Category Archives: Friday’s Flower Fact

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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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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