Bloom of the Week: Christmas Cactus

Bloom of the Week: Christmas Cactus

December 05, 2019

Late fall is Christmas Cactus season! These drooping cacti have weeping willow-like arms and flowers that are neon pink. The blooms of these plants are some of the most exotic-looking flowers in the plant kingdom...

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Bloom of the Week: Winterberry

Bloom of the Week: Winterberry

November 21, 2019

Unlike the iconic ‘holly and berries’ we think of, winterberry holly is not of an evergreen variety and loses its leaves in the fall. After the leaves dry out and drop off in the fall, you are left with a breathtaking view of thousands of brightly colored berries clinging to every stem...

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Bloom of the Week: Dogwood

Bloom of the Week: Dogwood

November 14, 2019

Dogwood flowers grow on small trees that are wider than they are tall. The Dogwood tree is an extremely common ornamental plant that offers beautiful flowers and unique fruits. These blooms are native to eastern North America and northern Mexico. The flowers individually are very small and inconspicuous. Each flower head actually...

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Bloom of the Week: King Protea

Bloom of the Week: King Protea

November 07, 2019

King protea blooms are absolutely stunning! “Prehistoric,” “Dinosaur-like,” “Out of this World,” “Star Wars Flowers.” When people see these flowers for the first time these are some of the (surprisingly accurate) things they say! 

Ancestors of these plants date back to 100 million years ago and therefore are considered some of...

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Bloom of the Week: Calla Lily

Bloom of the Week: Calla Lily

October 31, 2019

Calla lilies are popular garden and household plants native to South Africa. Their botanical name is Zantedeschia and they are mainly grown for their beautiful, asymmetrical, “spathe” shaped blooms. Each flower’s colored petal-like leaf is cup-shaped shaped and wraps around a typically yellow finger-like stalk...

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Bloom of the Week: Coneflower

Bloom of the Week: Coneflower

October 24, 2019

Coneflowers are members of the daisy family. Coneflower is actually a nickname for the more formal Echinacea. These Echinacea are tough little flowers that draw butterflies, bees and birds to gardens! 

This bloom is native to America, specifically to the eastern United States. It grows to be between two to four feet high and...

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Bloom of the Week: Pumpkin Flower

Bloom of the Week: Pumpkin Flower

October 17, 2019

Pumpkin flowers are large orange or yellow-colored blooms that grow on long vines and produce pumpkins! On the standard ready-for-fall growing schedule, these flowers begin to bloom mid-June to early July. Healthy vines produce flowers from this time until the first frost...

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Bloom of the Week: Rosehip

Bloom of the Week: Rosehip

October 16, 2019

Rosehips, also known as rose hips, are the fruit of the rose. They can be found just below the petals on roses and contain the seeds of the rose plant. They are typically red to orange in color but can sometimes be purple or almost black in some species.

These seed holding pods begin to form after successful pollination occurs.The flowers are...

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Bloom of the Week: Dahlia

Bloom of the Week: Dahlia

October 02, 2019

Dahlia flowers come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors. The blooming season of the dahlia is longer than most other flowers, earning her the title “Queen of the Autumn Garden.” Their long blooming season makes them great garden flowers and they last a long time as cut flowers too...

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Bloom of the Week: Mum

Bloom of the Week: Mum

September 26, 2019

While most flowers struggle as the days get shorter and temperatures get colder, mums thrive, adding color to people’s lives in the fall. Mums are the perfect flowers for fall because they not only tolerate this time of year, but also they prefer it. Mums are photoperiodic, meaning they bloom because the days get shorter and the nights get longer. Placement too close to a street light or bright porch light can keep these flowers from...

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