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

Combos Are Hot New Trend in Indoor Container Plantings

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Taking a cue from their outdoor cousins, indoor container plantings are finally embracing diversity. Combination plantings that combine several different plants in a single container have been popular in outdoor containers and hanging baskets for some time, but indoor container plantings have remained staidly traditional with a single plant per pot. No more. Combos are the hot new trend in indoor container plantings. ...read more

Houseplants that Appeal to Manly Men

Green Circle Growers - Monday, March 21, 2011

Men may not admit it, but they enjoy plants and flowers as much as women do. The testosterone-charged male psyche is not immune to the allure of a soothing green potted plant or a cheerful burst of colorful flowers. Yet, despite the fact that some of the world’s greatest gardeners are men, flowers and plants have always had a distinctly feminine cachet. Perhaps it’s because our society tends to associate the delicate, curving forms and soft pastel shades of many plants with female traits. However, there are many bolder plants available that have a decidedly masculine air. ...read more

Tropical Touch Warms Winter Rooms

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, January 27, 2011

After the Christmas decorations have been wrapped and put away, the house always seems a little dull and empty in January. January’s gray skies and cold, snowy days dampen the spirits. The contrast between December’s warm reds and golds and January’s cool grays and whites makes the interior of your home feel suddenly stark and gloomy. What your home needs is a tropical makeover!  ...read more

This Holiday, Say It with Flowers

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, December 08, 2010

If you dread tramping through the malls searching for that elusive “perfect” gift, if distracted drivers and rude shoppers sap your holiday spirit, if you want to rein in holiday spending and stay within your budget this year, the perfect solution is waiting for you at your local garden center.  ...read more

Fall Is Here; Time to Bring Indoor Plants Back Inside

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, September 23, 2010

Many indoor plants thrive outside during the warm summer months. Potted indoor plants make delightful additions to patio groupings and deck plantings. As soon as spring nights warm up, most gardeners make the effort to give indoor plants a taste of fresh air and sunshine over the summer. But now that nights are becoming cooler and trees are beginning to drop their leaves, it’s time to reverse the process and bring indoor plants back inside before fall’s first killing frost arrives. Move plants indoors gradually so temperature changes do not shock the plants. Move containers from garden settings to unheated sheltered areas like your garage or screened porch for a few days before bringing them indoors. ...read more

Move Plants Indoors for Year-Round Beauty

Green Circle Growers - Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall is already turning the garden brown and brittle, but you can continue to enjoy the lush greenery and fragrant blooms of your summer garden by moving favorite plants indoors. Some plants can be planted in large decorative pots and moved inside in stages to allow them to adjust to the warmer indoor climate.  ...read more