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  • Yellow Hibiscus
    Maui, Hawaii flowers
    During your Maui vacation in Hawaii, you definitely will want to take loads of photos of all the Maui, Hawaii flowers especially the Hibiscus.As the Hawaiian Flowers website puts it, “Hawaii’s official flowers are as diverse and...
  • gardenia
    Gardenias are more pleasing to the nose than to the eyes.
    It seems that everyone who has ever experienced the seductive yet powerful fragrance of gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides, wants to grow it, but very few actually can. Gardenias like warmth and humidity, but not dry heat, which is why they seem to be...
  • 4:00
    Four O' Clocks are running out of time.
    Not only does it start to bloom late in summer, but as the name implies, four o'clock, Mirabilis jalapa, blooms late in the afternoon to attract nocturnal moths for pollination overnight. By morning, the white, yellow, variable pink or rarely...
  • Wedding planning on a budget: Flowers and decorations
    Wedding planning on a budget: Flowers and decorations
    Flowers and wedding decorations can add up to a big chunk of the wedding budget. If this is not an area that made it into the list of top priorities, then there are ways to achieve your dream look while sticking to your budget.When interviewing...
  • Autumn in Ballston
    Most pleasant news: Feels like autumn
    Today, we probably turned the corner from summer to fall, real quickly. The air is cool, but not cold. It is 62 degrees and diving to 47 overnight. The breeze is blowing, but not harshly. The flowers and trees are “lovin' it”.A...
  • Spend the weekend at the 20th Annual San Diego International Orchid Fair
    Spend the weekend at the 20th Annual San Diego International Orchid Fair
    Orchids are elegant and beautiful flowers; spend the weekend at the San Diego Botanic Garden (the Garden) immersed in them. The Garden hosts the 20th Annual San Diego International Orchid Fair, taking place on Saturday Oct. 4 and Sunday Oct. 5.The...
  • blanket flower
    Once established, blanket flower naturalizes as a perennial wildflower.
    The bright colors and patterns of blanket flower, Gaillardia, resemble those of blankets made by native American Indians. The daisy flowers are typically two different shades of red, orange, yellow, brown or yellowish white. Not many varieties...
  • Vase of Sunflowers
    Artist Karen J. Lee to launch Décor Arts line
    The Décor Arts Line, a collection of travel-inspired limited edition prints by Appleton artistKaren J. Lee, will be unveiled Saturday Oct 4th, at My Retreat Design, an interior design, furniture and home decor store in Appleton.Karen, in a style...
  • Hot pink Shooting Star flowers
    Ground Stars (Shooting Star flowers)
    Dodecatheon meadiaare the Shooting star flowers scientific name they are part of the Primrose family.Shooting Stars is also called Pride-of-Ohio, Rooster heads, Sailor-caps, Mosquito Bill, Star Shower, Prairie Pointer, or the most common name of...
  • Kims Fall Garden
    Getting Your Garden Ready For The Fall
    After Labor Day, it is time to start thinking about your Fall garden. Most flowers remain in good shape up until October 31st. However, impatiens start to wither and do not look as good as they did. It is also the time to get Mums at your local...
  • Flowers
    Thirteen superstitions about flowers to even weeds
    If you enjoy gardening, then you'll enjoy this article that looks at superstitions that involve flowers to even to those annoying weeds. It's thirteen superstitions that deal with bad luck to rain chances. After reading several books on...
  • Bee Smart About Art
    See art in living color at Huntington Gardens
    Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena combines superb art collections with model gardens from regions around the world. Long admired as a global center for appreciation of botanical art, the gardens at the library also provide a...
  • Whirling Butterflies
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES SEPTEMBER 2014
    SEPTEMBER: WHIRLING BUTTERFLIESThe nights are getting shorter, cooler, and dew is forming on the grass in the mornings. The smell of fall is in the air. But the last grasp of summer heat still lingers and this helps push the Whirling Butterflies ...
  • Autumn Bravo Encore Azalea
    Azaleas: Tips for getting the best blooms and maintaining azalea health
    With the summer heat still beating down on the residential landscapes of the South, some plants are more at risk than others for problems. But fortunately there are some simple solutions to these issues, so you can enjoy lots of beautiful flower...
  • Gardenia Plant Stem
    Gardenias: Fragrant flowers not the only pretty part of this plant
    Before your gardenia plant blooms and perfumes the air with the white fragrant blossoms that made you plant it in the first place, you will see deep-green foliage attached to stems which start to protrude upwards in advance of bloom time. These...