Category Archives: Flower Varieties

Acacia


Mimosa, White Acacia is from the pea family, they have a sharp sweet fragrance, available in the color yellow. The flowers are tiny petal-less and in globular clusters. Numerous stamens give a typically fluffy appearance. Acacia is sensitive to ethylene … Continue reading

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Anethum


Dill This flower from the carrot family is often confused with fennel, it has a strong aroma, and one should be very careful when combining it, particularly with other scented flowers, as the strong aroma will dominate. Available in yellow-green, … Continue reading

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Inspiration.


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Wonderfull… or Weird?


Well we all know the world of flowers and plants is a beautiful place. But is it always? While searching for topics for my blogs I came upon some pictures that gave me the impression otherwise. Today I learned, that … Continue reading

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Whats The Obsession with Pansy’s?


Though they are called pansy’sthese hearty little flowers are anything but wimpy. They are one of the toughest flowers, they are perfect for our climate, and thrive here in Canada. This little flower has inspired many a poem, picture and … Continue reading

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Arachnis Orchids


Next to the Rose, orchids are one of my favourite plants. The sheer variety and uniqueness of each species is just amazing! Like this one; Arachnis, commonly called spider orchid or scorpion orchid, even though it’s resemblance to a spider … Continue reading

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The Lipstick Tree ( Bixa orellana)


Originating from Tropical America the Lipstick tree, as it’s commonly called, is prized for it’s pretty blooms and interesting seed pods. Bixa is a small, ornamental shrub or tree with a round head. The seeds of the flower have a … Continue reading

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No I am not a sunflower!


I’m sure if a Venidium could speak it would say “No I am not a sunflower!”. Also called Cape Daisy, this is not the easiest plant to find but definitely worth the trouble! You’ll have to search the seed catalogues … Continue reading

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Cleome – The Spider Flower


This pretty annual is called the spider flower or spider plant because of its long stamens that resemble spider legs. If you like unusual or exotic plants, this beauty is a must for your garden! But do be careful, if … Continue reading

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Ceropegia haygarthii – A most unusual bloom…


From the plant family Apocynaceae, this unusual flower was first documented by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, who felt that the flowers look like a fountain of wax. Thus the scientific name was born… keros, meaning wax and pege meaning fountain. … Continue reading

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