Category Archives: Friday’s Flower Fact

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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: LADY IN RED BIGLEAF HYDRANGEA

November 02, 2018

Lady in Red Bigleaf Hydrangea

This wonderful accent or container plant, Lady In Red Bigleaf Hydrangea, has three colorful seasons of interest. 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: EGGPLANT

October 26, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact Eggplant

Eggplant, Potatoes and Tomatoes are the same genus, along with Deadly Nightshade. Plant parts other than those commonly consumed are toxic. 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: SAGUARO CACTUS FLOWER

October 18, 2018

Saguaro Cactus Flower

The official state flower of Arizona, the slow growing Saguaro cacti are protected by the state from any harm. Their flowers bloom for less than 24 hours, opening at night and remaining open through the next 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CHINESE FRINGE FLOWER

October 05, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Chinese Fringe Flower

The Chinese Fringe Flower botanical name is Loropetalum chinense ‘Suzanne’. Loropetalum’s comes from the words ‘loron’ meaning ‘strap’ and ‘petalon’ meaning ‘leaf’ or ‘petal’, referencing the form of the flower petals. 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 p...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: MONTAUK DAISY

September 28, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Montauk Daisy

Originating in Japan, and also referred to as ‘Nippon Daisy’, this plant has become naturalized on Long Island, a similarly sandy, coastal climate. 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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