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3 Care Tips for Air Plants

Tillandsias, commonly referred to as air plants, are a popular epiphyte that naturally grow in a variety of warmer, humid climates around the world. These close cousins of the pineapple are not only unique in their growing patterns but have considerable benefits to the plant owner who decides to invite them into their home. No air plant variety is toxic to humans or animals and no reports have ever been made of an allergy to air plants. Air plants actually have properties used to inhibit pollen-related allergies and remove more airborne particles than any other plant on earth… So you can breathe easy and feel great about your decision to host a plant that will use and improve the air in your space. If you are now looking to move one or more of these unique tropical plants into your Toronto home this fall, here are three ways to make the Tillandsias feel more at home.
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"You've Changed" Mural located in West Queen West

3 New Additions to the Neighbourhood… WELCOME to West Queen West

We love our home sweet home, West Queen West, voted the 2nd coolest neighbourhood on the planet by Vogue Magazine. Poppies has called West Queen West home for nearly twenty years and during that time lots of new and exciting developments have gotten their start in this community. Our Art + Design District inspires creativity and innovation even during this more difficult time for small business owners. Support from within this community has been essential and we intend to pay it forward by welcoming three new friends to the neighbourhood and encouraging you to do the same.
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3 Reasons to Choose a Hanging Plant

Here at Poppies, we loving hanging out with our new and returning customers from the Queen West community and beyond. The only hang up is that don’t have room for more customers with all of our beautiful new plants we just got in! Well actually, we’ve found the perfect solution for that and we want to share it with you. Hanging plants! Keep reading to hear three reasons it’s time you join us on the hanging plant craze.     Keep them out of reach One of the most frequent questions we get in store is what plant options exist...

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3 Bonsai Care Tips

3 Bonsai Care Tips

There is just something about a miniature version of a big thing that is so adorable… Probably why our bonsai trees are so popular! Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art form of growing plant varieties using wiring and pruning techniques to mimic the shape of full sized trees. The variety of bonsai that we have available in store and will be talking about today is the juniper bonsai. To keep your juniper bonsai looking its cutest, we have some quick plant care tips to share with you! Let’s get into optimal light, watering and pruning to help your bonsai thrive....

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3 Reasons to Include Aromatherapy in your Self-Care Routine

3 Reasons to Include Aromatherapy in your Self-Care Routine

 As much as we would love for summer to last forever, it has to come to an end eventually. The start of September means the end of summer vacation, the start of cooler weather, and a return to school and work. Readjusting to a regular routine can be a challenge. It’s important to take care of yourself and combat the stresses of these changes. A great practice that can help you de-stress and maintain your mental and physical health is aromatherapy. Here are 3 benefits of adding aromatherapy to your self-care routine:
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3 Plant Care Tips From The Experts

Here at Poppies, we get all kinds of questions and give all kinds of advice about houseplants every day. Whether you're a new plant parent or an experienced indoor gardener, a little guidance and advice on plant care is always valuable! Here are three of our favourite care tips from our plant experts to help you help your plants thrive:  Avoid Overwatering The easiest way to kill a plant it with too much love! You may feel the urge to tend to and water your plant every day, but the majority of plants need some time to breathe before they’re watered. Too much...

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