Orchids: Care & Reblooming

2019-02-12T19:27:37+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Orchids: Care & Reblooming The Ted Lare Look There’s nothing quite like the appeal of an exotic orchid. Their captivating colors and symmetry bring energy to the home like no other houseplant, however, it’s normal to feel some apprehension around the care of such a delicate-looking plant. Don’t worry, their long [...]


2018-12-19T18:59:45+00:00December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Poinsettias The Ted Lare Look The poinsettia has been a staple of our Christmas decor for so many generations that it’s hard to tell where the tradition started. While we’re used to pairing our cheerful, rosy-colored plants with glittering snow, they actually call the warm forests of Mexico home! They were popularized [...]

Caring for your Christmas Tree

2018-12-20T22:46:07+00:00December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Caring For Your Christmas Trees The Ted Lare Look Our Christmas trees are among the most cherished and adored traditions of the Christmas season. There’s something about having the Christmas tree up and full of our favorite decorations that puts our entire home in the holiday spirit. We love the branches [...]

Top 3 Herbs for the Holidays

2018-12-20T22:43:52+00:00November 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Top 3 Herbs for the Holidays The Ted Lare Look “A recipe has no soul, you as the cook must bring soul to the recipe" – Thomas Keller The holidays are truly a time where there is something for everyone in the family. An absolute feast for the senses, [...]

Winter Porch Pot Inspirations

2018-12-20T22:51:05+00:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Winter Porch Pot Inspirations The Ted Lare Look "The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination." – Terri Guillemets Once the snow settles and stays here in Iowa, it’s tempting to mourn the end of the warm weather for the season, but there’s [...]

Holiday Cactus

2018-12-20T22:53:56+00:00November 13th, 2018|Garden Center, Uncategorized|

Holiday Cactus The Ted Lare Look “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa It’s getting close to the holiday season, and the spirit of giving is already in the air. For decades, the Christmas Cactus has been the gift of [...]

Prairie Establishment

2018-12-20T22:56:28+00:00October 30th, 2018|Garden Center, Uncategorized|

Prairie Establishment The Ted Lare Look “Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie..." – Francis Parkman Prairies once covered hundreds of miles in the state of Iowa. Today, less than 0.01% of the original prairies remain. Not only are they an integral part of [...]