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Why are orchids so popular?
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When shopping for flowers, no matter the occasion, you are bound to come across bouquets that include orchids and even potted plants. In both cases, they make fantastic and impressive gifts for friends and loved ones alike. Here are some reasons why these blooms are so popular. Exotic beauty One of the main reasons why […]
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Violets for February
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While the month of February has most people thinking about red roses and Valentine’s Day, there is another beautiful bloom that makes a lovely gift around this time of year. Violets are loved for many reasons and below you find all you need to know about these gorgeous blooms. Their meaning Like all other flowers, […]
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Fun facts about flower bulbs
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Just like seeds, bulbs are like a storage unit that holds all of the genetic material necessary for the plant to grow. If you are planning on growing flower bulbs in your garden, it’s good to do some research and make sure that you learn as much as you can before you begin. Here are […]
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Funny flower names
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We are all familiar with popular flower names such as roses, lilies, carnations and even orchids. However, not all blooms have such ‘usual’ names. There are some very unusual and outright funny names. Here are some of the most unusual names for fresh blooms. Bastard Toadflax This is one that you might not want to […]
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Holland’s booming tulip trade
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When we think of a tulip, most of us almost instantly picture the rich and colourful fields in Holland. While these blooms may not have originated from Holland, they have become one of the top exports of the country. Yes, many flowers are sold locally, but they are also exported to various countries around the […]
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Each country has a unique national flower
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Every country has its own language, culture and even its very own national flower. Here is a list of national flowers chosen by various countries around the world. Europe and Asia Below is a list of European and Asian countries along with the national flower for each. Germany – Cornflowers Italy – Lilies Denmark – […]
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How roses enriched our history
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Of all the flowers you will find at your local florist, roses are arguably the most popular and easy to recognize. What many people may not know about these beautiful blooms is that they are associated with a number of legends, myths and traditions. Historical uses of roses Roses have been used by many civilizations […]
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Annuals and perennials – what’s the difference?
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When planning your garden, you may learn about annual flowers and perennials. Which leads to a very important question – what’s the difference between annuals and perennials? Understanding the difference between these types of plants will help you plan and plant the perfect garden. The difference In simple terms, annuals grow and bloom for one […]
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The history of mistletoe
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Mistletoe is often associated with Christmas but have you ever wondered why? This plant lives on the bark of trees and actually feeds of these trees. When trees lose their leaves, this plant thrives and it produces some of the most colourful berries and lush green foliage. Many years ago, the berries were thought of […]
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Choosing the right lilies
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Lilies are one of the most popular of all cut flowers. They can be used as focal flowers in various types of arrangements and they can be sent for many different occasions. Whether all on their own in vase or paired with blooms like roses, you can always be sure that your lily blooms will […]