Category Archives: Weird and Wacky

Floating Flower Oasis


  The Museum of Experimental Science and Innovation in Tokyo is currently featuring an interactive flower installation, called Floating Flower Garden. A simple white space has been turned into a flower oasis; over 2,300 colourful and fragrant orchids, with their full … Continue reading

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A Smelly Affair: Corpse Flower Blossoms!


Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory boasts of a healthy, smelly corpse flower in residence. Nicknamed “Putrella”, the corpse flower has unexpectedly bloomed before her time! And what a stench she is to smell!   Image Credit: https://www.facebook.com/muttart.conservatory1   The Corpse Flower, or Amorphophallus titanium, is known … 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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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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Flower Beards … Are they really a Trend now?


Big, Bushy Beards are receiving a whole lot of media attention; recently many young men from all over the world (and internet) are adopting this interesting and scruffy look. The Large beards are often associated with a hipster culture,( though … 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 Trend Alert: Fairy Gardens


Summer of 2014 is here and I have discovered a new “little” trend, made up of small plants and imagination. I have discovered the “Fairy Garden”. Don’t let the term scare you; there are no fairies needed. A “fairy garden” … 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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