Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower or Heleanthus are native to the Americas and were first cultivated in Mexico. They are named for their propensity to turn its head toward the sun and are produced for their big showy flowers, tasty seeds and oil that are used in soap, paint and cosmetics. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Lisianthus or Prairie Gentian are from the wilds of much of the Americas. Their beautiful blooms are about 2in in diameter and they grow about 2ft tall. The new wine and copper colored lisianthus are especially versatile. Lisianthus represent gratitude, appreciation and charisma.

Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlia are native to Central America and are the national flower of Mexico. The tubers were consumed as a food crop by the Aztecs. They range in size from two to 12 inches in diameter. Once cut and placed in a vase, dahlias thrive in plenty of water and cooler temperatures. Dahlias symbolize elegance, inner strength, creativity, change, dignity, and sacred values.

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Snapdragons are native to the rocky areas of the United States, North Africa and Europe. The face of the floret resembles a dragon opening and closing its mouth when laterally squeezed. The leaves and flowers have been used as anti-inflammatory poultices. Snapdragons signify grace and strength.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Amaranthus or as it became known in victorian England Love Lies Bleeding is a group of plants containing 75 species in its genus that are native to every continent. The flowers resemble tassels and look terrific in cascading bouquets. Amaranthus is used in Chinese medicine and the Amaranth seed is highly nutritious and especially valued for its amino acids. Amaranthus signifies immortality.

Chocolate Lace

Chocolate Lace

Daucus carota is native to Europe and southwest Asia and is named after both Queen Anne of Britain and her great grandmother Anne of Denmark. Queen Anne's Lace are edible when young and tender but be careful because they resemble poison Hemlock and mistaking the two could prove fatal. Those fluent in the language of flowers associate Queen Ann's lace with sanctuary. TAGS: May Flowers

Gerbera Daisies White

Gerbera Daisies White

Gerbera or Transvaal Daisy as they are known in South Africa are native to the tropical South America, Asia and Africa. Their strikingly colorful blooms are the fifth most consumed flower worldwide after Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums and Tulips. They are produced in over 100 different colors and styles. Gerbera signifies purity and innocence.

Gerbera Daisies Scarlett

Gerbera Daisies Scarlett

Gerbera or Transvaal Daisy as they are known in South Africa are native to the tropical South America, Asia and Africa. Their strikingly colorful blooms are the fifth most consumed flower worldwide after Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums and Tulips. They are produced in over 100 different colors and styles. Gerbera signifies purity and innocence. TAGS: Crazy Daisy

Garbera Daisies Orange

Garbera Daisies Orange

Gerbera or Transvaal Daisy as they are known in South Africa are native to the tropical South America, Asia and Africa. Their strikingly colorful blooms are the fifth most consumed flower worldwide after Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums and Tulips. They are produced in over 100 different colors and styles. Gerbera signifies purity and innocence.

Gerbera Daisies Yellow

Gerbera Daisies Yellow

Gerbera or Transvaal Daisy as they are known in South Africa are native to the tropical South America, Asia and Africa. Their strikingly colorful blooms are the fifth most consumed flower worldwide after Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums and Tulips. They are produced in over 100 different colors and styles. Gerbera signifies purity and innocence.

Gerbera Daisies Pink Pale

Gerbera Daisies Pink Pale

Gerbera or Transvaal Daisy as they are known in South Africa are native to the tropical South America, Asia and Africa. Their strikingly colorful blooms are the fifth most consumed flower worldwide after Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums and Tulips. They are produced in over 100 different colors and styles. Gerbera signifies purity and innocence. TAGS: Crazy Daisy

Gerbera Daisies Bi-Color

Gerbera Daisies Bi-Color

Gerbera or Transvaal Daisy as they are known in South Africa are native to the tropical South America, Asia and Africa. Their strikingly colorful blooms are the fifth most consumed flower worldwide after Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums and Tulips. They are produced in over 100 different colors and styles. Gerbera signifies purity and innocence.

Dahlia pink

Dahlia pink

Dahlia are native to Central America and are the national flower of Mexico. The tubers were consumed as a food crop by the Aztecs. They range in size from two to 12 inches in diameter. Once cut and placed in a vase, dahlias thrive in plenty of water and cooler temperatures. Dahlias symbolize elegance, inner strength, creativity, change, dignity and sacred values. Tags: Flower Therapy, Bloomtastic, Big Bloom Energy

Campanula

Campanula

With their happy nodding heads, Campanula, or bellflower plants, are cheery perennial flowers. The plant is native to many regions where cool nights and moderate temperatures prevail, creating ideal conditions for growing bellflowers. It is also found as a symbol of affection, constancy, and everlasting love

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa pods or Pincushion flowers are in the same family as Honeysuckle and are native to Africa, Asia, and Europe. The name comes from the Latin word scabies meaning to itch and the fact that Scabiosa is used in folk medicine to treat scabies, an illness that causes major itchiness. Scabiosa signifies love, purity, and peace.

Nigella

Nigella

Bells of Ireland, moluccella laevis or shell flower, is a summer flowering annual, native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. A member of the mint family, the blooming stems can be cut and used in fresh or dried flower arrangements. It is cultivated for its spikes of flowers. In the language of flowers, it represents luck.

Veronica

Veronica

Veronica is a robust genus of flowering plants that includes more than 500 species, several dozen of which are cultivated as landscape flowers. Of these, one of the most popular is Veronica spicata, often known as spiked speedwell, which is often called just speedwell. Speedwell is a clump-forming plant with flowers that grow on stalks of medium height. Like other species in the Veronica genus, it belongs to the plantain family. It is grown for its showy spikes of long-lasting flowers that begin blooming in late spring or early summer. The meaning and symbolism of Veronica is loyalty.

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus or Carnation is native to Europe and Asia. They have a spicy, clove-like scent. In many cultures, Dianthus is the official flower of Mother's Day. The name dianthus comes from the Greek "dios" (god) and "anthos" (flower) and is considered by many to be the flower of the gods. Dianthus signifies admiration, capriciousness, affection, passion, and gratitude.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea are native to Korea, China, Japan, and the Americas and the word is derived from Greek meaning water vessel. In most species the flowers are white, but in some species can be blue, red, pink, and purple. In Japan, hydrangea leaves are made into Ama-cha tea and used in a Buddha bathing ceremony. Hydrangea signifies unity.

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus, the chocolate cosmos, is a species of Cosmos, native to Mexico. Velvety textured, chocolate-scented, deep maroon flowers with darker brown center on divided dark green leaves. Sorry to disappoint all of you chocolate lovers out there, this flower is named Chocolate Cosmos for its chocolate-like fragrance but it is not edible! The chocolate cosmos is meant to communicate your feelings of intense love. This flower is said to symbolize passion, desire, and sensuality.

Sweet William

Sweet William

Sweet William is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae, native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. It has become a popular ornamental garden plant. It is a herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant. Each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals displaying serrated edges. Wild plants produce red flowers with a white base, but colors in cultivars range from white, pink, red, and purple to variegated patterns. Sweet William symbolizes admiration, passion, love, and gratitude

Godetia

Godetia

Godetia is native to western North America. It can be found between California and British Columbia. It is an attractive and very showy annual flower that blooms, as the name suggests, in late spring. Its blooms are similar to those of an azalea, and they usually come in shades of pink and white. Godetia symbolizes charm and enthusiasm.

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is in the family Fabaceae (legumes) and they are native to Sicily, southern Italy, and the Aegean Islands. Scottish nurseryman Henry Eckford cross-bred and developed the sweet pea, turning it from a rather insignificant if sweetly scented flower into a floral sensation of the late Victorian era. They are grown for private enjoyment, exhibition, and for the floristry trade. Sweet peas have a range of beautiful colors (usually in pastel shades of blue, pink, purple, and white, including bi-colors) and also possess a subtle and unique fragrance.

Rosemary

Rosemary

First mentioned on Mesopotamian stone tablets 5,000 years ago, rosemary derives from the Latin rosmarinos meaning dew of the sea. It hails from Europe and Asia. It is used in floral decor, landscaping, and to flavor food. It was considered sacred to the Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks who used it in folk medicine. Rosemary is a symbol of remembrance, love, happiness, and loyalty.

Foxglove

Foxglove

Foxglove or Digitalis, native to Europe, Asia, and Africa is an example of how a plant formerly used by folklorists was then adopted by 'modern medicine' in the treatment of certain heart conditions. Never ingest Foxglove. The significance of Foxglove is both negative in terms of its toxicity and really good in terms of its medicinal benefits. Legend has it that picking digitalis has been known to really piss off fairies.

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria is originally from South America and can grow up to five feet tall. They can have a vase life of two weeks and are associated with our willingness to help one another through the ups and downs we face in our lives. They symbolize fidelity, friendship, robustness, and love.

Statice

Statice

Statice or Limonium is native to Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. They grow up to 7ft tall and have a long shelf life. Statice is used in dried flower arrangements because they retain color well and are hardy. Statice symbolizes remembrance.

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Dusty miller or Senecio cineraria is a grey foliage native to the Mediterranean and often used as an accent because it has a natural chemistry with many shades including dirty pink. Dusty Miller symbolizes protection.

Aster

Aster

Part of the Chinese aster series, the Matsumoto Aster is native to Eastern Asia and is a very admired and sought-after flower. They are categorized under the genus Callistephus, which comes from the Greek word that means “beautiful crown”. This is most likely because of their crown-like appearance. The Matsumoto aster shows off its always yellow inner florets by encircling them with white, pink.

Snow on the Mountain

Snow on the Mountain

Grown as much for its foliage as for its flowers, snow-on-the-mountain’s small but showy leaves may be light green, variegated, or entirely white. They clasp erect, many-branched stems which grow 1-3 ft. tall. Tiny flowers, each with whitish, petal-like bracts, are borne in clusters atop the stems.

Parvifolia

Parvifolia

Parvifolia has small, delicate, and fragrant foliage that can be oval or elongated. It gives alluring texture and fragrance to arrangements and can be used for wedding work, garlands, wreaths, and bouquets. Eucalyptus foliage can also be preserved and painted for use in dried arrangements. Parvifolia is derived from the Latin words Parvus meaning "small" and folium meaning "leaf", referring to the small leaves of this species.

Matsumoto Aster

Matsumoto Aster

Part of the Chinese aster series, the Matsumoto Aster is native to Eastern Asia and is a very admired and sought-after flower. They are categorized under the genus Callistephus, which comes from the Greek word that means “beautiful crown”. This is most likely because of their crown-like appearance. The Matsumoto aster shows off its always yellow inner florets by encircling them with white, pink. The aster flower carries a variety of meanings, but in general, the flower mainly represents love, wisdom, and faith.

Yarrow

Yarrow

Achillea, commonly known as yarrow, is named for the mythological Greek god Achilles, who is said to have used some of this plant’s more than 100 species for medicinal purposes. Today, yarrow’s blooms populate garden walks and floral designs alike, while herbalists continue to use the plant for its fever-reducing, skin-cleansing, and wound-healing properties. Yarrow's symbolic meaning is traditionally associated with healing which originates from Ancient Greek mythology.

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula are native to southwestern Asia, the name Calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning "little calendar", "little clock". In historic times calendula was more often used for magical purposes than medicinal ones. Calendula flowers are sacred flowers in India and have been used to decorate the statues of Hindu deities since early times. Calendula has been a symbol of sunshine and fire for many centuries.

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota is native to Europe and southwest Asia and is named after both Queen Anne of Britain and her great grandmother Anne of Denmark. Queen Anne's Lace are edible when young and tender but be careful because they resemble poison Hemlock and mistaking the two could prove fatal. Those fluent in the language of flowers associate Queen Ann's lace with sanctuary.

Bunny Tail Grass

Bunny Tail Grass

Bunny Tail Grass is a genus of Old World plants in the grass family, native to the Mediterranean Basin and nearby regions, from the Azores and the Canary Islands to Crimea and Saudi Arabia. It has spiky inflorescences reminiscent of the furry cotton tails of rabbits.

Marigold

Marigold

Marigolds or Tagetes are from Mexico and are used in many Mexican festivities including The Day of the Dead. When planted, marigolds deter pests from invading neighboring plants such as tomatoes. Marigolds represent a remembrance and celebration of the dead, sacred offerings to the gods, the beauty and warmth of the rising sun and courage.

Safflower

Safflower

Safflower is native to Asia and Africa and is one of our first crops dating back 2,500 years to Mesopotamia. It is cultivated for its flowers, oil, seeds (livestock feed), color (textile colorant). The Spaniards use it as a substitute for Saffron. Safflower is a symbol of welcoming and marriage.

Strawflower

Strawflower

Strawflower blossoms will bring vivid colors to your landscape and craft projects alike. Strawflowers resemble daisies in form, but unlike daisies, the petals are stiff and papery. In fact, they aren’t true petals at all, but modified leaves called bracts. Strawflowers symbolize agreements.

Olive

Olive

Olives (relatives of lilacs, jasmines, and forsythia) are native to the Mediterranean and are cultivated for their healthy oil and cured fruit. The word oil derives from the name of this tree which fossil evidence dates back about thirty million years. Olive is one of the first plants to be mentioned in the Quran and the bible’s Old Testament. They signify peace, cleansing, healing, and reconciliation.

Echinops

Echinops

Echinops can be an amazing addition to your perennial or cutting garden. The different species give an array of different heights and colors, ranging from frosty white to bright blue. Commonly called globe thistle, this plant adds a sharp texture to an arrangement in its leaves, upright stature, and spiky golf-ball-sized flower heads. Echinops means independence and nobility.

Tweedia

Tweedia

Tweedia, also known as Oxypetalum Coeruleum, is a species of flowering plant, native to South America from southern Brazil to Uruguay. It is grown for its clear pale blue, white, and pink star-shaped flowers, which are long-lasting and cut well.

Sedum

Sedum

Sedum from the Latin word sedeo, meaning "to sit", comes from the northern hemisphere; although some originate in Africa and South America. Some sedums are used as an edible crop. The Ford Building in Dearborn, MI has a living roof covered with 454k square feet of sedum. Sedum signifies peace and tranquility.

Celosia

Celosia

Celosia is a close cousin to the Coxcomb and is native to Africa. They are used in floral decorating and food. Celosia is somewhat of a miracle crop of the future as it thrives almost everywhere without much care, diseases, or insect problems, reseeding itself abundantly. Celosia symbolizes immortality, affection, and most importantly humor.

Sage

Sage

Sage or Salvia is a member of the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean region. Sage has been used since ancient times for warding off evil, snakebites, and increasing women’s fertility. The Romans referred to sage as the “holy herb”, and employed it in their religious rituals. Native Americans have burned sage as a part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promote healing and wisdom.

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

Gladiolus: a beautiful, proud, tall drink of water. We commonly recognize them by their strikingly tall stalks and large, abundant blooms that grow in all sorts of vibrant colors. As the month of August’s prized flower, these blooms have a lot more to offer than just their beauty. The Gladiolus is full of heroism. The name comes from the Latin word 'gladius', which means sword and symbolizes strength, victory, and pride. Tags: Bloom Babies

Roses

Roses

Most of the 300 species of roses are native to Asia and are used for floral design, landscaping, and perfumes. There are about 35k rose hybrids and cultivars. Rose hips are produced as a supplement for their high vitamin C content. Roses are associated with the goddess Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary. They eventually led to the creation of the rosary and signify intrigue.

Solidago

Solidago

Solidago or Goldenrod is native to the Americas and is used in floral designs while their leaves are processed into herbal teas. Thomas Edison experimented with it because they contain rubber. Henry Ford famously gave him a Model T with tires produced by Solidago. Considered a sign of good luck or good fortune, they are often given to those who have lost loved ones.

Chinaberry

Chinaberry

Growing chinaberry trees are prized as shade trees in their native habitat and bear pale purple, tube-like blooms with a heavenly scent much like southern magnolia trees. They are found in fields, prairies, along roadsides, and at the edge of wooded areas. The leaves of the growing chinaberry tree are large, about 1 ½ feet long (46 cm.), lance-shaped, slightly serrated, dark green atop, and paler green below.

Protea

Protea

Protea are enchanting, tropical blooms perched on tall, sturdy stems. Protea flowers have oval-shaped leaves that create a lovely contrast to the colorful blooms cradled in the center. Protea symbolizes diversity and courage.

Coxcomb

Coxcomb

Coxcomb is native to Africa and is widespread across Mexico, South America, the West Indies, and Asia. The dramatic flower gets its name from its bright color and shape that resembles the crest of a rooster. In Nigeria, it is known as “soko yokoto”, meaning "make my husband fat and happy". Coxcomb symbolizes immortality, affection, and most importantly humor.

Gypsy Dianthus

Gypsy Dianthus

Dianthus or Carnation are native to Europe and Asia. They have a spicy, clove-like scent. In many cultures, Dianthus is the official flower of Mother's Day. The name dianthus comes from the Greek dios (god) and anthos (flower) and is considered by many to be the flower of the gods. Dianthus signifies admiration, capriciousness, affection, passion, and gratitude.

Aster

Aster

Most Asters originate from North America and Southern Europe their name comes from the Greek word for "star" referencing their star-shaped flowers. In times past, the burning of Aster leaves was used to ward off vicious snakes and this may explain why people have loved to plant them in their gardens. Asters are considered an amulet for love and to possess mystic powers.

Privet

Privet

Privet are white, yellow, or rarely pink tubular flowers with a flaring, lobed, pinwheel-like form; some double-flowered varieties have been developed. The leaves can be evergreen or deciduous and usually are composed of two or more leaflets, although some species have simple leaves. Their honey-scented white flowers will give way to attractive black berries that birds love. Privet symbolizes healing old wounds and letting go of blocks. Tags: Flowers That Be, Flower of Love

Gomphrena

Gomphrena

Gomphrena is native to Central America including Guatemala and Panama. In Hawaii, they are used for leis. Trinidadians use Gomphrena in tea to treat baby gripe, cough, and diabetes while Caribbeans have used them to treat reproductive problems. The spiritual significance of Gomphrena relates to the immortality of an organized and conscious vital being.

Eriostemon

Eriostemon

Eriostemon or also called Philotheca Myoporoides ‘Flower Girl’ or Long-leaf Waxflower is a beautiful Australian Native plant. Beautiful white star-shaped flowers emerge from distinctive buds of apple-blossom pink. Being from the Rutaceae family, like lemons or boronias, Eriostemon foliage has glands that release a sweet citrusy scent when touched - making it a particularly appealing cut flower.

Rice Flower

Rice Flower

An Australia native, rice flower is a woody shrub prized for its uncommon beauty. Its most notable feature lies in its blossoms, whose dense, the spherical shape resembles the grains of rice commonly used in international cuisines (or thrown over by newlywed couples in weddings). Since the times of ancient Greece, the plant has been cherished for its “everlasting beauty,” which is likely in reference to its lengthy vase life, especially when dried. This is why rice flower is often called “immortelle” (everlasting) by the Greeks.

Tritoma

Tritoma

Tritoma, commonly known as red-hot poker or torch lily, is a rhizomatous perennial that is native to South Africa. They have large, narrow, grass-like leaves and dense spikes of small, tubular flowers that bloom from early spring to autumn. Buds and emerging flowers are red but mature to yellow, giving each spike a lovely two-toned appearance. When in bloom, the flowers produce an abundance of nectar, which attracts bees and butterflies. Tritomas symbolize good fortune. Tags: Flower Trip, Hy-Bloom

Kale

Kale

Kale or leaf cabbage are a part of the Brassica family grown for their edible leaves and some are used as ornamentals for flower arranging. Kale originated in the eastern Mediterranean and in Scotland, kale provided such a base for a traditional diet that the word in some Scots dialects is synonymous with food. To be “off one’s kail” is to feel too ill to eat. Long ago, kale was also a slang term for “money”, as in, “Hand over the kale, sweetheart, and nobody gets hurt.” TAG: Flower Trip

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae, and are native to warm subtropical and tropical regions around the world. It is the ultimate tropical bloom! In Victorian times, the gift of a hibiscus bloom meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver’s delicate beauty.

Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia or Black-Eyed Susans were originally found in the meadows and the woodlands of North America and were named after Olof Rudbeck who discovered the lymphatic system and founded Sweden's first botanical garden. Rudbeckia is considered to be a sign of encouragement and motivation. She is known as the lover of Dianthus who blooms alongside her all summer long. TAGS: Hy-Bloom, Bloom Service

Sunflower  Cherokee

Sunflower Cherokee

Sunflower or Heleanthus are native to the Americas and were first cultivated in Mexico. They are named for their propensity to turn their head toward the sun and are produced for their big showy flowers, tasty seeds, and oil that are used in soap, paint, and cosmetics. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity.

Passion Vine

Passion Vine

Passion Vine is an unusual flower that is widely distributed in the Southeast, especially from Florida to Texas. The plants were given the name Passionflower or Passion vine because the floral parts were once said to represent aspects of the Christian crucifixion story, sometimes referred to as the Passion. The 10 petal-like parts represent the disciples of Jesus, excluding Peter and Judas; the 5 stamens the wounds Jesus received; the knob-like stigmas the nails; the fringe the crown of thorns.

Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers or Capsicum fruits are native central and South America. Capsaicin, the chemical in chili peppers that makes them hot, is used as an analgesic in topical ointments, nasal sprays, and dermal patches to relieve pain. Chilies signify the value in controlling one's emotional outbursts, while red chili is a sign to beware of one's enemies.

Pumpkin Tree

Pumpkin Tree

The flowers that pumpkin seeds produce are beautiful, funnel-shaped blossoms of a vibrant orange or yellow color. They may be approximately 4-5 inches wide in diameter. Pumpkin plants produce both male and female flower parts called staminate and pistillate respectively.

curly willow

curly willow

Also known as curly willow or tortured willow, corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana ‘Tortusa’) is easy to identify by its long, graceful leaves and curly, contorted branches, which become especially noticeable during the winter.

Rotundifolia

Rotundifolia

Rotala rotundifolia (variants include Rotala Colorata, H'ra, Ceylon, etc) is a fast growing stem plant that has been a staple of the planted aquarium world for a long time. It was first introduced under the erroneous name of Rotala indica around the year 1960, a confusion lasting to this date

Green Mist

Green Mist

Green Mist, or daucus carota, is native to Europe and southwest Asia and is also called Queen Anne’s Lace, named for Queen Anne of Britain and her great grandmother Anne of Denmark. Green mist are edible when young and tender but be careful because they resemble poison Hemlock and mistaking the two could prove fatal.

Monte Casino

Monte Casino

Monte Casino, or Heath, asters will add texture and happy cheer to your arrangements are often considered staples for cut flower enthusiasts because of their lively personalities and their long-lasting freshness. Asters are named after the Greek word for star.

Stock

Stock

Stock is a genus of flower in the mustard family. It is native to Europe, growing often on cliffs overlooking the sea. It has been coveted for its clove-like scent and colorful blooms. Stock is a symbol of a happy life.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Ranunculus is a large genus of about 600 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. Member of the genus are known as buttercups. The name Ranunculus is Latin for “little frog the diminutive of rana. This probably refers to the fact that like frogs, many of the species are found near and in water. Ranunculus signifies being in touch with one’s inner child.

Sumac

Sumac

Sumac, also spelled sumach, is any of about 35 species of flowering plants in the genus Rhus and related genera in the cashew family. Sumacs grow in subtropical and temperate regions throughout the world, including East Asia, Africa, and North America. Sumac is used as a spice, as a dye, and in medicine.

Feverfew

Feverfew

Feverfew is a short-lived, bushy perennial that has become naturalized in much of North America. It has fragrant, ferny foliage and composite white flowers with yellow centers. It is often grown as an annual. The cultivar ‘Aureum’ has a dwarf habit, smaller flowers, and golden aromatic foliage. Other cultivars have double flowers, yellow flowerheads, or pompom-like flowerheads. Feverfew symbolizes the phrase, "you light up my life." Feverfew is also sometimes called “insect flower.”

Cornflower

Cornflower

Bachelor's Button or Cornflower are native to Europe. Their flowers are about half to one inch in diameter and are predominantly royal blue in color, but are occasionally available in white, pink, lavender and dark maroon. They symbolize delicacy, purity of feelings and good fortune. The flower is said to be able to tell the future outcome of a new relationship.

Asclepia pods

Asclepia pods

Asclepias physocarpa (Gomphocarpus physocarpus) milkweed has several common names like Swan plant, Balloon plant Milkweed, Oscar milkweed, and Family Jewels. There are several other types of milkweeds but this is a somewhat unique milkweed and is one of the more favored host plants of the Monarch butterflies.

Fig Branches

Fig Branches

The Common Fig, Ficus carica, is a deciduous tree or shrub in the family Moraceae grown for its edible fruits. The fig tree has numerous spreading branches and palmate leaves. The leaves are deeply lobed and thick with a rough upper surface and hairy lower surface. They have irregular teeth on the margins.

Liquidambar

Liquidambar

Liquidambar, commonly called sweetgum , gum, redgum, satin-walnut, or American storax, is the species.

Gold Strike

Gold Strike

Leucadendron Safari Gold Strike is a vigorous and fast growing erect dense medium sized shrub with bright yellow bracts in late winter to early spring. Flowers can be used in a variety of different floral arrangements, especially those that need a pop of color!

Ruscus

Ruscus

Each stem of Ruscus Greenery features several laterals, covered in shapely pointed green leaves. A classic foliage, this emerald greenery adds a dainty, soft touch to sweet and serene flower arrangements. This versatile greenery is an affordable way to make your designs go far. These humble leaves are an ideal accent for bouquets and arrangements focused more on the flowers than abundant greenery.

Wax flower

Wax flower

Wax flower or Chamelaucium of south west is a shrub that gives off a pleasant, lemony-scented aroma and are in the family of Myrtle. They grow well in granite outcrops and also in sandy soils close to the coastline. Wax holds deep symbolism, representing riches and long-lasting love with its hardy blooms.

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