All About Air Plants

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Air plants are an interesting curiousity: they don’t require soil to grow. Often people think this means you can just shove them on a shelf like a tchatchke and never care for them again, but like other plants they do still need light and moisture. Here’s the low-down. What are they? Air plants are in

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Momma Rose’s Mango Ginger Cookies

The Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies came around again this year at the beginning of December. The weather wasn’t as cooperative as last year, though we still went through a number of cookies, including some of last year’s Kicker Doodles, peanut butter–chocolate chip (sorry, that recipe’s a secret of our pastry-chef friend), and these amazing little

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I’ll show you blue orchids

Have you ever seen those blue orchids they sell in stores? Whenever I overhear someone say, “I saw the prettiest blue orchid the other day,” I shudder. “They aren’t actually blue,” I say. I can’t help myself. “They dye them that color. If you look closely, you can see the spot on the stem where

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Wedding Bouquets on KDKA

We’re in the current Whirl Wedding Guide in a feature on wedding bouquets. As part of the “Whirl Wednesdays” segment, another of our wedding bouquets was featured on Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA this morning. Here’s the video: It’s made of mauve duchess roses (the large roses, which are 3-4 roses put together to make them

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New Year, new happenings

We’re very excited about our first full year of growing and selling flowers. But like the flowers, we’re retreating for the winter and building up our reserves to burst forth in the spring. Last week, we regrouped from the holidays and got the greenhouse organized. For the month of January, we’ll be on hiatus from

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