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5 Pesticides to Keep Away from your Pets

5 Pesticides to Keep Away from your Pets

Gardeners should always be aware of inadvertent exposures of our pets to the various dangers. To keep your pets safe, we'd like to share five of the main chemicals you should avoid using in your yard and around animals.  We...

Plants of our National Parks: Part 4 - Saguaro National Park

Plants of our National Parks: Part 4 - Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park, AZ In our travels about the parks and their many green spaces, Terry and I have long marveled at what has been described as the signature plant and universal symbol of the American Southwest – the Saguaro Cactus.

Plants of our National Parks: Part 3 - King's Canyon

Plants of our National Parks: Part 3 - King's Canyon

After Terry and I trekked amongst the giants within Sequoia, we ventured a bit further north to Kings Canyon National Park. According to John Muir, King Canyon features terrain that rivals Yosemite Valley and is home to arguably the deepest canyon in America.

Plants of our National Parks: Part 2 - Sequoia National Park

Plants of our National Parks: Part 2 - Sequoia National Park

If you’re into the lifestyle of enjoying green spaces, whether it’s indoors or outside, perhaps the greatest stage for experiencing the grandest of all flora can be found within Sequoia National Park.

Dr. Seuss Tree Falls in La Jolla, CA

Dr. Seuss Tree Falls in La Jolla, CA

The Monterey Cypress in La Jolla, CA, known as the Lorax tree and thought to be the inspiration for the Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s book, “The Lorax,” has fallen.

Meadow Brook Hall - A Historic Green Space

Meadow Brook Hall - A Historic Green Space

North of Detroit in Rochester, Michigan, one of our National Historical Landmarks is the historic home of one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson.

An 11,000 Acre Green Space

An 11,000 Acre Green Space

Proving that Green Spaces can come in all sizes and locations, one such special property is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Known as America’s Resort, The Greenbrier is as unique as it gets.

Feng Shui Plants

Feng Shui Plants

As feng shui has a lot to do with the overall “feeling” of a space, it is important to find plants that fit comfortably in your space and are not cramped, or too small for the area.

The Roots Between Yoga and Plants

The Roots Between Yoga and Plants

Yoga is a way for humans to connect with nature, and plants play a pivotal role in that. Plants increase mood, they can help heal the body, and some plants can also clean the air, which can make a pretty big difference in how people feel as they practice yoga.

Plants Make Great Gifts

Plants Make Great Gifts

Plants make for excellent gifts.  They can be given for any occasion and offer entertainment, style, creativity, and a healthy environment.

Plants of our National Parks: Part 1 - Our Story

Plants of our National Parks: Part 1 - Our Story

Recently, Jon Ewing, co-founder of Lively Roots, asked us to share the green space experiences we’ve enjoyed during our travels to all of America’s major National Parks. Our journey began in early 2009.

A Green Space Get-away at Mackinac Island

A Green Space Get-away at Mackinac Island

We all love our Green Spaces, but sometimes a Green Space can take the form of a favorite getaway. Picture this - being taken back in time by a 15 minute ferry ride from the mainland of northern Michigan, arriving...

Castle Rock Creates its own Green Spaces

Castle Rock Creates its own Green Spaces

A City Creates its Own Green Spaces Castle Rock, Washington, is a small city located west of Mt. St. Helens in the heart of Washington timber country.  For the three years in a row, the City of Castle Rock has...

Decoration Ideas with Indoor Plants

Decoration Ideas with Indoor Plants

Try these decorating ideas with indoor plants. Plant lovers get inspired by these seven ideas for your Green Space.

Best Indoor Plants for Beginners: Bromeliad

Best Indoor Plants for Beginners: Bromeliad

Earn the green thumb award with this easy care, beautiful house plant for beginners. You’ll be sprouting more plants before long!

Hollywood's Plants

Hollywood's Plants

Houseplants are hot! In addition to the health and comforting benefits of living plants, Hollywood utilizes indoor and outdoor plants to create particular styles and moods.

Nature's Air Purifiers

Nature's Air Purifiers

As natural air purifiers, indoor plants provide a vibrant, fun and natural solution to making our indoor environments healthier and more enjoyable.

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