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12 Pet-Friendly Houseplants (& Some Common Toxic Ones)

Posted on: 8/14/2019 @ 12:20pm

We all love our plant babies, but we love our furry ones too! While it may not be the first thing we think of when eyeing a new plant for our collection, it is very important to recognize what houseplants are toxic and non-toxic for our pets to ensure their safety. Read on for 12 of our favorite pet-friendly houseplants (and some to keep away from pets)!

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13 Late Summer Bloomers that Attract Butterflies!

Posted on: 7/31/2019 @ 1:30pm


How many of these plants do you have in your garden? If the answer is none, then shame on you! Not only are they all easy to care for, but all of them have the added bonus of attracting hummingbirds and/or butterflies and bees. All of the plants listed here are low maintenance and bloom for a good long time, starting in mid-summer.

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Sun-Loving & Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Posted on: 7/24/2019 @ 3:20pm

If you have a sunny dry spot where you just can’t seem to keep anything alive in the hot summer months, try some sun-loving & drought-tolerant perennials! Check out some of our favorites to keep your garden looking lush during the hot summer months.

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Summer Garden Survival Tips (For You & Your Plants!)

Posted on: 7/17/2019 @ 1:30pm

Nobody really wants to work in the garden in the middle of July, but there are a few easy things you can do to ensure everything stays alive and healthy.

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4 Common Problems Affecting Your Tomatoes

Posted on: 7/10/2019 @ 12:00pm

Tomatoes are the mainstay of many Richmond gardens. They should be producing well this time of year, but sometimes issues do pop up. Read on to learn about 4 of the more common ones, along with solutions for treatment!

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Heat Tolerant Annuals for Virginia Summers

Posted on: 7/3/2019 @ 4:11pm

Virginia summers are known for being “sticky”. Check out some of our favorite heat tolerant annuals that thrive in Virginia’s summer climate and will keep your garden bursting with color!

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Planting Perennials for Birds

Posted on: 6/25/2019 @ 3:00pm

Bring more birds into your yard by planting perennials that will provide them with seed and nectar! Planting a variety of perennials with different bloom times will provide food, and give your garden color, over many months. Read on for some of our favorite plants for making your garden a bird’s paradise!

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Surviving the Invasion: How to Defend Against Japanese Beetles

Posted on: 6/12/2019 @ 12:11pm

It’s that time of year again…Japanese Beetles have returned! We’ve got some tips & insight on how to keep them from devouring your pristine lawn and perfectly healthy garden.

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Ways to Water While on Vacation

Posted on: 6/4/2019 @ 2:49pm

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Are you taking a vacation away from home? Don’t forget about your plants! There is no substitute for a ‘Plant Sitter’ that can water your plants while you’re away, but we know that’s not always possible. Give your plants a fighting chance with some of our favorite vacation watering products!

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Maintaining Houseplant Humidity During the Colder Months

Posted on: 11/7/2018 @ 2:49pm

Lady spraying houseplant with water
This time of year with heaters turned on our skin can feel dry, cracked, and generally be in need of some extra moisture from lotions or lip balm. Plants don’t need lotion, but some of them will need a more humid environment to avoid their leaves curling, browning, splitting, or spotting.

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Top 5 Tried-and-True Perennial Plants for the Shade Garden

Posted on: 7/24/2018 @ 12:14pm

Is your yard covered in a canopy of trees? Here is a list of my favorite tried-and-true shade garden plants that provide unique characteristics to your woodland escape!

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Floral Arrangement Care 101

Posted on: 5/9/2018 @ 2:25pm

Receiving fresh cut flowers is always a special occasion, but just like any other perishable item flowers do have a shelf life. Fortunately there are steps you can take to help extend the life of your beautiful blooms.

Here are a few tips on how to help your vased floral arrangement last longer:

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