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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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Stephanotis


Stephanotis floribunda originates from Malaya to Madagascar. It is sometimes known as Madagascar Jasmine, Floradora or Waxflower, Its name comes from the Greek word stephanos, meaning “crown,” and otos, for “ear,” referring to the five ear-like petals attached to the … Continue reading

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Fit for Royalty – Queen Anne’s Lace


Queen Anne’s Lace is said to have been named after Queen Anne of England, an expert Lace maker. English legend tells us that Queen Anne challenged the ladies of the court to a contest to see who could produce a … Continue reading

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August’s Flower – Gladiolus


GLADIOLI (glad-ee-oh-lee) (plural – Gladioli; singular – Gladiolus) is the official flower for the month of August. It symbolizes strength of character, faithfulness and honor & signifies remembrance. Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus … Continue reading

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“Eiffel” Sunflower shooting for world record


Sunflowers like warmth and sunshine to grow big and tall, but this one is defying all odds! Growing in a little terrace garden in Kent, this beauty has reached a staggering height of 23 ft despite a poor summer with … Continue reading

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