Ultimate Guide to Terrariums

Ultimate Guide to Terrariums

Terrariums: low-maintenance, space-saving and simply beautiful. These are just a few of the reasons why terrariums are great for people living in small spaces or for those who just love to garden.

Just by doing a Google search, you’ll get inspired by the variety of plants, rocks and other decorative items you can add to your mini-garden.

While they are easy to make, there are tips and other pieces of important information you should know so you can get the most out of your terrarium. Matt Kostelnick, Senior Horticulturist at Ambius has answered frequently asked questions about terrariums. Read more below: Read More »

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6 Reasons Why Plants Are Office Superheroes

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Superhero powers have always amazed us mere mortal humans and movies like Captain America: Civil War remind us of that.

The undeniable strength of Iron Man and uncanny psychological abilities of Black Widow set these heroes apart from the rest of world.

Other Marvel movies like, Ant-Man, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy have featured characters inspired by Mother Nature’s creations.

Similarly, plants have special powers of their own, transforming offices into places of tranquility and creativity. Read More »

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5 Weird Plants From Around the World

5 weird plantsWhen you think of plants, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Beautiful bouquets? Delicate, fragrant petals?

This is typically what people think of when they think of plants.

But, Mother Nature knows no bounds and you may be surprised by the weird and wonderful types of plants she has created.

For example, Titan arum or the “Corpse Flower” is the largest flower in the world but smells like rotting meat, hence its name. Or, what about the Parrot Flower found in Southeast Asia? When viewed from its side, it looks like a parrot.

We’ve hand-picked five plants that’ll be sure to grab your attention and inspire you. These species don’t look like your typical plant but that’s what makes them so interesting. Read More »

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Hydroculture: Growing Plants Without Soil

HydrocultureThere are other ways to grow plants than with soils. In fact, there have been advances in the ways people can grow plants and flowers using mediums other than soil and standard growing mediums.

These methods use less water because they use substances other than standard water and growing mediums.

One of the methods that people know about is hydroponics, which grows plants in a liquid solution without the use of soil. The other is called hydroculture, and that is similar but also very different at a fundamental level.

We asked the Ambius Plant Doctor to explain what hydroculture is and what the benefits of using this growing method is for indoor plants. Read More »

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The Definitive Guide to Knowing When Spring Has Sprung

ThinkstockPhotos-87152816There is more to the start of spring than a calendar date. March 20th can arrive with snow still falling and a general feeling that despite the calendar date, spring hasn’t arrived yet.

The real spring comes with a distinct feeling to it that is recognizable and carries with it a sense of elation.  You can always tell the real spring has arrived when the birds flock back from their southern vacations, the air begins to smell sweet again, the days become warmer, and the daylight hangs around later and later. But are there more definitive signs that can tell us when spring has officially sprung. That’s what we’re here for.

Nature provides plenty of clues that let us know that it’s time to hang up the winter coats. Here is a list of the things to look for to let you know that spring has officially arrived. Read More »

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