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Splashes of Color in a White World: GBBD, January 2015

My Maine garden has been under snow cover for more than 6 weeks now. Although we had some unseasonably warm days in December, they never lasted long enough to melt all the snow that had piled up earlier, and more snow has been added in the new year.
by Jean's Garden on Jan 16, 2015

Keep Your Houseplants Safe from Your Feline Friends

Everyone, meet Charlie, my resident houseplant molester. Yes, he’s furry and sweet and adorable when he chases his squeaking catnip filled mouse… but nothing will induce my rage more than to find my spider plant’s leaves nipped down...
by Home decoration on Jan 15, 2015

Happy December Blooms: GBBD, December 2014

Once again this month, I am a day late with my bloom day post. In mid-December, my Maine garden is already tucked in under its winter blanket of snow and I am reliant on my houseplants for blooms. My many potted amaryllis (Hippeastrum) bulbs have lea...
by Jean's Garden on Dec 16, 2014

Happy December Blooms: GBBD, December 2014

Once again this month, I am a day late with my bloom day post. In mid-December, my Maine garden is already tucked in under its winter blanket of snow and I am reliant on my houseplants for blooms. My many potted amaryllis (Hippeastrum) bulbs have lea...
by Jean's Garden on Dec 16, 2014

Thankful for a New Home

This past week, I came home one evening to find that my contractor had finished doing trim work in my newly remodeled living room and had opened up this room for my use. Yesterday, with new furniture delivered and in place, it was time to move my flo...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 26, 2014

Thankful for a New Home

This past week, I came home one evening to find that my contractor had finished doing trim work in my newly remodeled living room and had opened up this room for my use. Yesterday, with new furniture delivered and in place, it was time to move my flo...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 26, 2014

Strategies On How To Deal With Allergies

Do you have allergies? Do you want to know how to treat allergies? This article is the answer to your allergy dilemma. Below you’ll discover some great information that will help clear you up quickly. One way to keep allergies under control is...
by Allergy articles on Nov 18, 2014

November Blooms, From Outdoors to Indoors: GBBD, November 2014

This image, of an osteospermum flower still trying to bloom in a snow-covered container on the deck, tells the story of this November’s weather volatility – 60 degrees (F) one day and snowing the next. I took this photo two days ago. The next mor...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 16, 2014

November Blooms, From Outdoors to Indoors: GBBD, November 2014

This image, of an osteospermum flower still trying to bloom in a snow-covered container on the deck, tells the story of this November’s weather volatility – 60 degrees (F) one day and snowing the next. I took this photo two days ago. The next mor...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 16, 2014

Plant Foster Homes

Recently, I’ve been faced with a houseplant dilemma. As the seemingly endless construction on my house continues, I’ve been living in the north-facing rooms at the back of the house and have been cut off from my usual sunny south-facing plant win...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 10, 2014

Plant Foster Homes

Recently, I’ve been faced with a houseplant dilemma. As the seemingly endless construction on my house continues, I’ve been living in the north-facing rooms at the back of the house and have been cut off from my usual sunny south-facing plant win...
by Jean's Garden on Nov 10, 2014

What are the Most Popular Houseplants for Beautiful Flowers and Foliage?

If you’re going to spend a significant amount of money on flowers for your home you want them to make the area look amazing. A major part of having plants in your home is the color they will bring.  So what are the best plants to invest in if you...
by My Green Living Ideas on Sep 19, 2014

Guest Blog: 7 Tips for Decorating Your Office with Flowers

There are few things that could prove to be as effective at brightening up and bringing life to any office space than the selective placement of fresh flowers. However, not all flowers are suitable for this particular purpose, making it … Conti...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 19, 2014

Succulent Care

The Brightness Project - Lifestyle and creativity blog Succulent Care I adore houseplants. I think they really make a home. It takes a bit of care and experience to learn not to kill them all. Here are some tips and care ideas as well as guides for s...
by The Brightness Project on Jun 24, 2014

Guest Post: The 6 Best Indoor Plants for Spicing up Your Home Life

Indoor plants are an excellent aesthetic option to help transform your house into your home! In addition, there are many available options that include numerous health benefits and listed here are some of the standout options. ALOE PLANT  Most aloe...
by Fun Flower Facts on Jun 9, 2014

Benefits of Indoor Plants

Many people keep some indoor plants in their houses. Most think that indoor plants are just for decorative purposes and to provide a nice aesthetic quality to the interior. But they don't know that keeping plants in house actually offers many health...
by Organic Gardening on May 12, 2014

8 Simple ways to Green Up your Bedroom

Most of you look to your bedrooms as a temporary retreat to the demanding demands of the day’s events, and that’s exactly what it should be. However, the way you clean, relax and decorate can be negatively affecting your health and the he...
by Hug a Tree with Me on May 5, 2014

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 … Conti...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 9, 2014

When Will It Be Spring? GBBD, March 2014

I am at home in Maine for my “spring break,” but it feels more like January than March. Temperatures have been well below normal, and snow is still piled high in the garden. But there are some promises of spring. The days are getting noticeably l...
by Jean's Garden on Mar 15, 2014

Ceropegia haygarthii – A most unusual bloom…

From the plant family Apocynaceae, this unusual flower was first documented by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, who felt that the flowers look like a fountain of wax. Thus the scientific name was born… keros, meaning wax and pege meaning fountain. …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Feb 21, 2014


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