Category Archives: Flora

6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Daffodil

Regarded as the birth flower of March, the beautiful daffodil heralds the end of winter and ushers in spring. Learn more about this popular spring bulb with these 6 trivial tidbits. 1. Daffodils or Narcissi (s. Narcissus) belong to the same family as the amaryllis, onions, leeks and garlic. They’re also known as jonquils. 2. The daffodil is the national symbol of Wales. 3. A bunch of daffodils are said to to symbolize new beginnings, rebirth, happiness and good fortune.

12 Interesting Facts About Roses

1. Roses are from the family Rosaceae, with over 100 species and thousands of cultivars, most of which have been bred as garden-variety roses. 2. Roses have been known to be cultivated since ancient times in China, Greece and Babylon, even before gaining popularity in Europe in the 17th century. 3. Certain cultivars have been named after famous people. The “Nancy Regan”, “Elvis” and “Dolly Parton” are some examples. 4. They can be propagated through hard wood cuttings and grafting.

The Meaning of Rose Colors

Roses, just like other flowers, are steeped in symbolic meaning. Upping the symbolism one step is the meaning behind each rose color. With so many colors available, it would seem quite impossible to memorize all their meanings. Here is a guide to the symbolic meaning of some of the rose colors around today. Red Red roses symbolizes romantic love that is passionate and enduring. Red roses are also associated with courage and respect. Pink Pink roses symbolize innocence, gratitude, love

The Flowery Plate

Flowers are not only great as gifts for any occasion, but they also offer a totally new gastronomic experience that will surely be remembered. Level up your dinner menu with edible flowers such as roses, lavender, chrysanthemums, squash and zucchini flowers. Edible flowers are not only for show but they have actual health benefits. Roses are known to clear toxins from the body and helps with alleviating a sore throat or a runny nose. Rose petals have been added to

10 Flowers You Can Eat

Flowers are beautiful to look at, but did you know they’re good enough to eat, and drink, too? It’s good to note that you should only consume flowers that haven’t been treated with pesticides. Eating flowers from the florist should also be avoided because they may have been treated with chemicals as well. Only consume flowers that you know are free from chemicals and pesticides to ensure your safety. With that said, here are 10 flowers that are surprisingly edible.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Where there’s romance, roses can’t be far behind. Florists may rush to make deliveries come Valentines, but if you’re one of the lucky few with an entire garden of sweet-smelling roses, then you know just why people bother. No other flower quite captures the tender sentiment associated with the holiday. From being accent plants to forming hedges and arches, roses are a truly versatile flower. They add grandeur to formal terraced gardens and parks or they can be allowed to

The Quirky Valentine: Four Alternatives for the Rose Bouquet

While most people would be thrilled to receive a large bouquet of fresh-cut ruby-red roses, some folks like to buck tradition or simply do not care for roses. For those with eccentric sweethearts, you have to think a little outside the box when it comes to Valentine’s Day bouquets. Here are five of our top suggestions. Tulips Tulips are another symbol of love and are a fantastic alternative to roses; they even come in red, the perfect option to wow

10 Flowering Bulbs For Your Spring Garden

Flowering bulbs are great because most of them are easy- to grow and give out beautiful displays of color once in bloom. Ideally, most spring flowering bulbs should be planted in the fall or early winter, whilst some, like the freesia, may be planted in early spring. But if you weren’t able to plant your bulbs back then, you may get some potted shoots from your local nursery for planting in your beds or containers. I’ve compiled 10 bulbs that

The Language of Roses

Rose bouquets are popular choice for Valentine’s Day presents – but did you know that the color and count of blooms in each bouquet holds a special meaning for the recipient? Much of this symbolism has come from Ancient Greece and Rome, but the more modern interpretation we know today came about during Shakespearean times. If you wish to convey something extra special to your loved ones this February, or if you are simply curious, read on to discover the

10 Blooms For the Winter Gloom

Flowers are often most associated with spring and summer, bringing gardens to life by covering the landscape with a sea of colorful blooms. During the cold winter months, most of these lovely blooms go away. But just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean we have to do without. Here are some flowering plants that offer blooms and color throughout the winter. 1. Christmas Rose Helleborus niger, the Christmas Rose, is an evergreen perennial that blooms in winter. Not a true

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