Category Archives: Friday’s Flower Fact

FLOWER FACT: OLEANDER

November 29, 2019

Friday's Flower Fact | Oleander

All parts of an Oleander are highly toxic if ingested. Wear gloves when pruning to avoid contact with sap, which may cause irritation. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: MEXICAN PETUNIA, PURPLE SHOWERS

November 15, 2019

Mexican Petunia, Purple Showers

Each Mexican Petunia (a.k.a. Purple Showers) bloom lasts for only one day. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: TEMPLE FIRE BOUGAINVELLIA

November 01, 2019

Temple Fire Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is also known as Paperflower due to the colorful, papery bracts that form immense color displays, making this plant so infamous. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: GREAT BLUE LOBELIA

October 18, 2019

Friday's Flower Fact: Great Blue Lobelia

This Great Blue Lobelia may self seed in optimum conditions, e.g. along streams, ponds or wet meadows, to form colonies. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: WOOD’S PINK NEW YORK ASTER

October 04, 2019

Wood’s Pink New York Aster

Asters are the mainstay of many fall gardens and the Wood’s Pink New York Aster is a compact gem that requires no staking, and is very clear of mildew, compared to others. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: SUPERBELLS TANGERINE PUNCH

September 13, 2019

Superbells Tangerine Punch

Proper watering is the key to growing good Superbells Tangerine Punch, a hybrid produced for its easy care compared to petunias. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: WILD SWEET WILLIAM

August 30, 2019

Flower Fact: Wild Sweet William | Meadow Phlox

Compared to garden phlox, phlox maculata has shiner, thicker and thinner leaves that show superb mildew resistance. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: MILKSHAKE CONEFLOWER

August 16, 2019

Milkshake Coneflower

This fun selection of coneflower resembles a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL STELLAR GERANIUM

August 02, 2019

Vancouver Centennial Novelty Geranium

‘Vancouver Centennial’ was named for the 100th anniversary of Vancouver, B.C. and won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER FACT: AVENS

July 19, 2019

Avens

This flower, Avens (botanical name: Geum ‘Queen of Orange’), is a relative of the strawberry. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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