Plant care: succulents and cacti

Posted by scentandviolet on May 22, 2020

Succulents are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy and engorged usually to retain water in arid climates and soil conditions. We are not going to complicate things with Botany Vs. Horticulture when it comes to classification of succulents, cacti and other water storing plants but will focus here on care of ornamental succulents and cacti (Agavoideae, Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, Didiereaceae)

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Frequently Asked Questions for Sympathy and Funeral Flowers

Posted by scentandviolet on May 12, 2020

1. Why send sympathy or funeral flowers?

2. What type of arrangement should I send?

3. How do I choose specific flowers and a design?

4. Why do funeral flowers cost so much?

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Tending Your Garden: The Many Benefits of Growing Food

Posted by scentandviolet on April 20, 2020

Gardening has long been one of humanity’s most soothing pastimes. It’s estimated that one in three American households grow their own food. This number is increasing which is a good trend since gardening has been shown to positively impact your physical and mental health. For some tips on how to create your own garden, read on.

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How to send flowers to someone

Posted by scentandviolet on January 30, 2020

How to send flowers to someone (anyone)

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15 Prettiest Native Flowers for Houston

Posted by scentandviolet on January 11, 2020

The appeal of native plants is no longer overlooked or dismissed, and we are slowly recognizing their role in creating a beautiful, flourishing garden whilst conserving our natural resources. Native Texas flowers grow much better in the Texas climate, attract beneficial birds, insects, and wildlife. They can make up a beautiful, freshly picked bouquet for your table.

Large number of native plants is best propagated by seeds. We found that the best time to plant Native Texas Seeds is October-November >>>>

Lets take a look into some of the most attractive plants growing in our area.

1. Eastern Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea


The coneflower is a popular Texan flower. This particular species has a lustrous cone-shaped center with lavender colored petals leading downward. It is the perfect plant to have in your flowerbed because it’s a butterfly magnet that blooms profusely through spring and summer. It also does remarkably well when cut, since the tall blooms will last about a week before drooping.

2. Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta


Another type of coneflower, the black-eyed Susan gets its name from its black center. Its petals are a sunshiny yellow and also bend downward. It’s perennial, meaning that it will return year after year. As an extra perk, it’s drought tolerant and can be as large as five inches in diameter. They’re perfect for brightening up the kitchen table when cut.

3. Texas Lantana - Lantana urticoides


The yellow and orange mixture of blossoms that grow on the Texas Lantana plant are perfect for attracting butterflies. They’re also great for coastal areas since they’re both drought and salt tolerant. They bloom all summer long and will help keep pesky deer away from your flowerbed.

4. Red Turk’s Cap - Malvaviscus drummondii


These hibiscus-like flowers blossom all over an attractive shrub. They are pretty little blooms with overlapping petals that never fully open, and antennae-like stamen that protrude from the top. They fair well in the shade, making them perfect for enhancing the dirt area surrounding your trees.

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