Winter Care Tips for Those Houseplants

houseplants
Care for your houseplants this season just as you would care for anything else in your home.

While we all deserve a much needed break this time of the year, so do our houseplants! Since winter conditions make life much different for even houseplants, they’ll need a little extra attention to stay healthy and growing. During the colder seasons, there is less daylight, lower temperatures, and dryer air, so to keep the growing conditions ideal, pay attention to these areas.

Watering – Always check the plants’ care instructions first and foremost. Then, keep in mind that during the winter, plants typically don’t need quite as much watering.

Fertilization – To encourage active growth for your houseplants, you’ll need to keep them nourished but during the winter, fertilize sparingly. Mainly, focus on fertilizing your plants during the spring and summer.

Keep Everything Clean – Winter is the perfect time to clean your plants. Like anything else in our home, plants also collect dust and need to be cleaned so that they can breathe better!

Caring for your indoor gardens is as important to us as caring for your outdoor gardens. To learn more, be sure to subscribe to the Marvin Garden’s Blog!

 

Image via A Cup of Jo

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How Will You Use Your Storage Bins?

There are few things in our homes that have a fantastic assortment of uses and can be used in many ways. Can you think of some of those things? It’s likely that baskets or some other type of storage tops your list. And why not? Those items create a beautiful way to display things, store things, and can even be set aside as general décor. Every once in a while something catches our eye and we get excited about its possibilities all over again. Such is the case with our industrial bins here at Marvin Gardens.

Can you guess some of the bold pieces we have at Marvin Gardens?

The industrial bins that we carry can be used as beautiful planters or as storage bins for wood. They can even be used for kindling and recycling – it all comes down to how creative you’d like to be. What’s more, our storage bins even have an interesting history. To learn more about the storage bins and our other unique designs, stop by to see us!

New Additions at Marvin Gardens!

Over the next few weeks, expect to see a lot happening at Marvin Gardens! Have you taken a look at our newest additions yet? With everyone preparing their own winter decorations, we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to outfit our shop with fantastic holiday decorating.

outside of marvin gardens

There’s nothing quite as impressive as a bold look for your home. But how do you achieve this look during the winter and holiday season? Though it takes a little finesse, getting the right look that is both personalized for your tastes and is alive with holiday spirit can be done. At Marvin Gardens, we bring dozens of those kinds of options, inspired by our own decor and unique pieces. For example, have you considered using faux bois and vintage cast cement containers or birdbaths as holiday gifts or as dramatic table top interior pieces?

We would love to share more about how this can be done in your home! Take a look at our newest additions at Marvin Gardens by stopping by for a visit!

Use Interior Plants as Your Hostess Gifts This Season

There is no season quite like the season at hand. During the peak of fall, there are so many exciting events that are looming in front of us. In fact, with all of the approaching holiday parties, you might be getting concerned about gift ideas for your endearing hostesses. What kind of gift sends a polite message and is also useful? We have just the idea for you.

Interior plants have been a kind gesture for a long time. They have been both symbols of peace and beauty since the tradition of gift giving was even founded! This year, consider offering your hostess a striking angel vine, olive tree, or miniature potted lavender as a kind gesture. At Marvin Gardens, we also carry other ferns, succulents, or meyer lemon and tangerine trees that would serve as wonderful gifts. Afterward, your friend can use the plant to provide a lovely addition to the home’s interior space.

potted lavender
Isn't this potted lavender lovely?

If you haven’t been to Marvin Gardens lately, be sure to stay updated with our newest items by “Liking” Marvin Garden on Facebook. There, you’ll find pictures of our décor and plenty of inspiration for your home.

Add Cast Iron Urns To Improve Your Entry

cast iron urn
Notice how these beautiful urns frame the entrance to the home - it's beautiful isn't it?

Earlier this week, we told you about some of the beautiful ways that you can decorate for the entire winter season rather than just for the holidays. Today, we wanted to take a closer look at one of the essential pieces that you will need to provide this look. Have you ever taken the chance to browse the large selection of cast iron urns available at Marvin Gardens? If you haven’t yet, consider this your golden opportunity!

If you’re not sure how to use them, consider adding a pair of cast iron urns by the front door to improve the look of your entryway. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how the urns help frame and balance the look of your home. Urns are also a great addition because they welcome guests in a grand way upon arrival.

Whether you’re looking for amazing garden accessories or fantastic pieces to complement your interior design, a visit to Marvin Gardens will bring inspiration into your home.

Draw Your Interior Inspiration From the Beauty of the Season

Have you already begun dreaming about your holiday décor? When the shops begin stocking their shelves and the temperatures begin to drop (and they certainly have been!) then it’s usually time to start making your plans for holiday decorations that you’d like to use in your home this year. But where will you start? Should you incorporate some kind of theme or just throw it together? Better yet, instead of following a trending theme, consider drawing your interior inspiration from the beauty of the season! 

Throughout the winter months, we want your home to continue looking its best, so at Marvin Gardens we offer winter wonderland styled décor that keeps your home stunning well through February. Rather than decorating solely for the holidays, instead decorate for the entire season. This way, you can enjoy the seasonal look even after the holidays have passed.

To take advantage of our fabulous winter décor, hurry in to Marvin Gardens today!  Visit Marvin Gardens on Facebook to take a look at our newest pieces of décor.

Improve Your Garden With Hardscaping Basics

It wasn’t too long ago that gardening was focused on solely as a means of nutrition and health benefit. Today, gardening has been taken to an entirely new level and thankfully, we now see gardens as a means of expression, relaxation, and stunning design. One of the ways gardens have transcended through time is through incorporating hardscaping into landscape designs. Items such as patios, walkways, and ponds allow us to highlight and frame the components of your outdoor setting. Here are a few of our favorite ways to improve your garden with hardscaping basics.

Laying a Deck

laying a wooden deck

Adding a Pergola

pergola

Natural Stone Pathways

natural stone pathways

Building a Pond

pond

Creating a personal garden oasis is one of the best aspects of working with each of our clients. To learn more about Marvin Gardens, keep up with us on Facebook!

 

Images courtesy of HGTV 

** Fall Sale **

It’s here! Marvin Gardens is having a grand sale on most items in the store. Discounts are from 10%- 50% off most items excluding new arrivals, cast iron urns and gates. Here’s a sampling:

Vintage and antique sconces and chandeliers: 30%-50% DISCOUNT

Upholstered Furniture: 50% AND MORE DISCOUNT OFF ALL IN STOCK ITEMS

Industrial goods: 10% DISCOUNT

Plant Material: non seasonal – BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE

All Specimen Coral: 30% DISCOUNT

Furniture: 30% DISCOUNT

Non-Cast Iron Containers: 30%-50% DISCOUNT (INCLUDES CONTEMPORARY ZINC AND FAUX BOIS; EXCLUDES VINTAGE)

Glazed Garden Seats: 30% DISCOUNT

Many other items 10%-50% DISCOUNT

See you soon!

Amabel

 

Lighting Your Outdoors

The days are getting shorter and it’s getting darker outside early and earlier with each passing day. But this doesn’t mean that you have to cut your outdoor entertainment short. There are many creative ways to light up your garden and outdoor living space this fall from rustic tabletop candelabras to elegant hanging garden lanterns, there are many options to choose from. Walking paths are especially fun to illuminate as soft lights can be strung from along rungs or over walkway greenery to a charming and whimsical glow while still providing warm lighting for guests to see. Other options include outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and tiki torches. Fire places and fire pits provide heat as well as light on chilly autumn evenings; fire features also create a centerpiece for gatherings.

Marvin Gardens has a wide variety of unique garden accessories to suit your sophisticated taste. Contact us today to learn more about our exquisite collection for your landscape today!

 

 

 

 

Crazy About Containers

If you’re a fan of Marvin Gardens on Facebook, you’re probably well aware of the fact that we’re just crazy about using industrial containers for new planter styles this fall as we’ve been uploading images of plenty of them. Well we’re not just crazy about them anymore—we’re carrying an exclusive handful of them that are now on sale! Many are made of zinc and have clean lines and a few particular recent additions include unique turpentine barrels (early 1900s) and bakery ingredient bins from the 1920-1940s. These styles can’t be found in catalogs anywhere and are entirely unique, which is our new focus. We want as much vintage as possible with the exception of modern day castings of iron urns.

Faux Asbestos Pots - Fabulous Design!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing individual items with photos and the story behind each, so check back with us soon to see them all!