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Monday, April 8, 2013

According to the New York Times, 40-50% of honeybees have been wiped out. Over the past few years, the number of bumblebees has drastically decreased due to various reasons, from climate change to pesticide use. And now scientists at the University of Pit

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring, a season that represents new beginnings and hope, is a wonderful time of the year. After a dreadfully long winter, it's exciting to see some colour and life in our landscapes, especially for gardeners!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bouvardia is a genus of 30 flowering shrubs native to Mexico and tropical America. It is a popular ornamental plant, especially in Holland. They grow to be about 2-5ft tall and produce clusters of tubular flowers in white, red and pink.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter is a wonderful time of the year to celebrate spring and all the wonderful things the season brings: hope, life and rebirth. Suffice to say, blooming flowers are a sure sign of spring! Spring flowers are especially symbolic and meaningful!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter lilies, with their beautiful, white trumpet-shaped flowers, are the most popular potted plants sold this time of the year. Chances are that you have a potted Easter lily in your home. Here are some tips to get the most out of your plant!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Gardeners looking to grow impatiens, those shade loving, colourful blooms, this spring will have to rethink their plans. In the last couple of years, downy mildew disease has taken over North America and killing off these beloved garden plants.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

If you wanted to propose on Valentine's Day (the most romantic time of the year!) but didn't have the guts to, perhaps today is good day to get down on one knee. It's National Proposal Day!

Friday, March 22, 2013

The showy Phalaenopis (Moth) orchid may be one of the most recognized and popular orchids, but the dainty blooms of the Oncidium plant is just as beautiful and elegant. The Oncidium orchid is a genus of flowers native to South America.

Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day has come and gone, but it's not forgotten. Well, at least not today, as we show you some of the designs that were made especially for the Irish holiday. Green flowers are unique, so it would be fun to see what our florist come up with.

Friday, March 15, 2013

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, let's celebrate the Irish holiday by growing your own shamrock. Well, actually it's the Oxalis and not the Irish shamrock that is found in Ireland. Oxalis or the False Shamrock is a popular houseplant.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hyacinth is a genus of flowering plants native to the Mediterranean area. It's is a popular ornamental plant and fresh cut flower. The most popular variety of hyacinth is the H. orientali, in which a clusters of fragrant flowers grow on a spike. Purple is

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sleep deprived humans aren't the only ones that enjoy a caffeine buzz. It turns out that bees, too, benefit from a bit of caffeine in their systems. Caffeine seems to help bees boost their long term memory to find flowers with food.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Today is International Women's Day, also known as United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace! It is a worldwide celebration that happens on March 8th to celebrate women, both past and present, and their achievements.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The snowdrop or Galanthus is genus of perennial plants native to the Mediterranean that typically bloom in the winter. Some will even bloom in early spring or late fall. Gardeners living in cold climates will often plant snowdrops in the winter.

Monday, March 4, 2013

If you read last week's Gardening Trends for 2013, you will know that "greener gardening" or sustainable gardening has become one of the most important trends of the year. But what exactly does it mean to garden greener?

Friday, March 1, 2013

We're excited for the first day of March! If the Groundhog Day predictions for this year are correct, we will have an early spring! And we can't wait to start gardening! Here are the latest trends for 2013.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ornamental Kale or flowering kale is an edible vegetable, but it is more commonly grown as an ornamental plant. It is also one of the hottest trends in gardening and weddings in recent years,adding colour, texture and interest to landscapes and flower arr

Monday, February 25, 2013

The chrysanthemum is the "it" flower at the moment in the floral industry. For the 2nd year in a row, a chrysanthemum has won the prestigious FloraHollan Glaze Tulp Award. The 2013 winner in the Cut Flowers category is the Sombrella chrysanthemum.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Here at Grower Direct, we owe our success to the people and companies we have worked with over the years, which we like to call partners. We rely on our partners, particularly our flower growers, to bring our customers the best quality of flowers at affor

Thursday, February 21, 2013

You may already know that we sell quality fresh cut flowers and premium gift baskets at affordable prices, but here are 10 Things You Didn't Know About our local flower shop, including the history of the company, trivia and more!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

If you haven't yet heard, emeral is the colour of the year. Well, at least that's what Pantone, the trusted global authority on colour, has been telling everyone. Expect to see this luxurious and vibrant colour everywhere, from home decor to fashion.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Did you know that flowers have a language of their own? Before emails, texting, or social media, individual flowers were used to send messages. This is called floriography or the language of flowers, and it was popular during the Victorian era. Not only d

Monday, February 11, 2013

Heart of Flame (Bromelia Balansae) is a flowering plant native to forests and fields of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. This large, tropical plant is cultivated for its attractive, dark green, pineapple-like leaves, which emerges from a central stem.

Friday, February 8, 2013

So what are spray roses? Spray roses refer to the miniature roses that grow in clusters of 5-7 blooms per stem. Just like regular sized roses, miniature roses are available in a wide variety of colours. Blooms are typically unscented.

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