Category Archives: Friday’s Flower Fact

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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FLOWER FACT: AUTUMN BEAUTY SUNFLOWER

March 29, 2019

Autumn Beauty Sunflower

During growth, sunflowers exhibit heliotropism; they tilt during the day to face the sun but stop once they are mature and begin blooming, generally facing east. 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: HARDY ICE PLANT

March 15, 2019

Hardy Ice Plant

Ice Plants are heat, drought and salt tolerant, surviving in rocky, poor soils with little care. 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: PINK CRINUM LILY

March 01, 2019

Flower Fact: Pink Crinum Lily

One crinum bulb quickly grows into a large clump of five or more bulbs that each send up two to three bloom stalks every year. 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: 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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