Category Archives: Floral Events & News

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The History of Flower Power

?Flower Power? was a popular term used in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of change throughout the United States. From protests against the war to protests demanding equal rights for every citizen, the 1960s were a tumultuous yet interesting … Continue reading

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Orchids, Orchids Everywhere! Touring the 2013 Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Every spring, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is transformed into a dazzling showcase for one of the world?s most beautiful and exotic flowers: the orchid. This year, for the 11th straight year in a row, the biggest orchid show … Continue reading

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Visit Gardens with Garden Conservancy Days 2013

You drive through a lovely neighborhood and catch a glimpse of cascading roses through a wrought iron gate. A long bluestone driveway curves away under a canopy of flowering dogwoods and disappears. The scent of lilacs drifts over a dry-stacked … Continue reading

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Long Live the Queen: A Royal Photo Tour of the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show

There?s only one word to describe the 184th Philadelphia Flower Show: ?Brilliant!? This year, the world?s biggest indoor flower show tipped its hat to our favorite neighbor across the pond: Great Britain. From the royal crown jewels to the quaint … Continue reading

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College Gardens: Michigan State University W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens

Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan is fortunate enough to have one of the oldest and most beautiful collegiate botanical gardens in the United States: The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden.In fact, it is the oldest continuously operated university botanical … Continue reading

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The History of Flowers at the Olympics Games

Every four years the overwhelming event known as the Olympic Games captures the entire world as all of the greatest athletes gather together to proudly compete for their home country. With almost 300 events in 26 different sporting events, sometimes … Continue reading

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The Olympic Games Past & Present

Seeing all of the Olympic Bouquets has really got us in the Olympic spirit! The idea of the Olympic Games was conceived in ancient Greece but ended around the time of 393 and 426 AD. The Games started up again … Continue reading

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College Gardens: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichol Arboretum

Some colleges are lucky to have either a botanical garden or arboretum located on or near their campus, however the University of Michigan has the great fortune of having both within walking distance of campus. The Matthaei Botanical Gardens which … Continue reading

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Official 2012 London Olympic Flowers

The pageantry of the Olympics is unlike any other. It is a spectacle that puts the host country on display. The host country is able to show off to the world its cities, its people, and even its agriculture. The … Continue reading

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College Gardens: Furman University Asia Garden

Furman University Asia Garden brings an Asian feel to Greenville, South Carolina. The university?s Asia Gardens feature authentic Asian horticulture. The university has an exchange program with Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Osakawa, Japan which is how they are able … Continue reading

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