Monthly Archives: August 2013

More Guinness World Record Flower Facts

Here at Fun Flower Facts, we love fun flower facts! It’s what our little flower blog is all about! You can learn so much on this blog, such as the history of flowers, unusual plants, plants that kill people, roses … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Free September 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Fall is here! Celebrate a new season by changing up your computer wallpaper! Here are some free desktop calendar wallpapers for you. Resolution is 1920 x 1080, which is perfect for widescreen monitors. To download, click on your favourite image. … Continue reading

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Tips on Growing Zinnias

Zinnias are a beautiful, daisy-like flowers will add colour and cheer to any garden, especially those living in hot climates. These sun-loving flowers come in a wide range of bright colours, shapes, and sizes. They will bloom from early summer … Continue reading

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5 Common Houseplants That are Toxic to Pets

Houseplants are great! Everyone should have at least one or two live plants in their home! Not only do plants add beauty and colour to your home decor, they can clean the air, and make you feel healthier and happier. … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Black Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia)

The Black Eyed Susan Vine, also known as thunbergia (thun-BER-jee-uh), is a genus of 100 plants native to tropical regions of Africa and Australia that produces large, funnel-shaped flowers in shades of yellow, cream, orange and blue with dark centers … Continue reading

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Weird & Wacky: The Crooked Forest of Gryfino, Poland

A forest of crooked trees. It sounds that like an eerie setting for a fantasy story, but believe it or not, there is a place like this on Earth. In Gryfino, Poland, there is a living, breathing forest dubbed “Crooked … Continue reading

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What is Topiary?

There’s pruning to keep plants shapely and manageable, and then there’s topiary, a whole other level of pruning. Topiary, a word derived from the Latin word topiarius for landscape gardener, is the art of creating beautifully shaped shrubs through training … Continue reading

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DIY Planter Projects for the Weekend

Summer may be just about over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening! There are many beautiful flowers that bloom late in the season and well into the fall that are currently available at your local garden center … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Fleurotica Fashion Show 2013

It was a night to remember! Fleurotica was a runway show like no other—haute couture meets horticulture! Fleurotica was the hottest fashion event that took place this summer!  On June 12, 2013, thirty top floral designers and landscape artists came … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Helenium (Sneezeweed)

Helenium (Sneezeweed) is a tall perennial plant native to North America valued for its brightly coloured daisy-like flowers with large, dark brown and yellow cone-like centers. Flowers come in shades of yellow, brown, orange and red. Plants grow to be … Continue reading

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