The Vibrant Poinsettia - The Quintessential Christmas Plant
'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to deck the halls than with the vibrant and vivacious Poinsettia, the quintessential Christmas plant!. The Poinsettia, with its striking red and green foliage, has become synonymous with Christmas cheer. This festive plant, native to Mexico, was named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. Minister to Mexico, who introduced it to the States in 1825. But it’s not just its history that makes the Poinsettia special; it’s a botanical marvel too!
Vanilla Extract Is Made from This Georgia Household Plant!
Did you know that Vanilla extract is made from a plant that can commonly be seen showcased in homes across the country including those located in the state of Georgia! This plant that I am talking about is an orchid.
Fresh for Fall: Send an Autumn Floral Arrangement
This post may contain affiliate links. The Review Wire may collect a share of sales if you shop from them. Send a Teleflora bouquet of fall flowers filled with rich and radiant colors, just like the changing autumn leaves. Local florists always hand-deliver fall floral arrangements.
How To Harvest Zinnia Seeds
This is how to harvest Zinnia seeds.
How To Store Geraniums Through the Winter!
Here is how my family has stored Geraniums during the Winter for years. Music, Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen
Tulsa Botanic Garden: A Haven of Beauty & Sustainability
Tulsa Botanic Garden, a sprawling 170-acre botanical wonderland, is nestled approximately 8 miles northwest of downtown Tulsa in Osage County, Oklahoma. Since its inception, it has been on a mission to promote the beauty and importance of plants and nature, fostering a more sustainable and harmonious world. This article delves into the rich history, development, and key milestones of this magnificent horticultural haven.
Final Hummingbird Photos of The Season!
This is the final hummingbird photos of the season!
Bumblebee Collecting Nectar from Zinnias!
You never know what you'll see in the flower beds!
Learn Why You May Have So Many Grandaddy Long Legs!
Granddaddy Long Legs (also known as harvestmen) are said to be the most posionous spiders in the world but did you know that they are not even spiders?. While they do have certain similar characteristics of spiders like their legs and movements, they are not spiders. They are classified as arachnids just like spiders though because of their eight legs and movements similar to their spider cousins but actually Granddaddy Long Legs are closer to scorpions than spiders.
The History of The Poinsettia
Poinsettias, those delightful bursts of red and green that grace our homes during the holiday season. My grandmother loved them and she had several displayed during the holidays. Have you ever stopped to admire their vibrantly colored foliage and wondered about the fascinating backstory behind these festive beauties? Well let’s get right into some interesting facts about the beautiful “Mexican flame flower.”
Easy DIY Violet Oil and Salve
Want to know how to make violet infused oil? Learn all the violet oil benefits, along with a super easy violet leaf infused oil and salve recipe!. Violets have been used for centuries for their beautiful flowers and therapeutic benefits. The tiny purple blooms have a light, sweet fragrance and flavor that has made them popular in everything from perfumes to candies.
Ship Carnations Safely: A Guide
Shipping carnations necessitates careful planning and execution to ensure these delicate flowers reach their destination in pristine condition. Here's a condensed guide:. Proper Packaging: Begin by selecting a sturdy, corrugated cardboard box that suits the quantity of carnations. The box should be clean and free of contaminants. Secure the flowers inside to prevent shifting during transit.
Handmade Lilac Lotion Recipe
Learn how to make a simple lilac lotion recipe. There are so many lilac uses, and this lilac lotion recipe for skin is one of them!. Lilacs have been admired for their beauty and fragrance for centuries, but did you know the benefits of these fragrant flowers go beyond their good looks and lovely scent?
Gardening Advice! Plant or Move Your Roses and Shrubs Right Now, Here's Why!
Have any of ya'll just ordered or purchased any roses or shrubs recently or have propagated any recently? Then I got something to tell you!. Right now is the perfect time to plant any roses, shrubs and trees right before the first frost of the year which is said to happen later this month.
Propagating Roses! I Found the Perfect Time Is Now!
Right now at the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall is the perfect time for propagation of several plants including, you guessed it roses!. Here is how we grow our roses straight from our own roses in the flower beds!
Hummingbird Moth Collecting Nectar from Zinnias
This hummingbird was sure enjoying its dinner!
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Discovering Maryland's Native Flora: Plants That Thrive in the Old Line State
Maryland, often called the "Old Line State," is a region with natural beauty and biodiversity. From the Chesapeake Bay's serene shores to the Appalachian Mountains' picturesque peaks, Maryland's diverse landscapes provide a nurturing environment for many native plants. In this exploration, we'll delve into seven remarkable species that have adapted and thrived within this unique ecosystem.