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In Bloom: Shade-Loving Pieris

You have to love an evergreen shrub that has showy cascading white, pink or red flowers, colorful new growth which varies by variety, from bronze, brilliant pink to scarlet and thrives in sunny or shady situations. And, is not on the preferred menu of deer. Newer varieties have a more compact growth habit that’s ideal […]Read More...

5 Teas to Support your Health

Winter is often a reflection time for most people. The idea of self-reinvention, growth and overall healthier habits are particularly top of mind. A big focus is sharing what teas and blends we have to support our steepers who are looking to incorporate tea into their wellness routine. In continuation of our Love of Lists […]Read More...

Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year, since 1990, The Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial that stands out among its peers. This plant receives the distinguished honor of being named The Perennial Plant of the Year™ (PPOY™) PPOY™ selected perennials are suitable for a wide range of growing climates, require little maintenance, have multiple-season interest, and are relatively pest […]Read More...

Biokovo Geranium

“So many Geraniums, so little time.” If this is your motto, we completely understand. There are so many fantastic varieties to choose from, but Geranium ‘Biokovo’ is extraordinary. Allow us to tell you why. First, a little clarification regarding geraniums. Unlike our tender summer annual, commonly called “geranium” (genus: Pelargonium), true Geraniums are hardy, low […]Read More...

Putting on Airs: Tillandsias

Looking for something easy to grow? The air plant, Tillandsia, should be on the top of your list. Tillandsia is the largest genus in the Bromeliad family with over 550 species that vary in color, size, texture and shape. In its native habitat, it will attach itself to trees and rocks using its roots. The […]Read More...

Tea of the Month – Recipe for a Chai Latte

Tea of the Month is Lets Chai, its aromatic spice blend is perfect for cooler weather. The spices used for Chai date back to Ayurvedic medicine (5000 years) – the spice blend was then added to tea as the tea industry was established by the British. Dark, sweet perfection describes this aromatic spice blend that, […]Read More...

6 Reasons to drink Loose Leaf Tea over Bagged Tea

For over a year we have been carrying a brand of Premium Loose Tea called For Teas Sake and we have fallen in love with it! It is a high quality tea that has amazing flavor! It’s decorative  packaging is perfect for gifting! So why should you choose to drink loose tea over bagged tea? […]Read More...

Garden Mums

Fall has arrived and that means it time to decorate with Fall Color. Garden mums are the perfect flower to decorate porches, pots, flowers beds, and more for the colorful Fall season. Have you ever wondered how these blooming beauties produce their flowers, or why some years they are late to bloom? Continue reading to […]Read More...

Fall Bulbs 101

Fall Bulbs 101        What You Need to Know to Be Ready for This Fall Season Fall-planting bulbs are some of the easiest flowers to grow with some planning and a little patience. What are fall planting bulbs? Simply put, fall planting bulbs are flower bulbs that are planted during the autumn to […]Read More...