TAGUA SEED JEWELS: SAVE THE ELEPHANTS

TAGUA SEED JEWELS: SAVE THE ELEPHANTS

Tagua Seeds are commonly known as ivory palms, ivory-nut palms or tagua palms. Its scientific name is phytelephas which means “Plant elephant.” Tagua is a botanical seed that grows in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. It has the same physical characteristics of elephant ivory, and is commonly referred to as vegetable ivory.  

Monstera: Swiss Cheese Plant

 Monstera: Swiss Cheese Plant

Monstera is a large tropical climbing plant from the Araceae family. It features corky aerial roots and big divided or perforated leaves that look like they have holes or cuts in them, giving rise to two of its other common names: Swiss cheese plant and split-leaf philodendron (while monstera is not a type of philodendron, it is closely related to them). Though there are many varieties of Monstera, the best-known variety is Monstera Deliciosa.

HOUSEPLANTS AND THEIR AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS

HOUSEPLANTS AND THEIR AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS

When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants which are both functional and decorative, you're not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind, and home, in ways that will enhance your quality of life from countering sleep deprivation to reducing pain.

Poinsettia perfect: How to keep your poinsettias alive all year

Poinsettia perfect: How to keep your poinsettias alive all year

The holiday season might be in the rearview for now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep our poinsettias thriving! These beautiful red, yellow, white + even hot pink beauties can add color to your home all through the spring + then bloom again next holiday season. Plus, you’ll have something to cross off your shopping list for next Christmas. So what do you have to do to keep your poinsettias alive through the following holiday season? Check out these tips.

NYE cocktail recipe: Pomegranate rosemary spritzer

NYE cocktail recipe: Pomegranate rosemary spritzer

The year is coming to a close and it’s the perfect time to celebrate with prosecco + something fresh from your garden! Grab a pomegranate + rosemary and get ready to ring in 2019 with the perfect New Year’s Eve cocktail!

Happy holly-days: The history of holly at Christmas

Happy holly-days: The history of holly at Christmas

The holiday season is officially here, and with it comes trees, lights, mistletoe + holly! These things are so much more than pretty decorations though—they’re tradition. While it could take a lifetime to learn about each Christmas tradition, you can’t say “holiday” without “holly”—so where did that one come from?

Bring the sunshine with citrus: Grow your own this holiday season

Bring the sunshine with citrus: Grow your own this holiday season

Winter weather is in full effect, so why not create a little sunshine to brighten things up a bit? Christmas citrus is the perfect way to bring even more holiday cheer to your home. Citrus smells so fresh in your home, and it blends perfectly with scents of evergreen and cinnamon!

Not only can you enjoy your citrus through the holiday season, but you can also transition the plant onto your porch when spring approaches. This plant will add life to your home for years to come! So how can you create your own sunshine with citrus this holiday season? Check out these tips on growing your own.

Mum knows best: How to keep your mums alive through the winter

Mum knows best: How to keep your mums alive through the winter

Though often treated as annuals, chrysanthemums are actually perennials + can come back year after year if properly cared for during the winter months. These brightly colored beauties are the perfect way to add life to your garden. So how can you keep them thriving each year? Mum’s the word! Check out these tips.

DIY holiday cheer: How to create your own live wreath

DIY holiday cheer: How to create your own live wreath

We live for DIY projects (especially) during the holiday season! There are few things that create more holiday cheer than getting your hands dirty + making your own decor. This season we’re making our own holiday wreaths with live greens! Want to try it with us? Check out this easy DIY project that will have you feeling just a little bit jollier!

Give the gift of gardening: Stocking stuffers you’ll love

Give the gift of gardening: Stocking stuffers you’ll love

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means it’s time to stuff those stockings! If you’ve got a green thumb or two in your family, GSCO is the perfect place to grab your garden goodies!

Garden to (Thanksgiving) table recipe: Swiss chard casserole

Garden to (Thanksgiving) table recipe: Swiss chard casserole

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to curl up with warm foods that soothe the soul. What’s Thanksgiving Day without a casserole or two, anyway? Gather around the table with your loved ones to feast on this chard-topping recipe straight from the garden!

Deck the halls (with DIY decor): Workshops to give your home some holiday cheer

Deck the halls (with DIY decor): Workshops to give your home some holiday cheer

There’s something about creating your own holiday decorations that can make the season feel even merrier. The holidays are all about the experience, so we love to think of DIY projects as the perfect way to spend quality time with loved ones. What are some of our favorite ways to customize our holiday decor?

‘Tis the Season! Holiday Decorating Tips for Your Home

‘Tis the Season! Holiday Decorating Tips for Your Home

Halloween is over which means it’s finally time to start thinking about Thanksgiving + all of those fantastic December holidays! As we say goodbye to pumpkins, bats + spider webs, we can welcome in lush garland, ornaments + tons of holiday cheer. Want to deck the halls the right way this year? Check out these tips for decorating your home this holiday season.

Spooky sangria: Blood red wine, brandy, honey + spice recipe

Spooky sangria: Blood red wine, brandy, honey + spice recipe

Halloween is just a day away, and if the thought of trick or treating all night with the kids is starting to sink in, you might want to hear this recipe for the adults! Filled with blood red wine, brandy, honey + spice + everything nice, this spooky sangria is perfect for any Halloween party!

Oh my gourd! History of the Jack-o-lantern on Halloween

Oh my gourd! History of the Jack-o-lantern on Halloween

The season for tricks + treats is upon us! Kids of all ages can’t wait for candy and costumes. Pumpkins, spider webs and ghosts adorn front porches everywhere; and haunted houses and scary movies are the preferred form of entertainment for many this month. But why exactly do we have these traditions?

You had me at ‘aloe’: How to care for your aloe vera plant

You had me at ‘aloe’: How to care for your aloe vera plant

Aloe vera is one of the most useful plants, and many of us can probably remember our parents having one in their kitchen when we were younger—just in case. These plants are so helpful for healing burns, cuts, scratches, and even scars. With antioxidant and antibacterial properties, the benefits of aloe vera are practically endless.

Monkey business: How to grow your monkey grass this season

Monkey business: How to grow your monkey grass this season

Cool weather is creeping in, and now is the perfect time to consider some new additions to your garden. Monkey grass is a great, low-maintenance form of ground cover. It’s also perfect for bordering flowerbeds or the walkway to your front door. Monkey grass also provides color through the winter, ranging from deep greens to lighter shades of green.

Pumpkin cheesecake bars recipe: Orange you glad it’s October?

Pumpkin cheesecake bars recipe: Orange you glad it’s October?

It might still be hot outside here in the Southeast, but fall has officially arrived! That crisp autumn air will be here before we know it. Now is the perfect time to start baking delicious holiday treats! Check out this pumpkin cheesecake bars recipe that will leave even your Jack-O-Lantern drooling!