Category Archives: Wild Flowers

Alberta’s Wild Rose


I love our Wild Rose! The Alberta Wild Rose grows all over Alberta from north to south and even in the mountains. Producing delicate pink blooms from May to August, this bush adds a wild elegance to woods, fields & … Continue reading

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Tired of mowing? Replace your lawn with wildflowers!


Maintaining a lawn is expensive and time consuming. We spend countless hours fertilizing, watering, weeding and mowing our lawns and just as many hours complaining about how our neighbour’s lawn is greener.  Lawns are overrated and unnecessary, especially if you … Continue reading

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London’s Olympic Blooms


What used to be a predominantly neglected industrial area is now London’s newest pride & joy – Olympic Park. The final wildflower meadows were seeded a few days ago and should be in full bloom by the opening of the … Continue reading

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Near Extinction – The Marsh Sandwort gets a helping hand


In 1993 the US government declared the Marsh Sandwort (Arenaria paludicola) an endangered plant. There were only 10 left in the world, all located in the same area; San Luis Obispo County, California. Biologists collected seeds from the plant and … Continue reading

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Wildflowers stop Mad Max dead in his tracks!


The 4th sequel of the infamous Mad Max movies was to return to it’s original filming location in New South Wales, Australia, which is normally a desert wasteland. Perfect for the Mad Max series wouldn’t you say? Nature however had … Continue reading

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The World’s Driest Desert Has Come Alive!


Atacama desert (located about 600 kms north of Santiago, Chile) has a yearly average rainfall of a mere one millimeter, with some areas receiving zero precipitation. This year they have El Nino to thank for waking up natures gems that … Continue reading

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Wildflowers of Ireland: A Personal Record


Written by  Zoe Devlin, this book is near and dear to my heart as you all know how much I love flowers but you may not have known that Ireland is where I hail from; in fact all of my … Continue reading

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France’s Wildflowers Vanishing from the Countryside


For thousands of years France’s wildflowers flourished beside crops of wheat, rye and other cereals, but now they are disappearing; some are already gone like the Pheasant’s eye, Cornflower, Corncockle and Venus’s looking glass. In fact out of 102 wildflower … Continue reading

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Update – A Field of Dreams is alive and kicking in the UK


Now that the summer season is over, the Wildflower “Field of Dreams” is being harvested for next years planting. About 150 volunteers, nicknamed the happy harvesters, attended the Field of Dreams flower seed harvest. The wild flower meadow – See … Continue reading

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World’s First Living Billboard


With over 800 British wildflowers (14 different species), the worlds first living billboard has been created. It took 2 months to grow the plants for this living floral advertisement. It was created by the wine company Banrock Station. Despite taking … Continue reading

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