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Not an Orchid!


Though this beauty looks like it must be an orchid, believe it or not, it’s actually a member of the ginger family (Zingiberoideae). Roscoea pupurea – Vannin variety boasts these large white and purple blooms that can easily fool you … Continue reading

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Escape Winter With These Tropical Flowers


Winter isn’t always fun, especially if you live in a climate like Canada, where it is cold and snowy for almost 6 months of the year! Shoveling driveways and sidewalks gets tiring and tedious. Walking around with layers upon layers … Continue reading

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Costus (Spiral Ginger)


Costus (pronounced “COST-us”) is commonly known as spiral ginger because its exotic foliage is arranged in ascending spirals around bamboo like stems. Some varieties have a velvety soft texture on the backs of the leaves while others are smooth with … Continue reading

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Versatile Ginger – from Curative Powers to Shampoo!


Zingiber is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, which includes about 40 genera of tropical gingers native to Malaysia, Indonesia, eastern Asia and Australia. In addition to cut flowers, these plants are grown for the culinary uses of their aromatic … Continue reading

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