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As the spring approaches and the sun starts to shine brighter, it's the perfect time to start thinking about your garden. Whether you're an experienced gardener or a newbie, starting plants from seeds is a rewarding and satisfying process that allows you to take part in the miracle of life. However, starting seeds can be tricky, and many gardeners find it challenging to get their plants to sprout. In this blog post, we'll provide you with five practical tips for starting seeds successfully.

Bonsai and Lucky Bamboo are some of the most captivating plants you can bring into your home. These plants are not only visually stunning, but they also have a rich cultural heritage that dates back centuries. With their unique beauty and symbolic value, they have captured the hearts of many plant enthusiasts. In this blog, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of these famed houseplants and how to care for them in your home. 

If you're a houseplant enthusiast, you know that getting your plants to bloom can be a bit of a challenge. But with a little care and attention, you can encourage them to produce a second round of beautiful blossoms that will brighten up your home. In this blog, we'll focus on five specific types of plants that can be coaxed into producing another round of blooms: orchids, citrus, bromeliads, anthuriums, and kalanchoes.


As Valentine’s day approaches, you may want to start thinking about the quick gifts you want to grab, whether that’s a heartfelt card, a box of chocolates, or a bottle of bubbly. At McDonald Garden Center, we like to shower our sweethearts in leaves and blooms. And for the avid garden valentine, no gift is greater than the gift of plants! In this blog, we’ll discuss how to prepare for the big day with our top Valentine’s gift items of 2023. 


Philodendrons are one of the most popular and versatile houseplants out there. With a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, they not only add jungle vibes to any room, they are also easy-to-care for. In this blog, we'll be sharing our top 5 favorite philodendrons in stock right now and why we love them. Whether you're an experienced plant parent, or just starting out, these plants are sure to catch your eye and bring a touch of color to your home. So, let's dive in and discover a new fave philodendron!