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Saturday April 25th is Sense of Smell Day!


Happy Sense of Smell Day! Today, everyone is globally celebrating our ability to smell, and all the wonderful affects of scent. Flowers offer some of the most desirable and enjoyable scents on the planet. A day to build awareness of … Continue reading

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Travel: The Japanese Hitachi Seaside Park- A Must See!


There are many beautiful reasons to travel the globe, and The Hitachi Seaside Park is up on the list. Located just two hours outside of Tokyo in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, the public park is currently in full bloom. Flowers blossom year round, … Continue reading

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A Smelly Affair: Corpse Flower Blossoms!


Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory boasts of a healthy, smelly corpse flower in residence. Nicknamed “Putrella”, the corpse flower has unexpectedly bloomed before her time! And what a stench she is to smell!   Image Credit: https://www.facebook.com/muttart.conservatory1   The Corpse Flower, or Amorphophallus titanium, is known … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum


The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Ixia


Ixia (IK-see-a), also known as African Corn Lily or wand flower,  is a genus of about 50 flowering plants native to South Africa that belongs to the same family as irises and  gladioli. In the wild, they can be found … Continue reading

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Chinese Bellflowers: flowers that look like balloons!


The Chinese Bellflower, also known as the balloon flower, is a perennial that resembles little blue inflated balloons before the flowers fully bloom. When it opens up, a pretty five point bell-shaped flower is revealed. Blue is the most common … 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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Waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum)


Waxflower is a small family of plants containing 21 varieties of evergreen shrubs found natively only in Australia. It belongs to the myrtle family Myrtaceae and has flowers similar to those of the tea-trees (Leptospermum). The Waxflower is a shrub, … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Tree


Scientific Name: Solanum Integrifolium Other Common Names: Chinese Scarlet Eggplant, Japanese Golden Eggs, Ruffled Tomato and Tomato Eggplant. The Pumpkin Tree is a member of the Solanum family, which includes potatoes and eggplants. Despite its common name, the bright orange … Continue reading

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