Gardening Tips and Highlights

Valentine candy or flowers?

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and instead of flowers that will only last a week, why not give a potted plant that will last for years?  

Kalanchoe are fleshy, succulent plants that are found year-round in the floral departments of most grocery stores. They bloom in red, pink, orange, white, and yellow, and are low maintenance plants, requiring only a sunny windowsill and occasional water when the soil dries out.

Anthuriums also bloom in red, white, and pink and are often found in floral departments. They have a heart or arrow-shaped leaves and waxy blooms, which appear any time of the year given the right conditions. Anthuriums need indirect light, warm temperatures, and high humidity to thrive, but will tolerate less than ideal conditions with relative ease.