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How to Bring Your Tropical Plants Back Outdoors

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Tropical plants are fantastic for brightening up our homes during the dreariest months of winter. But when the temperatures start to rise, they’ll appreciate some time outside to soak up the sun and fresh air! However, you need to be mindful when moving tropical plants from inside to outside—if you do it too suddenly, or […]

7 Happy Houseplants to Brighten Up the Last Stretch of Winter

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Winter is so close to being over, but those last few weeks seem to go by so slowly! If you’re growing weary from gray skies and crummy weather, we’ve got the perfect happy booster to brighten your spirits: houseplants! You’d be amazed at the effect that these happy houseplants can have on your energy and […]

How To Care for Houseplants in the Winter

How to Care for Houseplants in Winter Mother Nature Powell River

Winter can be just as challenging for our houseplants as it is for us. The days are shorter and can be overcast, so they get less light overall. The air in our homes can be very dry when the furnace is on, making it hard for plants to retain moisture. When we open doors to […]

How to Make Your Home Pet and Plant Friendly

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Sometimes pets and plants can peacefully coexist in a home with no problems. Some pets just don’t seem to have any interest in investigating an indoor jungle. And then, on the other side, there are pets who seem to be on a mission to eat as much indoor houseplant salad as they can. It’s not […]

Chrysanthemum: The Hidden Meaning of November’s Birth Flower

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November can be a pretty damp and dreary month on the coast, but there’s one classic flower that really brightens up life this month—the always beautiful Chrysanthemum. If you were born in November, mums are the flower of your birth month. Besides being colourful and cheerful, they’re also thought to attract good luck, friendship, honesty, […]

The Great Garden Divide

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There are many reasons gardeners love perennials, but one of the best is that dividing your perennials gives you more free plants! Perennials are the gift that keeps on giving. Dividing your perennials not only adds more flowers to your yard. It also helps keep your plants thriving and healthy.   When to Divide Perennials […]

How to Combat & Prevent Common Houseplant Pests

Bugs in my Plants - How to Combat Common Household Pests

If your plants had a summer vacation outdoors this year, there’s a chance they may have acquired a few hitchhikers of the insect variety before you brought them back inside for the winter. Bugs on your houseplants are the main reason we always recommend you quarantine your plants when you bring them back inside at […]

How to Know When Your Houseplants Want a New Pot

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Repotting your houseplants is something many people do every year. But it’s not always required. Many plants can live happily for several years in the same pot. So how do you know when you should repot your houseplants?  Here are some tips to help you determine if your houseplants need a new pot and new […]

Creative Ideas for Styling Your Houseplants

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Houseplants are a great complement to your home decor style. Here are a few creative ways to help you take your home style to the next level. You could use all of these styling tips or pick and choose what you like best that works for your home. Just remember that plant care is easiest […]

Our Top 5 Trending Houseplants for 2021

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With more people stuck at home during the lockdown in 2020, houseplants and gardening started trending worldwide. As more and more people got into the houseplant craze, certain plants gained popularity, like Fiddle Leaf Figs and Monstera deliciosa. These plants will still be popular in 2021, but we’re starting to see a few other houseplants […]