Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tips on Growing Hollyhock


Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea), with their big and beautiful blooms, are among summer’s tallest and showiest flower, growing up to 6 feet tall in one season! These old-fashioned flowers are cottage garden favourites and are becoming more popular in recent years. Hollyhocks … Continue reading

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Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)


If you are from the United States, you have probably seen this flower before. The Blanket Flower (Gaillardia) is a plant native to central U.S and Canada and is a common wildflower in the U.S. These large, showy flowers are … Continue reading

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AIFD “Passion” Symposium 2013


What happened in Las Vegas, didn’t exactly stay in Las Vegas. Here at Fun Flower Facts, a humble flower blog who wants to know everything related to flowers, we found out what happened in Las Vegas from June 28th to … Continue reading

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Best Drought Tolerant Annuals For Your Garden


If you live in places like Nevada, Arizona and Texas, the summers are typically hot and dry. But the extreme heat doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy beautiful flowers in your garden. There are many  flowers that can tolerate the … Continue reading

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How to Create Moss Graffiti


What is moss graffiti? In recent years, moss graffiti has been quite popular, appearing on walls around the world. Moss Graffiti is an environmentally-friendly alternative to creating graffiti on walls. Instead of using the toxic spray paints that are bad … Continue reading

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Flower Tattoo Ideas


Did you know that one of our all time most popular search terms for our Fun Flower Facts blog is the phrase “flower tattoos?” About a year ago, we wrote a blog post on flower tattoos  and thought we would … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Daylily (Hemerocallis)


Although it has “lily” in its name, the daylily is not a member of the lily family (Liliaceae); it belongs to the Hemerocallis genus and is native China, Korea and Japan. The plant produces beautiful, showy trumpet-shaped flowers. There are … Continue reading

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Stinky Corpse Flower Blooms in Washington, DC


For some strange reason or other, people seem to be drawn to stinky things! Whenever the giant corpse flower or titan arum blooms and releases its foul scent, the event draws massive crowds around the world! Whether it was in … Continue reading

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Lilies in Bloom!


Lilies (lilium) are some of the most beautiful and showiest summer blooming flowers! They have been cultivated for thousands of years and are beloved for their vibrant colours, intoxicating fragrance and stunning beauty! Adding to the appeal are the countless … Continue reading

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Mulching 101


Every gardener should mulch. It is one of the simplest and most effective practices to control weeds and improve the soil, while beautifying your garden without much effort! A layer of mulch will create a “professional” looking garden! There are … Continue reading

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