Monday, 30 March 2015

Sun Spun Yellow Petunia!

The Sun Spun petunia is aptly named with a deep throat of bright golden yellow. The colour of optimism, these twirly skirted blooms are a delight. Easily flowering, this plant will showcase non-stop blooms in your garden. Plant in full sun for a colourful canopy of colour throughout the Summer, enjoy!

Friday, 27 March 2015

French Perfume Hybrid Tea Rose!

'French Perfume' is a hybrid tea rose of striking colour. The perfectly formed petals have creamy yellow centers with shading of deep pink to the edges.  A Japanese rose with a french name!  The clustered blooms are continually blooming and very fragrant.  A perfect choice for any rose gardening enthusiast! 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Blush...a hint of colour!

Blush, is just a hint of colour...understated, elegant & beautiful to behold.  At times, less can be more, even in the floral world.  The elegance of monocromatic colour is alluring, serene and can instill a feeling of calmness.   "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"...Leonardo da Vinci.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Peachy keen double daylily!

So peachy keen, this double Daylily bloom lasts only a day!  There are many buds on the leafless stems, with a new bloom sure to greet you the next morning. Deadheading the spent blooms will ensure an endless cycle of flowers blooming throughout the Summer.  They grow so easily in gardens and fields, ensuring it is never too late to have a fling with this attractive flower!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Poppy beauty a la Orientale!

The Oriental Poppy is profusely saturated with colour!  The orange-scarlet petals shine with a natural brillance.  The classic red poppy is well known as the flower of remembrance, but selective breeding has also produced blooms in white, to shades of pink.  The poppy blooms early in summer bearing large cup-shaped, crepe-like petals.  Truly a floral beauty, that would stand out in any garden!

Friday, 20 March 2015

At last...welcome Spring!

That time of renewal...Spring, has come at last!   What a welcome sight, to behold a colourful bounty of spring daisies!  These quite popular flowers come in an abundance of colours, from pure white to a dazzling combination of pinks, blues, yellows and any other colour you can think of!  A perfect bouquet to display, to colour your world!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

In the pink, with Tulips!

What better way to welcome Spring than with tulips?  This bulb growing perennial has a much wider array of flower colours than any other bulb.  They are invaluable for bringing colour and diversity into the garden. The popularity of tulips is known as Tulipomania & the Tulip Festival is a renowned event every May, in the Netherlands!  

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Spring-flowering Crocus!

The Crocus is a dwarf perennial and indispensable for bringing cheery colour to any garden! Available in colours of lilac, white, yellow & even some shades of red.  These plants are one of the first flowers to be seen each Spring & even sprout up from gardens beneath the snow.  A most welcome sight indeed! 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Orchid beauty!

There's no denying it, the Orchid is one of the world's most beautiful & sought after plants!  The exquisite orchid is an ornamental plant with deep meaning of strength, charm, opulence & love.  The potency of the orchid was known to be associated with virility in ancient greek times!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pink & White Bells of Columbine

These beautifully coloured flowers are hardy perennials. The Columbine flower aka Aquilegia has pink and white bell shaped flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds.  This flower's name Aquila (an eagle), is an indication of their spur-like petals.  

Monday, 9 March 2015

'Blue Vein' Petunia!

Being one of the world's greatest summer plants, the Petunia is attractive to beautiful moths at night. Although named 'Blue Vein' Petunia, the veins amidst their fluffy white petal, are actually lavender. They are exceptional ground cover plants or perfect in hanging baskets, bursting with blooms. This hardy annual provides a perfumed scent you will notice, when you stop & smell the blooms!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Daisy's lore....'he loves me, he loves me not'?

Remember when a daisy's petals were plucked one by one on their stem?  A game of love to reveal the divine revelation of one's true love, with the last plucked petal.  The tender and sweet daisy is an everyday flower symbolizing innocence and lack of worldliness.  Delightful to behold, even in the game for the quest of love!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Green 'Zinnia' with envy!

Dramatically different, these green Zinnias will be the envy of your garden.   Spectacularly green, they will stand out amongst your other garden blooms, or beautifully arranged in a vase.  Smaller than other zinnias in size, they make up for it in their eye-popping tequila lime hue!  Indeed a rare flower colour amidst a myriad of nature's colourful garden!

Did you know...Roses love garlic?

The beautiful and fragrant rose is sometimes overcome by pests.  But, did you know that companion planting can save the day?  It is true, to be rid of those pesky pests try planting garlic with your rose blooms.  Not only does garlic protect roses from aphids, but is also beneficial to prevent fungal disease (to keep black spot away).  Give it a whirl, definitely worth a try!  

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Angel's Trumpet!

Brugmansia, otherwise known as 'Angel's Trumpet' is hardly angelic! Although this flowering shrub is beautiful and fragrant, beware! All parts of this 'Angel of Death' are poisonous, particularly the leaves and seeds. It is recommended to wear gloves to protect yourself when handling these plants, and keep it away from children & pets. 

'Indian Shot' aka Canna Lily!

The Canna plant, native to India is also commonly referred to as 'Indian Shot'. Canna seeds are hard and perfectly round, resembling buck shot (from a shotgun shell).  Also, natural seed jewelry uses these seeds commonly for jewelry making of necklaces and earrings.  With ornamental foliage, this exotic, beautiful bloom boasts showy, gladiolus-like flowers. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Not just any 'Joe'...Rudbeckia-Cappuccino!

The hot colours of the Rudbeckia-Cappuccino can stimulate the senses, just like any ole cup of Joe! With stunning gold and mahogany colours, this plant is just simply outstanding.  Expect full blooms from early Summer till early frost.  A most rewarding flower with colour-bang for your buck!

Frilly Lily!

Daylily petals behave like leaves, their edges are ruffled as they unfurl when growing, creating a frilly lily!  The well deserved popularity of this flower is due to it's hardiness and ability to adapt to soil conditions.  They will grow almost anywhere there is soil, including sand or clay.  The lovely daylily can be found anywhere between California and Canada and beyond!