Five Easy Care Houseplants

Snake plant is an easy houseplant to care for as a beginner.

 TRY THESE PLANTS AND TURN YOUR BROWN THUMB GREEN February is houseplant month for The Great Big Greenhouse. We pride ourselves on the selection of houseplants that we carry. We have a houseplant for you. Some houseplants are easier to care for than others. Success with houseplants starts with choosing the right plant for you. … Read more

Growing Citrus Trees in Containers

Growing citrus indoors is fun and easy

GROWING CITRUS IN THE RICHMOND AREA BRINGS A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE Growing citrus plants has been a strong houseplant trend over the past few years. This is very true because people find having citrus plants very rewarding. Citrus is a pretty plant that has fragrant white flowers, pretty leaves, and fruit. The bottom line … Read more

Dear Deer

You can reduce damage from deer by using various deer repellents in the landscape

THIS IS A KIND NOTE TO REMIND YOU TO PLEASE LEAVE MY PLANTS ALONE THIS WINTER I wish deer could read. If so, I would post signs asking them to stay out of my yard and gardens this winter. I have already had a few frustrated customers come into the garden center saying how deer … Read more

Winter Fun – Making a Terrarium

Terrarium making

PLAYING WITH PLANTS TO SHAKE OFF THE WINTER BLUES This time of year can be a challenging time for avid gardeners. We must find ways to “play” with plants, even if it means playing with our tropical indoor plants. Making a terrarium is a perfect indoor winter project. Miniature gardens or landscapes can be created … Read more

Keeping Fit Through the Winter

Getting out and walking is great for keeping fit in winter

GARDENING IS GREAT EXERCISE Gardening is excellent exercise, but it’s winter, which leads to spending more time indoors on the couch watching TV. I think I just described myself. If you are like me, you are already looking ahead to the start of the 2024 gardening season. Now is an excellent time to plan your … Read more

January Gardening Thoughts and Chores

January gardening chores

FIRST, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!! I want to start by looking back on December. We were concerned about how dry we had become at the beginning of December. We were abnormally dry. But, on December 10th, we got a great soaking of rain that amounted to over 3 inches of rainfall. Great … Read more

Gift Ideas for Gardeners

The Great Big Greenhouse is your one-stop for gift ideas for gardeners

WITH HANUKKAH JUST UNDERWAY AND CHRISTMAS COMING SOON, WE INVITE YOU TO SHOP AT THE GREAT BIG GREENHOUSE FOR UNIQUE GARDENING GIFTS The sky is the limit when finding new and unique gifts for that gardener in your life. So, let the fun begin by shopping for your favorite gardener. It can be as easy … Read more

December Gardening Thoughts and Chores

December gardening tips and thoughts

EVEN THOUGH DECEMBER MARKS THE END OF THE YEAR, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF GARDENING CHORES TO WORK ON December marks the end of our calendar year and the beginning of winter. Winter officially starts on Thursday, December 21. It looks as though we will finish the year in a rain deficit. This is not … Read more

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