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Monday December 5th 2016

December's Birthflower: The Popular Poinsettia

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I'm sure it will come as no great surprise to you that the poinsettia is December's birth flower. As we move further into the month of December, you're likely to see poinsettias appearing in the windows of homes, in department store displays, and in office buildings, along with dozens of other places. These cheerful plants are a permanent part of the Christmas season. I wanted to learn a little more about this familiar flowering plant, so this week's post is all about the perfectly popular poinsettia. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in Holiday Flowers
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Monday November 28th 2016

Endangered Flowers That Will Leave The World A Little Less Beautiful


I know you've heard of the endangered animals list, but did you know there's a list for endangered flowers, too? Flowers throughout the world become endangered for a variety of reasons. Habitat destruction such as flooding, logging, or building can put flowers at risk for extinction. Climate change that brings on flooding or extreme changes in temperature can also affect the flower population. Plus, some types of flowers become very popular with the public and are overused. These 11 flowers are among those that might not be around much longer.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Wednesday November 16th 2016

Eat Seasonally This Thanksgiving With These Fall Superfoods

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Lots of people throw the term "superfood" around, but do you truly know what one is? A superfood is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and other nutrients. The fall season gives us many superfoods that we can incorporate into our Thanksgiving celebrations. I took some time this week to highlight 12 fall superfoods that you may want to put on your Thanksgiving menu this year. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Tuesday November 8th 2016

The History Behind The Thanksgiving Cornucopia

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A cornucopia is a common sight on many Thanksgiving dinner tables throughout America. At this time of the year, you're likely to see wicker cornucopias of all sizes filled to overflowing with apples, grapes, pears, leaves, and even small pumpkins. Some people get really creative filling their cornucopias with flowers, candy, or colorful veggies! I have a homemade cornucopia that I put on my Thanksgiving table every year. It's made of raffia, and I love filling it with sedums, yellow mums, and other fall blooms. Also, I've found that a small cornucopia filled with colorful blooms makes an appealing gift for the host of a holiday party. Have you ever wondered why cornucopias are so closely connected with the Thanksgiving holiday? If you have, this week's post is just for you. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in Holiday Flowers
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Thursday November 3rd 2016

November's Birthflower: The Cheerful Chrysanthemum

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I know for sure that the month of November is under way when I see pots of cheerful chrysanthemums popping up on porches, front stoops, and elsewhere in my neighborhood. The November birth flower is the perfect combination of hardiness and beauty. Look at some of the interesting facts I found on this charming bloom!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Tuesday October 25th 2016

The Medicinal Properties of Flowers

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Do you sip lavender tea every night before going to bed? Perhaps the fragrance of the lavender makes you feel sleepy. Well, when you sip lavender tea, you are benefiting from the medicinal properties of this fragrant plant. Lavender has the power to soothe anxious nerves and give you a sense of calm. I bet that's why I enjoy lavender salad so much! It's just one of many medicinal plants that we have available to us today. Discover more about the history of medicinal flowers to learn some other floral remedies that you might want to try.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Tuesday October 18th 2016

Pumpkins Galore: History, Facts, Fun And More!

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Do you love pumpkins? I love everything about pumpkins, including their interesting shapes, their deep orange color, and even their prickly stems. I especially love roasting pumpkin seeds and eating them with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top. You may have figured out that this week's post is all about pumpkins! I hope you learn something new about these beloved favorites.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Tuesday October 11th 2016

Create a Spooktacular Garden With These 13 Black Blooms

October is here, and if you're looking to add a little spookiness to your garden, you may want to consider some black flowers. These blooms have a unique appearance and serve as a wonderful contrast to your brightest blooms. Check out 13 black flowers that can set the tone in your haunted garden. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Tuesday October 4th 2016

October's Birthflower: The Marvelous Marigold

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It makes a lot of sense that the birth flower of October is the marigold. A gathering of orange or yellow marigolds only adds more brilliant color to this vibrant season. This week, I'm making this post an all-out celebration of the marvelous marigold!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Tuesday September 27th 2016

How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

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The arrival of the fall season means it's cleanup time in your garden. Taking some time to prepare your garden for the winter months will certainly pay off when spring rolls around next year. Here are some simple steps you can take now to ensure that your garden fares well throughout the winter months. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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