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New Discovery: Azalea Relies on Butterflies For Survival!

  It was recently discovered that butterflies play yet another important role! The majestic butterfly has been linked to pollination of the flame azalea. “In order for a plant to reproduce, a pollinator — usually an insect — has to …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 28, 2015

New Discovery: Azalea Relies on Butterflies For Survival!

  It was recently discovered that butterflies play yet another important role! The majestic butterfly has been linked to pollination of the flame azalea. “In order for a plant to reproduce, a pollinator — usually an insect — has to …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 28, 2015

August Is National Romance Awareness Month

This month marks National Romance Awareness Month! Everyone desires more romance in their lives! This month is dedicated to lovers everywhere! Being romantic may not come naturally to everyone, so we have a few suggestions to help you choose those &#...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 14, 2015

August Is National Romance Awareness Month

This month marks National Romance Awareness Month! Everyone desires more romance in their lives! This month is dedicated to lovers everywhere! Being romantic may not come naturally to everyone, so we have a few suggestions to help you choose those &#...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 14, 2015

Rosemary By Any Other Name Will Still Smell Like Rosemary

Rosemary has long been regarded as a versatile and potent herb. It’s history and uses are as diverse as the earth’s surface. Rosemary has been used medicinal herb, and we now have the science to back it!   Rosmarinus officinalis,...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 4, 2015

Tree of a Different Kind

    An American artist has found roots in his agricultural upbringing. Award-winning contemporary artist and Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken has created a tree that bears 40 different types of fruit. Through a process called...
by Fun Flower Facts on Jul 24, 2015

Art in Bloom Took Over Edmonton! 2015

  Edmonton hosted the first annual Art in Bloom Festival earlier this month. The four day festival featured five art galleries and five flower shops collaborating in a fun and unique event.     Five talented flower shops teamed up wit...
by Fun Flower Facts on Jul 23, 2015

Floating Flower Oasis

  The Museum of Experimental Science and Innovation in Tokyo is currently featuring an interactive flower installation, called Floating Flower Garden. A simple white space has been turned into a flower oasis; over 2,300 colourful and fragrant o...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 17, 2015

Travel: The Japanese Hitachi Seaside Park- A Must See!

There are many beautiful reasons to travel the globe, and The Hitachi Seaside Park is up on the list. Located just two hours outside of Tokyo in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, the public park is currently in full bloom. Flowers blossom year round, &#...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 13, 2015

A Smelly Affair: Corpse Flower Blossoms!

Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory boasts of a healthy, smelly corpse flower in residence. Nicknamed “Putrella”, the corpse flower has unexpectedly bloomed before her time! And what a stench she is to smell!   Image Credit: htt...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 7, 2015

Queen of all the Flower Crowns!

Flower crowns are all the rage these days. Fresh flowers in your hair just simply put a pep in your step. Brides, festival goers, graduates, birthday celebrators- there are many reasons to sport little lovelies around your tête.     …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Mar 26, 2015

Colour of 2015: Marsala!

Pantone has released the official colour of 2015. “The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.” Nature has long been showcasing ...
by Fun Flower Facts on Mar 9, 2015

Flowers and Ice

Earlier this year, a talented Japanese artist, Azuma Makoto, put on an exhibit titled “ICED FLOWERS”. The exhibition featured compositions of beautiful flowers encased inside massive blocks of ice. Cymbidium orchids, anthurium, and helliconia wer...
by Fun Flower Facts on Feb 24, 2015

Flower Beards … Are they really a Trend now?

Big, Bushy Beards are receiving a whole lot of media attention; recently many young men from all over the world (and internet) are adopting this interesting and scruffy look. The Large beards are often associated with a hipster culture,( though ̷...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 6, 2014

New World Record!

The eighth Flower and Garden Festival held at the Events Garden in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia has set a new world record for the world’s largest carpet of flowers! This incredible “carpet” was constructed with 15 million flowers spread ove...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 23, 2014

A Floral Mystery from Space

The Ganjoji temple in Japan has a very old Cherry Tree, it’s estimated to be about 1250 years old. In 2008 some cherry stones from this tree were sent into space. They stayed on the International Space Station for 8 … Continue reading ...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 17, 2014

Fresh Flowers, from a vending machine?

You have to admit, it’s a novel idea. Just pop your credit card in the vending machine, choose a bouquet and voila! You have a ready made bouquet to give to a loved one… In Shanghai, China an entrepreneur has … Continue reading U...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 3, 2014

3200 Years Old – 247 feet tall and still growing!

What is 3200 years old, 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, is 27 feet wide and has 2 billion needles? The President of course! This giant Sequoia is not only awe inspiring, it’s still growing! At the … Continue reading &...
by Fun Flower Facts on Mar 28, 2014

A WW1 Soldiers Pressed Flowers

This beautiful album full of pressed flowers documents one soldiers travels on the front lines of Europe during World War One.  As this is the centenary year for WW1, items from the time period are becoming quite popular with collectors. … Con...
by Fun Flower Facts on Feb 26, 2014

3D Printed Flowers – It was only a matter of time…

3D printers are making everything from food to houses, it was only a matter of time until flowers were created. This project, nicknamed Blossom, explores the concept of 3D Printing using dual materials. “The flower came about as the idea …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Feb 1, 2014


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