Saturday in Pictures
Becoming a plant mom
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This past weekend, I spent a good part of my day visiting Sheridan Nurseries. Sheridan Nurseries is a Canadian owned garden supplies company, with 8 garden centres and three farms across the province.
For someone like me that is new to planting, I learned so much during the 1 hour seminar on ‘How to care for your houseplants’, saw a number of new plants, ones I’d never heard of before. The man that took the seminar was so knowledgeable - even the way he re-potted the plants, you’d know it was something he absolutely loved doing.
There was a gift store and some really nice looking pots for sale.
To make shopping easier for customers, they used labels for each plants. There were three colours - blue, orange and yellow. Blue labelled plants required low light, plants with orange labels required moderate light and yellow labels required direct sunlight.
Plants were also arranged in sections - succulents were kept in one area, ‘starter’ plants (for people like me) were in a different section and plants that also worked as air filters were grouped together. Made it very easy to navigate the store.
I loved the tour and the new information I received about house plants. After the seminar, I concluded I was ready to be a plant mom and will be going back next weekend to buy a Peace Lily plant.
Some cool facts about Peace Lilies
Peace Lilies symbolize peace, prosperity, tranquility, solitude and purification
Feng Shui recommends placing Peace Lilies at home or work to balance all the energies
Peace Lilies do not require a great deal of attention
With little effort, they will grow beautifully and live for several years'
A NASA study placed it among top 10 plants that improve the quality of the air surrounding it.