Flowers

Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

The Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is an aromatic plant used in religious ceremonies, global celebrations, perfumes and gardens. Also known as the May lily, it means “return to happiness” and more often symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility. Its meaning and symbolism are represented in Christian tradition and folklore, May Day, in weddings and birthdays, and various ...

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Feng Shui, plants and garden

Feng Shui is an ancient oriental method based on the confluence of positive and negative forces. There are many people who decorate their homes and offices following the guidelines of Feng Shui with the intention to attract positive energy in and out negative. The beauty of the gardens is considered very important for the flow of beneficial chi. The plants ...

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Homemade bug spray for houseplants

Red pepper spray Red pepper powder spices up your meals and also keeps unwanted pests off your houseplants. Make a spray by mixing 2 tablespoons of red pepper powder, 6 drops of gentle dish soap and 1 gallon of water. Herbal spray Heavily scented herbs — such as basil, lavender, mint, rosemary and sage — can help get rid of ...

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Beautiful blooming houseplants

Jasmine The beautiful pink or white blooms are the some of the most fragrant you’ll find on any houseplant. Anthurium Its cute factor: The flowers and foliage are both heart-shaped. Kaffir Lily It’s extra easy to grow and the flowers brighten up January days when there’s not a lot else in bloom. Calamondin Orange You can harvest the fruits after ...

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How to start an apartment garden – tips & tricks

There are probably as many types of apartment gardens as there are apartments. Some people grow herbs on the kitchen windowsill of their apartments while others enjoy growing orchids, African violets, or exotic houseplants. More ambitious gardeners petition their landlords and create rooftop gardens full of plants and quiet spaces high above the city skyline. Create a lovely indoor flower ...

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Easy flowers to grow in small spaces

Peace lily The peace lily is one of the best flowers to grow in an apartment because it survives surprisingly well with low levels of light, giving it the nickname “Closet Plant”. The peace lily does require heavy watering, but the good thing is that you’ll know the plant is thirsty when the leaves begin to droop. African violet A ...

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5 easy-to-grow indoor flowering plants

Streptocarpus (also known as Cape Primrose). Pictured above, find these in pink, purple, red and more colors. They like medium to bright light and don’t like being over-watered. Saintpaulias (also known as African Violet) Lots of colors to choose from. They prefer indirect light and moist soil. Tradescantia pallida (Also known as Purple Heart Plant). This plant loves lots of ...

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How to make faux flower bulbs and a tulip planter for spring

Good morning and hello Spring! Love this budget friendly tulip project. Will be trying this out in a few days. Well done. Great ideas and great tutorials! Very creative! I love how they came out. So pretty! I am so loving this! I always feel like they look so cheesy in the store. A great way to liven them up! ...

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How to grow tulips indoors

Place your tulip bulb on top of the rocks with the pointed end facing upwards. Adding the additional rocks will help stabilize the bulb when it starts to grow. Fill the jar with water leaving a ⅓ to ½ inch between the water level and the tulip bulb. It is important that the bulb is not submerged in water to ...

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How to grow tulips in problem places

Fill the bottom third of an aquatic basket with equal parts of compost and grit. Place bulbs on the surface, at a depth of roughly 10 cm, spacing them 3-4 cm apart. Cover with compost to the top of the basket. Prepare a hole in your border the same width as the aquatic basket, and 4-5 cm deeper than the ...

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