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Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Snowy, Glittery Pine Cone DIY In 3 Easy Steps

I grew up in New England, where as a kid, the thought of snow for Christmas made me downright giddy. I'd trek through the woods for hours with all or any of our 5 dogs to gather things to create with and come home to a warm fireplace. I now live in the Arizona desert where the holidays mean sunshine and blue skies. I still use a lot of elements from nature when I decorate for Christmas and want to show you a snowy, glittery pine cone DIY in 3 easy steps.I... Read more

How to Make a Holiday Wreath Using Plants in Your Yard

Written By: Emily FolkThe fall season brings the beautiful fiery colors of red, gold and brown. As fall turns to winter, decorations incorporate reds, greens, blues, silvers, and whites.However, the purchase of plastic decorations and their reuse every year gets old. Besides, you have a garden of inspiration waiting for you in your yard to create an original and attractive holiday wreath.

Here are some ways to use it:

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How to Grow Christmas Cactus: A Long Lasting Succulent Houseplant

Do you want a really cool blooming plant for the holiday season? Well look no further. Christmas Cactus, aka Holiday Cactus, is the one for you. Here's how to grow Christmas Cactus during it's blooming period and after. It's a long lasting houseplant which I happen to find very attractive.First off, let's get a bit technical for those of you who geek out on all things plant like me. My scarlet Christmas Cactus that you see here and in the video is actually... Read more

Caring For Flowering Kalanchoes: A Popular Succulent Houseplant

If you want a succulent houseplant that blooms, well then, let me introduce you to the Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Perhaps you've seen one but never brought it home. I want to encourage you to do that because they're easy to grow and are in bloom for quite a long time. Caring for flowering kalanchoes is no trouble at all but there are a few things you need to know.

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A Touch Of Elegance: White Blooming Plants For Christmas

The holidays call for decorations to fill us with cheer and festivity during this season. Is there a better way to add beauty to your home other than with flowers?  We think not! There are lots of flowering plants in all colors which are available during the holidays. Today we'll focus on white blooming plants for Christmas for those of you who like decorating in a more elegant way.Read more