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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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Flower Power: 3 Reasons We Love Flowers!

Flower Power: 3 Reasons We Love Flowers!

We here at Poppies understand the importance of flowers and the power they hold, but did you know that there is more to a bouquet than meets the eye? Here are THREE reasons why we love to give flowers:    Create Connections! These days, a lot of our interactions with people are digital, through computer or phone screens. Sending someone a bouquet of flowers is a great way to go beyond the screen and share something physical with a person you can't be with in person. Even a simple act like sharing a bloom with a neighbor brings people together...

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Top 3 Ways to Clean Your Plants (and Why!)

Top 3 Ways to Clean Your Plants (and Why!)

Just like any other surface in our homes, our houseplants accumulate dust and should be kept clean. Cleaning your plants has THREE great benefits: Improved plant appearance Improved plant health Pest management  Here are THREE easy ways to keep your houseplants clean:   SHOWER THEM!     Clean your plants the same place you clean yourself – in the shower! Bringing your plants to the shower and gently rinsing them off with lukewarm water is a great way to quickly and easily get them squeaky clean. Tropical plants will also appreciate the humidity boost that a quick shower provides! Just...

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