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plant care

  • Flowers The Greenhouse

    The Poinsettia

    Poinsettia History:  The Poinsettia is native to Mexico where there is a legend that dates back to Christmas eve several centuries ago. In the legend, a girl named Pepita had no gift to offer…

    November 30, 2017
  • The Greenhouse

    Pitcher and Carnivorous Plant Care

    Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants which have tube-shaped leaves known as pitfall traps—a mechanism that traps prey in a deep cavity filled with digestive fluid. Their sweet smell attracts their prey to the lip of…

    August 24, 2016
  • Chet Notes The Greenhouse

    Caring for Bonsai

    Bonsai trees come from a long artistic tradition of training tree forms to grow dwarfed. This art form has it’s origin in Japan and China where it has been practiced for centuries. Bonsai trees…

    July 12, 2016
  • amaryllis care
    The Greenhouse

    Caring for Amaryllis

    Amaryllis are a popular blooming plant to give in the winter because of the color they add to a home during the harsh cold months. They can produce flowers in mid-winter in bright, vibrant colors.…

    December 7, 2015
  • Chet Notes The Greenhouse

    Caring for Your Lucky Bamboo

    Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana) is an easy to care for, unique household plant. A native to Cameroon in West Africa, it has become widely popular because of it’s Feng Shui association. It can be…

    July 22, 2015