 8th, 2014

Holiday Plant Gift ideas Amaryllis As far as holiday plant gift ideas go an Amaryllis Bulb is a perfect choice. The bulbs and kits can be found almost everywhere as soon as the pumpkins are out of the grocery stores and nurseries. They are one of the easiest bulbs to bring to bloom and the …Read more

Six Incredible Varieties Of Orchids

February 20th, 2014

Here are some neat varieties of Orchids courtesy of Canadian Company Paramount Orchids   Phalaenopsis: Dendrobiums: Click here and here for more on orchids and their care!    

Pretty In Pink

February 13th, 2014

Did you hear that the colour for 2014 is Radiant Orchid? When I heard it I originally laughed, thinking how are the interior designers going to convince us that we could use that colour in our kitchens or living rooms? But with my recent office renovation and my very grey room, I have found that …Read more

Knowing These Tips Will Make Your Orchids Look Amazing

February 10th, 2014

Phalaenopsis Light:  Low light, East facing window is best Water:  Once a week if potted in bark. Let the plant dry out between waterings if planted in other medium. Let water drain completely from pot. Fertilize:  Those planted in bark need a fertilizer with a higher Nitrogen amount i.e. 30-10-10. Those planted in other medium …Read more