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Dear Myra’s

A good friend of ours gave us this great idea.. a Dear Myra’s section in the blog. You guys write in via the blog or facebook or email and we’ll answer your gardening and lifestyle questions! We are totally excited about this 🙂 So today we’re going to share with you a question that was received via Facebook.

 

Dear Myra’s, do you know what plant this is?

Curcuma Giant Plume

Why yes! We do 🙂 it’s called Curcuma Giant Plume! Originally from Asia and Australia, this plant can be found growing throughout a variety of conditions in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. The Curcuma elata variety of ginger can grow 4-6 feet tall and blooms beautiful plumes of flowers that usually show their pretty little faces near Mother’s Day. Divided by digging and separating, this variety of ginger grows well in pots as well as in the ground. Do know that it spreads very easily, and fast.. but if you divide it every 2-3 years you can prevent it from taking over your yard!

Hope this answers your question, and we look forward to answering more of them!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

References:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/140174/

Christmas Cactus

These little beauties are winter flowering house plants that are super duper easy to take care of, they also propagate easily which makes them exceptional candidates for gift giving!

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Propagation is actually when a plant can multiply by a process of natural reproduction. Since it’s the Christmas Season and the name of this little guy (Christmas Cactus) just screams “Give me as a Christmas Gift” it’s almost like the perfect gift for a plant lover that has everything/last minute gift/what do I buy my co-worker/white elephant party gift!

It’s one of those gifts that just keeps on giving!!

Not sure if you can grow it?? Christmas Cactus’s are great for many varieties of people with all levels of green thumb abilities. The plants thrive under moderate care & in the conditions of the average home.

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Want a house full of Christmas-y blooms? Make sure you expose it to bright light. But Not Too Much! The leaves can burn from Over Exposure to direct sunlight. Water frequently in order to keep the soil slightly moist, or set the pot of the plant in a shallow tray full of pea gravel & water… This will keep the plant moist without having to babysit 😉

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That is all. Pretty simple huh? Yea I thought so too 🙂 Come pick yours up today! Or stop by for some other pretty darn unique gifting ideas. We’ll hook you up with something cool!!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Plant Me Now. Sincerely yours, Your Dream Yard

Have you been too busy to ponder over your garden lately? Believe me, I can relate. This time of year is kinda a whirlwind… I read an article a few weeks ago about de-stressing and working in time to relax during the Holidays. I was like “Eh, I’m fine. I feel pretty relaxed, and certainly not stressed.”

Then there was yesterday.

I got up at 5AM. Made my faithfully hearty bacon, eggs, and darkly rich & strong pot of coffee… sat down at the dining room table and had a wonderfully productive hour of quiet time with The Lord. It was so nice. I’ve been trying to be obedient in this exact thing. God has been trying to teach me how to have my quiet time first thing in the morning instead of last thing before bed.

You can believe that the 5AM struggle is Real.

But I am going to get up. And I am going to read. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, because getting up and spending time getting to know Him is according to His will.

As my mind returns to that article, I can only think… What relaxes me? And that my friends is a good question. I find myself with the natural ability to relax, but sometimes the usual “go-to’s” for de-stressing just don’t fit the bill.

As I pondered… I thought of my yard. I love my cutie-pie house and my blank-slate yard. It’s a humble abode and it fits me well. When I get the chance I really enjoy hopping on the mower and giving it a ride. Cutting my grass has always been time well spent for me. The mower is so loud it seems to be quiet. My thoughts settle and I tend to zip along with the sound of the mower’s muscular hum.

I love that my yard is a blank slate. I love that I can paint any picture I want. And believe that I’ve got a vision in mind… now to envision the pocket book …hehe 😉

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This is something like what I see. Mass plantings. Lots of Color. Doesn’t it have a sort-of wispy whimsical grace about it? In the words of Better Homes and Gardens this border planting is lush, colorful, and full of garden favorites. In true cottage-garden style, it mixes perennials, shrubs, and bulbs. One section of the garden hugs the house’s foundation, and a rose-covered arbor leads to the side yard.

Isn’t it yummy?? I think I’m labeling my vision “Modern Cottage Garden”.

What do you think about my vision? What do you see in your yard?

Can Myra’s Garden help you bring your vision to life? Come see us or Call Us today! Now’s the perfect time to get started before we get crazy supercalifragilisticexpialidocious busy when spring begins to near!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

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