Month: August 2013

A Penny for Your Thoughts: Gladiolus for Your Heart

Each month and each Zodiac sign have its own flower and August is no exception with the Gladiolus. With their sword-shaped leaves and brightly coloured funnel-shaped spiky flowers, the Gladiolus are widely cultivated and are native to various tropical locations and South Africa. Gladiolus are also known as Gladiola and Sword Lily The latter could …

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The Many Faces of Love Lies Bleeding

We’ve found a flower to feature in August that could very well have a multiple personality disorder, but sounds like a Bon Jovi song title; Love-Lies-Bleeding. This beautiful plant is also known as Amaranthus, Amaranth, Tampala, Tassel Flower, Flaming Fountain, Fountain Plant, Joseph’s Coat, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Molten Flower, Prince’s Flower and Summer Poinsettia and they have …

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Flower Arrangements

Today I wanted to teach you how to arrange your own flowers! I think there’s nothing more beautiful than flowers in bloom arranged artfully in a delicate, crystal vase. And today I’m going to teach you some tricks to achieving the kinds of flower arrangements often featured on TV or in magazines. Firstly, “THERE ARE …

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A Look into the World of Weird and Exotic Flowers and Plants

Most people love flowers for their pleasing aromas, shapes and pretty colours. But nature is full of extraordinary flowers and plants, and some really take things to a new level. Like for example Dracula benedictii, a species of orchid found in Cordillera Central, Colombia resembles a monkey face, hence the nickname it got. It was named …

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