Category Archives: Announcements

New Discovery: Azalea Relies on Butterflies For Survival!


  It was recently discovered that butterflies play yet another important role! The majestic butterfly has been linked to pollination of the flame azalea. “In order for a plant to reproduce, a pollinator — usually an insect — has to … Continue reading

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Tree of a Different Kind


    An American artist has found roots in his agricultural upbringing. Award-winning contemporary artist and Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken has created a tree that bears 40 different types of fruit. Through a process called grafting, the artist … Continue reading

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Art in Bloom Took Over Edmonton! 2015


  Edmonton hosted the first annual Art in Bloom Festival earlier this month. The four day festival featured five art galleries and five flower shops collaborating in a fun and unique event.     Five talented flower shops teamed up with … Continue reading

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Administrative Professionals Day 2015


Organizations across the globe heavily rely on their support staff to keep the ship sailing smoothly. Without dedicated, reliable, hardworking employees, many companies would quickly run aground in a massive shipwreck. The very first Administrative Professionals Day was held in … Continue reading

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Travel: The Japanese Hitachi Seaside Park- A Must See!


There are many beautiful reasons to travel the globe, and The Hitachi Seaside Park is up on the list. Located just two hours outside of Tokyo in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, the public park is currently in full bloom. Flowers blossom year round, … Continue reading

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A Smelly Affair: Corpse Flower Blossoms!


Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory boasts of a healthy, smelly corpse flower in residence. Nicknamed “Putrella”, the corpse flower has unexpectedly bloomed before her time! And what a stench she is to smell!   Image Credit: https://www.facebook.com/muttart.conservatory1   The Corpse Flower, or Amorphophallus titanium, is known … Continue reading

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Colour of 2015: Marsala!


Pantone has released the official colour of 2015. “The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.” Nature has long been showcasing … Continue reading

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2013 – Year in Review


Fun Flower Facts  2013 – A Review According to WordPress… The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take … Continue reading

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Grower Direct Fun & Freebies!


I wanted to do a quick post about our Sponsor: Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers. If you’re in Canada it’s a name you’re familiar with but did you know about the contests and freebies from Grower Direct? Yes, not only … Continue reading

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Floral Design Contest!


If you are a regular reader of this flower blog, you will know that we don’t usually do contests on this blog. But we figured it’s about time we reward our readers for supporting us and taking the time to … Continue reading

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