Posts by mvega

How to Care for Orchids

About Orchids Best Light Conditions for Orchids Best Orchid Pots Best Temperature & Humidity for Orchids How to Water Orchids How to Fertilize Orchids Orchids offer your home interiors a certain unmatched elegance hard to replicate with other houseplants. However some plant keepers shy away from owning these refined beauties in fear that they may…

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Flea and Tick Treatments

Dog in flower field scratching his ear.

The days are just barely getting longer and the weather a little warmer- SPRING IS ON ITS WAY! As we begin to daydream about spending more time outside, it’s important to remember that we aren’t the only ones who enjoy the spring weather. Insect populations – including FLEAS and TICKS – begin to flourish, which…

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Pet Boredom Busters

It is nearing the end of winter in Chicagoland, which means everyone is getting a little bored and stir crazy being cooped up inside- including our pets. You might have noticed that Fido has been a little more destructive lately or getting into things that normally go untouched. Or maybe Fluffy has been clawing up…

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Creating a Desktop Terrarium

01Top 5 Plants for Terrariums 02 Creating a Terrarium 03 Terrarium Care Sometimes a little desk decor can spruce up our workspace enough that we dread heading to the office just a little less. The same can be applied to our homes – a couple of lovely accents can turn a room we like into a place we love instead of a…

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Pet Treats with Benefits

How do you show your precious pooch “who’s a good dog?” With a tasty treat, of course! But what if those treats could do more than show your pup that you love them? Take a quick trip down the aisles of Alsip Home & Nursery and it’s easy to find treats that offer more than…

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Bonsai Tree Care

Find Bonsai Trees at Alsip Home & Nursery Bonsai is actually an art form and the pruning of the plant.  Many plants can be turned into a bonsai and grown indoors. We typically carry bonsai that are already pruned to look like the TYPICAL bonsai instead of starting out with a small planting and pruning…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Plant Guide

With Valentine’s Day just a heartbeat away, it’s time to think about how we’ll spoil our sweethearts this year! While a bouquet of flowers makes a thoughtful, traditional gift, why not treat your special someone to a live plant that can flourish all year? These popular Valentine’s Day plants are so perfect for the occasion, your significant other will fall in love at first sight.

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Superb Superbowl Recipes

Whether or not you’re a football fan, there’s an undeniable appeal to the Superbowl festivities – the camaraderie, the intriguing and oh-so-expensive advertisements, and of course, the food. From old standbys like fried chicken and mouth-watering meatballs, to exciting international fare, everyone looks forward to the Superbowl spread just as much as the game itself.…

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Pet Dental Health for Dogs

Dog giving owner kisses.

There is just something special about sweet puppy kisses that’s most people just can’t seem to get enough of. But what if your dog’s breath has taken a turn for the worst? Those sweet, sloppy kisses have turned into a lick of swamp breath. Sometimes a temporary change in breath odor can be related to…

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Lasagna Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs

Ever wonder how to create weeks of beautiful blooming color using popular springtime favorites like Tulips, Crocus, and Hyacinth? Use the lasagna pot method to get the most bang out of spring blooming bulbs. Planting bulbs in containers offers a solution to gardeners who lack the space to create a full garden. Spring blooming bulbs can be grown…

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Itch & Allergy Relief for Pets

Dog in grass and scratching

Itch & Irritation Relief There are shampoos like Zymox or Clinical Care that can offer some topical relief. They contain hydro-cortisone and lidocaine to relieve itching, scratching and pain due to hot spots and irritated skin. If your pet opens the skin, this can lead to staff and fungal infections.  A product like Clinical Care…

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Protect Your Spruce and Pines from Harmful Pests

Pine Tree branch in the sun.

Strong and sturdy spruce trees and pines grow into towering staples of our home’s landscape. Non-surprisingly so, most homeowners wouldn’t think twice that anything could harm these robust beauties, who provide us year long color, privacy, and shade. But nature has teeny tricks up it’s sleeve in the form of pests capable of bringing down…

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Game On: New Recipes for Football Season

Creamy Corn and Salsa Dip

Game day means its time to gather with friends and family to cheer on the local team – be it Friday night lights, Saturday afternoon tailgates, or spending your whole Sunday on the couch razzing your fantasy team online. No matter how you celebrate football season, food is a quintessential component to the action. Alsip…

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Plant Bulbs in the Fall for Bursting Spring Blooms!

Plant mums and pansies over bulbs for fall color that transforms into bright spring blooms!

Fall weather is upon us and while changing autumn leaves and pumpkin spice lattes dance in our heads – now is an excellent time to consider planting bulbs now in order to have gorgeous blooms come spring. Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs is Simple & Rewarding! Bulbs make for simple and efficient planting for spring color,…

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Bamboo Care

Lucky Bamboo

How to Care for Lucky Bamboo Also Known As Dracaena Sanderiana At Alsip Nursery we offer a large variety of individual stalks as well as pre-made bamboo arrangements. Bamboo has become very popular over the last couple of years. You see stalks of Bamboo almost everywhere. Bamboo plants are great for offices, on desks, in businesses,…

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Air Plant Care

Air Plants – Tillandsia  Air Plants also go by the name of Tillandsia and require little care. During certain times in the season Tilliandsia features beautiful colorful leaves. Bright indirect light is best. Use distilled water to mist you plants. If located in kitchens or bathrooms, twice a week is recommended as the plant benefits from steam created in…

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Five Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

There’s so much to love about the summer season, the number one benefit of course being all the time we get to spend outdoors. After months of being cooped up during the winter we’re ready for gardening, hiking, grilling, swimming, and attending all of the great outdoor concerts and festivals. Of course when our summer…

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Vote for Alsip Home & Nursery: The Times Best of the Region 2016

Support Alsip in Our Best of The Region 2016 Categories! Alsip Home & Nursery in St. John, IN is once again in the running for The Times Best of the Region 2016 voter’s polls. We would greatly appreciate our customers and local Northwest Indiana region residents for taking a few moments of your time to cast…

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Here’s What a 22 Week Farm to Table CSA Subscription Looks Like

2017 Farm to Table CSA Subscriptions on Sale Now! Alsip Home & Nursery is proud to return our Farm to Table CSA program for the 2017 season! Last year we expanded to include the Frankfort, IL location as a pickup in addition to the St. John, IN store. It went very well and we are continuing…

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Houseplant Care Tips

Discover Beautiful Houseplants such as bamboo, ferns, orchids, kalanchoes and more at Alsip Home & Nursery

Alsip Home & Nursery has one of the largest selections in the area of the highest quality house plants to make your interior space as interesting and soothing as your exterior landscape. Our eclectic selection of new and unusual plants combined with help from our knowledgeable staff can help make your home or office more beautiful…

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Get Happy With Houseplants

Find Houseplants at Alsip Home & Nursery

Pressure of hectic schedules, urging responsibilities and other factors cause fatigue and strain. Each day the typical person spends 90% indoors, thus depriving ourselves from the natural world and building stress from our enclosed environments. Treat incorporating plants into your decor the same as you would the paint color or carpet texture. When we fulfill our…

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