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At Papilio we are all ready for spring. It is most definitely one of our favorite seasons and the one where we do the most work in our yard. Last month we transformed our back room into a Garden Room and its quickly becoming a favorite. Organic, non-gmo, heirloom seeds as well as raw, central Florida Honey are here for your pickings. Garden themed decor and art have taken their place between different species of Ferns, Begonias, and other house plants. Concrete statuary for your garden, bird houses, bird feeders, and more of our exclusive butterfly artwork. Enjoy playing in...

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 Now is the time to get started on your summer garden. We are here to help! This spring we are carrying an array of heirloom and open-pollinated seeds from Hudson Valley Seed Company.  They have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, and adhere to Vandana Shiva's Declaration of Seed Freedom. Since May 2013, they are both a Certified Organic farm and a Certified Organic Handler (both certifications provided by NOFA-NY LLC).  Growing Your Seeds Starting a garden from seeds can be intimidating at first, but it is very simple and can save you a lot of money.  Here is a collections...

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Springtime means that it is time to get back into the garden.  A garden has so many benefits.  Besides providing food, it is a place to soak up the sunshine, enjoy an activity with your family, and for some it is a method of reducing stress.  Fresh vegetables and herbs are beautiful and a favorite piece of summer. We are so excited to be carrying the most amazing and beautiful seed packets from Hudson Valley Seed Company this spring.  The Hudson Valley Seed Company (HSC), provides high quality organic herb and vegetable as well as flower seeds, but there is...

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  There is always enthusiasm to see a butterfly, no matter your age. But due to loss of habitat, butterfly populations have been declining. Monarch butterflies, in particular, are struggling right now because milkweed —the one plant they need for survival—is in short supply. The destruction of their natural habitat, climate changes, and the use of pesticides have all contributed to the problem. Because of that decline, this Spring consider making your garden attractive to Monarchs. Different species of butterflies like to eat different things, so find out which native plants are favored by the butterflies in your geographic area....

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Adding plants to your home decor does not have to be intimidating. Consider adding succulents. They can be a really low maintenance plant that looks great year round! We carry a wide range of succulents and love to share care tips.5 Easy Care Tips: Water Less - Give them a good soak once a week. During the winter months once every two weeks. Put in enough water to just get the soil damp. The same thing goes for a container without a drainage hole. Well Drained Soil - Make sure your succulents are in well draining soil, so the roots...

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