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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Relaxation. For many, this word sounds so foreign. With our hectic daily schedules, who has time to relax? There always something to do, places to go and people to see. So on August 15th, take a few moments to relax. After all, it is Relaxation Day.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Celosia is a genus of plants belonging to the Amaranth family native to Africa valued for its colourful and unique flower heads that come in various colours and forms. The flowers can be purple, pink, red, yellow and orange.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Enter our Floral Design Contest & YOU can win a Premium Gift Basket from GrowerDirect.com. Create an original fresh flower arrangement, (using flowers from your own garden, perhaps?) and send a photo to contests@growerdirect.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Here at Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers Head Office, we are very excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new store in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The store at 9905-102 St officially opened their doors on Tuesday August 6th, 2013.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flowers are flowers, right? Does it really matter where you get your flowers from? Besides growing your own, there are basically two main places to purchase flowers: at the supermarket or at a florist. But are the flowers different?

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sedum or stonecrop as it is more commonly known as, is a large genus of 600 flowering plants known for its distinctive foliage and unique flowers. Sedum can be distinguished by their fleshy, green succulent leaves that store water.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Moscow's Red Square is one of Russia's most popular tourist attractions, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world each year to the city square. And during July 18-23, 2013, the Square got busier because of the flower festival.

Monday, July 29, 2013

We sure do love to celebrate our parents! There's a Mother's Day and a Father's Day. And if that weren't enough, there is a Mother-in-Law's Day and a Father-in-Law's Day, too! Father-in-Law's Day is celebrated on July 30th.

Friday, July 26, 2013

There are literally thousands of varieties of roses available for gardeners to choose from. This week, we decided to profile "The Prince" hybrid English rose to celebrate the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis (William & Kate's son).

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) and the rest of the world can attest to, a newborn baby brings great joy and excitement to the world. Whether you are a member of the Royal Family or not, a new born baby is an important milestone!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Grower Direct's Iris Salmon Inducted into AIFD. We would like to congratulated Iris Salmon, Grower Direct Corporate Head Office's Floral Design Educator, on her American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) certification.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Container gardening is a simple and affordable way to update your outdoor decor, especially if you live in a tight space. Annuals are the perfect choice for containers, as they grow quickly and bloom profusely throughout the growing season.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Edible flowers can be so much more than just a bit of garnish! They are a great way to add colour and flavour to dishes like salads, soups, stews and more! Plus, they can be candied to decorate cakes, cupcakes, scones and other desserts.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Plant Profile: Anthurium. Anthurium (also known as Flamingo Flower), is a plant native to the tropical rainforests of Colombia and is widely cultivated in Holland and Hawaii for the cut flower industry. There are more than 600 plants in the genus.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July 11th is Cheer Up the Lonely Day. Even in this day and age where social media and technology is supposed to bring people closer together, there are many people out there that are lonely- particularly the homeless, elderly, widowed, sick, or the sad.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer is here! The days are longer and brighter, with endless hours of warmth and sunshine! Plants and trees are lush and green. Flowers are bright and vibrant. To celebrate this bountiful season, here is a list of flowers that bloom in the summer.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

One look at the Poached Egg Flower and you'll see how this annual plant got its name. These attractive, saucer-shaped flowers look like someone's hearty breakfast with their white petals and large yellow, yolk-like centers.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gardening in the summer can be challenging with the scorching temperatures, pesky mosquitoes and drought concerns. However, there are many flowers that are easy to grow, thrive in the heat and will last throughout the season.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The History of the Canadian Maple Leaf. July 1st is Canada Day and we will be celebrating all things Canada! Besides ice hockey and the snow, one of the first things that come to mind when we think of Canada is the red maple leaf.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Lilac (syringa vulgaris), a member of the olive family, Oleaceae, is a deciduous shrub that produces dense clusters of fragrant flowers. Along with the common lilac colour, the flowers come in pink, lavender, yellow, white and red.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We are ecstatic! Summer is officially here! The days are longer and brighter. The warm and sunny weather keeps us very happy! Many flowers are already in bloom, but that doesn't mean the work in the garden is done.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

As fun as gardening can be, it can also be an expensive hobby, especially if you have to buy a ton of plants each year! One cost-saving alternative is to grow flowers from seeds. Here is a list of some of the easiest flowers to grow from seed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

No summer garden is complete without phlox (sounds like "flocks"). Phlox is one of the easiest wildflowers to grow. These wonderful plants produce an abundance of bright and colourful flowers throughout the season with little or no maintenance required.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day is just around the corner! This year, instead of giving him the predictable tie or golf set, surprise him something different. Believe it or not, men do enjoy flowers and plants. Suffice to say, their taste will differ from women.

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