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2/17/17

African Violets: Colourful fancy names.

African Violets: Identified by name. Gabriela Delworth

Most plant lovers and indoor gardeners have African Violets in their collections, don't we? It is one of the most popular and easiest plants to grow inside here in the North. We buy them for the beauty of their flowers that grace our spaces many times during the year. You can find them at garden centers, nurseries, florists or even the supermarket! If you ask me what their names are I have no idea. So I went and did a little research.

The blue one on this photo above is named "Rob's Scooter", the red one "Von Simple Simon" or could also be "Aca's Red Ember" and the variegated pink and white one "Plumberry Grow". Reading more about them it said that they are Semiminiature plants.
Are they correct? Have more blooming African Violets here.

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YOU ASKED: Based on my tutorial here. Could I press African Violets?
Although they bloom in fabulous colours they fade when pressed and petals become very brittle. You can press beautiful Johnny Jump Up, Violas and Pansies which are also from the Violet family!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gabriela Delworth. Lifestyle Blogger, DIY Author and Crafts Industry Designer who makes creativity a ritual. Aesthetically reactive to beautiful things. 

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2/15/17

2017 Plants Trend: Indoors is the New Outdoors


2017 is a GREEN year. I am loving the official colour chosen. As an avid gardener I am happy to learn that more and more people are interested in indoor and urban gardening. Plants have great effects on us! They are beneficial to our well being.

Plants help clean the air producing oxygen. This reduces pollutants. More and more plants have been added to offices. It is said that they reduce stress, help you work better and more focused. Isn't that something? 

Ferns and sedums like the ones on the photo above are among the trendy plants for 2017. Trends are fun and keep us reinventing our surroundings. The question is though what are the most affordable and most reliable plants to have indoors? Stay tuned!
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gabriela Delworth. Lifestyle Blogger, DIY Author and Crafts Industry Designer who makes creativity a ritual. Aesthetically reactive to beautiful things. 

Mission: to inspire you

LET’S GET SOCIAL!

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