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Drainage for the Win! How to Drill a Hole in a Planter Pot

Drainage for the Win! How to Drill a Hole in a Planter Pot

Overwatering and poor drainage are one of the many ways people can love their houseplants to death. With extra vigilance to soil moisture and less watering, a plant can survive in a container without a hole, but we find that the holes make plant parenthood substantially easier. So what happens when we get pots without holes in the bottom? DRILL DAY! It's pretty simple, and with the right tools and some elbow grease, you too can give your planters drainage holes. Here's how we do it. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Drill Drill Bit  - IMPORTANT - all bits are not equal. To avoid cracking the...

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Featured Flower (and Plant) Friday: Anthurium

Featured Flower (and Plant) Friday: Anthurium

Anthuriums are a bold, classic addition to any floral arrangement or home. When houseplants became a fashionable form of décor in the Victorian era, Anthuriums quickly climbed the ranks as a fav, and we can see why.  One of the reasons we love them in our floral arrangements is because they last so long. This is because the large ovular structure you're seeing is not a petal, but a bract - a specialized leaf structure on a plant. The flowers themselves are actually super teeny tiny and located on the spike-like structure in the center of the bract. Other popular plants...

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Featured Flower Friday: ROSES!

Featured Flower Friday: ROSES!

Roses are one of our favorite flowers, and since there are so many textures, sizes, varieties, and colors, they make their way into most of our WildFlora arrangements. In nature, flowers are often either have bright colors or an amazing fragrance to lure pollinators, but roses are one of the flowers that gets both! Roses are also one of the birth flowers for all you June babies out there. Traditionally, the colors have been associated with: WHITE: Spiritual Love, Purity, New Beginnings, Innocence IVORY/CREAM: Thoughtfulness, Grace, Appreciation LIGHT PINK: Sweetness, Gentleness DEEP PINK: Appreciation, Gratitude, Sincerity, Joy RED: Romance, Passion,...

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Adding Florals to the Festivities

Adding Florals to the Festivities

Perhaps "festivities" look a little different these days. But whether you want to spice up a socially-distanced backyard hang, or bring some whimsy to the small social bubble in your home, here are a couple of our favorite ways to bring flowers into the mix. Thinking about serving up a cocktail or mocktail? Botanical ice cubes will add color and flavor to your drinks. We just cut up some Lavender, Rosemary, Mint, Berries, and froze them with our favorite juices. If you want to go super fancy pants, experiment with freezing the cubes in steps, allowing you to create different layers of flowers, foliage,...

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