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Terrariums

Posted by on Mon, Feb 04 2013 13:56:00
When choosing terrarium plants, make sure they are small enough to fit in your container, preferably without touching the sides. You'll also want to buy plants that don’t mind a humid environment. This leaves out most succulents and cacti, unless you choose to have a desert terrarium.
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Forsythia

Posted by on Mon, Jan 28 2013 13:48:00
For most Canadians, seeing the brilliant golden blossoms of forsythia bushes as they burst riotously into bloom each year is one of the first sure signs that spring has finally arrived. Forsythia flowers are almost always yellow.
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Gerbera Daisies

Posted by on Mon, Jan 21 2013 13:51:00
It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa, and tropical Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African Daisy.
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Freesia

Posted by on Mon, Jan 14 2013 13:32:00
Freesia is a genus of about 14 species. Freesia bulbs are usually grown for use as cut flowers. All the 14 species of Freesia are African in origin. Of The 14 Freesia species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa. Freesia flowers are very fragrant, typically white or yellow, and are borne in spikelike racemes. This blooming beauty captures your heart and is a springtime favorite.
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Anthurium Flowers

Posted by on Tue, Jan 08 2013 02:09:00
With a vast array of colors and incredible vase life, the Anthurium is the most popular and long lasting of all tropical flowers, with over 12 million stems shipped annually from Hawaii.
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Winterberry Bushes

Posted by on Mon, Dec 31 2012 15:12:00
When most people think of holly, the image conjured up is one of bright red berries, glossy evergreen foliage and Christmas decorations. So when you talk to the average homeowner about deciduous holly (Ilex verticillata) they look at you as if you were a moron. That's because many people consider deciduous holly an oxymoron.
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Tuberose Flowers

Posted by on Mon, Dec 24 2012 16:00:00
TUBEROSE is a garden plant (Polianthes tuberosa) of the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). It is native to Mexico but has never been found growing wild. The plant grows to about three feet tall. The blossoms are funnel-shaped and waxy white in color.
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Helleborus Plants

Posted by on Mon, Dec 17 2012 13:50:00
Hellebores are so easy and so pretty, they have a place in nearly every landscape. Their exquisite bowl- or saucer-shape flowers in white (often speckled), pinks, yellows, or maroon remain on the plant for several months, even after the petals have fallen. Deer-resistant and mostly evergreen, hellebores' divided leaves rise on sturdy stems and may be serrated (like a knife) along the edges. They do best in shade where soil remains moist; some prefer acid or alkaline conditions, depending on variety. These are a winter and spring flower. They love the cold. They do well in our Canadian climate and make an exceptional gift for the budding gardener, to the most experienced.
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The Flower Expert

Posted by on Mon, Dec 10 2012 14:03:00
Most of my information comes from this wonderful site created as an encyclopedia for floral lovers and designers alike. I receive the newsletter every week and enjoy it so much I decided to write a bit about it. "The Flower Expert started in June 2005 as an online flowers encyclopedia aimed at being an authentic and reliable resource for information on flowers.
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Poinsettia Care

Posted by on Mon, Dec 03 2012 14:58:00
The Holiday Poinsettia is one of the most favorite pot plants. Unfortunately, few know about the proper care. Therefore it is often thrown away after Christmas, although you may have many years of joy with the poinsettia.
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