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Flower Arranging is not a new art form


Horizontal, Vertical, Natural, Crescent, or my personal favorite “Formal Linear”…… just a few of the many styles of floral arranging. Like everything else in today’s modern world the “art” of flower arranging has been broken into categories with technical sounding … Continue reading

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Canada’s splashing about at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!


Every year the Royal Horticultural Society puts on one of Britain’s biggest flower shows; The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  This year the show runs from May 24th – 28th & is already sold out! The RHS was founded in 1804 … Continue reading

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Bizarre Beliefs


There are many superstitions, bizarre stories, weird beliefs, old wives tales and just plain crazy stuff about flowers out there! Some are funny, some are serious and some are, well just plain crazy! Here’s a list of some the unusual … Continue reading

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Daffy for Daffodils


Spring is here and soon the Daffodils will be peaking up out of the dirt. The birds are returning from their winter vacation to summer in Canada and other signs are that Daffy Duck (and the Road Runner) on T.V. … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Flowers Come From?


By Carl Zimmer Published: September 7, 2009 NYTimes.com Throughout his life, Charles Darwin surrounded himself with flowers. When he was 10, he wrote down each time a peony bloomed in his father’s garden. When he bought a house to raise … Continue reading

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The gift of flowers – History


No one has an exact date for when people started giving floral bouquets as gifts however remnants of flowers have been found in graves that date back to prehistoric times. Flowers given as gifts have also been found in ancient … Continue reading

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