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The Soil

Feb 22, 2017 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats   Because plant buyers make their plant purchasing decisions based on what is outside of the pot instead of within, growers tend to not prioritize the plant’s soil.  Almost all nurseries use foreign soil (Peat Moss, Coconut shavings from India, etc.) that will provide short-term rapid growth so that they can increase […]

Best Plant Prices

Feb 05, 2017 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats   Plants tend to pass through a lot of hands before they reach your landscape and unfortunately for your wallet, every time that someone else touches them the price increases.  Thus, to obtain the best prices for plants, you should purchase them from the source – the grower. In general, retail prices […]

The Purpose of Plant Life

Jan 29, 2017 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats   When you find the purpose, you can understand why.  So, when you ask why do plants grow, live, etc., go to the purpose for the answer – biological survival. All biological life on this planet functions to realize biology’s goal – passing DNA to the next generation.  Because of this, living organisms […]

Want Butterflies Immediately in your Garden?

Dec 11, 2016 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats Do you want beautiful butterflies to flutter around your garden like now?  Well, the solution to your problem is to buy butterfly garden plants that already have caterpillars on them. When you buy butterfly garden plants without caterpillars, you leave your butterfly show up to fate as the only way that you’ll […]

The Superior Cultivator

Aug 09, 2016 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats If someone has billions of years of experience doing something and you don’t, don’t you think that the person that’s been practicing for billions of years will do it better than you? Well, this is exactly the case in the cultivation battle between man vs. nature.  In one corner, we have man […]

[:en]Seed Propagation is Better[:]

Aug 09, 2016 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

[:en]By: Megan Prats The human race has invented/discovered many different ways to propagate plants: seed, cuttings, air layering, grafting, etc. However, out of all propagation methods available, Mother Nature prefers propagation via seed because it is the best. Reproduction’s main purpose is to move the organism’s DNA from generation to generation. In order for the […]

Expensive Fruit

Jul 26, 2016 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats Before I founded Smarty Plants Nursery, I considered making my agricultural debut with an organic farm that would specialize in tropical fruits.  However, my research moved me away from tropical fruits and towards native ornamentals because quite simply, no human desired fruit is native to South Florida. All of the common fruits that […]

Watering Tips

Jun 13, 2016 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats   If you follow the following tips, you should be on your way to maximizing your time and money spent on watering your Smarty Plants. Where Plants mainly absorb moisture through their roots thus, you should focus your watering to the root ball of your Smarty Plants.  The root ball is located below […]

Planting Instructions

May 23, 2016 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats   Once you’ve purchased your Smarty Plants, where and how you plant them is the next important step to their long-term survival and health. Thus, if you follow the advice below, you should have beautiful, low-maintenance Smarty Plants for years to come! Location, Location, Location Where you plant your Smarty Plants is extremely […]

Butterfly Garden Fundamentals

May 23, 2016 by infosmarty Category: Blog 0 comments

By: Megan Prats   Butterfly gardening is so rewarding because not only do your butterfly garden plants look beautiful, you have beautiful butterflies complimenting them.  But, in order to keep your butterflies around, you must do the following: Food All life needs food in order to survive.  If food is not present, life will relocate […]