Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fun Flower Facts: Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia)

Angel’s Trumpet, also known as brugmansia, is a heat-loving tropical annual shrub or small tree native to South America that produces large, trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers come in white, pink, orange or yellow and hang down from their branches. Not … Continue reading

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Meet The Vick’s VapoRub Plant!

Mint has a nice scent, but it has nothing on the Plectranthus tomentosa, or “Vick’s VapoRub Plant! This perennial succulent smells just like the popular cough and congestion rub a strong, with its distinctive menthol and camphor scent. The odour … Continue reading

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Flowers from the 85th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball

So what happens after the big awards show? The stars let loose and party! One of the biggest, most-talked about parties is the the Academy Awards Governors Ball. This glamorous, glitzy gala is the official after-party hosted by the Academy … Continue reading

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Must See! Beautiful Flower Photography by Paul Lange

Big is beautiful. Just take at took at these beautiful images by photographer Paul Lange! In his series “Big Blooms,” he is able to transform familiar flowers into something larger than life! Working with concepts of size, scale and gestures, … Continue reading

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The 500 Roses Giveaway from Rocket Farms Flower Truck

Even though Valentine’s Day is over, we can’t help but share this story because we love hearing about how flowers make people happy! On February 14th, 2013, Rocket Farms drove a truck around San Franscico to give away 500 roses … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Impatiens (Touch-me-Not)

Impatiens is not a plant for the touchy-feely types. The nickname, touch-me-not, refers to the fact that when the mature seed capsules are touched ever so lightly, they will “explode” and send seeds flying through the air as far as … Continue reading

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My Favourite New Flower Varieties for 2013

Variety is the spice of life, especially in the garden. And since spring is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about the types of flowers you want to grow this year. Tried and true is … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Asiatic and Oriental Lilies?

The words “Asia” and “Orient” can be used interchangeably to describe the the Eastern part of the world. So when it comes to gardening, you might assume that “Asiatic” and “Oriental” lilies refers to the same flower. However, upon closer … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Reuse Your Valentine’s Flowers

Stop! Don’t throw out your Valentine’s Day flowers! Yes, we know it’s been a week since you’ve received them and that the flowers are dying, but they still have life in them. They can be preserved and then can be … Continue reading

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Red on Green: The Life and Death of 10 000 Roses

Psst! The roses you’ve received for Valentine’s Day will die at some point, if they haven’t already. For many, it’s sad to see something so beautiful fade away.  But not for London-based artist, Anya Gallacio. As an artist that enjoys … Continue reading

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