I recorded this episode in December 2021 right after the greenhouse turned 8 and never got it published. Here are my reflections on the greenhouse business, the changes through our years operating it, and the plans for the future. I was originally hinting at the end of the podcast about the arrival of our baby, who was born in March 2022; chatting about taking time off after spring (which now we all know is my maternity leave!). I hope you enjoy some insights into our business, life, and my brain!
Check out the recent Redfin article we were featured in: A Guide to Pet-Safe Plants: Decorate Your Apartment or House Without Worry Pets and plants are excellent additions to any home – they can provide companionship, relieve stress, and create beauty in your home. Unfortunately, the two don’t always live in harmony, as many plants are poisonous
A note from Christie: I’m excited to share this blog that we were included on from Rent.com Enjoy! According to U.S. Census data, 66 percent of consumers have at least one house plant. As we head into winter, it’s important to acknowledge that plants need a little extra TLC to get them through the season.
This is a conversation we have with our customers all the time in our greenhouse. How to best care for tropical plants in winter in our homes with light levels and humidity dropping. And the answer might surprise you: Less light = less water. Let’s talk about light and watering. Plants naturally slow down their
What is deadheading? When people talk about deadheading flowers they’re referring to removing old blooms that are finished. Why deadhead? To improve the look of the plant. If you have a bunch of dried up flowers on it, it doesn’t look as good. To give the plant more energy to invest in new blooms. How
With a plethora of tomato varieties to choose from to grow at home, how do you pick the right tomato? Here’s a few questions to ask yourself when trying to decide the best varieties to grow. What do you want to use your tomatoes for? Fresh eating? Canning? Salsa making? Cherry tomatoes are great for fresh
To create your holiday centrepiece in a more environmentally conscience way, you’ll need: a pair of pruners, an up-cycled planter, a 1ft square of chickenwire, 1-2 stems of cedar, 1 stem of fir and 1 stem of pine. Step One Let’s get started! The first thing you are going to do is shape your chickenwire
Creating a paperwhite planter for your home is a fun and easy project to do. What you’ll need: Crushed glass, pebbles, or rock A container or vase to put your bulbs in A pack of paperwhite bulbs Water 1 Pour your rock, crushed glass, or pebbles into your container or vase. Keep in mind the
If you’re like me, you love browsing Pinterest creating inspiration boards of all your rooms. You want your home put together without it feeling staged, to have little touches around that make your space cozy and comfortable – but you’re not quite sure how to get there. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Janelle Carlson
Indoor plants are the home décor staple that will never go out of style. They are beautiful, vibrant elements that can make any room spring to life. But for many, the biggest challenge is caring for them properly. To help out new plant owners as they begin to decorate their home, Redfin reached out to