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2389 S. Highway 33, Driggs, ID
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30 Dec 2016

Houseplants for Clean Air

Did you know that houseplants act as air purifiers? Plants remove excess carbon dioxide and toxins from the atmosphere and give off oxygen. Try adding some houseplants to your home or office this winter. Here are some to try:

  • Palm
  • Dracaena
  • Sanservia
  • Pothos
  • Boston fern
  • Ivy
  • Peace Lily
  • Spider plant

Houseplants generally like bright light (but not direct sun) and medium moisture.  Keep house plants away from cold drafts or heat sources.  During the winter months, water a little less frequently and refrain from fertilizing. This allows houseplants a period of ‘rest’. Begin fertilizing and watering more often in March when plants are naturally ready to grow again.  Mist plants weekly, especially during the dry winter months.

 

29 Dec 2016

Christmas is Over, What Should I do with my Tree?

Don’t just toss that tannenbaum, try these alternate ways repurpose your Christmas tree:

 

·       ‘Plant’ your tree outside. Go out and stick it in the snow. Birds love evergreens for protection in the winter months. This is also a great way to visualize any future tree placements!

·       Use the boughs as cover. Do you have a spot near your house that is always bare in the winter? Use the boughs as insulation for perennials flower beds where snow cover is unreliable.

·       Make coasters and trivets. Saw the trunk into ½ inch rounds, sand until smooth and coat with polyurethane. These make a great gift.

·       Feed the fire. Make it a party and burn it in an outdoor fire pit. It’s best to wait a few months for the wood to dry out. Solstice party anyone?

·       Recycle it. Drop off undecorated and tinsel-free trees for free at the rodeo grounds in Jackson any time before the end of January or, for a small fee, recycle it at the  transfer station in Driggs.

26 Dec 2016

Holiday Clearance Sale

Our annual Holiday Clearance sale starts on December 26th and will continue through January 7th. Save 50% on all holiday décor, garland, Christmas lights and tableware. Take advantage of great prices and stock up for next season!

14 Dec 2016

Our Favorite Gifts for Teachers

The holidays are the perfect time to show appreciation for your child’s teacher. Our gift shop has an awesome selection to suit many personalities, but here are our favorites for under 20 bucks!

 

-Mugs: Serious or sassy, mugs are always a hit.

-Re-useable snack pouches: These are super handy and come in various sizes. Washable in warm soapy water.

-Socks: We are big sock fans around here. Find that pair to put a smile on any teacher’s face.

-Water bottles: Talking all day makes a person thirsty. A handy water bottle  will help wet the whistle.

-Gourmet chocolate: These decadent treats are perfect for gifts. We especially love our organic dark chocolate covered espresso beans. Perfect for a mid- afternoon energy boost.

-Burt’s Bees™ lip care: Plain, shiny, tinted or fruity, we have a fresh new selection of lip care products to keep those lips feeling good.

– Recycled tote bags: Assorted sizes are great for books, lunch, supplies or anything!

 

As always, we offer complimentary gift wrapping!

12 Dec 2016

Why do my Poinsettias Always Die?

This is a question we get asked a lot. Poinsettias are popular for adding a festive touch for the holidays, but they can quickly disappoint if they are not properly cared for. To keep them looking their best, follow these simple rules:

#1. Don’t freeze it. Take it straight home (or to another room temperature location) after you buy it. Leaving it in your car while you run more errands could be the kiss of death. Keep poinsettias away from windows or cold drafty spots.

#2. Don’t torch it. Keep poinsettias away from heat sources like fireplaces, heating vents and candles.

#3. Don’t drown it. Ok people, this is the number one cause of most plant deaths! Only water when the soil is dry to the touch. This means you have to actually touch the soil to check. Small plants will dry out quickly and may need daily watering, while bigger plants need less frequent watering. While you’re at it, TAKE IT OUT OF THE FOIL COVER to water. It’s helpful to move your plant(s) to a sink or tub for the job. The foil covers are pretty and decorative, but don’t allow for proper drainage. If water has accumulated in the foil cover, dump it out.

Keeping these rules in mind, poinsettias can easily last through the holidays and can even be coaxed into blooming yearly (for you patient/ adventurous people).