Surface aquarium plants are particularly useful: They leach nitrates (fish waste) directly from the water column via their beautiful trailing root systems, and they provide a sense of safety and shelter for your fish. But beware placing them in aquariums with a H.O.B. filter, as the strong downward current created by the water flow will continually drag surface plants down, damaging their roots and eventually killing them.

Surface aquarium plants are particularly useful: They leach nitrates (fish waste) directly from the water column via their beautiful trailing root systems, and they provide a sense of safety and shelter for your fish. But beware placing them in aquariums with a H.O.B. filter, as the strong downward current created by the water flow will continually drag surface plants down, damaging their roots and eventually killing them.

Concept: One root system for better growth ... and, Mint Tree

Concept: One root system for better growth ... and, Mint Tree

We have been doing lots of indoor growing recently and planted some beans at the same time that we grew our cress letters last month. This is a really easy, visual way to teach children about root systems and is something I used to do with my school children each Spring time. Plus it’s very...Read More »

Growing Beans on Cotton Balls

We have been doing lots of indoor growing recently and planted some beans at the same time that we grew our cress letters last month. This is a really easy, visual way to teach children about root systems and is something I used to do with my school children each Spring time. Plus it’s very...Read More »

This is Pando, but it isn’t a forest– it’s all one tree. Each trunk of the Quaking Aspen is genetically identical and connected by a single root system that’s at least 80,000 years old, which means it’s one of the biggest and oldest living things on...

This is Pando, but it isn’t a forest– it’s all one tree. Each trunk of the Quaking Aspen is genetically identical and connected by a single root system that’s at least 80,000 years old, which means it’s one of the biggest and oldest living things on...

Thymes Catalog | Photography: Lauren Krysti, Stylist: Helen Quinn, Art Direction  Design: Wink Mpls, Scott Thares, Melanie Haroldson

Thymes Catalog | Photography: Lauren Krysti, Stylist: Helen Quinn, Art Direction Design: Wink Mpls, Scott Thares, Melanie Haroldson

...A great example of why we need to stop labeling things as "weeds," and yanking them out...without thinking about the impact that will have on the environment~

...A great example of why we need to stop labeling things as "weeds," and yanking them out...without thinking about the impact that will have on the environment~

DIY Kokedama String Gardens | Martha Stewart Living - Being a flower school, our students and staff are always on the lookout for the latest trends. Over the last few years, the Japanese art of Kokedama has become increasingly popular. Kokedama means literally, "moss ball," and it's easy to see why! These cute plants have their root systems removed, introduced to new soil, bound and bonsaied into a neat little ball. The greatest part about this DIY project is that anyone can do it!

DIY Kokedama String Gardens

DIY Kokedama String Gardens | Martha Stewart Living - Being a flower school, our students and staff are always on the lookout for the latest trends. Over the last few years, the Japanese art of Kokedama has become increasingly popular. Kokedama means literally, "moss ball," and it's easy to see why! These cute plants have their root systems removed, introduced to new soil, bound and bonsaied into a neat little ball. The greatest part about this DIY project is that anyone can do it!

Aster Wood's Blue - 'Wood's Blue' is an excellent dwarf perennial for borders and small gardens. Dense, mounding plants have attractive, fine textured foliage. Dainty bluish-purple yellow centered daisy-like flowers bloom in summer continuing well into fall. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Aster Wood's Blue - 'Wood's Blue' is an excellent dwarf perennial for borders and small gardens. Dense, mounding plants have attractive, fine textured foliage. Dainty bluish-purple yellow centered daisy-like flowers bloom in summer continuing well into fall. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This listing is for 1 Cryptanthus in a 4 Pot. You will receive one of the following four varieties: Ruby, Ruby Star, Pink Starlight and Zebrina Cryptanthus is also known as Earth Star or Starfish Plant. Cryptanthus is a beautiful plant but needs to be near natural light in order to maintain their beautiful color, without light it will lose the bright color. Cryptanthus is part of the bromeliad family and a low water plant. Due to Cryptanthus shallow root system expect that your plant loses…

Cryptanthus in 4" Pot

This listing is for 1 Cryptanthus in a 4 Pot. You will receive one of the following four varieties: Ruby, Ruby Star, Pink Starlight and Zebrina Cryptanthus is also known as Earth Star or Starfish Plant. Cryptanthus is a beautiful plant but needs to be near natural light in order to maintain their beautiful color, without light it will lose the bright color. Cryptanthus is part of the bromeliad family and a low water plant. Due to Cryptanthus shallow root system expect that your plant loses…

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