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Men take heed!

OK, so it took a researcher to discover this? Most women could have told you this and saved the research time! Recently the journal “Social Influence” published an article which states that there was some research done in France which … Continue reading

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Pussy Willows Go Global

I often think of “Pussy Willows” as the first sign of spring. This year the little kitten, lost their mittens and are late-blooming! Before the male catkins of these species come into full flower they are covered in fine, greyish … Continue reading

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If a bunny can “deliver” chocolate eggs, who “delivers” Easter Flowers?

This Easter Bunny is doing double duty this Easter. He has to deliver all the chocolate bunnies and Easter Eggs, and to top that off he has been assigned to deliver flowers. Being the smart bunny – he delegated your … Continue reading

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Easter Lilies- a sure sign of Spring and Family Feasts

The Easter Lily, the traditional time-honored flower of Easter, is highly regarded as a joyful symbol of beauty, hope and life. The large, trumpet-shaped, fragrant white flowers make a meaningful gift that embodies the very essence of the celebration of … Continue reading

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Daffy for Daffodils

Spring is here and soon the Daffodils will be peaking up out of the dirt. The birds are returning from their winter vacation to summer in Canada and other signs are that Daffy Duck (and the Road Runner) on T.V. … Continue reading

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Monarda (Bee Balm)

GENERAL INFORMATION Monarda didyma, pronounced mo-NAR-duh DID-ee-muh, is a square-stemmed perennial that has brightly-coloured, narrow, two-lipped, tubular flowers that form tiers around the stems. The shaggy, outwardly coiled blossoms resemble a beautiful spider or a “Raggedy Ann” doll’s hair. Hummingbirds … Continue reading

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Make AN Entrance

One of the first impressions of you and your personal style is the entrance to your home. As you walk in after a busy day it can set your mood to enjoy your home.  As the seasons change you may … Continue reading

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Alstroemeria, the Friendship Flower

Other Common Names: Peruvian lily, Parrot Flower, Parrot Lily, Lily of the Incas, and in New Zealand “Christmas Bell.” Appearance: Alstroemerias consists of many delicate, lily-like blooms in shades of pink, salmon, orange, red, yellow, purple, lavender and white, along … Continue reading

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Hypericum, an Olympic Flower

On year after the Winter Olympics in Vancouver the hypericum, is still winning a gold metal in the floral community. The presentation bouquets were predominately green bouquets contain eye-catching green hypericum berries, delicate green spider mums and broad leaf greens. … Continue reading

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Butterflies love the Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Scientific name: Buddleja History: A seventeenth-century amateur botanist named Reverend Adam Buddle was honored when the first butterfly bush reached England in1774. Though most of today’s plants have Chinese ancestors, this plant came from Chile. This flower is most commonly … Continue reading

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