Category Archives: Fun Flower Facts

Learn fun flower facts from the stem to the petals at Petal Talk!

Quick Flower Tip: Use Everyday Household Items as Vases to Show off Your Flowers

After a while, using a plain old glass vase to put your blooms on display gets pretty predictable and, well, boring. Those beautiful flowers of yours deserve to be dressed up with something a lot more special! But there’s no … Continue reading

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Quick Flower Tip: Fertilize Your Rose Garden With a Banana Peel

We all know that bananas are a super-healthy snack for us humans. But did you know that these fruits are also a nutritious treat for your roses? Bananas are packed with the essential vitamins and minerals that roses need to thrive, … Continue reading

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Quick Flower Tip: Preserve Your Flower Bouquet With Bleach

When someone we love surprises us with a beautiful flower arrangement, it’s only natural to want to make those colorful blooms—and that feeling of excitement—last as long as possible. Here’s a flower tip to help keep that bouquet fresh and … Continue reading

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Quick Flower Tip: Use Drinking Straws to Extend Your Flower Stems

Flower stems looking a little short? If you want to bring your itty-bitty bouquet to new heights, give it a boost with a new set of stilts! Our flower tip for helping your blooms stand tall: Grab a bunch of … Continue reading

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How to Say Mom in Different Languages

There may be a million different ways to say her name, but there’s only one special mom your heart belongs to. So this Mother’s Day, show her how one-of-a-kind she is: Instead of calling her the usual “Ma” or “Mom,” … Continue reading

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Popular Spring Flowers

The first official day of spring, March 20th, is a date worth celebrating! Examine your garden closely and you’re sure to find the first signs of the season peeking through the ground, awaiting those first rays of sunshine to help … Continue reading

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Flowers That Are Naturally Green

The color green represents growth, harmony, and balance. A reoccurring hue in nature, this calming color is commonly associated with spring and growth. From the tiniest blades of grass to stunning green flowers, this versatile color has flooded the earth … Continue reading

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All About Lilies

Beautiful in form, lilies are one of the most popular and versatile flowers in the world. Coming in a variety of colors and known for their strong fragrance, this elegant bloom is a show-stopper on its own while also serving … Continue reading

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Inspirational Flower Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Does a fresh, fantastically fragrant bouquet of blossoms always paint a smile on your face? You’re not alone! For ages, famous names and faces all around the world have been raving about the flower’s feel-good powers. Here are 22 well-known … Continue reading

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All About Sunflowers

With its strong stature, its giant round shape and its brilliant yellow color, the sunflower truly looks like a droplet of golden sun. It’s no wonder its proper name, Helianthus anuus, comes from the Greek words “helios” (or “sun”) and … Continue reading

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All About Daisies

With their long, colorful petals bursting like rays of sunlight, daisies are the perfect flowers for delivering warm smiles to those we love most. But this beautiful blossom isn’t just an American favorite; its bright and cheery spirit is cherished by … Continue reading

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Quick Flower Tip: Store Your Bouquet in the Fridge to Keep it Fresh

Your flowers can really take a beating from the heat, especially during summertime. Too-high temps can lead to floppy petals, causing a healthy arrangement to fall flat before its time. To keep your bouquet strong and healthy, try this super-simple … Continue reading

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Summer Flowers and Plants That Beat the Summer Heat

Looking for a plant that’ll stand up to the sun’s scorching rays? Here’s our list of the best summer flowers and plants that really know how to flourish on even the hottest of days. Plus, we’ve recommended our top arrangements for … Continue reading

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Flower Power: The Medicinal Properties of Flowers

The Healing Power of Flowers It’s common practice to send flowers to people in the hospital, but have you ever considered the possibility that these flowers are not just there to be pretty? Of course, flowers can increase morale and … Continue reading

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The History of the Money Tree Bonsai

Learn all about the Pachira Plant! The lore surrounding the history of the Money Tree (or the Pachira plant) dates back many centuries. Legend has it that a poor Taiwanese farmer found a small Pachira plant growing in his field … Continue reading

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How to Say Flower in Different Languages

Shakespeare was right: A flower called by any other name would still smell just as sweet … and it’d look just as beautiful too! But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun learning all the different names that blooms … Continue reading

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All About Bougainvillea Flowers: One of the Caribbean’s Most Beautiful Tropical Blooms

Once upon a time, the hibiscus was my all-time favorite tropical flower. But on a recent cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, an even more exotic bloom caught my eye … and stole my heart: bougainvillea. Whether I was strolling along … Continue reading

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Top 6 Most Beautiful and Unique Tulip Types

You know it’s spring when those long, lovely tulip stems start peeking out of the ground! There are more than 1,000 different tulip species, and each of them brings its own touch of charm to springtime. In fact, so many … Continue reading

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Different Types of Sorority Flowers

When people hear the word sorority they don’t normally associate it with flowers but unbeknownst to many, most organizations have a flower association that ties into their traditions. There are 26 nationally recognized social sororities that each have their own … Continue reading

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Baby Sloths Eating Hibiscus Flowers

Did you know baby sloths LOVE to eat hibiscus flowers? It’s like “chocolate for them” according to this beyond adorable video from Animal Planet, which was too cute for us not to share the love! Tweet

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The World’s Biggest and Smallest Flowers

Flowers are little touches of color that make the world a more beautiful place in which to live. Scientists will probably never catalog and study every flower in the world because there are millions of types of flowers. Flowers come … Continue reading

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The History of Floral Wreaths

The wreath is a circular plant arrangement that originated in the ancient world. It is difficult to trace back exactly when the first wreath was created, but it is widely thought that the Greeks were the wreath pioneers, using them … Continue reading

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What Are Garden Roses?

Did you know that there are more than 15,000 different types of rose species and cultivated varieties worldwide?  Among these is the Garden Rose; a luxuriously timeless classic, known for its frothy petals, vintage look, and sweet fragrance.  Not to … Continue reading

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