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Trash To Treasure

Trash To Treasure Recently, we began diligently gathering materials in preparation for one of our most important trade shows,  Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE).  This is one of the largest and best attended trade shows  that showcases indoor foliage plants.   In our preparation we collected many things to design our booth in [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Indoor Plants, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Pure Is Your Air?

Plants are not only beautiful to look at but studies have shown they can help reduce allergies, purify the air in your home and give any space a calming appearance. When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you are not just adding greenery. The living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Indoor Plants|0 Comments

Fun With Colors

Women love it, approximately 1 in 12 men don’t see it. Whatever the case color affects us all daily by making us happy, sad, frustrated or angry without even knowing it. I often find myself drawn to items of the same color over and over again. Whether it be clothing, furniture or flowers. Sometimes I [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Color Trends|0 Comments

Plants Seeking Pots

I just ordered a subscription to HGTV magazine after purchasing the most recent issue (September 2016). It caught my attention at the news stand due to the colorful paintbrushes pictured on the cover. This cover was presented by Sherwin Williams Paints who is partnered in marketing HGTV Home Brand of Sherwin Williams paints. My new [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|HGTV Home Plant Collection|0 Comments

Higher Mathematics and Calla Lilies

No one will ever accuse me of understanding much more than arithmetic when it comes to numbers. However fine a creator of spreadsheets I am, you don’t need higher math to make them. No, a three-dimensional thinker I am not, and neither am I apt to just accept a theorem without asking why? That certainly [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Calla Lilies|0 Comments

What’s In A Name: Amerigo Farms

What to call a new endeavor? It should have some meaning! In 2005 I began a winter of travelling from Canada to “The New World” (at least for me) to test production where “the sun shines for free”. By 2007 we had decided to invest and began a search for a suitable opportunity in the [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Amerigo Farms|0 Comments

What’s In A Name: The Story Of Homestead Growers

Our company began in 1966 by my parents. Just about 30 years old with 3 young children in 4 years and a new mortgage. Sounds like a familiar story to many of you I am sure (at least the new mortgage anyway eh?)  A belief in hard work and faith in God, Peter and Johanna [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Homestead Growers|0 Comments

Alocasia: Disctinctly Exotic

Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennials from the family Araceae. There are 79 species native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Eastern Australia and widely cultivated elsewhere. I have always been intrigued by the large showy leaves that many of these varieties possess. I have been an admirer of this species since the first [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Alocasia|0 Comments

HGTV Inspiration

I just ordered a subscription to HGTV magazine after purchasing the most recent issue (September 2016). It caught my attention at the newsstand due to the colorful paintbrushes pictured on the cover. This cover was presented by Sherwin Williams Paints who is partnered in marketing HGTV Home Brand of Sherwin Williams paints. In this issue [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Does A Calla Lily Represent In Your World?

To decide, Lets take a peek back into history for some insight... The Calla Lily, Zantedeschia Aethiopica is not actually related to true lillies (Lilium).  The Calla is actually an Arum and is closely related to houseplants such as Spathiphyllum, Monstera or Caladium. Since ancient Roman days the Calla Lily has been treasured as a [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments