Thursday, February 24, 2011

Look who made their air plant bloom...

we just discovered today, on MY (beth's) bday, that one of our air plant's bloomed! Look how beautiful the blooms are!!! We have several air plants in at The Vine, stop in and pick out the perfect air plant for your garden!

Coolest Plant EVER...

Okay all you Kalanchoe lovers...we have the coolest new plant in...check it out:

Kalanchoe beharensis is one of the more interesting Kalanchoes that I have grown. The leaves are about 8 inches long by 4 inches wide, triangular, and are thickly covered with dense brown, felt-like hairs. It is a native to Madagascar.

Blooming Time: Our specimen has never bloomed in the 8 years we have been growing it.

Culture: Kalanchoe beharensis need full sun to part shade with intermediate to warm temperatures. Water sparingly at all times. The use of fertilizer is discouraged. They thrive in nutrient poor soils (equal amounts of loam and sand with gravel added for drainage). The stems are usually unbranched and may reach a height of 10 feet or more.

Propagation: Kalanchoe beharensis is propagated by the removal of plants around the base of the main plant and by leaf cuttings.

Kalanchoe beharensis "Maltese Cross" was featured as Plant of the Week April 14-20, 2000.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

vintage photos in antique bottles = LOVE

I am obsessed with blog searching (and stalking) while I have my morning coffee (thank you cara wommack) and while little C has his morning bottle... stumbled across this on ... all together now, say... "DUH!!! What a great idea!!!" This will happen in my house... how about yours????

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

i mean, for real?? how unbelievably amazing is THIS?!? i love how it mixes so many different elements -- "formal" topiaries (which, by the way, i totally DO NOT agree with.... topiaries get a bad rap being called formal... they are COOL and funky), palms, italian cypress trees, funky angles.... i love it! its like the designer couldn't really decide which look to go with -- which turned out to be the best look of all! L.O.V.E it.

photo credit and this kick butt garden is at The Viceroy!

The Perfect Gift!!!

Simple, but makes the perfect gift!!! This orchid wrapped in birch bark and finished off with a little moss and willow makes the simplicity of an orchid unforgettable!

Friday, February 4, 2011

How fabulously simple and wonderful is THIS??? I'm pretty much all about this look in a window above a kitchen sink, on a front porch... I personally, have them hanging in my master bath above my claw foot tub. Its artsy and delicate and will be available at The Vine very soon.... Lucky YOU, huh???

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A work in process

Our Vines Are Growing....
As you all may know our main goal here at The Vine is to empower creativity. We want every single soul that steps in our store to feel this empowerment and embrace it! All in all we thought it would be more than brilliant to build a paper mache tree inside our store as a plant display! It is still a work in progress, but take a look at what we have so far...

to be continued....