The Bloom Book: Darby Creek's Flower Blog

Bloom of the Week: King Protea

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...

Bloom of the Week: Calla Lily

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...