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Celebrate Friendship Day This August!

Sunday August 2nd, 2015, marks the official 90th Annual Friendship Day! This widely celebrated day is dedicated to honouring and encouraging the incredible friends in your life.     The very first official Friendship Day was held in North America in 1935. The … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: The Calla Lily

CALLA LILIES: A thick, waxy, funnel-shaped spathe (the petal) wraps around a shorter fleshy spike (spadix) in this elegant “less is more” flower. The actual “flowers” are the “bumps” on the spadix. The stems are smooth and leafless. Interesting Facts … 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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The History of the Easter Lily (Lilium Longiflorum)

In North America, besides the Easter bunny and chocolate eggs, the Easter Lily is one of the most recognized symbols of Easter. The Easter Lily (lilium longiflorum) has been the traditional flower for Easter ever since they were brought to … 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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What’s the Difference Between a Daylily and a Lily?

Repeat after me: A lily is not a daylily. A daylily is not a lily. While common flower names are a lot easier (and more fun!) to remember than the scientific names, they can be quite confusing. It’s no wonder … Continue reading

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Beautiful Flower Time Lapse Videos!

Got the winter blues? Flowers can cheer you up! There may not be any fresh flowers in the garden right now, if you live in cold, snowy climate, like here in Canada. But that’s ok. Spring will be here soon … Continue reading

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Flowers You Can Eat!

Flowers aren’t just pretty to look at; some of them are edible! There are so many varieties to choose from. Here are a few flowers that to get your taste buds started: Begonia The whole plant is edible, including the … Continue reading

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African Native – Nerine Lily

Nerine Lily is botanically known as Nerine bowdenii and goes by the common names of “Spider Lily” or “Guernsey Lily”.  Its cousins are herbs in the Amaryllidaceae family. Originally native to the mountains of Southern Africa, the genus Nerine consists … Continue reading

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Eucomis, pronounced “YOO-com-iss,” is commonly known as pineapple lily because its flower spikes are topped with a cluster of leaves that resembles a pineapple. The small individual florets that compose the flower spikes are six petaled and star shaped. This … Continue reading

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