Dog Rose: An Old Medicinal Herb With New Possibilities

Rosa canina, commonly known as dog rose, is a deciduous, climbing, wild rose native to western Asia, Europe, and northwest Africa. The plant's English name is derived from its hooked prickles which look similar to a dog’s canines. Some schools of thought hold that the plant got the name from its ancient use in treating rabies. Continue reading [...]

Edible Squash Blossoms to Share with Family and Friends

Do you have dozens of new squash blooms late in the growing season? It may be too late for those flowers to develop into fruits, but that doesn't mean they have to go to waste. Squash blossoms are edible and can be incorporated into a delicious harvest dinner. Continue reading [...]
There are many lotus flower benefits for your health

The Lotus Flowering Plant: More Than Meets the Eye – It Also Has Health Benefits

The lotus plant, botanically known as nelumbo nucifera or nelumbo lutea and commonly known as Asian lotus and Indian lotus belong to the nelumbonaceae family. It is native to southern Asia and is India’s national flower. Lotus, a perennial, aquatic plant grows from a tuberous root-stock lying in the mud at the bottom of ponds and lakes. The plant has a special meaning to Buddhists, symbolizing enlightenment and purity due to its ability to bring forth beautiful flowers from dirty, smelly mud. Continue reading [...]

Drying Flowers Can Make your Beautiful Bouquet Last for Years

A bouquet of cut flowers makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion. Whether they're for a birthday, anniversary, or just because, flowers send a message of beauty and affection. The main drawback to a floral arrangement is that many cut flowers last only a week or so in the vase. The good news is that there are many easy ways to preserve flowers so that they last indefinitely. Continue reading [...]

A Longer Life for Your Perfect Floral Gift

If you've ever received flowers as a gift for any special occasion, you probably wished you could make them last longer than just a few days. Luckily, there are several tips and tricks to extend the life of flowers in a vase. Continue reading [...]

Daffodil Flowers: Offering a Cure for Cancer?

Daffodil, botanically known as narcissus pseudonarcissus, is a perennial, spring-flowering herb commonly found growing wild in grasslands, parks, and gardens in temperate areas. It does well in areas with full sunlight though it also thrives in partial shade. Continue reading [...]