Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Green Way to get rid of bugs on your roses.

The Green Way to get rid of bugs on your roses...all you need is a spray bottle, dish soap, and water, mix, shake, and spray!!!  Spray directly on plant that has or does not have bugs. Prune if needed....got to love the green effect! Enjoy your Tuesday everyone!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Want to give your garden a nutritious boost? Go fish!

Want to give your garden a nutritious boost? Go fish!

Fish are beneficial for plants just as they are for humans. In fact, many gardeners have been using fish-based fertilizer in one form or another for years.

Give Your Plants a Fishy Treat

Want to give your garden a nutritious boost? Go fish!

Fish are beneficial for plants just as they are for humans. In fact, many gardeners have been using fish-based fertilizer in one form or another for years.

Made by Bell Aquaculture (the nation's largest yellow perch farm), the fertilizer is garden- and people-safe and meets USDA specifications for organic growing. It promises faster greening and root establishment, and more intense, longer-lasting blooms. It's sold in liquid form, so it's easy to apply.

If your garden needs a bit more nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, try their new Fish Rich + 6-3-3 Fertilizer. This one is natural, though not organic, and it's boosted with added nutrients that promote vigorous growth and bloom.

Your plants will thank you for the healthy meal!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Indoor plants take special care


Adding bit of nature with indoor plants brings color and beauty into your environment year round. Indoor plants provide a low-cost interior design option, whether you need to brighten a room or create an elegant foyer.

The ideal temperature for indoor plants ranges from 50 to 75
 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime and from 60 to 70 F at night.

Most indoor plant varieties require indirect sunlight or shade. If a window is the primary source of light for your indoor plant, keep in mind that a window facing south has the most intense light, whereas a north-facing window has the least. Be aware of any light- or dark-colored reflective surfaces around the plant such as curtains, desks and counter-tops that may increase or decrease the intensity of the light reaching the plant.
The best way to determine if your indoor plant needs water is to check the soil near the roots. Typically, the roots will be near the bottom two-thirds of the container. Water the soil until water runs out of the container drainage hole. Do not let the container sit in water. There are many commercial products that can be inserted into the soil of your plant to help test for dryness and even add moisture as needed.

For those with experience, checkout the clearance plants, if they are still green and just need special love and attention, it’s a great way to get plants cheap!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012


How to Make a Homemade Hummingbird Feeder Using 2-Liter Pop Bottles

The 2-liter pop bottle hummingbird feeder mimics a natural plant the bird normally feeds from.

Home birdwatchers often install commercial hummingbird feeders to attract colorful and tiny hummingbirds to their yards. You can make a homemade version of a hummingbird feeder for the same purpose. These feeders dispense liquid nectar rather than seeds or suet, common with other bird feeders. This homemade version uses a 1- or 2-liter pop bottle as the container to hold the nectar. 



Instructions
o    1
Cut a hole in the bottle cap. Drill the hole with a 3/4-inch drill bit, or drill numerous smaller holes around the perimeter of the planned 3/4-inch hole and cut the spaces between the holes with utility knife.
o    2
Glue the bottle cap to a 1/4-cup plastic container. Use a hot glue gun to build up four glue blocks that connect the outer sides of the bottle cap to the inner sides of the 1/4 cup plastic container. Make sure there are gaps between the glue blocks to provide access to the nectar that will accumulate in the bottom of the container.


o    3
Use hot glue to attach the hanger to the bottom of the pop bottle. Bend light wire to form the hanger, and glue the ends to each side of the bottle. Make sure the hot glue does not cause a hole in the bottle plastic.
o    4
Add red plastic flowers to the container. Remove any centers in the flowers to create an opening in the middle of the plastic petals. Use the hot glue gun to attach the flowers to the container-and-cap assembly so the bottoms of the flowers extend below the bottom of the bottle cap in the assembly.
o    5
Fill the pop bottle with hummingbird nectar. Attach the bottle-cap assembly and turn the bottle upside down. If there are no air leaks, the container at the bottom will fill but not overflow. The hummingbirds will access the nectar by inserting their beaks through the centers of the red flowers.

Tips & Warnings
·         A 2-liter pop bottle will make a rather heavy hummingbird feeder when full. A 1-liter bottle will require more frequent filling but is easier to handle and will put less stress on the tree branch the feeder hangs on. Replace the nectar at least every week to prevent spoilage.
·         Painting the bottle is optional. Add decorative flowers to the bottle to make the feeder more visually pleasing.

Monday, April 16, 2012

titanic true story


ok, its a beautiful day outside, but instead of sharing business, lets share this great story. Im sure you all remember the heart diamond from the Titanic...well, I found the true story and a pic, so please enjoy!!!

On the tragic night of April 15, 1912, as the couple left their cabin and scrambled to the lifeboat area, Morley had quickly put the necklace around his lover’s neck. Phillips was saved when she got into Lifeboat No. 11, where she would spend the next eight hours. Morley was lost to the sea.

Phillips lived in New York after the rescue, but then returned to England after four months when she had discovered that she was pregnant with Morley’s child. The baby, Ellen Mary, was born on January 11, 1913. Kate later remarried. When Ellen was grown, she worked for years trying to have Henry Morley’s name added to her birth certificate, but she was never successful. The sapphire necklace, named “The Love of the Sea,” was a highlight of a Titanic display in Belfast for some years, but when Ellen fell on hard times in the 1990s, she sold the necklace to a buyer in Florida, who still possesses it. Ellen died in 2005 in Worcester, England.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Silk Arrangements

Happy Saturday everyone, new piece we made today...Tell us what you think, and if you are interested in this or something else, we can help. Have a safe weekend!!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms


Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms
LILLIESFor Easter, a single plant has grown as symbolic of the holiday as colored eggs: the elegant Easter lily . If you're the lucky recipient of this gem, here's how to keep yours healthy and beautiful.
  • Remove the protective sleeve from the pot, because it can encourage root rot.
  • Set the plant in bright, indirect light, away from drafts. Keep the temperature at 60 to 65 degrees F during the day and slightly cooler at night.
  • When plants bloom, remove the yellow anthers to prolong bloom life and prevent pollen from staining your clothes and skin. Cut off spent blooms, and water when the surface is dry to the touch.
Once the plant has finished blooming, you can plant it outdoors. Easter lilies are hardy to Zones 6 to 9 (some cultivars to Zones 4 or 5). When danger of frost has passed, plant. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

How to Do a Milk Jug Seed Planting in the Winter


Recycled milk jugs have many uses.
When the weather outside is frightful, the gardener's thoughts turn to spring. If counter space is limited, or children and pets knock over seed flats, dedicated gardeners can find alternate methods of starting seeds. Milk jugs can be reused as mini greenhouses to start seeds early. For Winter sowing, however, you can also use milk jugs as planters. Some seeds, such as alpine strawberries or violas, require winter chilling before planting, for successful germination. By planting cold-tolerant seeds, you can place your milk jug planters  on the patio or in the yard when snow is on the ground



o    1
Select seeds that require stratification, or chilling, before planting. This information is usually found in the planting instructions on the seed packet.
o    2
Cut the milk jug in half by inserting the scissors through the plastic 4 to 5 inches from the bottom and cutting in a horizontal line around the milk jug. Leave the handle attached; it becomes the hinge. Remove the cap.
o    3
Punch four to six holes in the bottom of the milk jug for drainage.
o    4
Pour 3 inches of potting soil into the base of your milk jug planter. Add water and mix until the soil is moist.
o    5
Add 1 inch of sterile seed starting mix to the milk jug.
o    6
Place the seeds on top of the seed starting mix. Use tweezers to place the seeds 1 to 2 inches apart. Sprinkle seed starting mix on top of the seeds, covering to a depth recommended on the seed packet.
o    7
Mist the seed starting mix until moist.
o    8
Close the top of the milk jug planter. Use duct tape to hold the top down.
o    9
Label the milk jug planter with the name of the seeds and the planting date, using a permanent marker.
o    10
Place the milk jug planter in the yard, in a location that provides the type of light recommended on the seed packet instructions. For example, if the instructions say "shade," place the jug in the shade of a tree, shrub or the house.
o    11
Open the lid when the weather warms and the seeds sprout. Transplant when the seedlings have at least two sets of leaves.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Red is romantic and for love!!! Love this piece, contact us!!!


Red, its romantic, and means love....its a great piece for any occasion. We can do many pieces for your showers, weddings and parties....locally and online services...checkout our facebook account, its free and if you like us, you will receive updates on sales, and so much more!!!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Can you guess what this is made of???


Happy Sunday everyone!! The photos show cakes, but they aren't real cakes, these are great for showers of any kind...can you guess what its made of?

And yes, we can do this for your special occasion!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Center piece Ideas!!

Its a amazing what you can do with a box!! This pic shows a box with roses , and other flowers, that can be made at a great price for your wedding, or shower....follow our blog or our facebook acct., and we can help you save money for that special day!!!!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Window Boxes 101


PLANT PLACEMENT Feel free to get creative — there are no hard-and-fast rules. That said, for a foolproof composition, follow this traditional scheme: Place tall, spiky grasses in the back, trailing varieties at the front and sides, and fill the middle with bushier plants.

SOIL Tempting as it may seem, don't just dig up dirt from your backyard. Instead, go with a medium-weight potting mix that includes perlite and vermiculite — minerals that help keep the soil aerated and prevent water loss.

WATERING If it hasn't rained, expect to water most boxes at least once a day (if your flowers start to droop or the soil feels dry half an inch below the surface, you'll need to up the frequency). Soak the plants completely until excess liquid runs out the drainage holes.


FERTILIZER
 Because most soil mixes don't provide enough nutrients, fertilize your plants with a water-soluble formula such as Schultz Bloom Plus 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Presidents Day, and Roses

Did you know that presidents love flowers too, Look at this rose, one of the most popular roses of presidents and maybe your garden??  Whats your favorite rose?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Join us on facebook

Checkout our facebook site, giving away 5 gift cards from Friday to Sunday for 500 likes.

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Get a Jumpstart on Your Garden


It's planting time!  It’s prime time to start seeds for this year's garden. Come spring, you'll have a jumpstart on your favorite vegetables and annuals.

Here are several ways to grow seeds indoors

Containers from home Sow seeds in plastic cups, margarine tubs, or yogurt cups with holes punched in the bottoms to drain excess moisture. Put containers on a waterproof tray. Cover with plastic wrap and keep out of direct sun until seeds germinate.

Peat pellets Drop compressed pellets into warm water until they expand. Plant seeds in the expanded pellets and place in a tray with a plastic dome. When seedlings emerge, remove the plastic dome. As seedlings and roots mature, plant pellets in a pot or in the ground. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Indoor plants take special care


Indoor plants take special care
Adding bit of nature with indoor plants brings color and beauty into your environment year round. Indoor plants provide a low-cost interior design option, whether you need to brighten a room or create an elegant foyer.

The ideal temperature for indoor plants ranges from 50 to 75
 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime and from 60 to 70 F at night.

Most indoor plant varieties require indirect sunlight or shade. If a window is the primary source of light for your indoor plant, keep in mind that a window facing south has the most intense light, whereas a north-facing window has the least. Be aware of any light- or dark-colored reflective surfaces around the plant such as curtains, desks and counter-tops that may increase or decrease the intensity of the light reaching the plant.

The best way to determine if your indoor plant needs water is to check the soil near the roots. Typically, the roots will be near the bottom two-thirds of the container. Water the soil until water runs out of the container drainage hole. Do not let the container sit in water. There are many commercial products that can be inserted into the soil of your plant to help test for dryness and even add moisture as needed.

For those with experience, checkout the clearance plants, if they are still green and just need special love and attention, it’s a great way to get plants cheap!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

With the special day here, what did you get??? Flowers, candy or maybe jewelry! Did you know that guys love gifts too...flowers, jewelry and candy are some, but they like other stuff too. What did you get your man?

J & J Unique Boutique offers, plants, flowers, jewelry and favors, all at great pricing to help the average person save money, especially during these trying times. Come check us out on Face book, like us, and find out about our weekend giveaway if we hit 500 likes.

Enjoy your day, jenn

Monday, February 13, 2012

The meaning of the colors of Roses.....which one is your favorite?


The color of a rose can have a very different meaning from what you intend. To ensure that your love understands what the roses you bestow mean, check this guide to rose colors and their meanings:

Red roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion. Florists can't keep up with Valentines Day demand for red roses, which makes them especially expensive in February. 

Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom -- so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, Texans, and new mothers. 

Pale pink roses connote grace, gentleness, and gratitude. 

A joy to behold, light pink roses express fun and happiness. 

Deep pink roses say "Thank you." They have also come to be associated with the fight against breast cancer. 

Lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted

Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages: "I miss you" and "You're heavenly

Peach roses speak of appreciation and gratitude

Coral roses express one thing with their passionate color:

Orange roses communicate enthusiasm and desire on the part of the sender.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rocks or gravel, dont use at the bottom of your planters

Did you know using rocks or gravel in your planters is wrong......you shouldn't even use Styrofoam?? Yes, its something we are told to do....for years, people have said this, but its not correct. Instead you should use soilless potting mix. These mixes are available at any garden center, and are formulated to drain well. If you are concerned about the mess, you can also use coffee filters which will catch that mess from draining onto your porch. Send your questions or concerns to us, we will be happy to help you!!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Small world

So, remember back in the day, when a terrarium would be in a huge tank, well look out.....Now you can get a fresh look of nature with very unique terrariums. It can be any size you want, from a open terrarium with orchids or house plants, or a centerpiece in a very different large or even medium glass container. The good thing about terrariums, they take little care and even if you don't have a green thumb anyone can grow them. Send me a message, will help you create the one that will fit your personality.

Stay tuned, this weekend will let you in on a new way to have plants on your walls ..... they are amazing!!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

J & J new beginnings with blogging

This blogger is in its starting stages to communicate, educate, and to show our followers as a new business that we want to understand what our customers want, show you new trends, styles, and to give u a sneak peak of whats to come with opening a store, and website. Did you know we are on Facebook, there you will receive updates, picture of silk/real flower arrangements, special pricing and deals. But J & J aren't just flowers and plants, we also will be offering antiques, handmade items, antique dresses and especially furniture and jewelry. We are in the process of buying our jewelry from all over the world, we give u sneak peaks too. OK, and then its the dresses also, that will be designer and one of a kinds.