Tag Archives: flowering plants

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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The 5 Easiest Houseplants to Grow

Did you resolve to live healthier this year? Forget dieting and exercising! This could simply be achieved by growing some houseplants! Houseplants have been known to improve the air quality inside our homes by removing toxins in the air, thus … Continue reading

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Foxgloves, beautiful, poisonous & cancer fighter

One of Britain’s best known flowering plants could soon be used to stop the spread of breast cancer. Scientists at John Hopkins University, Baltimore have discovered that a drug based on foxglove, which produces distinctive tall spires of pink tubular … Continue reading

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It’s an Orchid Lovers Dream!

Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory has devoted an entire pyramid to the Orchid. After a full year of planning the incredible display is open to the public from now until Oct 23. If you’re avid about Orchids this is a DO NOT … Continue reading

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An Ancient Bloom – Safflower

SAFFLOWER (Carthamus tinctorius) From the Asteraceae family, this product has been used for a long time in coloring food and cosmetic, medicine, oil, meals and more.  In China, a pleasant-tasting herbal tea is prepared from safflower blossoms; however, spineless varieties … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers Blooming in Autumn!

In the UK the weather has been so unseasonably warm that the plants are very confused! Normally only blooming in Spring time, plants such as Rhododendrons and Strawberries are blooming for the 2nd time this year. According to The Royal … Continue reading

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China’s Marigolds

The villages located outside of Beijing China in Yanqing County have supplied the Beijing flower market for years, however recently they have expanded the flower fields by thousands of acres. In the fall, the Marigold (a member of the Chrysanthemum … Continue reading

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New Species plants its own seeds!

Scientists have estimated that there are possibly between 5 million and 50 million plant species on our planet, however only about 2 million species have been discovered and documented to date. It is believed that many species live, die & … Continue reading

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Flowers & Road Signs – Not Good Companions!

Recently in Toronto, good intentions went awry! In an attempt to “beautify” the streets beautiful Hanging Flower Pots overflowing with bountiful blooms were attached to posts that also hold road signs, such as stop signs, street signs and parking signs. … Continue reading

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Hydrangea, the colour-changing flower

The Hydrangea (“Hortensia” in Spanish) is a genus of about 75 species of flowering plants native to eastern Asia, North America and South America. It symbolizes heartfelt emotions and can be used to express gratitude. One of the neat things … Continue reading

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