The Best Shade Trees for Your Backyard

Trees are one of the most beneficial additions you can make to your landscape. Not only do they add natural beauty and color, but they also attract wildlife and diversify your landscape. But perhaps the best reason for planting more trees is to provide your yard with shade and privacy—elements that will even increase your […]

Using Houseplants to Reboot Your Interior Design

Houseplants are beautiful, vibrant pieces of decor that make excellent accent pieces to any room. But the biggest challenge with taking them home is knowing how to arrange indoor plants to achieve that picture-perfect look you see in the magazines. Whether you’ve already amassed an extensive collection, or you’re on your way to your first […]

Top 5 Trends for Inspiring Your 2020 Landscape

New year, new trends—to many green thumbs, that means a brand new landscape design! With spring 2020 just around the corner (OK, maybe down a long hallway and around the corner), it’s time to start planning for the 2020 growing season. With a whole new decade ahead of us, it’s the perfect time to refresh […]

Winter Houseplant Care: What’s Different & How to Adjust Your Care

In the winter, our houseplants are dealing with lower light levels and shorter days, and often experience drier air and temperature fluctuations. These environmental changes mean our houseplants need different care than they do in summer. Here are a few tips for keeping your houseplants happy through the winter in Alexandria.   Why do Houseplants […]

How to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

Before we know it, the holidays are here and gone again. As much as we adore decking the halls, the “un-decorating” part isn’t something we let ourselves think about until we have to. But when that “fresh” Christmas tree in the corner is on its last leg, it’s time to think about taking that Christmas […]

The Perfect Gift for Any Plant Lover

The countdown to Christmas is now into the single digits, and that might scare you a little if you haven’t finished your holiday decorating and shopping yet. Now is the time to be officially crossing people off of your list so that you can finally enjoy the season to the fullest. If any of those […]

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Landscape

It’s finally December, which means Christmas is just around the corner. Between all of the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s important to take a step back and allow yourself to enjoy this wonderful season. One of our favorite family traditions around this time of year is bundling up, hot cocoa in hand, and driving around […]

The Best Houseplants for Your Secret Santa Gift Exchange

If you’ve got some secret Santa gift exchanges coming up this season with coworkers, friends, or family, there’s a good chance you’re struggling to choose a perfect gift. You want to give something interesting, inspiring, and enjoyable—even to the coworker you barely know. No one really needs more coffee mugs, ties, or sweaters.  Have you […]

Poinsettias: How to Select and Care for Them

Poinsettia might be one of the most iconic symbols of Christmas. But did you know they’ve only been part of American Christmas traditions since the 1830s? Poinsettias are native to southern Mexico, where they grow into trees as tall as 16 feet, blooming in December and coloring the hills a brilliant shade of red. They […]

Decorating Your Home with Amazing Air Plants

When it comes to growing and nurturing most plants, using good quality soil is usually the top priority. But tillandsia, also known as air plants, make plant care even simpler with their unique ability to thrive soil-free! That’s right, the one thing you thought every single plant needed—this one doesn’t. Instead, this houseplant is happy […]