Posts tagged Arrangement
How to properly care for your terrarium
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Optimized-arrangement_bar_image1Terrariums are one of the hottest trends of home decor. They’re unique shapes and neat appearance make them extremely appealing. You can hang them from patios, put them on a coffee table, or in a bathroom. They can be filled with all sorts of different plants. Although these trendy arrangements are beautiful you have to know how to properly care for them or they won’t be beautiful for long. So we asked our expert baristas at The Arrangement Bar for some tips. Watering and lighting

Watering and the type of light your terrarium needs will obviously depend on the plants that are inside of it. With that said:

When watering remember that because terrariums do not have a drainage system it’s easier to put too much water in them, which can end up causing the plants to rot and die. Continuing…

 

The desert terrarium:

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If your terrarium is filled with plants of the desert species such as cacti and succulents then they will need to be watered every 2-3 weeks, this also depends on the heat of where they are living. Check the soil before watering, if it is completely dry make sure to lightly saturate the roots with water, but do not flood the terrain. Our barista Jeaneth recommends watering them once every 8 days if they are placed where they receive little light. However,  These do best on a kitchen windowsills and bright rooms.

Tillandsia terrariums:

Usually, we do not recommend spraying your terrarium with a spray bottle because that will only wet the flowering top and not get into the soil. However, it is recommended to spray a terrarium if it is filled with the air plant, tillandsia. If you have a tillandsia filled terrarium water it once a week with a spray bottle. To avoid leaving residue on the glass of a tillandsia terrarium take the tillandsia out of the glass to spray it, let dry, and place back into the container. These plants live longest in the bathroom or kitchen were they can get some humidity and the proper amount of light.

f99d19b07d979d612147821b52555f7cA few more tips and tricks:

If you would like to place your terrariums outside they must be in complete shade, under a well covered patio would be best.

A 10 inch water dropper is also a great way to water your terrariums, they get into the root and will not leave residue on the glass.

Have a pair of long-tip scissors to trim dead leaves, it's important to trim your plant so it can continue to grow.

 

We hope this has been helpful, if you have any more questions or concerns regarding the care of your terrarium comment below!

How to Arrange Your Silks!

Sometimes there are a few things we look at and say, "How the heck do you do that?!" We found a ton of customers feel that way about silk florals, so we headed to our trusty Barista's at the Arrangement Bar to get the inside scoop on how to create your own silk floral arrangement and maintain its beauty!

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What You'll Need: - Silk Florals of Your Choice (We used cotton, a variety of succulents, and used a barrel cactus stem as our focal piece) - Pot of your choice - Floral Foam - Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks - Heavy Duty Wire Cutters

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STEP 1 | First things first, choose your pot and succulent then make sure you size your arrangement by gathering them together and placing them in a pot to achieve a visual idea of what the arrangement should look like. Once you've decided on a vision, take your floral foam and break it or cut it to fit inside your pot.  Start arranging by placing in your focal piece first!

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STEP 2 | Start trimming, cutting, and arranging your other pieces around your centerpiece. Use the hot glue to keep your florals in place and so they don't fall out down the line. Once you're happy with your arrangement, you're all done! Too easy, right!?

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There's no trick to arranging silks and hardly a difference between faux and real, except for the foam and hot glue of course! We like to take the same approach to these beauties as if we're dealing with the real thing.

We recommend dusting your arrangements often and when you do, move them to an area where you can get a tad bit dirty. This keeps them looking as pretty as the day you bought them. Oh, don't forget to water them twice daily.. Just kidding! Do not water your silks! This will definitely ruin them (and is the most common mistake many make!)

We hope you learned a thing or two about arranging these lovely silks. Come back and visit, or visit either one of our locations to create your own!

Top it off with Recycled Glass.

Reduce, reuse, recycle! At Rolling Greens, we're a huge fan of helping out the environment (and still maintaining style while doing it!) One of our favorite aspects about our stores is that everything, from trash to trashier, gets used in a creative way. We're currently infatuated with our Recycled Glass bar! Our wall at our Culver City store holds rows of uniquely colored & textured glass that make the perfect topping for an arrangement, or filling a vase. The possibilities are pretty endless..

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Our Culver City store has an entire wall filled with every color imaginable! Mix & match colors and textures to create your own unique look.

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Mirrored pieces reflect  tons of light, perfect for a pop in dark spaces. Mix it up with larger pieces of recycled glass in dreamy hues.

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 We love these startling emerald green "gems!" They would pair perfectly in a creamy white container. Add clear & brown accent glass pieces to create an Earthier palette.

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Capture every color in the sea with these two mixes at our Recycled Glass bar! Mesmerizing blues, greens, white, & added touches of amber create a relaxed, rejuvenating feel.

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Feeling fiery? We've also got vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow! The larger mix above incorporates solid orange, crystal amber, pastel yellow and pieces of white to create a mix that looks like dancing flames.

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Our Recycled Bar also carries fine-sized pieces of glass who want a seamless look. We love it when customers mix & match different textures and layers in containers to create their work works of art! We hope you stop by our recycled glass area and run your fingers through all of the textures. You'll be inspired, for sure!

For Your Perfect Holiday Centerpiece!
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Looking for that missing piece to your holiday tabletop display? Or maybe you're looking for the perfect hostess gift, either way you can find it or have it made at Rolling Greens.

 You can stop by any of our locations to choose from pre-made arrangements or you can pick the container and plants yourself and have one of our lovely baristas plant it for you! We also offer local delivery. What's not to love?

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Choose from a variety of fresh holiday plants to spruce up your home.

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Our snow globe terrariums are always popular during the holiday season and make great gifts. If you love to plant yourself making these with friends and family is always fun too!

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If you want something that will last beyond the holiday season pick something that will bloom all year round.

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And of course in Southern California there is the ever popular succulent arrangement that is perfect for any season. Stop by one of our three Arrangement Bars this winter to customize your very own arrangement.