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!!!!