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Japan Flower Festival Hanami is the Japanese traditional festival of savoring the beauty of flowers, especially the cherry blossom. People across the country flock to the gardens to view the beautiful pink attractions.
About Gift Baskets
There are stories of gift baskets given throughout history. Even in this modern age, basket making is almost impossible to do with machinery, and requires the same hand-crafting used throughout time
Smelling Bees
Just as a delicious smells lure customers to eat, flowers use scent signals to lure bees. Some plants try to cheat the system, but honeybees don't fall for cheap perfume.
White House Florist Farewell
"When I come in and I drive past the outside of the White House, because it's dark when I get here, and I can see the flag with the lights on it, I mean, it's overwhelming, It never gets old."
Fun Flower Facts
Tea made with horehound and honey can be used to ease the pain of a sore throat... or break the magical spells of sorcerers! That and more fun facts and  flower trivia from Frankie Flowers.
Moon Flowers
Private Firm Plans To Plant Flowers On The Moon. A US space engineering and technology development firm has developed a new device that may one day offer astronauts the ability to grow fresh vegetables in space
What You Say? Flowers
CARTOON. Some men like this one tend to take the slogan "Saying it with flowers" to an entirely whole new level.
Scents of a Woman
HEN Laurie Stern gave up her lucrative wedding flower business, and then spent years closeted away with her cats, while sniffing distilled flower essences... all for good reason.
Celebrate Spring Indoors
Ah, the power of flowers. In that these gifts of color and scent are so often with us to mark special occasions, it's a wonder we ever feel comfortable without them.
Drunk Flowers
A Cornell University horticulturist has found that giving diluted alcohol to some potted plants stunts the growth of leaves and stems but doesn't bother the blossoms.
Hydrangea Rainbow
After being dismissed for a time as a "grandmotherly" flower, the hydrangea is enjoying a renaissance in the design world. Hydrangeas pair well with other flowers that have romantic auras.
More Wildflowers Needed to Save Honeybees
The Women's Institute is urging local authorities to plant derelict spaces, roadside verges and even car parks with trees or flowers that feed the bee population.
Flowers in the Bible
Biblical Botanical Gardens Society, an organization designed to add a spiritual component to gardening and inform people of the history behind some of the plants and flowers in the Bible.
Edible Flowers
After falling out of favor for many years, cooking and garnishing with flowers is back in vogue once again. And Did you know that broccoli, cauliflower, and artichokes are all flowers?
Competition flower thief
More than 700 flowers were stolen from a competition display in Scotland. "We normally get minor thefts at this time of year but the amount stolen implies those responsible have a market already identified.
Spring's Heartbeats
Spring marks the most miraculous of seasons, when sleepy earth comes back to life and all the renewal gives us a sense of hope. Displays of nature's rebirth come with each day, as new shoots begin to emerge
Smarty Plants
World's Only Plant-Intelligence Lab. Mancuso and his team of nine work to debunk the myth that plants are low-life. Plants have a specific and fairly extensive vocabulary.
Son of Stinky
The Amorphophallus titanum is being called "Son of Stinky" because it was propagated from a seed from another corpse flower, the first such ever in California.
Morning Glory - Crack?
Morning Glories Can Be Used as a Hallucinogen. Vargas implies that the morning glory high is some sort of arcane practice known only to '60s survivors and teenagers who have "rediscovered" it.
A Guys' Guide to
Giving Flowers

For the man who thinks "it's a jungle out there" when it comes to buying flowers, these simple tips will pave the way:
Flower Fear
While adults with anthophobia realize that these fears are irrational, they often find that facing, or even thinking about facing flowers brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety.
The Rose
A fascinating look at the rose. An array of info concerning rose history, medicinal values, mythic legends, along with rose care tips and rose meanings.
Smooth Owl Clover
The Smooth Owl Clover had not been seen San Francisco where it once thrived since 1917, but now the first documented sighting of the species  since World War I.
Flower Meanings
Do you know the specific meaning of flowers in your floral arrangement? People use flowers as gestures and symbols to communicate with loved ones. Find out which flowers mean what.
Rare Flower Stops Developers
There is a flower so rare it only grows in two small locations—and one of them is smack in the middle of a new development in the Oakland hills.
The Corpse Flower
Something is clearly afoul over at the historic Huntington in San Marino. Nothing is wrong, actually. But all eyes--and noses--are on one rare bloom in particular: The Corpse Flower.
One Cool Sunflower
CARTOON. There's cool, and there's really cool. Even in the hottest of days this sunflower knows he's the coolest flower of all.
The Gerbera Daisy
TRIVIA. The gerbera daisy was discovered in 1884 near Barberton, South Africa. The meaning of its common name draws from German naturalist Traugott Gerber.
Lovely, useful lavender
The fragrance from this hardy perennial always soothes and excites —and in aromatherapy, lavender is one of the only essential oils with both properties.
When to Give Flowers
There are some times when you’ll definitely want to warm your true love’s heart with flowers. However, the most important time for you to give flowers to a friend or loved one, may not be when you think!
More Flower Care Tips
Another collection of just a few basic and general tips on how to make your cut flowers flowers last longer.
Baskets Brighten Downtown
Downtown Carson City streets are lined with  82 privately-sponsored flower baskets in hopes to help draw people downtown as summer activities begin.
Flower Horoscope
How do flowers relate to your astrological sign? Find out what your birth flower is, and what flowers & plants are suited for your astrological sign..
Heaven Scent
The sweet smell of honeysuckle will tempt the birds and bees to your garden. Grow it at home, and you'll do the butterflies, the birds and the bees a favour.
The Prodigal Flower
“..the legacy of the ecosystem, There are still parts of it living in the soil—seeds lying beneath the trees, buildings, roads–unseen but still there, still viable, just waiting for their chance to re-emerge..”
Cow Philosophy
Cow philosophyCARTOON. In case you didn't know, cows are people too. They need advice just like me and you. So send a cow some roses and make their day.
Flower Fueled Planes
Especially intriguing experiments that replace traditional jet fuel with fuels made from algae, coconuts, and flowers. This isn’t science fiction, it’s happening now.
Flower Buying Morality
Though neither his purpose nor a duty, he has provided that the evidence of his value and of his spouse’s value is not a forgery; he has committed an act of virtue.
Flowers in the Workplace
“Our research shows that a change as simple as adding flowers and plants can be important in the most meaningful way to businesses in the modern economy,” said lead researcher on the project.
Flower Power Kids
They can make flowers change color overnight just by giving them a special drink. Children learning science about water.
Viagra and Beer
Garden designer David Domoney's gardening tips at Chelsea Flower has provided a range of tips for using everyday items to improve your garden.
About The Tulip
Tulips the only flower that continues to grow after being cut is considered by many cultures as the symbol of perfect love. Turkish love potions, Europe's Tulipomania, medicinal value, legends and more.
Flower Wanda's 60!
Posh Posy's founder, Wanda Stevenson turns 60 years old on June 7th 2009. Why not help an old girl out?
Beginners Hidden Talents
Excited enthusiasts turned flowers into an imaginative modern design at a fun-filled workshop. Josette Dorce, aged 79, said: “It’s the first time I’ve ever tried this. I felt really happy and years younger.”
Flowers in the Bible
Biblical Botanical Gardens Society, an organization designed to add a spiritual component to gardening and inform people of the history behind some of the plants and flowers in the Bible.
From the Mouth of Bulbs
CARTOON. Those young bulbs someday will all be flowers, and at their age they think they already know it all, but they still have more growing to do.
Life Lessons in a Flower 
My relationship with Mr. Baldwin was not unlike Dennis the Menace's relationship with Mr. Wilson. He had flowers growing everywhere, and his lawn was absolutely perfect...
Nations Favorite Flower
gardeners revealing their views on all aspects of gardening from favourite and most hated plants to vegetables, garden centres, mail order suppliers, tools and media.
Flower Really Do Make You Happy
Here is a study to support the notion that flowers actually induce real positive emotions. Flowers resulted in the most positive results compared to other gifts.
Giving Females Flowers
What’s the best way for a man to make a lasting impression on a woman? 92% of women can remember the last time they received flowers, and 89% say that it makes them feel special.
The Roses that Were.. 
As in families, so in roses. There are the old and the very old, A rose is not only as good as its ancient pedigree. They have good qualities but they will never be “old-fashioned”.
All about Birds & Bees
Imagine the world without natural fibers, fruits, vegetables or flowers. Three-quarters of flowering plants rely on insects, and other animals that pollinate plants
Flowers Sell the House
There's one thing some realtors enjoy about selling a house: The excuse to buy fresh flowers...
Flowers Allergy Free?
Beautiful flowers are always a quick way to brighten up your home, but what do you do when allergies leave you terrified? Turns out, u don’t need to avoid them all.
Tomato Soup and
Mac'n' Cheese

Area nurserymen and women to choose from new arrivals of plants they deem most exceptional and exciting. Sometimes, a theme develops.
Tulip-time, a Dutch treat
This is the Holland of picture postcards. The fields of color are so intense that from afar they look fake. But they are indeed fields of flowers, planted so closely together.
If I Only Had a Brain
Recent findings on plant capacities, he declares in a 2008 paper in Ecology Letters, reveal “high levels of sophistication previously thought to be within the sole domain of animal behavior.
Fancy the Hollyhocks
Once these plants get going, there are always more flowers coming. You can’t wear them out. They’re always saying, “This bud’s for you.” “And this one.” “And this one.”
Flower Power in Motion
A new study in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology shows flowers flutter in the wind to be attractive  to entice insect pollinators. "If you're too stationary nothing visits you because you're not visible,"
Students donate flowers
Elementary school students are practicing good character by contributing flowers to several businesses. Students in 2 through 6 grade voted on what business or individual would receive their flowers.
Unexpected Flowers
A recent survey shows over 60% of Americans think the best time to receive flowers, is with no special occasion in mind. . It’s that thoughtful gift and personal note for “no special reason” that really gets noticed.
Raceway Garden
At Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, landscape supervisor Nizolek and assistant gardener Gary Sharp work year-round, raising from seeds or cuttings almost all of the plants that will grace the 160-acre grounds this summer
Where Flowers From?
next time you order a bouquet of flowers, consider the fact that those delicate blossoms most likely traveled half way around the globe just so you might make your sweetie smile..
Viagra and Beer
Garden designer David Domoney's gardening tips at Chelsea Flower has provided a range of tips for using everyday items to improve your garden.
Male Parts
If you ask people where the perfume of a flower comes from, they'll likely say the female parts or the petals.. Apparently they're wrong.
Prison Flower Inmates
Guilford County Sheriff's Prison Farm. "Since I've been at the farm, it has been the biggest weekend. Last year we did about 17,000 dollars in three days," said Woods..
50 Years in Flowers
Married in 1952, soon after, went back into floristry. "It was about five years after we married, he told me this was going to be fun, and I'm still waiting for the fun," Nancy, 76, said with a wry smile.
A Girl Became a Flower
“ I want to be a flower, peaceful in the sun” “And what happened?” asked the girl. “I became a flower.”  -- This is a story of an 8 year old girl who became a flower.
Flower therapy at home
Flower therapy: Inspire yourself with this simple home practice. A glance at a book that's a great summer read with lot's of refreshing healthy home tips to aspire to.
Mythical Lily
Before there were books and Bibles - and people who could read them - there were myths and stories and works of art that often used flowers to help explain events in religious history and nature. The Easter lily has a starring role in such stories.
Macy's Fur a Fun Time
Macy's flower show collars pet lovers out fur a fun time with basset hounds dressed as flowers, and a 11 year old cat dressed as Hannah Montana.
Sick Dog Plant
Some of the holiday season’s most popular flowers and plants are poisonous to your dog. Protect your pup from any flower or plant that could potential be hazardous to his health and well being.
Views on Being Romantic
Women often complain that the men in their lives are not romantic enough. News for men; there is a way to be romantic and it doesn’t involve spending a fortune or even opening your mouth.
A Guys' Guide to
Giving Flowers

For the man who thinks "it's a jungle out there" when it comes to buying flowers, these simple tips will pave the way:
Planter is Potty
"I should be allowed to put out whatever kind of planter I want as long as it's not obscene," -But the mayor stands behind police who have given her 30 days to remove the toilets from her front yard.
Cats Need No Flowers
CARTOON. You may think you're just trying to warm your sweetie's heart, but you probably don't realize that you're also surprising her kitty at the same time.
Iraq's First Flower Festival
Baghdad, Iraq is is set to hold its first-ever international flower festival, with the hopes of showing the world that peace "is blossoming after the winter of war."
Anti-Burglar Flower Power
A Tokyo district plagued with burglaries has turned to planting flowers to beautify its streets and help stamp out crime.
Therapeutic River Flowers
One of the most poignant moments of the flood commemoration ceremony was when five members of the Cedar Rapids City Council each took a bouquet of flowers and placed them in the Cedar River.
An abundance of Azaleas
While variety may be the spice of life, Jack and Penny's garden is remarkable for one particular floral feature -over 1,500 azaleas of every color imaginable
Honolulu flower show draws best judges
It takes a lot more than an appreciation of pretty flowers to be a judge at a competition on the level of the Triennial Flower and Horticulture Show at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Moon Flowers
Private Firm Plans To Plant Flowers On The Moon. A US space engineering and technology development firm has developed a new device that may one day offer astronauts the ability to grow fresh vegetables in space
Farting Flowers
The blooming of the world's smelliest flower is a rare event and no-one knows what spurs it to bud. It first did so in 1889 and since then there have been only 5 flowerings in the Britain and 10 in the USA.
Heaven Scent
The sweet smell of honeysuckle will tempt the birds and bees to your garden. Grow it at home, and you'll do the butterflies, the birds and the bees a favour.
Drunk Flowers
A Cornell University horticulturist has found that giving diluted alcohol to some potted plants stunts the growth of leaves and stems but doesn't bother the blossoms.
Art in Bloom
In a celebration of art and flowers, floral arrangements are shown with the sculptures, paintings and furniture that inspired them in a museum gallery.
Wedding Flower Style
Sometimes it is hard to know where to start when planning your wedding flowers, but it can be simpler by knowing a few things in advance from your colours to the types of blooms you love
Plant Communication
Does Plant Communication Imply Intelligence? One answer.. "..but plants? I’ve never considered the possibility of plant intelligence. The idea seems absurd..."
Flowers Make Poor Police
As in many offices, there’s a box for honor donations, scientists posted alternating photos of human eyes with pictures of flowers. Want to keep people in line? Don’t expect much help from flowers...
Flower Fights Prostate Cancer A substance from the root of a flower growing in many gardens may cure prostate cancer. In laboratory tests, tectorigenin, obtained from roots, stopped cancer cells growing
     



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