INSOMNIA? ALLERGIES? STRESS? Many people know that houseplants provide beneficial oxygen to the home environment. But do you know they can do more for you than that? Studies show plants can actually do more, removing toxins from our personal atmosphere, and also helping to promote drowsiness. And who doesn’t want to sleep better? Given that … GARDENING TO ‘CULTIVATE’ BETTER SLEEP
Versatile Mums When fall arrives, it’s hard not to regret the passing of all the summer blooms we love so much. But take heart, because the fall garden offers all the summer flower shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum (otherwise known as mums). Hundreds of types provide a huge variety of colors and bloom … THE MUMS ARE COMING! THE MUMS ARE COMING!
In their natural habitat of Polynesia, gardenias are evergreens which can grow from two to twenty feet or more high. (This is one of the few plants native to Polynesia). Gardenia flowers are white or yellow in color and develop either a single or a cluster of blossoms. The flowers are known for their sweet … Coaxing the Best from Your Gardenias
Our ability to feed ourselves, find water, breathe oxygen, is dependent on a bio-diverse environment. The bio-diversity of our planet is declining at an alarming rate due to habitat loss. Human activity is the main reason behind this loss, which is actually good news, because this puts us in a position to do something about … Design for Bio-Diversity in Your Home Garden
We associate two particular plants with the Christmas season: poinsettias and Christmas cactus. Now that you’ve “undecked” the halls and put the ornaments away, it may be tempting to ignore these plants you may have thought of as temporary decorations. But with the proper care, you can not only extend the life and blooms of … Breathing New Life Into Those “Old” Christmas Plants
What Makes Our Poinsettias Special? Giordano’s Gift and Garden sells “Ecke” poinsettias. These are specially hybridized by our growers to be adaptable to winter home environments. In other words, most homes have low light in the wintertime, and also low humidity. Our poinsettias are adaptable to low light, and tolerant of low humidity. On the … The Secret to Perfect Poinsettias
Although day lilies are tough enough to be divided in the summer months, why disrupt your garden while they are blooming? Waiting until after the flowers are gone makes more sense. If your day lilies were under-performing this year, or seem very crowded, dividing these perennials will entice them to produce more flowers.
Most people have heard of Epsom salts and they typically associate it with baths, as this natural salt from Epsom, England is probably best known as a way to help relieve your body’s aches and pains. Or perhaps you’ve even been one of the unfortunate ones who’ve had to use Epsom salts as a laxative. … WHO KNEW? EPSOM SALTS FOR YOUR GARDEN?