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Need a cool and unique gift? Mile5.2 has all kinds of cool stuff

By | December 19th, 2016|Gift Shop, Gifts, Jewelry|

Need a really cool, last minute Christmas gift? At Mile 5.2 Greenhouse in Eagle River, we have gifts you can't find anywhere else in Alaska. Buddha's, Chinese Lanterns, Air Plants, Pineapple Plants, Lemon Trees, Jewelry from Thailand, and many more exotic gifts. We're open Monday through Saturday: 10am to 7pm. We’re much more than a [...]

Houseplants Clean Your Air For You !!!

By | September 9th, 2016|Plants|

Check this article out from the Washington Post According to Niri's research, common house plants are effective at removing VOCs from the air. In 12 hours, an unassuming bromeliad (a tropical plant with long, swordlike leaves and spiky red flowers) removed at least 80 percent of six different compounds from the air inside a 76-liter [...]

See Our New Berry and Fruit Tree Page

By | May 10th, 2016|Plants, Trees|

Check out our new and improved fruit and berry page. Blueberry plants are the most cold hardy, and blueberries are a favorite native bush to grow in Alaska. Blueberry plants are native to Southern Alaska soils. During the Fall the leaves of the blueberry plant turn a brilliant scarlet color. Plum trees can be grown [...]

Start the New Year with a Ruby Ball Cactus

By | December 24th, 2015|Cactus, Gift Shop, Plants|

Gymnocalycium Cactus, also known as the Ruby Ball Cactus or Red Ball Cactus, are actually a grafted specimen. From SFGate.com - The Gymnocalycium cultivar -- sometimes called ruby ball cactus or moon cactus -- is actually two cacti in one. A pure red cactus seedling lacks the ability to produce chlorophyll and will die unless [...]

We have unique Christmas gifts

By | December 20th, 2015|Gift Shop, Gifts|

We have many unique items in our gift shop that you can't find anywhere else in Alaska. Vintage Japanese Ceramics, Gongs, Water fountains, Buddhas, Wind Chimes, Pre de Provence soaps, Chocolates, and many others. Colorful Japanese Vase We’re much more than a Greenhouse. We carry a unique and unusual selection of thoughtful gifts [...]

Did you know we have Pre de Provence soaps from France?

By | December 16th, 2015|News|

We sell Pre de Provence soaps with 10 different fragrances in our gift shop. Apple Pear Citrus Fruit Green Tea Lemon Grass Lime Raspberry Rosemary Mint Rose Petal Verbena Violette, Sugared Violets An example: This new Pre de Provence Rosemary Mint quadruple milled soap is invigorating and lightly exfoliating. Rosemary and Mint Leaf Pre de [...]

We now have Gem Stone Jewelry

By | December 12th, 2015|Jewelry, News|

We now have Gem Stone Sterling Jewelry in our gift shop. Have a look here. Our Gem stone jewelry is handcrafted from start to finish in Thailand by the Vacharakom family. The Gems are initially purchased from Africa as larger stones. With time and patience the rough forms of the stones are painstakingly reworked into [...]

Did you know we have Pineapple Plants?

By | December 9th, 2015|News, Plants|

Pineapple Plants Did you know that Mile 5.2 Greenhouse sells Pineapple Plants? And no they are not 10 feet tall! A pineapple is one of the few tropical fruits that are really well suited to growing in pots, and that means you can grow pineapples indoors. A few things you should know about pineapple plants: [...]

Check Out Our Beautiful Tillandsia Cyanea’s

By | December 8th, 2015|News, Plants|

Tillandsia Cyanea Also known as the "Pink Quill" plant, the Tillandsia Cyanea are excellent plants for Alaskan homes and offices due to their preference for low light levels. All Bromeliads bloom once in their lifetime and then they die, however they will reproduce by creating new plants, referred to as pups. A Pink Quill plant [...]

Lemon Trees Make Great Gifts

By | December 6th, 2015|Lemon Trees, News, Trees|

Trying to find a great gift? Ever thought of a Lemon Tree? We have them arriving weekly. At Mile 5.2 Greenhouse and Gift Shop we offer the best selection of Dwarf Citrus Trees in the Anchorage, Eagle River and Palmer / Wasilla area. The trees are dwarf size but the fruit is full size making [...]

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