50 shades of “green” at the Plant Shoppe
Plant Shoppe owner Sonam Aditya, a self-proclaimed “techie at heart,” has switched gears for her plant passion. “They thrive in humidity and they’re definitely prized for their really, really gorgeous leaves,” Aditya said. Along with several vibrant species of house plants, you’ll find accessories and handmade planters inside this mini jungle. AdIf you’ve ever wanted to learn how to propagate plants, Sonam is ready to teach her customers her green thumb tricks. Click here to follow Plant Shoppe on Instagram and click here to shop online.
Were your plants damaged by the freeze? Here’s what to do next.
“What we need to do is get some real sharp pruners, get some quality hand pruners, hedge shears, quality loppers and start. Rodriguez also recommends pulling the organic mulch away from plants to allow the late February sun to warm up the soil. Other plant life, like palms and sago palms, also took a beating. As long as their center is nice and firm, sago palms can make a comeback. Also, keep in mind that while we are approaching our average final freeze date in San Antonio, a freeze in March is always possible.
San Antonio-area landscaper offers advice for stressed, damaged plants and grass after winter storm
Even those of us with brown thumbs recognize that our plants are not okay after last week’s deep freeze. Most of all, turf grasses are brown and crisp as they are severely brown tipped with stressed wilt. With Palms and Tropicals, all dead fronds and foliage need to be removed within the next couple of weeks. Lastly but most importantly, STEP #10: Mulch, mulch, mulch, and more mulch... (3 to 4 inches at most)! These plants (minus the turf) need organic matter introduced into the soil as well as the added layer of insulation for both moisture and the cold.
Here’s why Millennials and Gen Zers are filling homes with plants
SAN ANTONIO – Pothos, philodendren and succulents are beginning to fill the apartments, patios and living rooms of more Millenials and Gen Zers. So why the house plant popularity? The National Institutes of Health says research has shown interacting with house plants can lower blood pressure, calm the nervous system and promote a general feeling of well being. Houseplants require watering, pruning, repotting, cleaning, and many people find these practices relaxing because they require us to take a break from our digital overload, slow down and carefully tend to something. To learn how to best take care of your house plants it’s best to buy locally and talk to the businesses local growers about watering and care.
San Antonio plant company thriving in time of COVID-19
Burgeon Plant Co. rooted out of a cargo truck when they first launched in the summer of this year. It just forces us to pause and slow down, to take care of something outside of ourselves.”The most popular purchase among plant lovers are called snake plants, a low-maintenance option. The most popular purchase among plant lovers are called snake plants, a low-maintenance option. Garza and Rivera said they’re thankful for the outpouring of support from San Antonio plant lovers and plan to soon expand their services. For more on Burgeon Plant Co., click here.