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Companions: Perfect Plants to Accentuate Your Japanese Maple in the Bay Area

It's important to also consider the specific variety of Japanese maple you have, as some may tolerate sun better than others, which would influence the selection of companion plants. Always ensure that the companion plants you choose have similar water and light requirements. Here are 10 plants...

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Plants and Love: Unique Valentine's Day Gifts

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is near? Weren’t we just celebrating New Year’s Eve? The classic Valentine’s Day gifts are usually a giant teddy bear, some chocolates and a bouquet of roses. While we’ll never turn down a dozen roses, did you know that there are other flowers that [...]

honey crisp apples on tree, asian pears, apple pie, plum compote all made from the fruit of ultra drawf fruit trees

Grow Big in Small Spaces: Ultra-Dwarf Fruit Trees

Many of us in Silicon Valley are working with fairly small outdoor spaces. While it may seem like a cozy landscape isn’t suited for growing food, dwarf fruit trees let you grow luscious, high-quality fruit—even in a postage-stamp-sized space! Recently [...]

Beautiful selection of different potted houseplants shown as options for replacing christmas tree after the holidays with the say out with... and in with houseplants!

Swap Fir for Foliage: Year-Round Greenery Post-Christmas!

Replacing a Christmas tree with a fresh houseplant after the holiday season is a splendid idea for those wanting to preserve a touch of verdancy in their home throughout the year.  A houseplant offers continuous greenery, enhances the home's air quality and ambiance. Top 10 Houseplants

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Allow Your Holiday Amaryllis To Shine With Companion Plants

Discover ways you can create an attractive seasonal display with indoor plants that pair well with amaryllis blooms!