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The Best House Plants

Did you know NASA recommends one houseplant per 100 square feet for cleaner indoor air in your home? Their 2-year long Clean Air Study showed that plants can help to remove volatile organic compounds from the air.
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Great Gifts

Plants and Flowers That Make Great Gifts

Plants and Flowers That Make Great Gifts. There are so many general benefits to plants, both psychological and physical. These include increases in work productivity and office morale, mood improvement, and even speeding up the process of healing and boosting pain tolerance. But some plants and flowers add several more specific strengths of their own that can be tailored to the people you’re giving them to. Here are just a couple:

A Restful Night’s Sleep

The smell of gardenias can make you tired - in one study it was even as effective as valium on GABA, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps to regulate behavior, cognition, and the body's response to stress, and the scent of jasmine helps to soothe anxiety and your central nervous system. Lavender takes these effects and adds a decrease in the amount of time it takes to wake up in the morning.

Improve Air Quality

Sleep can tie pretty heavily into air quality. Aloe vera, bromeliads, and snake plants emit large amounts of oxygen during the night, which combats insomnia and can help clear ‘stuffiness’ in a room. Areca palms, bamboo palms, and peace lilies are natural humidifiers -

The moisture from a peace lily’s leaves can improve humidity up to 5%, which can help those who suffer from allergies and cold symptoms. but Other plants and flowers that filter toxins from the air are English ivy, anthuriums, Gerber daisies, and chrysanthemums. You can pair these different qualities with messages for the receiver as well. Gerber daises can symbolize loyal love;

lavender is devotion; peace lilies send sympathy; jasmine in the United States is a sign of romance. There are so many layers of meaning that can come with giving flowers or plants as a gift,

far beyond just brightening a room and looking pretty (though those are, of course, benefits in their own right!) If you’re stuck on ideas, So you can never go wrong with offering these or any of their fellows!

Great Gifts

Here are a few starters for you:

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Adams Garden

Adams Garden and Nursery

Adams Garden and Nursery is a fantastic local resource for nursery and garden resources. Not only their customers rate them well, they’ve also accredited members of both the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) and Idaho Preferred. Idaho Preferred is an organization that helps to promote agricultural and food products grown locally in Idaho, and is Administered by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture; the INLA is an organization of Idaho professionals in related ‘green’ fields who are dedicated to advancing the industry. so Pretty good qualifications!

The selection at Adams varies widely,

from decorative rock and bark for landscaping to vegetables to trees to flowers and shrubs. In Christmas, they remain open and continue to serve the community by converting into a Christmas tree lot, with additional ‘plant-related’ decorations such as wreaths available as well. Their services include delivery and even the giving of advice in regard to plant health and success!

so The lot is a good size for a family business and is organize well and easy to navigate,

with a fair scope of different species and several good seasonal sales throughout the ye.

The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. the most common complaint I’ve been able to gather about the company, and one I haven’t personally experienced, is that some people were not reimbursed for plants when they thought they should have been. this is hardly unique to Adams. Plants can be very difficult to guarantee, and nurseries will often have specific rules about what they will and will not cover! Make sure you understand what a business’s policy is!

For Adams, it’s pretty typical:

they do not offer credit for plants lost to under/over-watering, extreme temperature fluctuations, and insects or disease, or those installed by third-party contractors or those that are unsuite to their climate to begin with. so It’s very clear and straightforward, and they promise to always do

what is fair and reasonable in the sad occasion that plants fail. As for my part, when I visited last season, I left impressed and several trees happier! I definitely recommend Adams Garden and Nursery for consumers local to Idaho in the Nampa area!

You may like and order these stuffs for your garden-
Easy Grow Complete Fairy Garden kit
Self-Watering Urban Garden Planter
Garden Tools Set

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Living Color Garden Center

Living Color Garden Center

Living Color Garden Center:

Talk about local, homegrown, and homey! This is one plant center that you don’t want to miss in South Florida!

What makes Living Color Garden Center a place to visit?

The right question here is what would make you not want to visit. This place is a hidden gem in South Florida!  Having been a part of the South Florida community since the late 1900s they offer endless options to aid you in creating your dream garden.

What makes them different from other plant shops?

While a lot of plant shops offer a large variety of plants to choose from, this shop goes one step further in realizing that not everyone’s wallet can afford luxurious plants especially if it’s just for a special event.  So how do they help you out? They offer plant rental! Yes, you absolutely read that correctly, they let you RENT plants.  If the plant is picked back up in the same standard that they were rented at, it will come up as half the price of the plant’s original cost.

What if I don’t know what I want to put in my yard?

Well, that is nothing to fear here.  In addition to the basic plants, rocks, and soil, they also have a wide array of pottery, decorative water fountains, garden supplies, statues, and even garden furniture!  So, if you don’t know where to start, take a stroll through the garden center, and before you know it, you’ll have an entire plan for your backyard and the furniture to match.

Where do they get their plants from?

These guys take no chances when it comes to their beloved plants, so much so that they have around 80% of their plants are grown at their sister company, Black Olive East Nursery.

What if I don’t know where to start with plant care?

Not to worry, with a team full of experts there’s always someone available to help you start your plant parenting journey.  And if you’re ever at home and wondering how to manage a specific plant,

they even set up a newsletter that can be of much help, all you have to do is subscribe!

So the next time you feel the need to add a new house plant to the growing collection of plant kids or want to give your backyard a total makeover,  head over to Living Color Garden Center for any of your plant needs!

Some indoor or gardening plants-

Mini Terrarium Plants
Live Snake Plant
2 Large Citronella Plants

By Krystal Ramsaran

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Growing Lettuce

Do It Yourself: Growing Lettuce in a Nutshell

You don’t have to be an agricultural or greenhouse wizard to grow lettuce successfully. Rather, you can have great success growing fresh and crisp lettuce in your own home garden or in a well tended indoor planter.

Here are four key DIY steps for successfully growing lettuce in a nutshell:

  1. Choose Your Seeds

Using heirloom seeds while growing fruits and vegetables for consumption ensures robust plant lineage and increases the chances of successful growth and multiple harvests. Good seeds lead to great yummy food!

  1. Choose Your Space


Lettuce plant leaves are delicate and prefer a shady location without direct sunlight. In fact, you can make use of the bare spaces beneath your other veggie plants or raised beds to grow crispy lettuce.


Be sure to provide a well draining growing environment for lettuce plants, such as vegetable growing bags or a stacked planter.

  1. Planting

Plant seeds according to the individual package spacing and depth instructions. Each type of lettuce is unique in its best-germination requirements. In general, you can plant more seeds than you think is necessary as you can thin out your lettuce patch over time. 

  1. Harvesting

In a location that is out of direct sunlight, your lettuce plants will flourish as long as you provide them with a good watering once a week. Thin out crowded plants and begin to harvest whole heads when they’re full or select leaves when they’re large.

One last thing: How can you make sure that your DIY, home grown salad

  1. will contain the most delicious and diverse mix of greens? By growing at least three different types, some of the most popular being: Romaine Lettuce, Butterhead Lettuce, and Looseleaf Lettuce.

Alright now, go ahead and grow that delicious lettuce!

By Olivia Turner

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Indoor Plant

Indoor Plant in Limited Spaces

You may not have known, but indoor plant placed throughout the house serves a number of benefits:

  1. The organic green colors in live plants are soothing and mood-balancing, and can make any room feel more comfortable.
  1. All plants naturally work to filter indoor air, recycling carbon dioxide and providing fresh oxygen.
  1. Indoor plants are one of the most classic and inexpensive home decor, adding texture, variation, and color to all of your spaces.

So, how best can you utilize your living space, especially if it is limited, to experience these benefits of indor plants? Fortunately, there are a number of indoor plant decor and designs that offer ideal and unique solutions. 

Stackable Planter

A helpful trick for those with more vertical space than horizontal space is stackable planters. Stackable planters allow for compact, indoor growth of flowers and herbs without taking up much square footage.

Indoor Plant Stand

If you want to take advantage of a small area, so use an indoor plant stand with multiple levels as a dynamic complement to your other furniture.

Hanging Planter

A hanging planter is a perfect option for the living room or kitchen, and is ideal for succulents or cacti that do not require frequent watering.

Wall Planter

For those struggling with limited square footage, a wall planter offers an ideal solution. Most wall planters can hold five or more pots and make a beautiful addition to any room. 

Mini Planter

Ideal for countertops, bedside tables, bathrooms and more, mini planters can hold small plants and succulents for pops of color throughout your house.

Don’t hesitate! ingenious solutions to take full advantage of all the space you have with indoor plants,

even if it feels limited, and enjoy a greener, fresher, and more modern living space.

thank you so much.

By Olivia Turner

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how to plant roses


HOW TO PLANT ROSES- Rose gardening is probably easier than you think. Growing and caring for roses is different from or more difficult than the usual way of growing flowers.

Let’s look at how you can successfully plant roses in the garden.

1. Good conditioning:

Roses need good exposure to the sun for six or more
hours in a day. Expect you are growing roses in an extremely hot area, there is
no need for shade. There is no particular choice of soil for roses, but they need
adequate nutrients to bloom and thrive. Hence, rich loamy soil with a slightly acidic PH level is most ideal. It is necessary that the sight is protected from wind, and that the rose bush is not crowded to ensure good airflow between the plant.

2. Preparing the ground and soil:

The planting hole should be as deep and a little wider than the root ball. Save the removed soil and mix with bone meal or an
ideal equivalent to refill the dug hole after planting. You can add some organic manure or compost if the removed soil is of poor quality. Allow the root to take
hold before adding anything else.

3. Preparing and planting the rose:

Preferably with a glove, gently remove the
rose from its temporary pot. To ensure that the roots take to the ground as soon as planted, you should loosen the roots. Hold the plant from its base and slip the plant from the pot. With removed soil mixed bone meal, you make a mound at the center of the hole. Put in the rose's root and ensure that the graft union is just below the ground level.

4. Watering and caring for the newly planted rose:

Soak the newly planted rosewater and apply mulch up to two inches around the root and base. You continue watering the rose every other day until it starts to send out new growth.

Here are some beautiful rose flowers and bouquets you may give to your loved one-

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Air Plants

Flower Spotlight: Air Plants

What are Air Plants?

Air plants are a unique type of flowering plant. They are scientifically designat as epiphytes, and as such naturally grow on other plants without acting as a parasite. In nature, they\ found in more tropical, but humid environments on the branches of trees. In fact, they have similar growing preferences to orchids and some species of ferns.

Air plants as we know them in artificial habitats are inconspicuous. so They are most commonly recognize as small, hand-sized or smaller plants, covered in a dusty coating of gray hairs, with anywhere from bright green and red to mild gray sprays of inflexible, linear leaves. However, in their natural environments, they grow impressively, up to more than ten times their size in indoor garden settings!

How do Air Plants Reproduce?

Like all angiosperms, air plants reproduce through flower production, pollination, and seeding. Their flowers are extremely beautiful, supported within the folds of their leaves or paraded on a stem. Furthermore, each blossom hints at the tropical background of this plant: brilliant purples, reds, oranges and blues that can last for weeks.

Common Types of Airplants

Because of their epiphytic nature, these plants have become very popular as houseplants. so They can be shipp without worry and their unrooted characteristic and beautiful blossoms allow for incredible creativity in the making of attractive air plant terrarium centerpieces.

Currently, NBU Flowers offers a number of the most common types of air plants for those interested in adding a tropical detail to indoor spaces:

Fire Airplant: This airplant is characterized by its small size and brightly colored red leaves.

Hard Leaf Stricta: This popular airplant variety is characterized by its large and colorful flowerheads.    

Tillandsia: Tillandsias can grow to be quite large in an indoor setting and have a variety of forms.

By Olivia Turner

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It is a fairly common perception that plants cannot grow, let alone thrive, without
light. While light is a general requirement for the growth and development of
plants, the degree of exposure or need for exposure differs from plant to plant. It
is not unusual for plants to grow in dark or low-light places; even in the wild,
plants grow under canopies of the forest.

There are many plants that do well in low-light conditions, but here are three 3 of the
best indoor plants for dark rooms:

Chinese Evergreen: They do not only thrive in low-light areas but are also
drought resistant. With their bright colors of green, yellow, red, and pink,
they bring some color to brighten up a room.

Philodendron: The philodendron is an excellent houseplant that grows all
year round. It also does not require much maintenance and can withstand
harsh conditions. grows all year round.

ZZ Plant: If you want a plant resilient and perfect for dark areas, it doesn't
get much better than Zamioculcas zamiifolia. It is practically
indestructible. It can withstand dry conditions and a long period of

Adding plants is a great way to add cheerfulness and style to a room. It is usually
a difficult task for dark rooms, especially north-facing rooms. Thankfully, these
plants are a solution to this head-scratcher and bring all the added benefits of
spicing a room with color and texture to the dark ones. so They are usually low
maintenance and perfect for new plant parents.

ZZ Zanzibar Gem Live Plant
Aloe Vera Live Indoor House Plant
Ponytail Palm Single Trunk Live Plant

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Moving into a new home is always an adventurous experience, so naturally you will have people to come over and celebrate your newfound nest. Just as a nest is composed of various, handpicked materials, you can strategically place certain flowers throughout your home. What better way to paint your own personality into your home than orchestrating it into a floral arrangement? The best part is, you'll never get tire of caring for each flower!

From the get-go, the Maranta Red Plant-also known as the Prayer Plant-would be the first choice for your new home. It comes from Brazil and was name the Prayer Plant after an Italian Botanist who saw that the leaves are flat during the day, but they fold up like praying hands at nighttime. These are some of the best indoor plants to have because they're lowkey enough to spruce up your walls or countertops, but are beautiful enough to not be disregard as shrubbery.


Taking care of these plants is not that hard. All you need is a pot with a well drainage system, so when you water them the excess water can drain out by itself and the plant can absorb the amount needed. For the soil, you can make your own or buy a potting mix that is easily available almost anywhere .

During the initial growing stage of your plant it needs water frequently. Always check the soil before you water them again. Letting it dry out completely or leaving the soil moist can damage your plant.

House plants mostly need indirect sunlight, so place them in a corner where there is shade and indirect sunlight as well. Leaving your plant in direct sunlight can damage the leaves and fade the color and eventually the plant will burn from heat and turn brown. Fertilizing your plant also plays a great role in keeping your plant healthy and happy.


Few more plant options are listed below:

By Neha Kamran

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Growing Bonsai Trees

Growing Bonsai Trees

Growing Bonsai Trees- Bonsai trees have always been marvels of the botanic world. They alone offer the incredible visual of mighty trees at a miniature scale and are an ideal and rewarding challenge for anyone.

However, understanding the following key points before you start growing and tending your bonsai trees will allow you to move forward with long-term success.

  • Tree Type

While practically any woody plant can be trimmed and tended to grow in a miniature form, there are certain trees such as weeping willow, japanese black pine, and chinese elm that have been bonsai tried and tested with incredible success. Purchasing one of these species as an already established bonsai tree can be a gentle introduction to bonsai care.

  • Seed Source

If you are looking for a more challenging experience, you can grow your bonsai from seed. The sourcing of your bonsai seeds can greatly influence your chances of success. Look for trusted non-GMO seeds that come with instructions and guides, multiple seed varieties, and basic supplies. All of these factors ensure the high value, success and authenticity of your bonsai tree growing experience.

  • Bonsai Tools

Finally, in order to properly tend to your bonsai tree you need the correct tools. For example, a set of precise trimmers or multi functioning sheers that can make delicate, clean cuts are absolutely key to the health of your bonsai. In fact, these tools should be at the top of your list because you cannot grow your bonsai without them!

Fortunately, at NBU Flowers we offer established bonsai trees, ideal seed source kits such as Loako or Nature’s Blossom, as well as 100% guaranteed bonsai toolkits. So don’t hesitate, move forward with confidence and become a bonsai tree growing master!

By Olivia Turner

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Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal plant have been use as remedies by different cultures for centuries. And today, these types of plants are still useful for those wanting to supplement and sooth in natural ways. In this article, we will go over what a plant medicinal, how you can use them, and a few of the most popular plants and their benefits.

What is a medicinal plant?

A medicinal plant is any plant that produces secondary compounds (e.g. scent, oils, or chemical compounds) that have proven health benefits or healing properties for the body.

How can you use medicinal plants?

Medicinal plants are most often use while cooking or as teas made from fresh or dried leaves, flowers and fruits. They can also found in the form of pomade, essential oils, tinctures, and lotions for external and internal application. 

What medicinl plants are common and easy to use?

There are four popular medicinl plants that you can place in your garden or in an indoor planter for easy and fresh use:

  1. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is known for its calming effect. Its scent is relaxing and a tea made from fresh or dried leaves has been prove to relieve stress.
  1. Rosemary (Salvia rosemarinus) is ideal for adding flavor to veggie, meat and fish dishes. It supports memory function and also contains a number of antioxidants.
  1. Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a plant that offers antibacterial properties and has been historically used to fight infections. Add flavor to recipes and enjoy as tea.
  1. Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is famous for its calming and rejuvenating effects. It can use to flavor desserts or ingested in hot or cold teas.

Most importantly, you must purchase all medicine plants from trustworthy sources to ensure quality. Fortunately, NBU Florists offer this non-GMO seeds source as well as other medicinal plant seed mixes for those wanting to explore this use.

Some medicinal plants you can order and use for home remedies-
Oxalis Regnelli Bulbs - Green Shamrocks
Aloe Vera Live Indoor Plant
2 Large Citrosa Geranium Plant Natural Mosquito Plant

By Olivia Turner

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