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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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The Amazon Rainforest - How the Earth Got It's Lungs

The Amazon Rainforest - How the Earth Got It's Lungs

The water flow was now restricted by a giant mountain range, and mountain ranges produce a lot of water run-off themselves. So all this water wanted to move somewhere. About ten million years ago, waters formed their own path, working through the sandstone to the west and the Amazon began to flow eastward towards the Atlantic ocean. As the water began to spread, so did life. Trees, insects, animals, plants, fertilized soil all followed the water down its path. Because of this, the Amazon rainforest was born.

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The Rise of the Analogue Economy

The Rise of the Analogue Economy
This new wave of consciousness is looking to re-connect with what it may mean to be human in this new found world we all find ourselves a part of. I'm not rejecting technological advancements, I love them. I think they've positively increased every aspect of our lives. But, there's also something that feels so good about... Continue reading

Why Plants Are Green

Why Plants Are Green

To learn why plants are green, we actually need to understand light. Light from the sun is actually energy that we classify as radiation, and different wavelengths of radiation produce different colours. So, plants actually absorb that radiation and eat it as food...

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