Monday, March 30, 2015

How to take care of your Bromeliads

Bromeliads (also known as Bromeliaceae) are plants that have adapted to a number of climates. Foliage takes different shapes, from needle-thin to broad and flat, symmetrical to irregular, spiky to soft. They also come in a variety of colors and patterns. Pineapples are actually considered part of the bromeliad family due to it being part of a bromeliad. They are beautiful and easy to take care of here's a quick little how to guide on how to care for your bromeliads. 

  1. Watering - Bromeliads are adapted to withstand drought, but they less tolerant of being over-watered which can cause root rot. Make sure you water it again when the soil is dry. Many bromeliads also have a tank. This is the part of the plant where the leaves meet together and form what looks like a cup. Bromeliads can also take water through their central tank. 
  2. Lighting - Bromeliads thrive in bright, sunny spaces. However, exposure to direct sunlight for an extended period of time can cause damage to the leaves. Make sure you put it in a nice well-light place where it doesn't get a lot of sun exposure. 
  3. Fertilizing - Bromeliads require little fertilizing. Occasionally you will want to use a water soluble fertilizer. Never place fertilizer in a bromeliads central tank (this will kill them). Instead, fertilize around the bromeliad’s base.

I hope this post helps with all your bromeliad needs! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

All you need to know about Succulents

Succulents come in a variety of shapes and colors which makes it so fun to play with.  Over the years succulents have become a more promiment in floristry and plant arrangements they are very easy to take care of and very enjoyable to collect. Here's a little how to guide on how to take care of your succulents. 

  1.  Give succulents as much sun as possible. Succulents are desert plants. They thrive in hot places with plenty of sunshine. 
  2. During the warmer months in their growing phase succulents should be watered once a week but rather than pour a cup of water now and then into the pot. Wait until the dirt is completely dry and then soak the plant in water.
  3. During the summer growing season, fertilize as you would with other houseplants. Stop fertilizing entirely during the winter.

We hope this guide helps! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Flowers of the Month: Daffodil

Daffodils are a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the amaryllis family. Daffodils are a conspicuous flowers with six petal-like sepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting colored sepals and corona. 

How to take care of Daffodils 

Since Daffodils are bloom mainly in the Spring they do need sun exposure. So make sure that you're planting them were they will get plenty of sun. Also be sure to use fertilizer when planting your Daffodils, Daffodils will tolerate some crowding but prefer to be spaced 3 to 6 inches apart. After they bloom in the spring, allow the plants to grow until they die off. They need time after bloom to store energy in the bulbs for next year. To remove the dead plants, either snip them off at the base, or twist the leaves while pulling lightly. When cut, daffodils should be kept alone in a vase, as their stems secrete a fluid that promotes the wilting of other flowers. If you must combine them, soak them by themselves for as long as possible, then rinse them and add them to the arrangement last.

I hope this post was insightful to all your Daffodil needs, Happy March! and may you're Daffodils bloom beautifully. 

That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.
–William Shakespere, The Winter's Tale