Latest Houseplant Stories

2014-05-22 08:25:12

CALGARY, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Wannabe gardeners rejoice! Turn your thumb GREEN with the latest app from Mobility Quotient. MQ GreenThumb is the single-best resource for all plant lovers, complete with detailed descriptions on common houseplants, photos, and it uniquely turns your iPhone or iPad into an incident light meter. With the assistance of the light meter, MQ GreenThumb helps you know where to place your plants to ensure they are getting the optimal light they need to thrive...

2014-05-15 23:15:08

Pots of annuals make a stunning addition to a patio or landscape. Norway Gardens has great tips for planting pots of blooming annuals that will stay lovely all summer. Monticello Indiana (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Customers at Norway Gardens are seeing many new varieties of vegetative annuals grown in the greenhouses there. Each summer Norway Gardens growers go to Michigan to visit several of the wholesale growers that breed these new garden stars. They choose from their trip their favorite...

2014-04-09 23:31:08

Costa Farms’ O2 For You: Houseplants with a Purpose showcases the best 5 houseplants to clean indoor air, boost well-being, and add beauty to indoor spaces. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 This year celebrate Earth Day with a houseplant that keeps giving all year. Houseplants may be thought of as décor accents; however they’re far more than pretty faces. Over the last 20 years, NASA research has proven that certain houseplants remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from...

2014-02-14 23:25:36

Say “I Love You” with just the right plant for your sweetheart. Miami, Fl (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Flowering plants provide a breath of fresh air on Valentine's Day, which happens to be in the dead of winter. While a dozen red roses is the standard floral gift to say “I Love You,” there are other options that keep the show going on longer. “Cut flowers are certainly beautiful, but they only last so long," says Costa Farms’ garden expert Justin Hancock. “When you...

2013-11-01 23:21:38

Flower production with Valoya’s wide spectrum light and other light sources were studied as supplementary light source trial at Geisenheim Horticultural Center, in typical central European greenhouse conditions. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 The Valoya AP67 light, which drives both vegetative growth and enhanced flowering, outshined in the flower experiments conducted in Geisenheim. The Valoya AP67 light spectrum was tested together with other light sources with regard to their ability to...

2013-08-12 23:00:31

Seattle Based LED manufacturer Solid Apollo has launched a new set of high-performance grow lights designed for getting the greatest yield out of indoor growing and gardening. The Solar Core Family is a low profile, whisper-quiet, and high output set of three led grow light models which combine a custom full-spectrum output with sturdy design to get indoor growers and gardeners the best results from their plants. Lynnwood, WA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Solid Apollo has introduced a new set...

2013-03-12 23:02:14

Leading potted plants wholesaler projected to reduce energy use by 60%. Novato, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 LumiGrow, Inc. (http://www.lumigrow.com), the market and technology leader in smart horticultural lighting, announced today that Rainbow Greenhouses, Inc. (http://www.rainbow.ca), a leading Canadian wholesale grower and distributor of potted plants, has implemented energy-efficient LumiGrow LED luminaires at its Chilliwack, British Columbia facility. Through the use of LumiGrow LED...

Parrot’s Flower Power Was redOrbit’s Favorite CES Gadget
2013-01-10 19:00:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Are you a green thumb at heart, but don't have the wherewithal to keep your garden alive each year? Well, Parrot showed off a new product at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show that will be coming out this year and just may be your solution. The Parrot Flower Power was one of my favorite gadgets seen at the convention center this year here in Las Vegas. Parrot's device makes keeping up with your flowerbed, or...

2012-08-23 23:04:02

Many people living across the United States today keep a houseplant or two in order to beautify their homes. However, recent research by NASA, The University of Sydney Australia and a new article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com have discovered many health benefits associated with keeping a variety of standard houseplants in homes in most American areas. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 Many people living across the United States today keep a houseplant or two in...

Latest Houseplant Reference Libraries

2009-04-23 11:27:51

The Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a commonly grown houseplant in temperate latitudes. The plant is often referred to as the a palm, although it is not truly a palm. In order to successfully cultivate this plant, winter minimum temperatures must remain above 50°F, and rise to temperatures of around 86°F in summer. States of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and San Luis Potosí in Mexico make a native home to the Ponytail Palm. The Ponytail Palm thrives best in full sun to slight...

2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.