Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

The staff at Everything Grows wishes everyone a happy and prosperous 2015!

The Croton Zanzibar pictured below looks like fireworks going off!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays! 

Here are a few more photos of Everything Grows custom holiday decor for some our our Walnut Creek and San Ramon customers.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Spotlight: Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistras are called the cast-iron plant because they can tolerate poor growing conditions such as weak light and low temperatures which would kill many other interior plants.

 It is an old-fashioned tough interior plant. In fact the Aspidistra was a favorite indoor plant during the Victorian era when houses were anything but bright and airy. Today, in the warmer climate of the Southern United States, you will find Aspidistra usually growing completely carefree as a groundcover in dense, dark shade.

It takes considerable time to grow an Aspidistra to specimen size. Ironically, it is not always available in nurseries. This is partly because of its slow growth and not being properly appreciated. Aspidistras is usually grown in 6″, 8″; and 10″ pots. As a bushy potted plant 12 to 24 inches tall and wide the Aspidistra is a perfect plant for indoors. Aspidistra is an ideal plant for that cooler area of your work space to bring the tropics indoors.
Aspidistra tolerates:
- dust as well as heat, cold, wet soil, drought, neglect and dimly lighted places.
- temperatures as low as 28 degrees without injury to the foliage.
- low light levels.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Decor Seasonal Highlights!

The holiday season is here and the Everything Grows Elves are busy decorating our customer's spaces with our custom designs.  Here are some photos of our work:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Indoor Air Pollutants on the Rise

Indoor air pollutants have now been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health.

Information received from the website of the US Environmental Protection Agency, show human exposure to indoor air pollutants in many areas is on the rise.  Indoor pollutants may be 2 to 5 times, and occasionally more than 100 times, higher than outdoor pollutant levels! 

The problems these indoor air pollutants cause can be subtle and do not always produce easily recognized or immediate impacts on health. 

It is a fact that incorporating interior plants can help reduce many of the indoor pollutants, making the atmosphere healthier and more enjoyable.