Author Archives: flowerjedi

About flowerjedi

Just a guy in the flower business that loves what he does. I belong to a number of flower related blogs and love to share information about flowers.

Rose named in honour of the late actress Natasha Richardson

Actress Natasha Richardson who died following a 2009 ski accident in Quebec, Canada has been honored by having a rose variety named after her. The Natasha Richardson rose was recently unveiled during the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Richardson’s mother, actress … Continue reading

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Human Insulin and the Safflower

Safflower-derived human insulin is being studied by a Calgary, Alberta based biotech company SemBioSys Genetics who are using transgenic safflower plants to produce human insulin. The biotech company claims to have produced commercial quantities of human insulin from genetically modified … Continue reading

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Heres a flower story to “wet your whistle”

A flower story just in time for Father’s Day! Dad will love this one. Two Master brewers, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione and Boston Beer founder Jim Koch recently teamed up to make a unique flower beer for SAVOR (Brewers … Continue reading

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Wow, now this is really “answering natures call”

I am often accused by my fellow bloggers of going out of my way to find weird and wacky flower facts to bring to the attention of our readers on Fun Flower Facts. Well, this time I think I may … Continue reading

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A quick welcome to our latest author.

I recently spoke to a long time “flower” buddy of mine and asked if he would be willing to write for FunFlowerFacts, much to my joy he agreed. Believe it or not he was actually thrilled to be asked (ahhh….the … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes: USDA Inspector Shares How Plants Went From Obama To Prince

Katie Hendrick, Society Of American Florists (SAF) , June 1, 2011 During his visit to the British royal family on May 24, President Obama brought a special gift: plants and seeds from the White House greenhouse and Monticello, presented in … Continue reading

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Katy Perry….What do you have against Carnations?

Known by millions for her Top 10 pop hits and her bold style of dress songstress Katy Perry also has some VERY specific tastes in flowers. The website TheSmokingGun recently revealed details of the starlet’s contractual demands for each U.S … Continue reading

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A Secret Santa? In April and May

This is a great story of the power of flowers and how easy it is to spread joy with them Her secret mission delivers happiness Mystery blooms in apartment block This is a story about the power of a flower. … Continue reading

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Some Weird and Wacky

As an old Sci-Fi fan and flower lover when I spotted this article about a “Triffid-like” plant I thought… cool is that. Naturally I just knew I had to post something on my favorite blog. Now I realize that some … Continue reading

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Feeling Some Stress? Time to stop and smell the flowers

Those of us who love flowers have enjoyed their fragrance as a great way to relieve personal stress. The good news is that science has finally proven what we have known all along. Scientists in Japan reported the first scientific … Continue reading

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