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A WW1 Soldiers Pressed Flowers

This beautiful album full of pressed flowers documents one soldiers travels on the front lines of Europe during World War One.  As this is the centenary year for WW1, items from the time period are becoming quite popular with collectors. … Continue reading

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We shall never forget…

Learn more about Remembrance Day & the Poppy: How the Poppy came to be the Remembrance Day Flower The Poppy

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Fun Flower Facts: Oriental Poppy (Papaver Orientale)

The Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), one of the prettiest flowering perennials in the late spring/early summer garden, is prized for its big, airy blooms that come in gorgeous shades of red, pink, orange and white. This type of poppy typically … Continue reading

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5000 Poppies to Commemorate Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day, a memorial holiday for Commonwealth nations, such as Canada, Australia, and the UK  to honour the lives lost during battle. Many citizens show their support for the soldiers by wearing a single red poppy. But artist … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday! Pretty Flower Desktop Wallpapers!

Happy Friday! Here are some free flower desktop wallpapers for you to enjoy! And as always, click on the image to download.

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Flowers, Personified

Have you ever wondered what flowers would look like if they were human?  J.J Grandville, a French cartoonist, did! He used his creativity and imagination to create a series of floral illustrations in his “Les Fleurs Animeés” giving flowers some … Continue reading

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How the Poppy came to be the Remembrance Day Flower

Everyone knows that the poppy is worn on Remembrance Day to commemorate those who have died while fighting for our freedom, but why the Poppy? And what is it’s significance to Remembrance Day? In 1915 Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote … Continue reading

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The Poppy

The Poppy belongs to the genera “Papaveraceae” which includes the oriental poppy, corn poppy, opium poppy, iceland poppy, and approximately 120 other species. Available in many colours, white, yellow, orange & purple to name a few, the red poppy is … Continue reading

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France’s Wildflowers Vanishing from the Countryside

For thousands of years France’s wildflowers flourished beside crops of wheat, rye and other cereals, but now they are disappearing; some are already gone like the Pheasant’s eye, Cornflower, Corncockle and Venus’s looking glass. In fact out of 102 wildflower … Continue reading

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