January 24, 2012

Color study: yellows and oranges

Bring on the citrus. Bright yellows and oranges with accents of green are sure to brighten the day. This time of year, everyone wants bright. Here are two recent sunny examples, guaranteed to break through the winter grey.

January 20, 2012

Tillandsia Care

Surviving without the need for soil and receiving most nutrients from the air, tillandsias (or air plants) do love a weekly bath. Submerge them in clean water for about an hour, longer in dry environments.  And if their leaves start to close up, this indicates dehydration and the need for a longer soak.

Care: Bright indirect light preferred • low water • Ave indoor temperature

January 5, 2012

Welcoming 2012

Sometimes you just need to go big. Whether it is a special anniversary or event, or just a large space requiring big color, these large arrangements show more is really more.