Spotlighting The Eternal Allure Of Orchids

Orchid fans will likely be interested in the 59th annual Pacific Orchid
Exposition this weekend at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, where all five Bay Area orchid
societies and more than 50 dealers of the beloved, mysterious flower will
convene.

Heavenly And Hardy Hellebores

February 22, 2010 Jennifer Jewell, ANewsCafe

The hellebore genus is a member of the Ranunculaceae family of plants, and blooms are generally a rounded cup-shape. The colorful five outer elements of the flower heads are not actually petals, but sepals and as such they persist for a long time.

Chase Away Winter Blues With Blooming Houseplants

February 19, 2010 Lelia Kelly, The Sun-Herald

Check out your garden centers or even the grocery store’s florist department for
a cheery blooming azalea, Reiger begonia, cineraria or kalanchoe. Once you bring
yours home, there are a few things you can do to get the longest cheery impact.

Behind The Victory Flowers At Vancouver Olympics

February 19, 2010 Irene Preklet, 680 News

The Olympic bouquets presented to medalists at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are more than just pretty flowers. A lot of thought and design revisions went into making them, and they are helping to give people a second chance.

Bird Of Paradise Can Be Enjoyed In Northern Climates

Would you believe that an exotic Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae, could be brought to bloom here in Staten Island in the middle of winter?