Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden

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We all love a good garden, it can do wonders for or home. However, if you live in the city, its easier said than done. Don't be discouraged! With a little time, energy and the necessary equipment, you can have your garden, even with a little living space. The answer, is to make your garden vertical.You can conserve on space, and create a beautiful garden. If you have a blank wall, a bare fence, you can tend edibles, perennials and create gardening ideas to enhance your living space.

Here are some creative ways to plant a Vertical Garden.

Hanging Planter- This planter is made up of five wooden planks, with openings that let let the pots dangle . These planks are spaced evenly between two pieces of rope and are secured with zip ties.

Hanging Buckets- This indoor vertical garden, is constructed with only four basic materials. These include: a cabinet door, hooks, a saw tooth hanger, and some pretty tin buckets.

Lattice Vertical Garden- This  vertical garden has its very own irrigation system: At the center of the structure, there are two PVC pipes with holes drilled in them for even water distribution.

Leaning Bookshelf- Constructed cedar troughs are mounted to wooden sides and then stained in this crafty vertical garden project.

 Mason Jar Planter- Here, Mason jars are suspended from wooden squares attached to two hanging metal cables. Pro tip: Make sure to line the bottom of your Mason jars with small rocks or pebbles, since there are no drainage holes, this will allow the roots more room to breathe.

Shoe Organizer- A hanging shoe organizer doubles perfectly as a vertical garden. Its pockets are the ideal size for growing individual plants and herbs.

Stand-Alone Wall- This vertical garden is built by affixing hex wire netting to a cedar frame. This can accommodate up to 35 small terra-cotta pots.

Trays- Similar to nursery flats, these rectangular, plastic trays are divided into planting cells. They are all slanted at a 30-degree angle, with bottom holes that promote drainage and aeration. Each tray comes with a bracket for mounting, though you'll need to add a wood frame to achieve the "wall art" look above

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Healthiest Plants for Your Home

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, chemicals in our homes, can lead to all sorts of respiratory and neurological problems. However, they concluded, that Houseplants gives off oxygen that helps to remove some of these toxins in our homes. Some of these plants are, but are not limited to:

Bamboo Palm
Great at removing formaldehyde from the air, the bamboo palm is also low-maintenance: Just put it where it’ll get a couple of hours of direct sunlight, and water it regularly.

English Ivy
Available in all kinds of colors and shapes, this climbing vine helps clear out formaldehyde. It’s super versatile, too: You can grow it in hanging baskets, low planters, or even as a topiary. It needs regular misting, though, especially during winter. 

Lady Palm
This plant clears your air of chemicals, including ammonia, and is highly resistant to insects. It’s fairly easy to care for, but you’ll need to trim the leaf tips if they turn brown from a buildup of salt and minerals.

Peace Lily
A pro at removing a laundry list of toxins, including acetone, benzene, alcohols, and ammonia, the peace lily is the only air-cleaning plant on our list that flowers. To keep it healthy and insect-free, you’ll need to wash the leaves occasionally. 

Rubber Plant
Got a black thumb? The hearty rubber plant is for you. It ranks high at eradicating nasty formaldehyde and can tolerate cooler temperatures and low light. You just need to keep it well-watered. 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Uniqueness and health benefits of kiwi fruit.

There is several reasons to include kiwi in daily diet.
Study shows, that eating kiwi fruit can help manage blood pressure thanks to high level of potassium ,which helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium. It also helps  to fight heart disease
Eating 2-3 kiwis a day has been shown to reduce the potential of blood clotting by 18% and reduce triglycerides by 15%. Thanks to fiber and low glycemic index  kiwi, could help for weight loss, kiwi will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents — so the body will not respond by storing fat.
Kiwi - is the key to remove out toxins, it contains fuzzy fiber, which helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.
 This fruit can boosts your immunity and also is
 suitable for diabetics. So enjoy it, to keep yourself in healthy tone.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Heart Healthy Fruits And Vegetables

Allison Riley of Kings County Florist & Fruit Basket

A delicious way to protect your heart, is to eat colorful fruits and vegetables. From watermelons to pineapples, there’s a rainbow of potent nutrients proven to help your heart. Read on to find out which produce is worth stocking up on.

According to a recent study, consuming 3 or more servings per week of berries helped reduce the risk of heart attack in women in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

Research found that eating spinach—which is high in nitrates—lowered blood pressure and improved heart function in women. And kale is a good source of dozens of heart-healthy antioxidants.

Watermelon and tomatoes are nature's top sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. One study found that people who had the most lycopene in their bloodstream were 55% less likely to have a stroke than those who had the least.

One cup of pineapple has more than 100% of your day's vitamin C needs—C aids the heart by fighting free radicals, molecules that damage cells. The lutein and zeaxanthin in corn keep arteries from thickening, the main cause of heart disease.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Aloe Vera (Medicine Plant)

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An Aloe Vera Plant is a drought resistant succulent plant, that can be grown indoors or outdoors.  Medicine Plant is the nickname given to an Aloe Vera Plant because the sap from its leaves soothes minor skin irritations and burns. This makes an Aloe Vera Plant a great plant to have in a sunny kitchen.  An Aloe Vera Plant has long, narrow, plump leaves with little spikes along the edges, so be careful when handling it. An Aloe Vera Plant can be used as either a table plant or a floor plant.

An Aloe Vera Plant requires bright filtered sunlight.
Water your Aloe Vera Plant well and then allow it to thoroughly dry out before watering it again. An Aloe Vera Plant can often last 2-3 weeks before it needs water and requires even less water in the winter. An Aloe Vera Plant can almost always be saved from severe under-watering but rarely from over- watering.
Fertilize an Aloe Vera Plant monthly only when the plant is actively growing. An Aloe Vera Plant should be fed with a basic houseplant fertilizer or succulent plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.
An Aloe Vera Plant likes it hot (65-85 degrees), dry, and sunny. Aloe Vera plants do not do well in temperatures below 40 degrees.
Aloe Vera Plants are native to the deserts and so need very little humidity.
There are very few pests that bother an Aloe Vera Plant.
Diseases are rarely a problem for an Aloe Vera Plant.
Aloe Vera Plants can grow in almost any soil, but a quick draining well-aerated soil with some sand in it works best for these plants. You can also use a commercial Cactus potting soil for Aloe Vera plants.
Pot Size
Keep an Aloe Vera root-bound in a small pot so the soil can quickly dry out. Keeping an Aloe Vera Plant in a small pot allows the soil to dry out and prevents root rot.
Aloe Vera Plants rarely need to be pruned.
An Aloe Vera Plant is propagated by offsets or suckers.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Brooklyn Florists

Looking for the best florists in Brooklyn, NY? Here is our top florist list.

Specialty Roses

Starrett City Florist & Fruit Baskets
1255 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11239
(347) 292-1060
Specialty Roses
Freshen Up Your Rooms with Flowers and Exotic Plants. Nationwide Flower Delivery Available.

Same Day Flowers

P J Flowers & Plant Shop
371 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Same Day Flowers
Flower Arrangements Delivered Same Day

Gift and Fruit Baskets

Fruit & Gift Baskets Florist
26 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11242
(718) 773-1005
Gift and Fruit Baskets
Flower Arrangements, Exotic Flowers, Gift & Fruit Baskets, Tropical House Plants, Exotic Plants; Bonsai, Orchid Plants, Peace Lilly, Lucky Bamboo

Sympathy Flowers

Pitkin Sympathy Florists & Gift Baskets
2153 Pitkin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Sympathy Flowers
Same day flower delivery. With our skillful delivery staff and moderate size fleet, you never have extensive wait times for your flower deliveries.

Colorful Flowers and Exotic Plants

Something Special Florist
1545 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 773-5004
Colorful Flowers and Exotic Plants
Prompt delivery of colorful flowers and exotic plants.

Retail Florist Shop

Crown Heights Florist & Decorators
325 Kingston Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 773-1000
Retail Florist Shop
We deliver and we deliver promptly, Yes we do!

Flower Delivery Service

Fulton Florist & Gift Baskets
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 306-9025
Flower Delivery Service
Flowers or Exotic Plants from Our Flower Delivery Service

Same Day Flowers Delivery

Simcha Floral Design
3004 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 493-0394
Same Day Flowers Delivery
The Finest Floral Arrangements At Low Prices. Call For Free Delivery!

Local Florists Delivery

Brookdale Florist & Gift Baskets
1335 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(347) 292-1060
Local Florists Delivery
Call Today for Fresh, Silk & Dried Flower Arrangements. We Deliver!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Care Instructions For Rubber Plant

I was given a rubber plant and I do not have good luck with plants. I live in the country and have a high ph in my water as well as other minerals, should I get water from town or distilled water. And it was a large plant when I got it and its roots look weird to me I mean I can see them up at the top above the dirt, is this normal? And I am not sure I get what is meant by root ball when replanting. Anyway I really want to keep this plant.

Plant Expert Reply: Well water is usually fine for houseplants. That is unless your water ph is over 7 or your mineral content is way out of line. If you can drink your well water, you should be ok to use it.
The root ball is the mass of soil and roots attached to the base of the plant. Most plants want their roots to be covered, yet they don't like soil pile up against their trunks. However, it sounds like your plant needs more soil to cover the roots. You need about a 1/4" of soil covering the roots. You can do this by simply adding a little soil to your container or you can completely re-pot the plant. Do not pile soil up against the trunk.
Since you are new to Rubber Plants, you might want to follow these Rubber Plant Care tips:

1. Keep the plant moist but not soggy. Rubber plants love a humid environment, so mist the air area around them every few days. Be sure to use luke warm water when misting.
2. Give them light. Rubber plants like a lot of light just not all-day direct light.
One more tip: Don't be surprised if it drops some leaves. Anytime you move Rubber plants from one location to another, they go through transplant shock. If you follow the rubber plant care tips, the plant will bounce back in couple of weeks.