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The Art of Ikebana: Celebrating the Present Through Floral Arrangements

The Art of Ikebana: Celebrating the Present Through Floral Arrangements

Known as the Japanese art of flower arranging, ikebana is an expressive art form that dates as far back as 1400 A.D. In contrast to Western flower arrangements, ikebana embraces the impermanence of...
Black Houseplants: Your Guide to an Indoor Goth Garden

Black Houseplants: Your Guide to an Indoor Goth Garden

We love the bold impact of a color garden, or a garden filled with a single, specific hue. One of our favorite types of color gardens is an all-black goth...
Introduction to Epiphytes: What They Are & How to Care for Them 

Introduction to Epiphytes: What They Are & How to Care for Them 

Ever wonder how some of your favorite houseplants grow naturally in the wild? If you’re a houseplant collector, there is a high probability that many specimens in your collection are...
Photo Journal: A Walk Through Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland

Photo Journal: A Walk Through Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland

The beautifully bizarre Lotusland was founded and created by the eccentric and visionary Madame Ganna Walska. Known for her extravagant wealth and love for art in all of its forms,...
Simply Syngonium: Our Favorite Varieties and How to Care for Them

Simply Syngonium: Our Favorite Varieties and How to Care for Them

Known for their arrowhead-shaped foliage, variety of color palettes, and ease of care, Syngonium are a must-have tropical for any plant collector! Read along as we dive into all things...
Memories in Green:  A Collection of Plant Stories from Our Staff

Memories in Green: A Collection of Plant Stories from Our Staff

Tending to plant cuttings passed down through generations, wedding gifts, gifts for healing and for grieving—Hearing plant stories in our storefronts and online overfills us with joy and reminds us...
Growing Houseplants in Harmony With Pets

Growing Houseplants in Harmony With Pets

As summer peeks around the corner and our plants show off new growth, our furry friends have more opportunities to reach them. Though there are many non-toxic plants that can...
Celebrate Earth Day With Us: A Love Letter to the Ginkgo Tree

Celebrate Earth Day With Us: A Love Letter to the Ginkgo Tree

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to plant a tree? This year we are talking about the many gifts trees give us, with a special tribute to one...
Leggy Houseplants: Why Plants Stretch Out and What to Do About It

Leggy Houseplants: Why Plants Stretch Out and What to Do About It

We made it through winter and are excited to welcome spring! This time of year we hear a lot of concern over "leggy" houseplants. Not to worry! We have all...
Meet the Artists Behind Our Plant Craft

Meet the Artists Behind Our Plant Craft

If you have ever visited our shops, you know how wild we are about plant craft. Kokedama string gardens hang suspended from the ceiling, greeting our customers as they walk...
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Growing Rubber Trees Indoors: A Guide to Ficus Care

Ficus (commonly called fig trees or rubber trees) are a colorful and diverse plant species that thrive in houseplant lovers’ homes all over the world. Ficus are popular, and for good...
Top 5 Winter-Blooming Houseplants

Top 5 Winter-Blooming Houseplants

Looking for a winter-blooming houseplant to brighten your space this winter? Our guide to winter-blooming plants will inspire you to adorn your space with flowering plants that delight your senses...