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Tulips: How and When You Should Plant Tulip Bulbs

March 4, 2019

If there’s one way to know that Spring has finally arrived, it’s by the amazing blooming tulips you can find in your garden, your neighbor’s garden, or even the landscaping of commercial properties in your community. In fact, some people even believe that Spring doesn’t officially begin until the first tulip pops out of the ground. But regardless of how you associate them with the Spring season, one thing’s for sure – tulips are one of the most beautiful flowers you’ll see all season long.

Now, we know what you might be thinking – for tulips to thrive in Spring the way they usually do, when do they originally need to be planted? Let’s find out.

Colorful Cut Spring Tulip Flowers and Flower Shears

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Can You Bring Outdoor Plants Inside to Survive the Winter?

November 28, 2018

Old Man Winter may soon show his icy face, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your green thumb to rest for several months. While not all outdoor plants will survive being transplanted and cared for indoors, many will!

While certain plants require more specialized instructions, below is a general guide for how you could move plants inside.

Before Moving Plants Indoors

While we wish it were as simple as picking up a potted plant and moving it inside, it’s unfortunately not. Moving plants indoors to a drastically different environment than they’re used to can cause them to go into shock. That’s why it’s important to take certain precautions to protect both your beloved plants and home. Continue Reading…

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How to Care for Orchids & Keep Them Looking Their Best

November 5, 2018

Orchids are well-known for their striking beauty and unique petal shapes — something that entices orchid lovers but can scare away first-time growers. Despite what their exotic looks might suggest, caring for orchids is not much different than caring for ordinary houseplants. In fact, many people would say that orchids are an “ordinary houseplant,” as the desire for them has skyrocketed over the years thanks to their ability to bloom year-after-year. Though orchid care may be a little different than you’re used to, it’s by no means harder!

purple orchids placed in empty living room

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Hot Pink Roses: One Hundred Years to Grow Perfection

September 4, 2018

lady roses, hot pinkWho could resist a rose called ‘Hot Lady’? It’s a spectacular hot pink rose, too, with two-inch-long buds that look good in a vase for at least 10 days. And the color! Hot, hot pink. It’s the kind of rose that florists love, not least because it appeals to the hot ladies for whom it was named.

As it happens, hot ladies have plenty of hot pink roses to choose from, thanks in large part to a century-old German firm called Rosen Tantau (Tantau Roses).

Just four men have run the company in that century, each one taking an inventive approach to rose breeding. Founded by Matthias Tantau in 1906 in a small town outside Hamburg, Germany, the firm became internationally known following World War II, when Jackson Perkins introduced ‘Garnette’, a popular red greenhouse rose, to the United States. It became a florists’ standard. Continue Reading…

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Indoor Plant Care Tips by Miracle-Gro®

June 26, 2018

Indoor plants are easy to maintain when you give them the proper care. No matter how bad your green thumb is, these plant care products from Miracle-Gro® are sure to keep your plants, happy, vibrant, and growing! Better yet- our plant sale is currently going on so you can buy plants for your home or office at discounted prices! We consider this a win-win.

Plant Type: Cactus Dish Garden

Product Recommendation: Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food

About the Cactus Dish Garden: Cacti and succulents are trendy plants that are easy to grow. Your Cactus Dish Garden will love a sunny spot near a west or south-facing window. Cacti and succulents don’t take kindly to being overwatered, so wait until the top 2-3 inches of soil feels dry before watering. Feed your dish garden regularly from spring-fall when they are actively growing with Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food which specially formulated to feed all succulents including cacti. Continue Reading…

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Easy-to-Care-for Indoor Plants

June 18, 2018

Don’t let stories of bad experiences with trying to grow an exotic flower turn you off to the idea of indoor plants. Even if you’ve never grown so much as a daisy, this is the season to try your hand at caring for plants. And while even the hardiest of plants aren’t completely indestructible, these guys will forgive you when you completely forget about them and leave for a week-long vacation.

Succulents

Not only can most succulents survive without much water, but it’s actually better for them. Since watering succulents more than about twice a month can cause them to rot, most people suggest giving them just a bit of water at the beginning and middle of each month. That’s simple enough to remember, right?

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Christmas Cactus Care and Facts

December 17, 2017
christmas cactus

When you think of Christmas flowers, you probably think of poinsettias. And while we love a good poinsettia here at 1800flowers, there’s another popular plant during the holiday season called the Christmas cactus.

When you see how unique and festive these flowers are, you’ll be crossing your fingers that Santa leaves one under your tree. And if he does, it’s important that you know how to care for it.

group of christmas cactus

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How To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh

December 7, 2017

Holiday Flower TreeThe holidays are an awesome time of year for a number of reasons, but one of our favorites (and maybe yours too) is putting up a Christmas tree. Whether you take an annual family trip to cut down your own or pick one off your local tree lot (you may even have a smaller Christmas tree as a holiday decoration within your home), the fun doesn’t end after you’ve found the perfect one – you get to decorate it, and, most of all, enjoy it all season long!

However, a common debate that many families have is when they’ll pick out their tree. Why? Often, many people fear that getting one too early will result in a Christmas morning where presents are left under a sulking and sagging tree filled with brown needles. The good news? You can keep your Christmas tree alive & fresh all season long with some Christmas tree care tips from our flower & plant experts:

Trim The Trunk

Before you secure your tree in its stand, make sure that the trunk undergoes a good trimming. If you aren’t sure how much to cut off, about ½ inch should suffice. And remember, cut straight across the trunk, you don’t want to start cutting on any angles! Continue Reading…

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All About Succulents

July 14, 2017
succulent plant

While you may not recognize the name right away, odds are, you’re one of the many people who love succulents. After all, what’s not to love about them? Succulents are essentially another name for uniquely beautiful desert plants, like, aloe vera, snake plants, or jade.  Indoor growing of succulent plants can be tricky, but with a few helpful tips, you can care for your plants properly.

succulent plant dish garden

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Gardenia Plant Care Tips From a Flower & Plant Expert

March 15, 2017

Caring for Gardenia Plants

If you’ve recently received or purchased a gardenia plant—with its beautiful dark glossy foliage, fragrant blooms, and several buds—you might have difficulty getting these buds to mature and open. If the air is dry, the buds have a tendency of not opening (and dropping off). The problem is that the average home is warm, with low humidity. A gardenia plant, however, requires high humidity.

White gardenia flower

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