Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bleeding Heart, Clerodendrum thomsoniae


This Flowering beauty, known commonly as ‘The Bleeding Heart Vine,’ is a member of the Verbenaceae plant family and is indigenous to the tropical regions of West Africa. Featuring white flowers that contain red lobed corollas that grow in cymes … Continue reading

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Study Officially Links Flowers with Romance


You have probably always considered flowers as a material means of conveying affection, but is this truly because they are powerful psychological triggers of romance, or simply because it’s merely traditional? Well, according to a new study out of coming … Continue reading

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Research Discovers Flower Petals have Sticky Coating for Bees!


Researchers found that the surface of petals are similar to Velcro, which is useful for bees, not letting go with the wind… For a long time, scientists have known that the petals of most flowering plants (angiosperms) have cone-shaped cells … Continue reading

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Flower Arranging 101


I love watching a professional florist work their magic! They happily jump into the cooler and quickly grab an assortment of blooms and greens to take back to their work area. Their experienced fingers quickly cut stems, strip leaves & if … Continue reading

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What Giving Flowers Says About You


As we have been in the flower business for 30+ yrs we already knew that the gift of flowers evokes instant smiles & happiness but what about the gift giver? What does it say about them? Rutgers researcher Jeannette Haviland-Jones, … Continue reading

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India Farmers Face Water Crisis – Now Growing Flowers


Many Farmers in Malur, Karnataka, India have been suffering through a drought that has been killing off their crops. Attempts at irrigation have been unsuccessful; the solution? Grow flowers! Button roses and Dutch roses are cultivated in an area of 472 … Continue reading

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Go Green with your bath mat?


An innovative idea by designer Nguyen La Chanh is good for the environment, good for the bathroom and good for you too! This Eco-friendly bath mat is made from moss, yes that’s right, real live, living moss! Introducing the “Larosée”. … Continue reading

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The Plantosaurus Rex Exhibit


The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, California is very proud of it’s latest exhibit The Plantosaurus Rex, and so they should be! The exhibit showcases 3 different periods the Triassic and Jurassic periods when plant life was rather boring … Continue reading

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Flowers & Science – The Latest Discoveries


Flower Evolution Flowers in Australia evolved their bright colours to attract native bees, according to new research that proves the flying insects are crucial to flower pollination around the world. Researchers already knew that flower colours in the Northern Hemisphere … Continue reading

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Carpet of Flowers at Arundel Cathedral


Every year thousands of people from all over Britain head to Arundel Cathedral in Arundel, West Sussex to view the annual carpet of flowers that is created in the central isle of the Gothic styled cathedral. The yearly tradition was … Continue reading

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