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Plants You Can't Kill

Posted by on Mon, Apr 15 2013 12:53:00
With Mother's day fast approaching, not everyone has a green thumb. Here are some plant gift ideas for you to consider. These houseplants are the best place to start your collection. They are all easy to grow and can generally withstand erratic watering, uneven or bad light, and fluctuating temperatures. They'll thrive in dorm rooms, offices and sometimes even dismal corners.
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Flora cubes

Posted by on Fri, Apr 12 2013 01:24:00
We have a new design for one of our most popular products at Flora International. For those who know us well, you know our FLORA CUBES are perfect for hostess gifts, hospital stays, holidays, parties, wedding centerpieces, and even bombonieres. We have made them for events time and time again, and our clients and recipients love them.
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Easter Lily Care

Posted by on Mon, Apr 01 2013 12:47:00
Easter Lilies, (Lilium longiflorum), with their large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers and wonderful fragrance are a traditional Easter time treat. Here is how to keep them looking their best during the holiday.
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Monkey Orchids

Posted by on Mon, Mar 25 2013 12:57:00
These wonderful orchids come from the south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests from elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters and as such not many people throughout history got to see them. However, thanks to intrepid collectors we do get to see this wonderful Monkey Orchid. Someone didn’t need much imagination to name it though, let’s face it.
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2013 Wedding Flower Trends

Posted by on Mon, Mar 18 2013 11:16:00
We're going Victorian!! FiftyFlowers.com, an online wholesale wedding flower provider, predicts wedding flower trends for spring of 2013. They have been listening to their brides’ requests and working with their in-house floral designer to predict this year’s spring wedding flower trends. Their predictions include combinations of soft pastels, barely-there-pinks and warm ivories paired with silvery greens and coupled with small bursts of brighter colors -- all arranged into large free-flowing bouquets and arrangements.
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Late Bulb Planting

Posted by on Mon, Mar 11 2013 12:38:00
Spring is almost upon us, and with the harsh, cold winter this year, it can't come soon enough. At our shop in Plaza Pointe Claire, spring has already sprung. Tulips, hyacinths, paperwhites, daffodils are all the rage these days. The great thing about buying plants already in bloom is you can enjoy them early and in the comfort and warmth of your own home. But what do you do with them once they're done blooming? I say plant them, yes that's right, thow 'em in your garden once it thaws a little. or if you're of the daring sort, go for it under the 5 feet of snow in your yard right now! The first layer of soil is frozen but the rest is already thawed and ready for planting.
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The Rolls Royce Of Houseplants

Posted by on Mon, Mar 04 2013 13:32:00
We came across this gorgeous plant recently and we just can't get enough of it. It is absolutely gorgeous. It's blooms are huge and can last for up to 5 months. I found a website that has all the information you could ever need on this stunning plant. Check it out!
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The Real Shamrock

Posted by on Mon, Feb 25 2013 13:56:00
How do you know if it’s a real shamrock? Shamrock is an English form of the Irish word 'seamrog' which means 'young clover.' Many plants claim the name shamrock, although they are different botanically. In most people’s minds, to be called a shamrock the plant must have the traditional three-lobed (trifoliate), heart-shaped green leaf with a white flower (although the purple leaf shamrock with pink flowers is now popular, too).
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Ranunculus

Posted by on Mon, Feb 18 2013 13:44:00
Brilliantly colored flowers are ranunculus' chief attraction, and they are indeed special. They most often come in multiple layers of delicate, thin petals, looking like an "origami masterwork". Ranunculus (R. asiaticus) excel in southern and western gardens, and make terrific container plants everywhere. They also make long-lasting cut flowers. Bulbs are widely available in Fall at retail nurseries in mild-winter climates; in Fall and early spring from mail-order catalogs. Beyond their intrinsic beauty, ranunculus flowers have another virtue: they last indoors about 7 days after cutting. Cut when flowers first show color, in the early morning after they have had the night to recharge themselves with moisture.
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Valentine's Day: Festival of Love and Desire

Posted by on Mon, Feb 11 2013 13:59:00
It will soon be that time of year when our thoughts turn to sweethearts. Those we have now, or those we have had in the past. Valentine's Day is one of our most popular holidays, inspiring a flurry of card and gift giving to those we love. The origin of the concept of romantic love goes far back to ancient times long before the legend of St. Valentine.
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