Category Archives: Flower Varieties

Acontium


  Monkshood Originates from western and central Europe and Asia, and belong to the buttercup family. The name is derived from the Greek name for the plant, “Akoniton”. Greeks used it to poison wolves and other wild animals. Because of … Continue reading

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Alpinia


Red/pink Ginger, Shell Ginger, Ginger Lilly, Torch Ginger Named after botanist Prospero Alpino, the exotic tropical flower is from the “zingiberacae” or ginger family. Grown in the Far East and Africa, the leaves of Alpina are often used as foliage … Continue reading

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Alchemilla


Lady’s Mantle Tiny flowers and an abundance of soft, fan-shaped leaves, makes this an excellent filler for bouquets. Available in yellow-green. It has tiny star-shaped clusters

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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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