Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Double Delight Hybrid Tea Rose!

Did you know....that most roses at florist shops are hybrid roses?   This is due to the fact that they have the most sensational blooms!  The buds are typically as exquisite as the single bloom that develops on each stem.  By cross-breading Hybrid Perpetual Roses with Tea Roses, it has become a present-day rose found in floral bouquets and gardens everywhere!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Bleeding Heart Flower!

Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? ... or pour your heart out, for all to see?  Then the Bleeding Heart Flower is symbolic of your feelings!  Like a heart, the center of the flower is deep pink.  The soft pink petals surround the fresh white ones, creating the thought of one's innermost feelings.  

Monday, 29 December 2014

Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan!

With golden yellow leaves and a green center, this Rudbeckia will age to the typical dark brown center.  A very familiar perennial that is cherished in gardens, and a very cheerful plant to add to your Summer garden.  A large number of these plants come in shades of orange and yellow, as well as russet, mahagony & bronze tones, with a dark center.  You can tell them apart from their cousin the coneflower, by their hairy leaves!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Vibrant Bicolour Tulips!

The most vibrant of colours, red and yellow bring about a happy mix to your garden next Spring. With a little pre-planning during you fall planting, these blooms will brighten a bouquet or your garden in a very cheery way!  

Friday, 19 December 2014

Busy Bee and the Daisy!

Indeed bees get very busy when they meet up with flowers.  Flying from bloom to bloom collecting their nectar, which is then turned into food which benefits them.  The pollen is collected on their hairylegs, then they fly off to their next flower.  When some of the pollen rubs off onto the next plant, the plant becomes pollinated.  The flower gets to reproduce, while the bees get to eat, a win-win situation!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Flawless Red Rose Beauty!

A popular choice of flower for your garden?...the red Rose!  With their alluring aromatic fragerance and their flawless beauty, you are sure to be won over.  Not only popular for your garden, but perfect for any floral bouquet!  Give them a try, they are not as hard to grow as you think, and your outdoor living space will be greatly enhanced!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Zinnia...just fabulous!

A super colourful and long lasting addition to your garden with eye-popping splendour!  Not only are these plants easy  to grow, but they attract butterflies and birds to your garden.  A pleasant way to enjoy a Summer's day in your own garden.  These dazzling blooms will never fail to cheer up all garden lovers from Summer to early frost!  

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A burst of colour...Asiatic Lily!

A floral trumpet of a flower bursting with colour!  This upwards facing bloom features large, soft petals, blooming continually throughout the Summer.  This perennial is easy to grow and puts on a great show in your garden.  Always perfect in a floral bouquet which will scent your room beautifully!  

Saturday, 13 December 2014

White Swan Echinacea!

One of the most favoured native wildflowers is the White Swan Echinacea.  This plant bears large daisy flowers with slouching white petals.  To increase the flowering period, 'dead-head' (remove) the faded blooms.  Absolutely fabulous for bouquets!  Not only an attractive plant for your garden, but a great attractant for butterflies!

The Story of (Red Rose) Tea!

If you go back to over 100 years ago in Atlantic Canada, you can trace the origins of Red Rose Tea!  In 1861, Theodore Harding Estabrooks who was born in Wicklow, NB, Canada packed teas for his customers, thus opening the doors to his own business.  Through his inventive idea of pre-blended & packed tea, his empire quickly grew throughout Atlantic Canada and well as the USA.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Hybrid Tea Rose!

"Hybrid tea rose, a cross between hybrid perpetuals and old fashioned tea roses, are rose royalty. They are the most popular rose in the world and perhaps the most popular flower. Hybrid teas have all the virtues you look for in a flower: beauty, fragrance and easy care." (www.gardening.about.com)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Downy soft Cotton Boll!

Inside the boll, which is shaped like a tiny football, moist fibers grow and push out from the newly formed seeds. As the boll ripens, it turns brown. The fibers continue to expand under the warm sun. Finally, they split the boll apart and the fluffy cotton bursts forth. It looks like white cotton candy!"(www.wikipedia.com)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Holly Berries!

The Holly plant is a slow growing flowering plant.  It's bright red berries will bring a cheery look to any Christmas display.  These berries are actually fruit and can range in colour from red to brown, but rarely green or yellow.  They are slightly toxic to humans, but provide a food source to birds and animals.  

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Thoughts of friends...Zinnia!

Not such a common flower or one that people know alot about, but still a great selection for your garden.  If you like to attract butterflies to your garden, the Zinnia is the flower to plant.  It's bright and joyful colours will brighten your garden or make your day!  'Thoughts of friends'...is the Zinnia's meaning!

Becky Cinnamon Bi-colour...Rudbeckia!

The ever so cute bi-coloured  Becky Cinnamon Rudbeckia flowers throughout the Summer season and is a delight to any gardener's garden!  The common black-eyed susan is actually a short-lived perennial with eye-popping colours of red and gold, originating in North America.