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Amaryllis Flower
Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis is an excellent plant that can make winter days more colorful. Its bulbs come in many different colors: fiery red, white, candy stripes, even lavender. They can often be found at garden centers so you can purchase them to…

Flowers & Blooms

Making Bark Potting Mix for Orchids

In order to grow your Phalaenopsis orchid properly, you need to provide it with a good medium. Many orchid nurseries choose what is sometimes called “solite” This is LECA- Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate. It looks like a volcanic rock and…

Oleander
Flowers & Blooms

The Most Common Poisonous Plants

When choosing plants to grow in our home or garden, too many times we focus on aesthetics. We tend to choose plants we find beautiful, with rich foliage and colorful flowers. When we buy plants or choose which ones to…

Bird of Paradise
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Bird of Paradise Plant Care

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai) is a gorgeous plant native to southern Africa. In the wild, it can reach the height of 20 feet. However, as a houseplant, it typically grows between 3 and 8 feet in height. However,…

Oncidium
Flowers & Blooms

Oncidium Orchids Care: 8 Mistakes to Avoid

Oncidium orchids, also known as the “Dancing Ladies” are very popular plants known for centuries. Oncidium orchids are among the most diverse orchids in the world. One of the most famous cultivars is Oncidium kramerianum, originally from Colombia and Ecuador….

Flowers & Blooms

Growing Mandevilla Vines Indoors

Mendevilla plants are gorgeous vines known for their lush flowers. Many people like to grow them on their balconies and patios. However, it is not always possible to grow your Mandevilla outdoors. These are not winter-hardy plants so they need…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Make Your Orchids Bloom

Orchid flowers need some time and excellent care to develop properly and reach their full potential. There are, however, some things you can do to speed up their blooming process and produce better flowers. After orchids bloom, we want the…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Cut Dead Flowers from an Orchid

It’s always a great experience to see your Phalaenopsis orchid produce gorgeous blossoms. We all want our orchids to grow beautifully. A Phalaenopsis orchid produce long-lasting flowers and they can last for months. However, they will eventually fade. Dead flowers…

Christmas Cactus Flower
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Caring for Holiday Cacti

Some people are confused about different holiday cacti: Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter cacti. Are these the same species, or perhaps three different varieties of the same species? What are their similarities and differences? The short answer is no: the Christmas…

Flowers & Blooms

Pruning Young Roses: Yes or No?

Many rose owners wonder when it’s the best time to prune their roses. There are different opinions about this. Many inexperienced gardeners wonder if it’s ok to prune a young rose or if it’s best to leave it alone for…

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