So, we get asked pretty much the same questions every week about orchid growing and as much as recite or pretend to really know... I'm going to have to admit --- I really employ the "do your best and, well, pray" method.... The thing about it is.. in my opinion... is that an orchid as a "plant gift" is the best kind... especially if you buy a really high quality (which doesn't have to mean high price) plant. With little to no care they can last 3-4 months and there is just not a more beautiful or special flower out there... but that's just my opinion. I think a lot of us are intimidated by the sensual lure of the orchid.... but its a really easy to care for species.... So.... check out the article I found below.... From a really great website that answers a lot of questions about orchids in general: www.orchidcarezone.com
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
As you have probably noticed, many soil mixes contain bits of styrofoam. This acts as an aeration additive, therefore it only makes since it would work for drainage as well. This method can take the place of a non existent drainage hole.
Many of our clients have BEAUTIFUL containers that they have always hesitated to plant because they don't have a drainage hole, but over the years we have shown them how to line and properly plant with their leftover "peanuts" (styrofoam)! So if you have a container you would love to plant, but didn't know you could...bring it to us!!!!!!!
Posted by Beth at 9:10 AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
As we all now, the "DIY" is something all of us at The Vine support. We have workshops, weddings, blogs and more to support lots of DIY ideas. BUT, as we all know for something like your wedding or dinner party DIY can really end up being just as expensive as paying someone to do the work. And when its all said and done does it REALLY end up being DIY? Probably not!!!!
Don't settle for less just because your being budget conscious. The Vine is here to offer tons of DIY ideas to help you have the perfect special event, wedding or dinner party. All you need to do is just ask for help! Look at some of our projects from the past:
The Vine has perfected white washing pots!!! This gives your container that extra touch.
Ask us about aging your own pots for that mossy look we all want
Collect old bottles? They can be used as aisle markers or lanterns at your next event.
This bride ordered these adorable AND affordable pots and placed succulents in them as table decor then passed them out as gifts at the end of her reception.
You've purchased one of The Vine's specialty moss mounds, but getting a little tired of it??? Use it for your season or Holiday centerpiece. Bring it in and we will help recreate your mound!!!
Having a dinner party, but can't decide what containers to use? You would be surprised how many amazing containers you have in storage, closets or even on a bookshelf. Let us help you choose the perfect look for your ideal table scape.
Posted by Beth at 9:38 AM
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
It's definitely 2012 when you are feeling inspired by modern landscape design. And who better than Bryce Brock, Vine owner and well known Landscape Architect of the southeast, to take clients there?!?!
People DON'T be afraid to take your backyard, gazebo or pool area to the "next level". Contact us for unique AND affordable ideas to do so.
Posted by Beth at 9:36 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Joanne Sims and Anna Hill Tripp --- your wish is our command!!! Met with a new nursery down in south Florida today and their specialty is unusual plant material --- he showed us several samples of funky sedums, colorful shade (in door) bloomers, strange scabiosas that fare well in the cold as well as our hot, hot summers, and more!!! We'll definitely be featuring a workshop with them soon!!! Thanks for everyone's feedback!
Posted by Beth at 8:13 AM