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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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Home Office Plants

Your Home Office is a Place to Raise Some Green What’s true of your home is true of your home office: plants are good for you. The ultimate mood booster, they filter air, reduce stress, and improve your overall sense of well-being. They also happen to make great backdrops for video meetings. Give your work […]

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Basic Rose Care and Maitenance

Basic Rose Care and Maintenance Rose Selection and Rose Categories Hybrid Tea – Classic high centered rose with long-lasting blooms typically one bloom to a stem. Excellent for cutting. 4’ to 5’ high. Grandiflora – A cross between a hybrid tea and a floribunda. Medium to large flowers in clusters on multi-branched stems. Plants are […]

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Columnar Apple Tree Care

Columnar apple trees are loaded with fruiting spurs along the main leader, and branches are short and upright, producing straight, upright growing, cylindrical apple trees. Plant columnar apples in the ground, or transplant to large containers using N.W. Best Potting Soil. Columnar apple trees mature at 8 to 10 feet tall but less than two […]

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DIY Designed Indoor Garden Container for High-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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Selecting the Right Plants for the Light in Your Space

Growing plants indoors successfully means imitating their natural habitats as closely as possible. Find a plant suited to your space, rather than the other way around. Assess your space first, and have an idea of your environment before buying a plant. More

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Feeding Your Indoor Garden

Not all houseplants require fertilizer. But plant food can help them grow faster, stronger, and healthier by replenishing the nutrients in their soil. And it’s easy! More

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