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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.

Monday, June 3, 2013

400-Year-Old Moss Comes Back to Life. It's alive! Catherine La Farge, a biologist from the University of Alberta, has discovered 400 year old moss, underneath layers of rocks and mud in the icy depths of Canada's Arctic North that still has life in it!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Spring showers will bring May flowers, but the season can also attract pests like earwigs into your garden. Earwigs are small, brown bugs with large pincers on their tails that can wreak havoc in your garden! Here are some ways to get rid of them!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Heliconia is a beautiful, vibrant plant native to tropical places such as South America, Africa and Pacific Ocean islands. There are more than 200 species in the genus. Many species can be found in rainforests or tropical wet forests.

Monday, May 27, 2013

What's a wedding without flowers? Flowers play one of the most important roles in weddings. From the bride's bouquet to the wedding reception, flowers are the main attraction. It sets the scene and the atmosphere for the wedding.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) is a genus of about 70 perennial plants that can be found growing in the wild in wooded areas and fields. The plant produces 3-petaled flowers and long, thin sword-like leaves.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Holland may be famous for its beautiful tulip fields, but Canada holds the world's largest tulip festival . The Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa (or the Ottawa Tulip Festival) is world-renowned and attracts an average of 500, 000 visitors annually!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What is old is new again! Growing heirloom plants, vegetable, fruits and flowers have become a gardening trend in recent years, as people are rediscovering the benefits. Many avid gardeners are attending garden shows to seek out heirloom seeds.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Most teenagers could care less about flowers and plants in the garden. But some teenagers are obsessed with the Datura Stramonium. Also known as the Devil's weed, this plant is a free and readily available hallucinogenic drug.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Also known as flowering onion and ornamental onion flower, alliums are perennial bulbous plants that produce attractive pompom-like flowers. There are more than 700 different types, ranging in colours and sizes.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Forget mums for mum. Your mom's new favourite cut flower is the Gerbera Daisy. These neon-bright, colourful blooms have been extremely popular in recent years, especially for Mother's Day gifts.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

High school graduation is a once-in-a–lifetime experience for teenagers! It's one of the most important milestones of their lives. Along with the dress, the shoes, the bag, the hair and makeup, flowers are a must have for prom/grad!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Don't panic, but Mother's Day is less than a week away! Although celebrating Mother's Day is not mandatory, it is a nice, thoughtful gesture! After all, your mother was the one that gave you life and took care of you for all of those years. She worked har

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tuberose (polianthes) is a bulbous perennial night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico. The scientific name, polianthes means "many flowers" in Greek, as the plant produces clusters of small white, waxy flowers along its stems.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Colombia is the world's 2nd largest exporter of fresh cut flowers, but the industry has had a bad reputation. FlorVerde, which means "green flowers" in Spanish, was started in 1996 to address concerns of social and environmental responsibility.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Camellias are a must have for every garden, adding colour and beauty to the landscape! These beautiful, showy flowers are amongst the first flowers to bloom, typically blooming from late winter to early spring. Here are some tips on growing camellias.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Alyssum are low growing plants can be cultivated as annuals or perennials. Plants range in height from 10-100cm tall. It can be identified by its distinctive oval leaves and clusters of dainty flowers in yellow, white, pink or purple.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Administrative Professional's Day! Today, Wednesday April 24th, 2013, is a day to celebrate all the unsung heroes at the offices, the ones that keep the office running smoothly, namely receptionists, administrative assistants, and office assistants.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Believe or not, flowers and plants do bloom all year round in Edmonton, in the coldest and snowiest of days! And they be found inside the botanical gardens of the Muttart Conservatory!

Located in the river valley, the glass pyramids of the Muttart Cons

Friday, April 19, 2013

Steampunk themed flowers are the hottest new trend in the floral industry. Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that takes place in the 19th century Victorian era and often features steam-powered machines.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hosta is a genus of perennial plants native to northeast Asia. The plants produce attractive trumpet-shaped flowers in white, lavender and lilac, but they are mainly cultivated for their distinctive, striking foliage.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Muttart's newest attraction is the titan arum, a rare and endangered species from Sumatra. It's a rare sight to see an exotic plant like this in Edmonton. And it's even rarer to see it bloom.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kalanchoe is a genus of tropical, succulent plants that are grown as houseplants. It is native to Madagascar, Brazil and Southeast Asia. They are grown for their clusters of tiny, colourful flowers and attractive, shiny green foliage.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

After a long, snowy winter, spring is finally here! And course, this could only mean one thing: it's time to start gardening! Gardening is a fun way to get some exercise and relieve stress. A blooming garden is a wonderful accomplishment.

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