Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day


So, that poinsettia might still be hanging around from Christmas, but let’s be real that Norfolk Pine or Rosemary bush you picked up at the supermarket is looking pretty dry.

Still, today is Houseplant Appreciation Day.

You may have moved them out of the way to accommodate your holiday decor. But now is the time to give them the winter love they need.

Houseplants give your home a warm, cozy feel, they help clean the air, and they can remind you that winter won’t last forever.

Need some help finding the right houseplants for your home? Check out these articles.

The 15 easiest indoor house plants that won’t die on you

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality
Mother Nature Network

24 of the Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow
Better Homes and Gardens

What are your favorite houseplants and tips for growing them? Share in the comments.

Scenes from the 2013 Virginia Orchid Society Show

We stopped by Strange’s Florist in Short Pump to visit in on the 2013 Virginia Orchid Society Show.

Don’t ask me to identify, but here are some of the beautiful flowers we saw.


Yes, I know.  this is an Hibiscus, not an Orchid.

Yes, I know. this is a Hibiscus, not an Orchid.




If you missed the show, not to worry. Orchids Galore!: A Love of Living Color is now open at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and runs daily through March 31, 2013.