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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rose of Sharon is a flowering deciduous shrub native to Asia that produces attractive, trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of white, red, lavender or light blue. It is related to mallows and hollyhocks. The flowers have a prominent stamen.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Besides the ever so popular turkey, the cornucopia is one of the most recognized symbols of Thanksgiving and the fall harvest. The cornucopia, also known as the Horn of Plenty, is a large, horn shaped wicker basket filled with fruits, veggies & flowers.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Now that it is autumn, flowers aren't the only option for your garden. Ornamental grasses are a wonderful way to add colour, beauty and texture to your fall landscape. Unlike grasses used for lawns ornamental grasses are grown for year round beauty.

Monday, October 7, 2013

You know it's fall when these festive plants start showing up in garden centers and floral shops. While it is a flowering plant, the Chinese Lantern (Physalis) is cultivated for its orange lantern-like fruit pods that appear after the flowering period.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Asters are colourful, showy star-like flowers that will add a burst of colour to fall gardens everywhere. There are many varieties available, with the New York aster and the New England aster being the two most popular varieties.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

As your mother would tell you, vegetables are good for you! Not only do they provide essential nutrients and minerals to nourish our bodies, vegetables can also be used for decorative purposes. We're not just talking about displaying them on the counter.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Dividing is a gardening term used describe the process of creating smaller plants by out of larger, overcrowded perennial plants. Perennials, such as delphiniums, peonies, and hostas will form large clumps over time and will need to be divided.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ageratum (a-jer-AY-tum) or Floss Flower is a member of the Asteracea family, which includes dahlias, asters, sunflowers and chrysanthemums. It is a popular annual that can be easily be identified by its clusters of fluffy flowers and fuzzy, leaves.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cyclamen is a genus of plants belonging to the Primose family. Cyclamens, with their pretty, wind-swept flowers and striking leaves, make wonderful, attractive houseplants. They are also fairly easy to take care of.

Monday, September 23, 2013

There is something to be said about herbal teas. Herbal teas have a long history in traditional herbal medicine to treat various ailments. Teas, such as camomile and peppermint, are naturally caffeine-free and have calming properties.

Friday, September 20, 2013

So here's the situation: There's a special occasion in your life and you've decided that flowers would make the perfect gift. And you want to buy them online because it's convenient. But the problem is that you've never brought flowers online before.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Protea (PRO-tee-a), sometimes called sugarbushes, is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs native to South Africa. Plants can range from small shrubs to tall trees reaching a height of 25 ft (8m)! The striking flowers come in a variety of shapes and sizes

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Now that the summer growing season is winding down, don't discard your wilted flowers just yet! The seeds can be collected and saved for the next year. Saving seeds is an easy way to increase your stock, while saving money at the same time!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fresh flowers, with their mesmerizing beauty and intoxicating fragrances, have captured the hearts of many people. More importantly, flowers have the ability to make things better, especially when life gets to be too much.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kalanchoe (collin-CO-wee), an evergreen plant native to tropical Madagascar, is a common houseplant grown for its attractive, numerous clusters of colourful flowers. Flowers comes in shades of yellow, orange, or red. And it is available all year round!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Astilbe, a flowering plant native to woodlands and mountain ravines of China, Japan and Korea, is cultivated for its showy, feathery flowers and attractive fern-like foliage. Flowers come in shades of red, pink and white. Some flowers are scented.

Friday, September 6, 2013

First there was Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June; now it's time for Grandparents Day. Grandparents Day is a holiday that is celebrated on the second Sunday in September. The holiday, which was first recognized in Canada in 1995.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The world of flowers and plants is so fascinating and exciting! Not only are there endless variety of flowers out there, people tend to do impressive things with flowers! They try to grow the largest or tallest flower or plant!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

If you have ever walked into a floral shop or shopped for flowers online, you may have come across the term, "Russian-Cut" roses. Unless you are a florist, most people will not know what that means. But we are here tol explain the term to you.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Amaranthus or Amaranth is a genus of about 60 flowering plants that produces showstopping, long tassels of bloom in shades of gold, green or red. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours. Plants will grow to be 2-5 feet tall.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Don't be sad that summer is quickly winding down. At least delicious squash blossoms are in season! Squash blossoms are edible, yellow-orange, flowers that come from zucchinis and other summer squashes. The flowers are quite tasty!

Monday, August 26, 2013

There is something to be said about fresh flowers. Not only are they beautiful and fragrant, they can bring cheer and joy to people's faces! However, fresh cut flowers don't last forever. That being said, you can choose long lasting flowers!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Nerine (ne-REEN) is a genus of flowering plants native to South Africa. Though the flowers look like little lilies, it does not belong to the lily (Lilium) family. Instead, nerine is a member of the Amaryllis family.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It isn't easy being a senior, especially when you face challenges like health concerns, limited mobility and finances, loneliness and depression. And to make matters worse, the elderly population is often neglected.

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