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Air Plants

April 30, 2019 |

From the depths of the Amazon rainforest comes one of the most peculiar and fascinating houseplants of all: the tillandsia! More commonly known as the air plant, this subspecies of the Bromeliad family doesn’t require soil to root. Instead, they’ll pretty much thrive wherever you place them so long as they receive adequate water and…

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Fragrant Plants

April 23, 2019 |

Scent is one of the most powerful human senses. It’s amazing how quickly memories can flood your mind when presented with a familiar, pleasant scent. Filling your garden with lovely fragrant flowers will not only create a serenely beautiful atmosphere, but it will also reinforce all the amazing memories you create at home. When kids…

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Exotic Flowers

April 16, 2019 |

You don’t need to travel all the way across the Atlantic to enjoy beautiful exotic blooms. One of the best parts about living in South Florida is the amount of strikingly colorful flowers from faraway tropical regions that can thrive in our warm coastal climate. If you’re looking to brighten up your yard with something a little out of the ordinary, why not consider some of these bright exotic blossoms that we carry here at Living Color?

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Shade Gardening

April 8, 2019 |

We all love the sizzling Florida sun, but unfortunately, not all flowers and plants are as fond of direct sunlight. Planting a garden under some shade not only allows you to cultivate plants that aren’t highly heat-tolerant, but it also has some bonus advantages like increased moisture retention. To make sure your shady garden is…

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Plants for Cleaner Air

April 1, 2019 |

People often mention the air-cleaning benefits of indoor plants, but it seems like an urban myth. After all, how could an organism that doesn’t even have a mouth manage to suck pollution out of the air? As it turns out, it’s not a myth at all! NASA and Air-Cleaning Plants In 1984, NASA conducted a…

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March 25, 2019 |

Keeping a yard well-manicured by trimming grass and raking leaves obviously looks a lot better than letting everything build up. While this does make the space more attractive and inviting, there’s one downside to keeping a tidy lawn: fewer soil nutrients for your trees and garden plants. The forest biome has healthy, rich soil because…

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Cactus 101

March 18, 2019 |

There are few plants as self-sufficient and independent as a cactus. Although they have a hard, sharp exterior, it’s hard not to appreciate their beauty and want one for yourself. Luckily, they make great houseplants, as long as you look but don’t touch! While most are grown in containers, our subtropical climate allows us to…

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March 11, 2019 |

There are so many reasons to love the philodendron family, which makes sense considering its peculiar name comes from the Greek words for “love” and “tree.” Originally cultivated in the Amazon rainforest, philodendrons come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some varieties show off upright forms with large leaves in a range…

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Gardening for Butterflies

March 4, 2019 |

There’s so much more to your garden’s atmosphere than the plants you put in it. Our yard just isn’t an oasis without other aspects of nature, like chirping birds, rustling leaves, and yes, even insects. One of the most elegant, beautiful insects we can welcome to the garden is the butterfly. It’s hard not to…

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Bromeliad Basics

February 27, 2019 |

Whether you’ve heard the name or not, chances are you’ve experienced the bold beauty of the bromeliad – with glossy, strappy leaves and neon inflorescence rising from the center. They offer a unique, bold aesthetic with bright color and personality, and lucky for us, unlike most of the country, they are right at home here…

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