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Poinsettias

In a world where, regardless of its seasonality, almost any plant or flower can be obtained, the poinsettia remains inextricably linked to one specific time of year – Christmas. The poinsettia is a native of Mexico, and was first named ‘Cuetlaxochitl’ by the Aztecs. Fortunately for us, Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US ambassador to Continue Reading

Chrysanthemums: Flower Focus

Rona Wheeldon is the author of the popular flower-inspired blog, Flowerona. In this guest post she talks about the beauty of Chrysanthemums… Did you know that Chrysanthemums are one of the oldest known flowers? In fact, they had already been cultivated in Chinese gardens for more than 2,500 years before they were first exhibited in London Continue Reading

Blue Flowers

Despite what you may think, there is no such as a true blue flower in nature. The various shades that deceive us are always almost blue, varying from deep indigo to light purple. The ‘blue flower’ in literature and film is often used to represent otherworldliness and inspiration, such as the examples found in A Continue Reading