Tag Archives: Cut Flowers

Plant Profile: Lavatera


Commonly called Mallow or Tree Mallow, Lavatera is a popular garden perennial. It grows quickly and flowers abundantly, it is also a great cut flower as it’s long lasting (6-8 days vase life) and the buds continue to develop even … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Astrantia


Astrantia, commonly known as Masterwort is a beautiful, shade loving perennial that adds colour and uniqueness to every garden, especially so when you consider it makes for a beautiful & long lasting cut flower. Masterwort can easily be grown from … Continue reading

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Learn How to Create a Spring Flower Arrangements


Spring is in the air! The landscape is alive with the sights and sounds of the new season. The sky is clear blue. Trees are sprouting green. Birds are chirping. It’s a wonderful time of the year, especially for those … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Zinnia


Zinnias are brightly coloured flowers belonging to the Asteraceae family, where other members include asters, daisies, and sunflowers. It is a hot-climate plant native to South America and southwestern United States. Flowers vary in size, with diameters ranging from one … Continue reading

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Please tell me what a Spring Bouquet is?


In Canada and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the spring season was March 20. The last day is June 19. Many people like to order “spring bouquets” not only when spring seems to be around … Continue reading

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The Ever Popular Peony


Peonies symbolizes nobility, value and peace; however, they can also signify shame. The name originates from Greek mythology- Paeon was a bright student learning under the god Asclepius. Zeus turned Paeon into a flower to save him from the jealous … Continue reading

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Mistletoe, a Christmas Kissing Tradition


In ancient times, Celtic Druids believed that Mistletoe was a holy plant because it rooted closer to heaven than any other plant. Its evergreen leaves symbolized the promise of spring’s return. In Scandinavian mythology, Mistletoe was a symbol of peace. … Continue reading

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Larkspur


Symbolizes levity or lightness and can also be indicative of fickleness and haughtiness. Larkspurs were, in the past, classified as a species in the genus Delphinium, but today they constitute a genus of their own, Consolida (con-SAW-li-da). Larkspur florets, which … Continue reading

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Love-Lies-Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)


Amaranthus, more commonly known as Love Lies Bleeding, Tassel Flower, Velvet Flower or Joseph’s Coat, is from the family of Amaranthaceae; also commonly known as the pigweed family, especially in the Americas and Africa. The genus Amaranthus includes several widely … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: The Elegant Iris


The Iris symbolizes eloquence. Purple irises =  wisdom and compliments; Blue =  faith and hope. Yellow = passion;   white =  purity. Birth Month: February From ancient times, the stately Iris stood as a symbol of power and majesty. This … Continue reading

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