Category Archives: Flower Varieties

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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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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