Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lobelia, a potted natural


With the weather warming up and the longer daylight hours, it’s hard not to start planning our flower beds and planters for the upcoming season. For me, one of the staples for planters and hanging flower pots is the Lobelia. … Continue reading

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BLOOM – A Collision of Art & Flowers


Artist Ann Schuleit was commissioned to create an installation expressing the lack of fresh flowers found in the health care industry. Titled “BLOOM”, the installation was set in the Massachusetts Mental Health Care Center in Boston, MA. The hallways, previously … Continue reading

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Black Bird Rose


One of the newest roses to be introduced is the Black Bird rose. It is actually a red rose tinted with blues and purples to give the petals a dark purple or black tint. Most tinted roses are a white … Continue reading

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Celebrating Flowers in Style!


The 36th Chiang Mai Flower Festival Every February the streets of Chiang Mai are overcome with flowers. The city, located in northern Thailand, is often referred to as the Rose of the North and is known worldwide for their fabulous … Continue reading

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Red Haute Couture Dress Made with 1000 roses!


Haute Couture dresses continue to make a statement. Designer Joe Massie, three-time winner of the RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year award, released this dress last month. This stunning gown is covered with petals from 1,000 Naomi red roses, … Continue reading

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Columbia – Land of Flowers


At Grower Direct we search the world in our efforts to bring our customers the finest flowers available. During the two decades Grower Direct has been retailing flowers we have developed a distinct fondness for flowers grown in Colombia, as … Continue reading

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Have you seen the new Double Lily?


I was very excited when I heard about a new type of oriental lily. Some refer to it as the “rose lily.” Others call it a “double lily.” This new, rare and unique lily has all the hardiness and vigor … Continue reading

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The Garden Rose Gallery


Probably the most popular garden roses of today are those with strong fragrance, huge petal counts and large flower heads. There are many varieties like this for today’s gardens bred by major houses like David Austin Roses from England, Rosen … Continue reading

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Flowers & Childhood Memories


The first “flowers” I can remember as a child were the pretty yellow ones that grow wild and abundantly for every child to pick and go happily home to present them to their mothers. These “flowers” were usually taken and … Continue reading

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