Category Archives: “Just The Facts”

Interesting facts about flowers and the flower industry

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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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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Agave of the Century!


An 80 year old Agave plant at the University of Michigan botanical gardens has bloomed. The agave produced a 28 foot high stalk that passed all the way through the greenhouse roof! The plant has resided in the Ann Arbour … Continue reading

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The Birds, the Bees, and the Bats ?


When I say bat, most people think blood-sucking vampires or flying rats. They definitely don’t think of beautiful fragrant flowers. Birds and Bees do their thing during the day, but as soon as night falls, it’s the bats that take … Continue reading

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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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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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New World Record!


The eighth Flower and Garden Festival held at the Events Garden in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia has set a new world record for the world’s largest carpet of flowers! This incredible “carpet” was constructed with 15 million flowers spread over an … Continue reading

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A Floral Mystery from Space


The Ganjoji temple in Japan has a very old Cherry Tree, it’s estimated to be about 1250 years old. In 2008 some cherry stones from this tree were sent into space. They stayed on the International Space Station for 8 … Continue reading

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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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