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december 2010

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December 17, 2010 | Floral Trends

Woman wins right to plant flowers in toilet

by webdev

Tina Asmus of Lakemoor, Illinois, has won the right to keep her toilet-bowl planters in her front yard after she contested a charge brought against her in June, 2009 that the displays were violating a public nuisance ordinance. [... Read More ]

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December 16, 2010 | Flower Gifts

A few points about bonsai plants

by webdev

Bonsai trees make choice plant gifts for their unusual yet zen appeal, capturing the magnificence of a stately tree in the space of a potted indoor houseplant. [... Read More ]

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December 16, 2010 | Floral Trends

Carnations: A California city's past

by webdev

Redondo Beach, a tourist and resort town located on the Pacific coast in California, once had a much different landscape than it does today. [... Read More ]

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December 15, 2010 | Holiday Flowers

Ring in the New Year with flowers

by webdev

Champagne flutes and glittering masks will be all the rage for the final countdown, but what if your loved ones aren't all in the same room this New Year's Eve? [... Read More ]

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December 15, 2010 | Floral Trends

Pine cones bely evolution of flowers

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The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a new study this week that links all existing flower species to their common ancestor, the pine cone. [... Read More ]

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December 15, 2010 | Flower Gifts, Parties and Events

Individuals pay tribute with flowers

by webdev

Dozens of ceremonies took place throughout the country last week to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, the date that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. [... Read More ]

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December 14, 2010 | Floral Trends

Mountain flower has world's largest genome

by webdev

Scientists were surprised to discover that Paris japonica, what the U.K. Telegraph describes as an "unremarkable and rather slow-growing plant," boasts the world's largest genome at 50 times the size of our own. [... Read More ]

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December 14, 2010 | Floral Trends

Taiwan flower show: cutting-edge technology

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Artists and engineers are using cutting-edge technology to create flowers and plants for the Taipei International Flora Exposition that's taking place in the Pavilion of Dreams. [... Read More ]

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December 14, 2010 | Flower Gifts

Texas city seeks flower donations

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Corporate and private donors in Austin, Texas, are making it clear that they don't want to see the town flowerless come the spring. [... Read More ]

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December 13, 2010 | Floral Trends

London researchers provide bee's view of flowers

by webdev

Queen Mary, University of London and Imperial College London researchers have developed the Floral Reflectance Database, an online collection of photographs that allow viewers to see flowers the same way that a bee would through its UV vision. [... Read More ]