Green Circle Growers Blog

Easy Care Plants for the “Plant Challenged” Person

Green Circle Growers - Friday, August 05, 2011

Plants add a touch of green and beauty to any indoor environment. Not only can plants be decorative, but they can bring out the nurturing spirit in each one of us. You don’t have to be a gardener to love indoor plants. In fact, even the person who claims that they have a “black thumb” can enjoy and grow these easy to care for plants. ...read more

Holiday Plants that Endanger Pets: Separating Fact from Fiction

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, January 04, 2011

In American, we consider our pets to be part of our family. Most of us include a package for Fido or Muffy when we place family presents under the Christmas tree. To keep pets safe during the holidays, owners should watch for potential hazards, including some popular holiday plants. Veterinarians say few holiday plants are toxic enough to cause serious illness, but it’s wise to keep certain holiday plants out of your pets’ reach. Here’s a helpful guide to the toxicity of common holiday plants:  ...read more

Beautiful Plants Make Thoughtful Holiday Gifts

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

There are only 3 more shopping days until Christmas! If you’re starting to panic, take a deep breath and “say it with flowers.” Indoor plants make a wonderfully thoughtful holiday gift that will continue to delight recipients long after the holidays are over. While everyone else rushes from store to store fighting holiday traffic and dodging harried shoppers, you can complete all of your holiday shopping in a single leisurely trip to your local garden center. By giving seasonal plants to everyone on your holiday gift list you can even avoid one of the least-liked holiday chores – gift wrapping. Wrapped in their own lush green leaves and decorated with colorful blossoms, indoor plants come in a stunning natural gift wrap that will make your gifts stand out under the tree on Christmas morning.  ...read more

Bring Christmas Cactus into Light to Promote Holiday Blooming

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Commonly used as Christmas trees in hot southern climates that are too warm to nurture traditional Christmas pines, the Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera) makes a beautiful stand-in for the Scotch and White Pines we North Americans decorate during the Christmas season. Around Christmas time, bell-shaped red flowers sprout from the tips of the plant’s flat, branching green leaves, creating a colorful, natural decoration that needs no embellishment.  ...read more