Air Plants!

It feels like summer at the greenhouse! Many summer classics such as Hydrangeas, Daylilies, Coneflower, and Rose of Sharon are in bloom. Our roses are looking especially beautiful, especially our Knock Out Roses, and many of our annual flats are in full bloom and will continue to bloom all summer long. Plus, a new selection of foliage plants and succulents in 2″ pots have arrived in our Glass House, ideal for terrariums or fairy gardens.

We just got in a new shipment of assorted air plants! Air plants or Tillandsia are actually a variety of bromeliad that grow attached to trees or cliff faces in their native habitats and draw most of their moisture from the air. Display your air plants in a spot that gets plenty of light! We water our air plants once every other week or so by fully submerging them in a bucket of water every and letting them soak for a few hours before removing them. Shake out any excess water to prevent rot and return the air plants to their display. With luck, your air plants will bloom! Like other bromeliads, air plants will eventually die after flowering… but not before producing “pups” which grow attached to the parent plant. You can either remove the pups from the mother once they’re big enough or leave them to form a growing cluster of air plants.