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Plant People: An Afternoon With Windeyer

Plant People: An Afternoon With Windeyer

At Sharebloom, we’re plant people, and we want to get to know others who share the same love for nature. That’s why we want to start talking to plant people that inspire us in different ways and see what brought them to where they are today. 

Today, we want to introduce you to Windeyer.

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Plants Smell.

Plants Smell.
Have you ever noticed on your plants any holes in the middle of leaves? That's from the salicylic acid rushing to kill the intruder and notify the next row of healthy defenders to end their existence for the protection of the rest of the leaf.
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5 Ways to Care for Your Plant - Fall Edition

5 Ways to Care for Your Plant - Fall Edition
As the seasons change, so do we. The days are shorter, the nights are colder. The humidity that once made us feel like we were walking through water seems to evaporate in an instant and gets replaced by the cold, brisk winds of fallSome embrace it, while others deny it but one thing that doesn't change is Mother Nature's commitment to the changing of the seasons
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The Official Top 5 Easiest Houseplants to Care For

The Official Top 5 Easiest Houseplants to Care For

If you're reading this, chances are you love being surrounded by nature in your home. Having over 100 (and counting) house plants in my living space, I've had my fair share of unsuccessful planteavours. When you sign up for a monthly subscription through Sharebloom you get a curated collection of plants that are designed for success, but that isn't always the case when you buy from anywhere. You may come across a plant that catches your eye and it becomes a must-have, but there are no instructions that come with it. Sharebloom includes all of this with your membership. So, without further adieu, here are the Top 5 Easiest Houseplants to Care For.

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The 4 Reasons Why Cacti Have Spines

The 4 Reasons Why Cacti Have Spines
Did you know that wind causes evaporation? Well, it does. The air is sucking up water, banking it and storing it for future precipitation. When you're a desert plant, rainfall comes few and far between and so the name of the game is to keep as much water as possible. As odd as it sounds, cacti spines actually help cacti from losing water. The main way that cactus spines prevent cacti from losing water is by reducing air flow around the cactus. The spines break up air flow, which can help reduce evaporation. The trapped air around the cactus can also create a buffer zone with more moist air.
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Belle Isle Conservatory

Belle Isle Conservatory
I first discovered Belle Isle in 2015 when a friend took me there for a surprise visit. I was living in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan was just a 20 minute drive from my house. The Park has lots of wonderful attractions from a beautiful fountain built in 1925, beaches, wooded nature walks, and more. My absolute favourite part of Belle Isle and one of the hidden gems of Detroit is - the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. Continue reading

Market Cap Doesn't Matter

Market Cap Doesn't Matter

When the idea of Sharebloom was being discussed originally between my co-founder and I, she asked me if she thought it would be a smart idea or not to move forward it it considering how small the market cap really was for plants and flowers. She loved the idea of course, but also knows my personal goals and achievements and was wondering if something like this could satiate that. It was in that moment that I realized market cap of an industry doesn’t matter...

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Why All Your Plants Are Dying

Why All Your Plants Are Dying

Retaining water in arid climates or soil? Sounds a lot like a cactus to me. This is because all cacti are part of the succulent plant species. All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Even though it may not have hair-like spines or short prickles, if it has thickened and fleshy skin, it’s probably a succulent. So water it about as much as you would water a cacti.

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