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GET THINGS BLOOMING EARLY WITH HYACINTH

Hyacinth makes an ideal houseplant this time of year as you find yourself craving colorful blooms. While spring will be here before you know it, why not get things blooming now?! Hyacinth ushers in the beauty and grace of spring early on with brilliant color and unforgettable fragrance! A member of the Lily family, hyacinth are available in a variety of shades including white, salmon, yellow, pink, red, lavender and blue. Blooms are complimented by fleshy, glossy green, strap-shaped foliage, and we assure you... they smell amazing! If you are planting outdoors, hyacinth bulbs should be planted in early autumn for flowering in March and April. However, if you want blooms now, you can force bulbs to grow indoors, or you can purchase hyacinth already in bloom. There's no better way to help alleviate those winter blues than with beautiful blooms. Inside, these beauties are perfect for use in bouquets and arrangements. Later in spring, they are ideal in rock gardens, containers, mass plantings, beds, and borders. Hyacinth will grow well in shade to full sun, but does best in bright sunlight in a well-drained area.

Did you know?
Legend has it the origin of hyacinth can be traced back to a young Greek boy named Hyakinthos, the name of a youth loved by Apollo; when he died a flower sprouted from his blood and was named after him. Hyacinth symbolizes playfulness and denotes constancy. Blue hyacinth stands for constancy, purple for sorrow, red or pink for play, white for loveliness and yellow for jealousy.

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OUR FAVORITE LIVING VALENTINES

Valentine's Day sneaks up on us every year, but no worries - we've got a whole host of blooming possibilities for that someone special on your list. And need we remind you that roses aren’t the only choice? Check out our favorite living Valentines!

Daffodils are a great way to brighten someones day with an early dose of spring! We love using these petite daffodils to brighten things up indoors during the remainder of winter.

Hyacinth ushers in the beauty and grace of spring early on with brilliant color and unforgettable fragrance. A member of the lily family, Hyacinth are available in a variety of colors including pink, white and purple. This flowering houseplant makes an excellent living gift.

Anthuriums are long-lasting plants with glossy, red heart-shaped spathes from which emerges a white or yellow flower spike. Flowers float above the contrasting, dark green leaves for months on end. Anthuriums come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, salmon, pale yellow, green and orange. With proper care, flower spikes can last four to six weeks.

Bromeliads are stunning plants related to the pineapple family and are available in an array of bright tropical colors. Its unique foliage adds instant drama to any space during winter and beyond. Once warmer weather arrives, move outside and enjoy all summer long. Truly a gift that keeps on giving!

Cyclamen is a cool weather bloomer boasting butterfly-like flowers with dark green, heart-shaped foliage. Bloom colors range from white to light pink, lavender, hot pink, and hot purple. Most will bloom from mid-November through February, provided conditions are right.

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CLERODENDRUM WHITE LIGHT BULB

Meet our newest winter bloomer... the Clerodendrum White Light Bulb. This new weeping houseplant puts on a winter show with pure white flowers cascading from vining stems. It's bulb-like flowers hang down about one foot and usually begin blooming in deep winter. You'll love these flowering vines as they move and sway against deep green foliage.

To prune Clerodendrum, simply shear it during the summer - but not later than early September so the blooming cycle is not disrupted. During the summer, this plant will grow vigorously. You can even give this plant some time outdoors in the warm summer months. Then as cold weather sets in and nothing else seems to be blooming, Clerodendrum will give you another blooming show. Let plants cascade naturally, or train on a small trellis to grow upright. It prefers a wet/dry watering cycle, but don't let this one get too dry. Keep it in a sunny spot during winter and move to partial shade during the summer.

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