26 Mar

We may all have to plant this in our yards if this snow keeps coming!

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Chionodoxa; glory in the snowCan’t wait for the spring flowers to bloom? You may not have to wait much longer, if you have glory in the snow in your garden! Glory in the Snow (Chionodoxa) is one of the earliest blooming flowers in the spring and they will even bloom through the snow, hence the name.

Glory in the snow is a bulbous plant that produces small, dainty star-shaped flowers. Blue is the most common colour, but some are available in pink and white, with the center white. Each bulb produces 5-10 blooms on brown stems.

The blue ones are often confused with the similar looking Scilla plant, another a blue, star-shaped flower. To differentiate the two, look at the center of the flower. Glory in the snow will have flatten stamens and also the petals are joined together in the center. The plant is native to snowy alpine regions of Turkey, Crete and…

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Flower Of The Week

25 Mar

This week’s flower is cute as a button and is perfect for adding a small pop of color to arrangements and  bouquets. It’s especially great for those extra colorful weddings.
Matsumoto Aster
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Matsumoto Asters can also be known as China Aster or Rainbow Aster. They are in peak season during the months of April through September. They can be white, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, red, peach, and yellow. There are 3 to 5 button-like blooms on an 18 to 24 inch stem with very long breaks. The centers are always yellow.
Meaning: Watchful eye; Beginning; Contentment and love; I will think of it; Love of variety; Afterthought

Flower Of The Week

19 Mar

The flower of the week is an adorable little spring flower.
Muscari
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Muscari is also known as Grape Hyacinth and blooms in the spring. It can be white or blue and only grows to be 8 inches tall. The the tiny blooms cluster together in a way that resembles an upside down bunch of grapes (hence the name). It looks lovely paired with other spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, etc.

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Flower Of The Week

11 Mar

This flower of the week can probably be found in your own backyard. (If not yours, then your neighbor’s.)
Forsythia
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Forsythia blooms from January through April. The flowers are always yellow and grow along a 30 to 48 inch stem. The Forsythia plant grows as a bush and can be seen all around Knoxville. This flower looks lovely in spring arrangements. Meaning: Anticipation

Flower Of The Week

25 Feb

This week’s flower has gotten a bad rap, but when used correctly it is quite beautiful.
Gypsophilia
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Gypsophilia can also be known as just gyp, but is most commonly referred to as baby’s breath. It is usually seen in white, but it can also be pink. Everyone has seen it as a filler for rose arrangements and corsages, but the current trend is to use it for weddings. It is usually seen alone in bouquets, centerpieces, aisle markers etc.

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Baby’s breath comes in several different varieties, some have tons of tiny blooms (Million Star) and some have bigger blooms, but less of them (New Love). It is very versatile and can be dressed up for an elegant affair, or dressed down for a rustic one.

Meaning: Festivity, Innocence, Pure of Heart, Happiness (kind of perfect for a wedding)

25 Feb

“when the mature seed capsules are touched ever so lightly, they will “explode” and send seeds flying through the air as far as 20 ft” Haha that’s pretty cool

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impatiens; touch me not; busy lizzy flowersImpatiens is not a plant for the touchy-feely types. The nickname, touch-me-not, refers to the fact that when the mature seed capsules are touched ever so lightly, they will “explode” and send seeds flying through the air as far as 20 ft from the plant!

Impatiens can also be called “Busy Lizzy” because the plant is a prolific bloomer, producing bright, colourful flowers from early summer to fall. Flowers come in assorted solid colours including, red, orange, pink, white and violet; they can be single, semi-double and double blooms. The double blooms look like miniature roses.

It is a genus of about 850-100 species of flowering plants native to Africa. In the wild, they can be found in roadside ditches and river banks. The leaves are thick, shiny and feel somewhat greasy.

Impatiens plants are available in garden centers in the early spring. The most widely grown plants are shorter…

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Flower Of The Week

19 Feb

This flower of the week is very sweet and soft, perfect for spring. It also is right on trend for 2013 weddings with the soft, pastel colors.
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Sweet pea is a spring & summer flower. It can be white, pink, lavender, and purple. It has papery, butterfly shaped petals. It has an almost ruffled appearance which give it an extremely feminine look. Stems are 12 to 15 inches long with an average of 5 blooms. Sweet pea is also the birth flower for April and is associated with the 30th wedding anniversary.
Meaning: Remember me; Blissful pleasure; Shyness; Thank you for a lovely time
Purple: Goodbye