These pages are designed for gardeners who want to; learn how to take care of their plants, learn how to grow, them, and how to build things, and anything garden related.  Please click on the links above (or below) for gardening tips and tricks.


Tropical PlantsTropical Plant Care 101

For the seasoned gardener or house plant fanatic, keeping house plants alive and thriving might be second nature, but by no means a great secret! Light, water and humidity, proper soil, fertilization, an occasional cleaning, simple pruning and knowing your insects are the keys.

Light
The level of light plays a major role in the decision making process of what plants should be purchased. A bright window with some direct sun light is ideal. Unfortunately many of us don't have this ideal location to be able to grow sun-loving types of plants. If this is your scenario, there are many plants to choose from that thrive in lower light. Read More...


PhalaenopsisPhalaenopsis Orchid Care

The common name for the Phalaenonopsis is the Moth Orchid as the flower petals resembles a moth's wings. Phalaenopsis orchids are the most common orchids available because they are easy to grow and they have a very long bloom time. They come in a many colors from beautiful pure white to colorful spotted harlequins.

A good sized orchid generally blooms from winter into spring, but can continue flowering, with a few flowers throughout the year. Read more...

 


Christmas Cactus

How to Care for a Christmas Cactus and get it to Rebloom

The Christmas Cactus is one of the most popular and beloved flowering plants to have around for the holidays. The Christmas Cactus offers a profusion of flowers that bloom for two to four weeks.

These cacti are so popular because of their spectacular blooming habit and the fact that they are relatively easy to care for.

They do best in rich, well drained soil in bright indirect light. They prefer a daytime temperature of 70 degrees and night temperatures between 60° to 65° Fahrenheit. Read more...


TerrariumHow to create a Terrarium and Take Care of it

In the last century, as Victorian explorers were traveling the unknown corners of the world, desperately collecting exotic plant species, they discovered they had a problem figuring out how to transport these delicate plants back home alive and healthy. The answer was the Ward Case, today called a terrarium. This little miniature greenhouse is closed to dust, pests and drying air. Read More...


 

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1605 South Big Bend Blvd
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117
314-645-7333

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