Texas State Flower

Texas is one of the biggest states in the country, and it is also known as “The Lone Star State.” The identity of this state rests on living folklore including rodeo and country/western music, which is associated with the mythical image of the cowboy. Its culture reflects multiple influences and heritage including Native American, European, Hispanic […]

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The Lifecycle of the Sunflower

The only flower with the word “flower” in its name, the sunflower, can bring light to any garden. The sunflower is known for several reasons, from snacks and oil to privacy. Isn’t it crazy to think this giant flower comes from one little seedling? There are five major stages the sunflower encounters to complete its […]

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Viola Flowers

Nature is full of secrets and wonders that never cease to inspire admiration in the minds of human beings. Among them, we can count flowers as one of those pure visual and olfactory pleasures. They can express whatever your heart may hide, including feelings of love and consideration, and mostly embellish your beautiful garden. Viola […]

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Carnations: Their History, Meaning, and Care

Carnations come in hundreds of varieties and in many of the colors of the rainbow. They bring the hues of summer to your garden as well as to special occasions.  Cut flowers last for weeks making them a popular choice for boutonnieres, bouquets, and spring floral arrangements. As you read this, you can learn the […]

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Anatomy of a Flower

Many of us can recognize the necessary parts of a flower. For example, the stem and the petals are easily identifiable. Flowers are actually very intricate structures that are integral to the plants’ ability to reproduce. Reproduction is what leads to flowers, seeds, and fruits. It is an essential function of a plant and is […]

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The Crocus Flower

The beautiful crocus flower, not to be confused with the autumn crocus of the Lily family, is a sight for sore eyes found in gardens throughout the world. Often one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring season, the colorful crocus has sometimes been referred to as the lightbulb flower as its glowing […]

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Aquatic Plants

One of the newest trends in landscaping is the addition of a pond to your yard.  Water gardens add visual interest as well as the pleasing sound of moving water. When installing a water feature or pond, it is essential to make it look as natural as possible. You want it to look as though […]

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Gardenia Flower

The gardenia flower is a superb white flowering plant. Also known as cape jasmine, the gardenia is associated with feminine elegance and deep feelings.  The scent of this beauty is incredibly captivating and inimitable. The gardenia seduces with its powerful scent of jasmine delicately enhanced with vanilla. More often than not, the gardenia decorates the […]

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The Beautiful Heather Flower

Despite its small size, the heather knows how to stand out throughout the year by its color and its leaves.  The heather flower, scientific name “Calluna vulgaris,” offers persistent foliage, which flourish even in difficult places and cold weather. The heather’s vibrant colors ranging from pink to white, purple, and red, draws attention and leaves […]

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