Author Archives: Lesley Lowry

About Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.

How to Make a Day of the Dead Shrine


Happy Day of Dead/Dia de los Muertos! Day of the Dead, which celebrated on November 1st and 2nd in many Latin American cultures, is a holiday that honours and commemorates the lives of deceased loved ones. Typically, November 1st is … Continue reading

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Not an Orchid!


Though this beauty looks like it must be an orchid, believe it or not, it’s actually a member of the ginger family (Zingiberoideae). Roscoea pupurea – Vannin variety boasts these large white and purple blooms that can easily fool you … Continue reading

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Guest Blog :12 Beautiful Flowers for Your Container Garden


Practical and beautiful, container gardens provide a great means of self-expression. You can choose from a multitude of colors, shapes, and fragrances. However, some flowers perform better in confined spaces than others. For the most attractive and healthy container garden, … Continue reading

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Guest Post : How Mulching Can Benefit Your Flower Garden


   (http://www.laurieflower.com/the-inspiration-of-synthetic-mulch-garden/synthetic-mulch-garden-details/) A long time landscape artist or flower gardener can tell you the many benefits of mulching. Mulching refers to the application of any material (organic or inorganic) on the surface of the soil over plant roots. Mulches are mainly … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: 7 Tips for Decorating Your Office with Flowers


There are few things that could prove to be as effective at brightening up and bringing life to any office space than the selective placement of fresh flowers. However, not all flowers are suitable for this particular purpose, making it … Continue reading

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The Birds, the Bees, and the Bats ?


When I say bat, most people think blood-sucking vampires or flying rats. They definitely don’t think of beautiful fragrant flowers. Birds and Bees do their thing during the day, but as soon as night falls, it’s the bats that take … Continue reading

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Flower Beards … Are they really a Trend now?


Big, Bushy Beards are receiving a whole lot of media attention; recently many young men from all over the world (and internet) are adopting this interesting and scruffy look. The Large beards are often associated with a hipster culture,( though … Continue reading

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Inspiration…


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Bouvardia


  The Genus is named after Charles Bouvard, personal physician to King Louis XIII of France, and also the director of the “Jardin des Plantes”. Originates from Mexico, but it is now widely cultivated, especially in Holland. It is very … Continue reading

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Inspiration…..


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