Category Archives: Friday’s Flower Fact

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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FLOWER FACT: PRAIRIE SMOKE AVENS

July 05, 2019

Flower Fact: Prairie Smoke Avens

Feathery gray tails form on the Prairie Smoke Avens seeds after flowers fade, resembling a plume of smoke or whiskers. 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: REED-STEM EPIDENDRUM

June 21, 2019

Reed Stem Epidendrum

The Reed-Stem Epidendrum is sometimes called the poor-man’s orchid due to their ease of care and propagation and at one time, the only orchid available and affordable to the general public. 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: SNOWDROP WINDFLOWER

June 07, 2019

Flower Fact: Snowdrop Windflower

After flowering, the Snowdrop Windflower anemone gives way to wooly seed heads. 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: ANGEL WING BEGONIA LANA

May 24, 2019

Blue Boy Bachelor's Button

The Blue Boy Bachelor's Button was worn in folklore by young men in love, it was a sign that love would not be returned if the flower faded too quickly. 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: ANGEL WING BEGONIA LANA

May 10, 2019

Flower Fact: Angel Wing Begonia Lana

This begonia was developed in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s and is only propagated by division or tip cuttings. Once you have a plant, share with your friends! 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: FORSYTHIA

April 26, 2019

Flower Fact Forsythia

Forsythia blooms before leaves appear. Branches can be cut in late winter and brought indoors for forcing for an early taste of spring. 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: BLUE POTATO BUSH

April 12, 2019

Flower Fact: Blue Potato Bush

All parts of Blue Potato Bush (Royal Robe Paraguay Nightshade) of the nightshade family are poisonous if ingested. 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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