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Top Plants for Indoor Gardening

by | Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 0 comment(s)

Written by Stacy LyonWhy do I love indoor plants so much?They clean the interior air of my home, they are pleasing to all of my senses and they allow me to bring a little bit of outdoors into my living space.And…wait for it …they are easy-to-care for!Three factors contribute to indoor plant success.Correct light, just the right amount of watering and room temperature.To make it easy, light requirements for plants usually fall into three categories: low, medium and high. Two plants that I love...

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Growing and Caring for your Air Plants

by | Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 0 comment(s)

Tillandsias, or air plants, are easy to grow.   Why?  These bromeliads are epiphytes and get all of the water and nutrients they need from the air through their leaves. They use their roots only for attaching themselves to rocks, trees, shrubs and the ground.   Native to the southern United States, Mexico, Central & South America, air plants are warm-weather lovers that can thrive on neglect.  Here are our suggestions for keeping your Air Plants happy and...

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Caring for Your Fermob Furniture

by | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | 0 comment(s)

         Have you ever wondered the best way to care for you beloved Fermob furniture? Fermob has added a section to their website that gives their advice on the best way to clean and maintain Fermob furniture. Scroll down to read some excerpts of their advice...Cleaning Your Furniture:Metal furniture can be cleaned using either clean water or water containing a non-detergent soap.The furniture should then be wiped dry to remove any smears or traces of...

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Meet John Wehman of Laughing Creek Productions

by | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 0 comment(s)

Ravenna Gardens: Where did you grow up?John Wehman: I was born and raised in Ballard, Washington. Graduated from Ballard High School and Western Washington University – a true Northwesterner. I now reside in Montlake neighborhood where I have my production workshop.RG: Where did you study or train?JW: Most of what I do is self-taught and having a natural talent for pursuing creative ideas. I ask questions and listen. My father, a talented work carver hobbyist, was an inspiration to me in...

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