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Plant Profile: The Calla Lily


CALLA LILIES: A thick, waxy, funnel-shaped spathe (the petal) wraps around a shorter fleshy spike (spadix) in this elegant “less is more” flower. The actual “flowers” are the “bumps” on the spadix. The stems are smooth and leafless. Interesting Facts … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!


   Celebrate and protect our natural environment by taking part in Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Join with community groups to explore environmental and ecological issues on local and international scales, and work towards making a difference to our … Continue reading

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Guest Post: An Artfully Designed Flower Garden


An Artfully Designed Flower Garden with Colours, Textures and Decor It may still be the dead of winter, but I’m already daydreaming about spring gardening. Everybody has their own sense of style when it comes to their garden, but there … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Saucer Plant (Aeonium tabuliforme)


Here at funflowerfacts.com we love unusual plants, the weirder the better! This pretty little succulent fits the bill. Aeonium tabuliforme, otherwise known as Saucer Plant or Dinner Plate Plant is the flattest plant we know of. Found in Tenerife, they … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Portulaca


I love this annual, in fact it made it into my favourite new varieties for both 2011 and 2012! 2011 – Portulaca, Duet Hawaiian Rose     2012 – Portulaca, Happy Hour Coconut As you can see, same plant, completely different … Continue reading

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Preventing Plant Troubles


All gardens, no matter how well maintained are subject to troubles from insects and diseases that can, and will attack your plants as soon as your back is turned! The best way to handle plant troubles is PREVENTION. Choose your … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Astrantia


Astrantia, commonly known as Masterwort is a beautiful, shade loving perennial that adds colour and uniqueness to every garden, especially so when you consider it makes for a beautiful & long lasting cut flower. Masterwort can easily be grown from … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How to Protect Plants from Frost


Introducing Fiona Kirkcaldy who kindly took some time out of her day to write this guest post for us! We are extremely excited to open up this blog and invite others to write a guest post!  We hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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DIY Planter Projects for the Weekend


Summer may be just about over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening! There are many beautiful flowers that bloom late in the season and well into the fall that are currently available at your local garden center … Continue reading

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