close up shot of a Jade plant

Al’s is always here to help you with all your houseplant needs! Whatever your houseplant skill level is, from easy-care low maintenance to a challenging houseplant, we can help you figure out the best fit for your home.

Magenta Cyclamen Blooms

The Christmas décor just came down and with it went the bright festive colors adorning the outside of your home. What better way is there to fill that empty space with than winter blooming plants!

Filling trees and shrubs with festive treats for the birds enlivens the winter landscape and supports our feathered friends. Handmade garland with berries and seeds can make great gifts for the holidays and also provide food for the birds during the cold, winter months.

We are putting a different spin on your typical holiday wreath for your front door. Using fresh greens, natural decorations, and lots of bling, you will create a wonderful wreath.

A blue jay perched on a tree

As we embrace the changing season with decorations and our favorite festive traditions, let’s remember to take extra care of our feathered friends who will be relying on scarce food supplies.

What sort of Holiday merrymaker are you? Have you thought about it? From my point of view, there are two obvious types, and we’ll use this not-at-all scientific approach of the Christmas Tree Decoration Test.

No animals were harmed in the making of this project. Joking aside, there are many ways to contain houseplants most of them requiring a container that sits on a shelf or table. This method will show you how easy it is to change it up and think outside of the pot.

Miniature gardens are all the rage! Create a beautiful fairy garden housed in a teacup or a dinosaur highland in a dish garden for this fun project.

We do need a little Christmas right now. We need the lights and the music, the sweet smells from the kitchen, the cozy evenings and we need to haul out the sepia-tinted memories of Christmases past. We may be rushing things, but what’s the harm if we start decking the halls now?

Sure, things are not the same this year, but not everything has changed! This year, we’re going to have a holiday season that’s a bit slower, quieter, with fewer distractions from the hustle and bustle of the season. Why not take advantage of the lack of busy-ness this year and spend some time keeping those old traditions as best as you can while we create some cherished new ones. We need Christmas now more than ever.

These frigid temps can be discouraging. If you’re mourning the end of spending time in the garden and enjoying the fruits (and blooms) of your labor, you may be pleasantly surprised at what’s in store.

Combat the heartbreak of watching your garden go into hibernation by adding color, texture, and year-round interest with a few (or many) strategically placed evergreen conifers. When compared to the other plants in the garden, you have a champion with evergreen conifers - they won’t let you down by going dormant like deciduous shrubs and trees or disappear in the winter like perennials do. So, set up something interesting in the garden that you can enjoy all year round.