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Tree of a Different Kind


    An American artist has found roots in his agricultural upbringing. Award-winning contemporary artist and Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken has created a tree that bears 40 different types of fruit. Through a process called grafting, the artist … Continue reading

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Art in Bloom Took Over Edmonton! 2015


  Edmonton hosted the first annual Art in Bloom Festival earlier this month. The four day festival featured five art galleries and five flower shops collaborating in a fun and unique event.     Five talented flower shops teamed up with … Continue reading

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Floating Flower Oasis


  The Museum of Experimental Science and Innovation in Tokyo is currently featuring an interactive flower installation, called Floating Flower Garden. A simple white space has been turned into a flower oasis; over 2,300 colourful and fragrant orchids, with their full … Continue reading

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A Smelly Affair: Corpse Flower Blossoms!


Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory boasts of a healthy, smelly corpse flower in residence. Nicknamed “Putrella”, the corpse flower has unexpectedly bloomed before her time! And what a stench she is to smell!   Image Credit: https://www.facebook.com/muttart.conservatory1   The Corpse Flower, or Amorphophallus titanium, is known … Continue reading

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Flowers and Ice


Earlier this year, a talented Japanese artist, Azuma Makoto, put on an exhibit titled “ICED FLOWERS”. The exhibition featured compositions of beautiful flowers encased inside massive blocks of ice. Cymbidium orchids, anthurium, and helliconia were just a few of the … Continue reading

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Ceropegia haygarthii – A most unusual bloom…


From the plant family Apocynaceae, this unusual flower was first documented by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, who felt that the flowers look like a fountain of wax. Thus the scientific name was born… keros, meaning wax and pege meaning fountain. … Continue reading

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The Ghost Fower (Mohavea Confertiflora)


With Halloween just a couple of days away, we’ve got spooky flowers on our minds here at Fun Flower Facts. We like to think of ourselves as a blog with a special interest in flowers and plants with fascinating names … Continue reading

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Weird & Unusual: The Bug Eating Butterwort Plant


Butterworts (Pinguicula) are small, herbaceous plants native the northern hemisphere that produces pretty, purple flowers from May until July. It can grow to be 2-4 inches tall. But don’t let its innocent looking flowers fool you! The butterwort  may look … Continue reading

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Weird & Unusual: Bat Face Cuphea


Now that it is October, here at Fun Flower Facts Flower Blog, we can’t help but think about Halloween-themed flowers, like this “Bat Face Cuphea.” Bat Face Cuphea (Cuphea lluvea) is a mounding perennial shrub native to Mexico that is … Continue reading

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Weird & Wacky: Fasciation


In the world of flowers, you can find the good, the bad and the ugly. Most flowers are good; they are perfectly shaped and are beautiful works of art! Bad flowers aren’t perfect and have some unsightliness-usually the result of … Continue reading

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