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Pineapple Season started!
The most luscious Hospitality Fruit

Pineapples

Pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) produces a delicious fruit treat and is a fascinating plant to grow.

King of fruits. Pineapple is often referred to as the "king of fruits" (along with Durian and Mango). It is cherished for its sweet and tangy taste, refreshing qualities, culinary uses, and health benefits, including high vitamin C content and digestive enzymes.

Bromelain for healthy guts: pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that can break down proteins and is often used as a meat tenderizer. It's great for digestion; eat 1 slice of pineapple after every meal to maintain healthy digestive system.

Single fruit per plant: each pineapple plant produces just one pineapple per year.

Growth time: It takes about 18-24 months for a pineapple to mature and be ready for harvest.

Symbol of Hospitality: in many cultures, pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and welcome.

Those are berries! A pineapple is formed from many individual single fruit (technically, berries), which fuse together around the core.

Cultivation. Pineapples are easy to grow. They need very little water to thrive, and take full sun, shade, semi-shade. For faster production, fertilize with SUNSHINE boosters Ananas - Pineapple and Bromeliad Booster. Perfect container plant, Pineapple can be grown indoors as a houseplant. Many superior varieties are available in selection.

Learn more: The most luscious Hospitality Fruit - Pineapple.

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Have a happy Summer and stay cool!

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"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax."
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Healthy breakfast, lunch or snack: Avocado toast

Healthy breakfast, lunch or snack: Avocado toast
🥑 Healthy breakfast, lunch or snack: Avocado toast

Avocado toast is creamy, crisp and so satisfying. It’s a delicious and simple breakfast, snack or light meal!

🥪 Ingredients (makes 1 toast):

  • ◾️ 1 slice of bread (thick-sliced whole-grain or rye bread is the best)
  • ◾️ ½ ripe avocado
  • ◾️ Pinch of salt and black pepper


📝 Instructions

  • ◾️ Toast your slice of bread until golden and firm.
  • ◾️ Remove the pit from your avocado. Use a big spoon to scoop out the flesh.
  • ◾️ Spread avocado on top of your toast.
  • ◾️ Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.


🍿 Enjoy!

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Why is it called Clock Vine?

👁 Why is it called Clock Vine? It will cover a Pagoda in NO TIME!

  • 🕰 Thunbergia mysorensis - Clock Vine - is a stunning vine originating from India.

  • 🕰 Vibrant yellow flowers with a dark mauve border, of a unique, eye-catching shape.

  • 🕰 Supposedly, it is called the Clock Vine because the flowers hang down in a regular, clock-like pattern around the vine. This consistent and orderly arrangement of the blooms resembles the numbers on a clock face, giving the plant its charming and unique name. Do you see it in the flower?

  • 🕰 The blooms hang in cascading clusters, creating a spectacular display that can beautifully drape over a trellis or pagoda.

  • 🕰 Attaracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

  • 🕰 Though it's one of the most popular species among garden enthusiasts, its rarity adds an element of exclusivity to any garden lucky enough to host it.


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Why is it called Clock Vine?

Why is it called Clock Vine?
👁 Why is it called Clock Vine? It will cover a Pagoda in NO TIME!

  • 🕰 Thunbergia mysorensis - Clock Vine - is a stunning vine originating from India.

  • 🕰 Vibrant yellow flowers with a dark mauve border, of a unique, eye-catching shape.

  • 🕰 Supposedly, it is called the Clock Vine because the flowers hang down in a regular, clock-like pattern around the vine. This consistent and orderly arrangement of the blooms resembles the numbers on a clock face, giving the plant its charming and unique name. Do you see it in the flower?

  • 🕰 The blooms hang in cascading clusters, creating a spectacular display that can beautifully drape over a trellis or pagoda.

  • 🕰 Attaracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

  • 🕰 Though it's one of the most popular species among garden enthusiasts, its rarity adds an element of exclusivity to any garden lucky enough to host it.


🛒 Shop flowering vines

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You dont speak my language but I still love you!

❤️ You don't speak my language but I still love you! 

Draco and Snitch are a part of our multi-national team. Be nice to each other. Just be kind. Just like Draco is nice to Snitch and Charlie.

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The most luscious Hospitality Fruit

🍍 The most luscious Hospitality Fruit

💥 Pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) produces a delicious fruit treat and is a fascinating plant to grow.

  • 🔻 King of fruits. Pineapple is often referred to as the "king of fruits" (along with Durian and Mango). It is cherished for its sweet and tangy taste, refreshing qualities, culinary uses, and health benefits, including high vitamin C content and digestive enzymes.

  • 🔻 Bromelain for healthy guts: pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that can break down proteins and is often used as a meat tenderizer. It's great for digestion; eat 1 slice of pineapple after every meal to maintain healthy digestive system.

  • 🔻 Single fruit per plant: each pineapple plant produces just one pineapple per year.

  • 🔻 Growth time: It takes about 18-24 months for a pineapple to mature and be ready for harvest.

  • 🔻 Symbol of Hospitality: in many cultures, pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and welcome.

  • 🔻 Those are berries! A pineapple is formed from many individual single fruit (technically, berries), which fuse together around the core.

  • 🔻 Cultivation. Pineapples are easy to grow. They need only a little water to thrive. Take full sun, shade, semi-shade. For faster production, fertilize with SUNSHINE boosters Ananas - Pineapple and Bromeliad Booster. Perfect container plant, can be grown indoors as a houseplant.
  • 🔻 Propagation: pineapples can be grown from the crown of the fruit. If you like the variety of the fruit you just ate, just cut the top off and plant it in potting soil, it will root within a few weeks. Make sure to not overwater it. Many superior varieties are available in selection.


📚 Learn more: The most luscious Hospitality Fruit: Pineapple

🛒 Select Pineapple varieties

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What happened to our favorite houseplants - hoyas?

🏡 What happened to our favorite houseplants - hoyas?

Hoyas are not forgotten! It is one of the most favorite house plants. Hoya Ban Ngong Ngoy from Thailand has a lovely fragrance!

  • ♦️ Fragrance is lovely, subtle scent.
  • ♦️ Strong, vigorous, fast-growing species, similar to Hoya carnosa.
  • ♦️ Beautiful flowers: umbel of flowers is about 3" wide with tiny maroon stars and white frosted edges.
  • ♦️ Dark green leaves have silver white flecks and darker green veining.
  • ♦️ Provide a trellis or stake to manage its rambling growth.


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🍑 "Time spent with a cat is never wasted. They are the therapists we didn't know we needed, their purrs a balm for our busy minds, and their presence a quiet comfort that speaks louder than words." - Sigmund Freud

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Thumbs up the most fragrant ginger ever!

Thumbs up the most fragrant ginger ever! Thumbs up the most fragrant ginger ever! Thumbs up the most fragrant ginger ever!
👍 Thumbs up the most fragrant ginger ever!

  • 🦢 White Butterfly Ginger (Hedychium coronarium) is a must for every Southern garden.

  • 🦢 Famous for its intense, sweet scent.

  • 🦢 Symbol of Hawaiian Paradise along with Plumeria and Jasmine we mentioned earlier.

  • 🦢 Lei and hair decoration: popular in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands for leis and hair adornments.

  • 🦢 Butterfly-like flowers: bears fragrant, butterfly-resembling flowers in summer.

  • 🦢 Great cut flower: long lasting cut flowers, ideal for scenting the home.

  • 🦢 Can survive light freezes, with tops regrowing in the spring. Takes sun or shade.


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