Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fashion Friday: Floral Backpacks

I hate to say this, but it’s the last day of August. It’s the end of summer. The days will be shorter. The nights will be longer and colder. No more lazy days of soaking in the sun. No more … Continue reading

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Flowers & Movies: Movies with Flower Titles

Flowers are everywhere; in fashion, art, and music. Flowers are fascinating. They can be beautiful and mysterious. Sometimes they are shy. They might even be deadly. Nonetheless, flowers are a source of inspiration for designers, artists and filmmakers alike. Today’s … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Roses Named After Celebrities

As if fame and fortune wasn’t enough for celebrities, they even have flowers named after them! Marilyn Monroe Rose Marilyn Monroe, the blonde bombshell, has a soft, creamy apricot colored hybrid rose named after her.  The rose is lightly scented … Continue reading

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Fun and Creative Garden Planters and Containers

Forget about using flower pots! Add personality and fun to your garden with some of these planter ideas. Plus, you will be helping the environment by keeping these items from the landfill. 1. Got an old useless car in your … Continue reading

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Foul Smelling Flowers

Don’t stop and smell these flowers! Plug your nose! These are foul-smelling, vomit-inducing flowers that you don’t want to get too close to. The Voodoo Lily (Dracunculus vulgaris) It’s a beautiful pink flower but don’t let its good looks fool … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a perennial native to Europe and the Mediterranean region that grows from tubers. Cyclamens are grown for their pretty, scented flowers, reminiscent of an up swept ballerina skirt. The five-petaled flowers come in shades of pink, white or … Continue reading

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Flowers, Personified

Have you ever wondered what flowers would look like if they were human?  J.J Grandville, a French cartoonist, did! He used his creativity and imagination to create a series of floral illustrations in his “Les Fleurs Animeés” giving flowers some … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Free Floral Desktop Wallpaper

It’s Friday! Here are some free desktop wallpaper featuring some of the world’s most beautiful flowers for you to enjoy! And as always, click on image to download onto your computer.

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Fun Flower Facts: Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia Hirta)

Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta Most people have seen black-eyed susans before. They are common wildflowers native to North America that can be found growing in gardens, fields and countrysides everywhere.. They are easily recognized, with their dark brown, almost black, … Continue reading

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How to Preserve Flowers

Fresh flowers are so beautiful, so fragrant and so vibrant. If only there was a way to preserve their beauty and elegance, so that the flowers can be enjoyed year round. But wait a minute! You can do this! Preserving … Continue reading

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