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Fashion Friday! Winter Florals

2012 is the year of the floral! Floral prints were all the rage in the spring and summer! And we can see why the trend was so popular.  Floral prints are fun, flirty and feminine! There were floral shoes and … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts for Flower Lovers!

‘Tis the season for giving. Hands down, handmade gifts are the best kind of gifts anyone can give. Made with lots of love, handmade gifts really show the recipient how much you really care! These one-of-a-kind gifts are personal and … Continue reading

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Flowers in Fashion: Floral Shoes

Florals are the hottest summer trend of 2012! Floral prints are fun, flirty and feminine. They are everywhere, from dresses to shoes. It’s a print that works for women of all sizes and colours. It’s a great way to add … Continue reading

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Flower Arranging 101

I love watching a professional florist work their magic! They happily jump into the cooler and quickly grab an assortment of blooms and greens to take back to their work area. Their experienced fingers quickly cut stems, strip leaves & if … Continue reading

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Mexican Beauty – The Dahlia

The Dahlia is named in honor of a Swedish botanist Anders Dahl and originates in Mexico. It was brought to Europe during the 18th century by Spanish explorers. There are approximately 30,000 species of Dahlias and 20,000 cultivars; which have … Continue reading

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The Bat Flower – Tacca chantrieri

Common Name: Bat Flower, Devil’s Flower Scientific Name: Tacca chantrieri This is one extremely unusual looking flower! The Bat Flower is a member of the Dioscoreaceae family (which includes the yam) and is native to tropical parts of Southeast Asia. One … Continue reading

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Holland’s Tulip Fields: A Feast for the Eyes

Hollands rural fields are simply spectacular when the tulips are in full bloom. Vivid reds, yellows, pinks & oranges cover the landscape as far as the eye can see. The Tulips growing season is from March to August & the … Continue reading

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Amazon Lilies – The Delightfully Fragrant Wedding Flower

Eucharis grandiflora (pronounced YOU-kar-is gran-di-FLO-ra), commonly known as Amazon lily, Eucharist lily or Madonna lily, forms on a low bulbous plant with broad, glossy green basal leaves & is similar in appearance to the daffodil. The glistening, highly fragrant white … Continue reading

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Chinese Lantern, the Winter Cherry

Scientific Name: Physalis alkekengi ( FY-sa-lis al-ke-KEN-jee). Common Names: Chinese Lantern, Japanese Lantern, Winter Cherry, Bladder Cherry, Physalis is a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, with relatives that include petunia; tomato and tomatillo, bell pepper, chili pepper and cayenne … Continue reading

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Not just a Bucket Shop anymore!

Although you can definitely stop in at your local Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers shop and pick up some fresh flowers, did you know that they are not just a bucket shop anymore? They may have started that way over … Continue reading

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