Category Archives: Weird and Wacky

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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Fresh Flowers, from a vending machine?


You have to admit, it’s a novel idea. Just pop your credit card in the vending machine, choose a bouquet and voila! You have a ready made bouquet to give to a loved one… In Shanghai, China an entrepreneur has … Continue reading

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Ceropegia haygarthii – A most unusual bloom…


From the plant family Apocynaceae, this unusual flower was first documented by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, who felt that the flowers look like a fountain of wax. Thus the scientific name was born… keros, meaning wax and pege meaning fountain. … Continue reading

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Dictamnus – The Real Burning Bush


When you use the common name “Burning Bush” most people assume you are talking about Kochia, a popular annual that is grown for its foliage which turns red in Autumn. But they’d be wrong! The true Burning Bush is actually … Continue reading

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Weird & Unusual: Bladderwort Plants (Utricularia)


Flowering Utricularia macrorhiza (Bladderwort) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you are a regular reader of this flower blog, you will know that the world is full of weird and unusual flowers and plants, such as: ghost orchids, plants that can dance, … Continue reading

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