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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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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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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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Outdoor Plants

Outdoor Plants That Like Shade

There is a huge variety of outdoor plants that fall in the category of plants that love being in the shade, or you can also say they don't like being in direct sunlight. Those plants love the warm spots with shades in your garden or your porch. Direct heat can fade the bright green leaves and burn the plant, and turn them brown. Just keeping the soil moist for these plants goes a long way.


Below are some of the plants that grow well in shade.


2.Coral Bells




6.Toad Lily



9.Oakleaf Hydrangea


11.Japanese Forest Grass




For your shade garden, plants need water to stay hydrated. over watering can rot the roots. As plants in shade get less sunlight so the drying process is slower than the plants in sunlight and they don't need water every day. Always check the soil if it's too dry or too wet before watering.

The one concerning thing is that, shade loving plants attract insects such as spider mites, ants and whiteflies. If you see holes in your plant or white spots, those are the insect damages. You can use a good insect spray on infected plants to kill insects.



To give your shade garden a beautiful and peaceful look, where you can sit and relax with a warm cup of tea with a beautiful and relaxing view of your self grown plants and flowers. There is a vast variety of plants that need only shade or indirect sunlight that you can grow and some of them are also very low maintenance, like ferns. Never make a clutter with mixing all the type of plants in one spot. It is better to give time in arranging plants and give them their own space to show their beauty.

If you want to plant colorful flowers like Viola or Brunnerra, make sure to bunch it up with some bright green leafy plant or similar plants that have the same needs to give your garden a unique look. 


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outdoor spider plant

3 Outdoor Plants Similar To Spider Plants

3 Outdoor Plants Similar To Spider Plants

Outdoor Plants:

Plants that can be grown outside your home in your garden or placed at your front porch are called outdoor plants. These plants need sunlight , some of them need full sun while others just need indirect sunlight to survive. There is a huge variety of plants that can be counted as outdoor plants. You can check out this article for more information about outdoor plants.

What are Spider Plants?

Spider plant, sometimes also known as airplane plant, is one of the most common and easy to grow house plants. It is named as spider plant because of its long green leaves hanging down from the planter like spider legs.Spider plants are also known to help purify the air. Too much sunlight can damage its leaves and can turn the tips brown. In spring these plants can also start producing beautiful white flowers.

Spider plants are one of the easiest plants to take care of. First thing you will need is a pot with drain holes, so the excess water can drain out itself and a good potting mix. Spider plants are similar to succulents, you don't need to water them everyday. Too much water can damage the roots.

What are the different types of Spider Plants?

Variegated spider plant.

Reverse spider plant.

Zebra spider plant

Bonnie spider plant

Hawaiian spider plant

Chlorophytum capense.

Chlorophytum Bichetii.

What are the plants similar to these Plants?


2.Pandanus Plant

3.Dracaena Plants

4.Ophiopogon – White Lily Turf

5.Stenotaphrum Secundatum (variegated buffalo grass)

Carex is one of the top finds when it comes to spider plant look-alikes. Carex has almost identical leaves but just a little narrower tips than the outdoor spider plant. It also does not need a lot of care and can grow both indoors and outdoors. Carex requires average temperature, can do good in both direct or indirect sunlight.


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