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3 New and Hot Holiday Plants

3 New and Hot Holiday Plants

Looking for a Christmas gift for the plant lover in your life? Or the perfect plant to liven up your own holiday decor? Here are THREE of our favourite plants for the holiday season: Calamondin These miniature citrus trees have a perfect traditional Christmas feel with a bit of a twist! Putting oranges in stockings is an old-fashioned holiday tradition, so why not update it by growing your own little citrus fruit and sharing them with your loved ones? These little plants are easy to care for and provide a pop of colour in the dreary winter season with their...

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3 Benefits of a Gratitude Practice

3 Benefits of a Gratitude Practice

Do you practice gratitude on a daily basis? It’s easy to be caught up in the daily grind of everyday life, or be overwhelmed by the world’s current state. We’re constantly connected to our phones receiving news alerts and email notifications. Take a moment to reflect on what you are genuinely grateful for. This can be practiced through meditation, writing, or any way you choose. Something as simple as a single flower can act as a physical reminder to your daily gratitude practice. Try putting this at your bedside to start and end your day with a visual reminder to...

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3 Proven Air Purifying Plants

3 Proven Air Purifying Plants

With many of us spending more time inside, it is important to think about the quality of the air in our homes or workspaces. Many of us live in condos or apartment buildings with dry air and poor air flow, and toxins from synthetic materials and cleaning supplies can persist in the air we are breathing without us realizing it. Air treatment appliances like humidifiers and air purifiers are helpful to fight against this, but did you know that your houseplants can act as natural air purifiers? A study done by NASA in 1989 on certain plant’s abilities to absorb...

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3 Proven Pet Friendly Plants

3 Proven Pet Friendly Plants

Ensuring that your home is a safe environment for your pet is a top priority. This can make it tough for those of us who are plant lovers, as many popular houseplants are considered to be toxic to pets. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your indoor jungle dreams! There ARE plenty of plants that are non-toxic and safe to keep around even the most curious of pets. While many plants only have mild toxicity and can be enjoyed in a household with pets using caution, three common houseplants that pet owners should avoid are: ...

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3 Reasons We Love Chocolat de Kat!

3 Reasons We Love Chocolat de Kat!

Does anything go together better than flowers and chocolate?? We don’t think so! That’s why we’re so excited to be partnering with Chocolat de Kat to offer our customers their locally crafted, artisanal chocolate bon-bons! Here are three reasons why we love these little treats:   They're Beautiful!   These little chocolates are almost too pretty to eat (but not quite)! Each one is a tiny piece of edible art, with each flavour hand-painted in a different bright, shiny colour and pattern. Every chocolate gift box includes a rainbow selection of unique and fun little bon-bons, each one more gorgeous...

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3 Reasons We Love Anthurium!

3 Reasons We Love Anthurium!

We have a new favourite plant AND cut flower here at Poppies!! These days we are all about Anthurium, both in our bouquets and as a go-to houseplant. Here are three reasons why we are so excited about Anthurium:   Renaissance   Anthurium have consistently been around as a reliable houseplant and cut flower but recently have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity as growers develop new varieties with fun, unique flower colours and shapes. These, along with the classic reds, pinks and whites, are increasingly finding their way into trendy floral and interior designs. With their tropical foliage and heart-shaped flowers,...

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