Category Archives: Friday’s Flower Fact

FLOWER FACT: BETTY BOOP ROSE

February 15, 2019

Betty Boop Rose

Honoring the beloved 1930s animated character, this rose is known for it’s spunk, sparkle, style and stamina. The parents of this hybrid are ‘Playboy’ and ‘Picasso’. 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: SAND ALOE

February 01, 2019

Flower Fact: Sand Aloe

This aloe was identified in an area of Northern Namibia, home to a Bantu tribe, The Herero, thus the given name. 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: VIOLET FLOWERING MAPLE

January 18, 2019

Violet Flowering Maple

Abutilon’s make wonderful container plants. Use as a central specimen and underplant with shade loving annuals or perennials. 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: EVAN’S DREAM SPIDER CHRYSANTHEMUM

January 04, 2019

Flower Fact: Spider Mum

Spider mums are the most exotic of the Chrysanthemum family with both thin, threadlike petals and bold tubular ones. 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: WAX MALLOW, TURK’S CAP

December 21, 2018

Wax Mallow, Turk's Cap

Following the Wax Mallow, Turk's Cap pirouetting flower is a wonderful rosehip-like, red, pulpy fruit that can be used for jelly, syrup or tea. 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: DWARF BOTTLEBRUSH

December 07, 2018

Dwarf Bottlebrush

The genus name, Callistemon, is derived from the Greek words 'kallos' meaning "beautiful" and 'stemon' meaning “stamens,” referring to the colorful long stamens, for which this plant is known. 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: COMMON GARDENIA

November 30, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Common Gardenia

Sigmund Freud’s favorite flower and the national flower of Pakistan, gardenia is often used as boutonniere for special occasions. 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: REDWING MUM CHRYSANTHEMUM

November 23, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Redwing Mum Chrysanthemum

The Chinese have grown chrysanthemums for tea as far back as 2500 BC. The Chrysanthemum is also the national flower of Japan. 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: QUEENSLAND LACEBARK

November 16, 2018

Queensland Lacebark

Queensland ‘Lacebark’ refers to the beautiful patterning on mature trees. The trunk can also become bottle-shaped, a water storage method for hot climates. 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CRESTED IRIS

November 09, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Crested Iris

Unlike common bearded or beardless irises, crested irises have relatively flat flowers and a ridge on their petals instead of a beard. 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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