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How to Create Alcoholic Beverages from Roses


Commercial floral alcoholic drinks are pretty much obsolete now days but if you can get your hands on a cookbook or two that are really old, you’ll find some great recipes for making rose wine, rose liqueur, rose syrup and … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Wild Rose


I love our Wild Rose! The Alberta Wild Rose grows all over Alberta from north to south and even in the mountains. Producing delicate pink blooms from May to August, this bush adds a wild elegance to woods, fields & … Continue reading

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How to Prune Roses


To prune or not to prune? The answer is to prune. Even “bad pruning” is better than no pruning. Pruning keeps your rose plants healthy, productive and attractive by removing dead wood and improving air circulation. This extra bit of … Continue reading

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25 Unique Ways to Use Roses


June is the month of the rose, the world’s most popular and recognizable flower. As a cut flower, the beauty and fragrance is like no other! It is one of the many reasons roses are the perfect gift for any … Continue reading

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Weird & Wacky: Rose Proliferation


Believe it or not, roses are not always beautiful and perfect. Sometimes, they can turn ugly! Rose proliferation is when a new bud along with its unfurling leaves will grow through the center of a rose that is already in … Continue reading

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How to Extend the Vase Life of Your Valentine’s Roses


It’s the day after Valentine’s Day. Many of you probably received a beautiful, bouquet of red roses yesterday. After all, the red rose is the ultimate symbol of love and romance. As captivating as these flowers are, they don’t last … Continue reading

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A Romantic Proposal with A Dress Made with 9 999 Red Roses!


As cliche as it is, nothing says “I love you” quite like the red rose. If one single red rose can get our hearts aflutter, imagine what 9 999 roses can do! On February 2012, Xiao Fan, a man from … Continue reading

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Beautiful Flower Time Lapse Videos!


Got the winter blues? Flowers can cheer you up! There may not be any fresh flowers in the garden right now, if you live in cold, snowy climate, like here in Canada. But that’s ok. Spring will be here soon … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell these Fragrant Flowers!


Shakespeare once said, “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Roses are infamous for their characteristic scent, but they aren’t the only fragrant flowers in the garden. Highly scented flowers attract pollinators, such as butterflies, bees … Continue reading

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Beautiful Photographs of Decaying Flowers by Billy Kidd


There’s no doubt about it. Roses are breathtakingly beautiful and have inspired amazing works of art from playwrights, poets, painters and photographers for centuries. But once they start to wilt and brown, they are thrown away without a second thought. … Continue reading

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