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Interesting facts about flowers and the flower industry

3200 Years Old – 247 feet tall and still growing!


What is 3200 years old, 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, is 27 feet wide and has 2 billion needles? The President of course! This giant Sequoia is not only awe inspiring, it’s still growing! At the … Continue reading

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How to Create Alcoholic Beverages from Roses


Commercial floral alcoholic drinks are pretty much obsolete now days but if you can get your hands on a cookbook or two that are really old, you’ll find some great recipes for making rose wine, rose liqueur, rose syrup and … Continue reading

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Can Plants Think?


Can plants think? Smell or give off scent? Do they know if they are being attacked? Can they hear? Do they work together? Show empathy? Do they have memory? Check out this video…

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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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Scientists Discover first Known Predator to Disguise itself as a Flower!


I thought this article was really cool and a glimpse into how resourceful nature can really be! You might notice the lack of original content in this post, but we thought was way too neat not to share! Original Article … Continue reading

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18 Uses for Lavender


If you plan on growing only one thing this year, make it lavender! Lavender is one of the easiest and most versatile herbs to grow. Not only is lavender edible,  it has a wonderful intoxicating scent! Simply sow the seeds … Continue reading

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How to Get Phalaenopsis Orchids to Re-bloom


From pure white to hot pink, there is a Phalaenopsis plant for every home decor! Phalaenopsis (fal-en-OP-sis) orchids, also commonly known as moth orchids, are some of the most beautiful flowers in the world and among the easiest orchids to … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: “Butter and Eggs” Flower (Linaria vulgaris)


Scientific name: linaria vulgaris. Other names: yellow toadflax, bread and butter, bunny mouths, flaxweed,  lion’s outh Butter and eggs isn’t breakfast. It’s the name of a flower that seems to be everywhere. You might have seen these snapdragon-like flowers along … Continue reading

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Provincial and Territorial Flowers of Canada


O, Canada! Our home and native land. A luscious land full of beautiful blooming flowers.  The humble maple leaf is the most recognized national symbol, but let’s not forget our our provincial and territorial flowers! These floral emblems represent the … Continue reading

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Research Discovers Flower Petals have Sticky Coating for Bees!


Researchers found that the surface of petals are similar to Velcro, which is useful for bees, not letting go with the wind… For a long time, scientists have known that the petals of most flowering plants (angiosperms) have cone-shaped cells … Continue reading

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