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How to Care for Hoyas

The Wax Plant, Porcelain Flower, or just simply Hoya has made an incredible bounce back in popularity the last few years. Many refer to this amazing blooming plant as “Grandma’s Plant,” which is no longer the case. The common names derive from the look and feel of the plant. It has firm waxy leaves and […]

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How to Care For Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are growing in popularity and for good reason. So we’ve put together the ultimate guide for how to care for hydrangeas. This includes choosing the correct hydrangea for your space, planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning and more. This guide has the basic information needed to get started. Choosing the Right HydrangeaFirst you need to choose […]

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Pollinator 101

Plants don’t ask for much. For the most part, sunlight, water, soil, and nutrients are the necessary ingredients needed for successful gardening. There is, however, one element that tends to get overlooked when it comes to plant needs, and that is the importance of pollinators. You may have heard the terms “pollinizer” and “pollinator” and […]

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How to Grow Perennial Hibiscus

These tropical wonders, with their dinner-plate-sized blooms and tropical appearance, may seem like an impossibility in our perennial landscapes. The truth is, they’re really astonishingly easy to grow! Here are a few tips to remember when growing perennial Hibiscus: They love water during the growing season! Hibiscus moscheutos is one plant you do not have […]

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DIY Designed Indoor Garden Container for Low-light

There are plenty of different ways you can go about creating a low-light indoor container. For this example we will be featuring one of the most popular and elegant houseplants, the Orchid. • If you want your plants to live a long time in your container then you will want to select a pot with […]

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DIY Designed Indoor Garden Container for Bright Light

There are lots of options for designing a planter for higher light conditions. We designed this one to feature a snake plant and a variety of succulents. Step 1: Prep the container for plants Build a reservoir in the bottom of the container, unless you have a pot that has sufficient drainage (even then a […]

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Outdoor Container Design Tips with Maria Bertucci

Our lead designer, Maria Bertucci, shows us her design tips and tricks for creating the perfect outdoor container. Visit us at our Puyallup and new Federal Way location for our annual Outdoor Pottery Sale from May 15th to May 30th, and enjoy 30% off outdoor ceramic glazed pottery!

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Smoothie Herb Container Garden

Potted Smoothie Garden Plant a container garden of herbs mixed with fruits for ingredients to make flavorful, healthy smoothies! Herb Smoothie Making Tips Herb leaves are packed with flavor. Don’t overdo it! Add a few leaves at a time and adjust to taste. Grow your herbs and fruits organically or purchase organic ingredients to use. […]

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Hellebore Care Guide

Lenten Rose and Christmas Rose are both names for a miraculous plant called the Hellebore. This plant has much to offer, asking for very little in return, and its uncommon bloom time during the winter months makes it an indispensable component to a year-round garden. The blooms offer a wide variety of hues, from crisp […]

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Kid-Friendly Plants

Indoor Gardening with Kids Much has been written on the benefits of teaching kids to garden. They learn an appreciation for nature and its processes, for science and observation, for cause and effect … and they gain patience, delicacy, and an understanding of the true value of plants both as commodity and for their intrinsic […]

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