Category Archives: Flower Varieties

Queen of all the Flower Crowns!


Flower crowns are all the rage these days. Fresh flowers in your hair just simply put a pep in your step. Brides, festival goers, graduates, birthday celebrators- there are many reasons to sport little lovelies around your tête.     … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum


The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Flower Fun!


The happy green holiday is upon us! Grab your green hat, pinch an Irishman (or Irishwoman) and get green happy!  May the Irish hills caress you; may her lakes and rivers bless you; may the luck of the Irish enfold … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Aranthera Anne Black Orchid


The Aranthera Anne Black Orchid, more commonly known as Anne Black Orchid, was created for and named after the wife of the British governor of Singapore. The orchid was registered by the Singapore Botanical Gardens in 1957, and was produced by combining … Continue reading

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10 Spring Flower Tips


Spring is almost here! The sun is shining and the snow is melting! Fresh cut spring flowers in your home will help usher in the new season and tide you over until the grass is green. “Spring is natures way … 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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Flower Fun: Narcissus


The classic story about the man named Narcissus who was so self-absorbed that he wasted away staring at his own reflection until he eventually became a flower, the attractive Narcissus is the official flower for the month of December! Another … 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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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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Agapanthus


African lily, Lily of the Nile From the Lily family, originates in South Africa, but is mainly cultivated in Holland. Popular varieties include “Blue Triumphator”, “Blue Globe” and “Umbellatus Albus”, available in shades of blue and white. They are rounded … Continue reading

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