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How to Choose the Right Houseplant for Your Home or Office

March 27, 2015 10:03 am

Whether you have a green thumb or you just can’t seem to keep a plant alive, there is truly an indoor houseplant for just about everyone. Here is a list of the best houseplants for the home or office, and some of them require almost no care at all.

  1. Geranium. This green flowering plant features long stems with lush leaves at the end, and it will thrive all year round if placed near a sunny window. Best of all, the sturdy geranium won’t suffer much if you miss a watering, so it’s a good fit for forgetful plant owners.
  2. Golden barrel cactus. Cacti are especially great plants for those who don’t want to water their plants daily, as they only need watered about once per month. This particular type of cactus is especially large and unique looking, though it only grows to about 1 foot tall.
  3. Jade plant. Jade plants are some of the most popular houseplants because they grow to be quite tall and impressive-looking when placed in bright sunlight. Because they are succulents, they also store a great deal of water in their leaves and require watering very infrequently.
  4. Aloe. With its numerous healing properties and its long, spiky appearance, it’s easy to see why people love aloe plants. With bright light, an aloe plant can grow to 3 feet tall.

Houseplants for the Forgetful Gardener [Better Homes and Gardens]
How To Choose the Right Houseplant [Bayer Advanced]
Houseplants for People Who Can't Grow Houseplants [This Old House]

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Sip a Boba Tea and Savor Gelato at Sweet Orchid in Fremont

March 18, 2015 9:02 am

Sweet Orchid's kitchen team gleans inspiration from different parts of Europe in crafting their sweets. They offer a rainbow of colorful macarons, an homage to French bakeries, as well as a wide spectrum of rich, creamy gelatos like you'd find in Italy. Regardless of your chosen treat, you can rest assured that it contains the highest quality natural ingredients available—and never any preservatives.

Although the exact lineup of gelato flavors changes regularly, you might see flavors like Rocky Road, red velvet, lavender, and creme brulee in the display case. Yelp reviewers say you should scoop up the taro and the chocolate bacon gelatos when they're available. There are also dairy-free sorbettos offered in a few flavors. If you're craving a pastry, try the taro-vanilla cake, the mango passion mousse cake, a macaron, or a cake pop. Sweet Orchid also serves coffee, tea, and boba tea to accompany is frosty sweets.

Sweet Orchid
34460 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94555
(510) 739-6300

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 7:35 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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