The 8 Best Houseplants for Beginners
from GlamFrom the strategically placed greenery on Fixer Upper to the plethora of garden accents on your Instagram feed, it’s clear that houseplants are having a major moment. In theory, they’re a great home décor option: They infuse a lush element into even the smallest spaces, help purify the air, and are much easier to take care of than any pet. However, for many first-time houseplant owners, those green leaves can turn brown in flash if you don’t know what you’re doing. Since not all plants are created equal—and some require more than meets the eye—we talked to Eileen Tongson, founder of FarmGal Flowers, about the best plants for budding gardeners. No green thumb required.
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The Process with FarmGal Flowers
from East End MarketEileen Tongson of FarmGal Flowers has taken her love of gardening and turned it into a profitable business. In an almost serendipity way, she found herself planted at East End Market growing flowers and teaching classes to everyone looking to improve their green thumb. We sat down with Eileen and asked her how growing at East End has shaped her business and found out what we can expect from FarmGal Flowers in the future!
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Seasonal Flower Arrangements with FarmGal Flowers
from Melissa CreatesThanksgiving has came and gone and it was delicious! Anyone else still not sick of turkey? Before the holiday arrived I met up with a few of my local blog besties to attend a flower arranging and wine sipping class hosted by Farm Gal Flowers. Yes, a flowers and wine class, how fabulous is that! We sipped wine, created arrangements for our Thanksgiving dinner table and had wonderful conversation.
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Thankful Floral Design with FarmGal Flowers and Friends
from Karen Nerds OutWhen I lived in Japan, I attempted to enjoy an ikebana (“flower arranging”) class in my tiny town of Tottori. Unfortunately, as my kind yet severe instructor informed me, “while you may be Japanese on the inside, you still have an American aesthetic on the outside.” I watched as my sensei dismantled my unbalanced arrangement slowly and systematically, informing me that I would need to try once more. This Thanksgiving, I finally earned redemption by embracing holiday tradition by attending a floral design class in Orlando.
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