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Lenten Rose: A Winter-Flowering Beauty

Lenten rose, Helleborus x hybridus,  is not actually a rose at all, but a cousin of the buttercup.  Hellebores bloom in winter, usually anywhere between January and March.  It can be hard to find unique flowers for a wedding this time of year but these little guys love the cold weather.  And although I may
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Wedding Flowers: Cabbage and Kale as Wedding Flowers

Ornamental cabbage and kale are some of the prettiest plants that thrive in cool weather, making them perfect for an autumn wedding.  Their brightly colored and interestingly textured leaves add something special to bouquets and floral arrangements.  If you’re confident in your green thumb, you can even grow them yourself! These members of the broccoli
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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Craspedia.

Billy here.  Billy Buttons.  Well, that’s my nickname.  My real name is Craspedia globosa.  I’m starting to get very popular, if I say so myself.  You’ve probably seen me in a bouquet and asked, “What is that cool flower?”  My favorite color is yellow and I love jazzing up wedding flowers.  I’m originally from Australia
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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Hosta

Ahhh… summer.  Isn’t it just the best time of year?  Well, I think so, anyway.  Hi.  They call me Hosta.  I like a nice shady spot to hang out in during those long summer days.  I’m one of America’s favorite perennial plants because of my wonderful leaves…they can be different sizes, shapes, textures, and colors. 
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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Ranunculus

“rah-NUN-kew-lus”?  That’s right.  That’s my name.  Hey, I can’t help it if my name doesn’t do my beautiful flowers justice.  They are deeply hued with numerous petals that make my flowers look almost fake.  I belong to the buttercup family and I’m more commonly called Persian buttercup, after one of the countries that I’m native
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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Paeonia.

Hello, there.  My name is Paeonia, but people call me peony for short.  Let me tell you about myself.  I love being the center of attention! My large flowers take up a lot of space in wedding bouquets and centerpieces.  My big beautiful flowers only come around once each year, so hurry up and find
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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Xerophyllum

This month, I would like to introduce you to a plant that is deceiving.  Well, at least its common name is.  Xerophyllum tenax, commonly called bear grass, is actually not a grass at all; in fact, it’s part of the lily family.  This is a really neat plant whose leaves are traditionally used by Native
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