Plants that Clean the Air

Did you know that plants will purify the air in your home or office? NASA tested the ability of various houseplants to absorb chemicals in the late 1980’s as a response to the need for astronauts to be in an enclosed space for a length of time. More recent tests suggest that if air is passed […]

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Opulent Orchids

Orchids have long-since been thought of as tropical works of art, courtesy of Mother Nature. Exotic locales (Thailand, Singapore and Hawaii)may have cultivated a misconception that orchids are extremely delicate and difficult to maintain in North America. A pity, as orchids are actually a very hardy plant whose stunning appearance will enhance any home or […]

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Air Plants on Wheels

Time to show you our latest window display! Katie started off by picking up some bicycle tires from The Bike Place across the street. She spray painted them a shiny bright red, then suspended them in the window. All this was to display our newest air plants. Here’s how it looks: And from another angle: […]

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Fresh Plants Need a Home

We have some fabulous fresh plants in the shop. Are you looking for a living, growing, air-cleaning addition to your home? Some of these plants are listed in our article on Plants that Clean the Air. In the photo you can see a Boston fern, Yucca, Phoenix Roebellini palm, Limelight Dracaena and Aglaomena Silver Queen […]

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Easter Gifts and Plants

Here’s a look at what’s beautiful in the shop right now. First, we must start with Easter lilies. Love them! Pure and perfect, with a soft fragrance. You need one for your home! New this year is little hydrangea plants with one or two blooms, in 4″ diameter pots. We have them in blue, pink […]

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Orchid Plants in all Colours and Sizes

Orchid mania continues! Growers are constantly producing new and exciting varieties of these beautiful plants. Here are some that we’ve had in the store lately. This plant has large blooms, and lots of them. The back of the petals has a blush of pink. Orchids like bright light – it will keep their leaves a […]

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Flowering Plants for Passover and Easter

We have lots of beautiful plants arriving now for the Easter/Passover celebrations next weekend. We tried a new supplier for our hydrangea plants, and look at these stunning specimens: Now here are blue and pink hydrangeas together: These are such interesting plants. Look at the detail of the petals: Finally, the annual visit by the […]

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Medinilla Plants now at Martin’s

Did you see those beautiful Medinilla plants at Canada Blooms? It’s a wonder there are any available now – so many were on display there. Now that we’ve seen them, we have to have them. So Martin’s received our first shipment of Medinillas today. Here’s a beautiful shot: The medinilla is native to Luzon, the […]

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Canada Blooms Highlights 2012

The Canada Blooms Show is at its halfway point for this year. We’ve taken a couple of trips to the show and thought we would share some of the highlights. Lots of photos! Let’s start with some of the Garden Club contests. The pink lilies and anthuriums were just perfect. Leaving the Garden Club area, […]

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New Plants at Martin’s

Air plants are fascinating. They look and feel like something artificial, with no root. Yet they are living plants, dependent on moisture in the air to survive. We take the plants and submerge them in water for ten minutes or so, about once a week. That seems to be all the care they require. Here […]

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