LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 4, 2012) -- Chris Olsen from Botanica Gardens always has great advice on home and gardening projects.
Segment 1: The Perfect Setup for Your Easter Feast
Make your dining room table look colorful and overflowing with Easter delights. All you have to do is accessorize your table top with an Easter arrangement bursting with spring flowers and maybe an Easter bunny. Then go to your local craft store and purchase (probably on clearance by now) some Easter plates and colorful drinking glasses. Scatter around the table Easter Eggs and colorful votives with some candy here and there.
Segment 2: Beat the Heat
Finding heat tolerant plants that thrive in the Arkansas heat is easy. Pick up any tropical plant and you will be amazed how well it will grow in containers or in the ground all summer and for that matter, all fall long. Plant Kimberly and Macho ferns as fluff plants in the garden. Add color and interest with the Anthurium. Don't forget about the Arrowhead Plant and, of course, palms are a must. Chris's favorite is the Chinese Fan Palm. This plant has light green leaves that will tolerate full sun or very deep shade. For those dark areas in your garden, plant the common peace lily for textures and color.
Check out the videos for step-by-step instructions! And you can always visit Chris at Botanica Gardens, located at 1601 Rebsamen Park Road, for help on any gardening projects.