Floral Dictionary: Anemone

Floral Dictionary: Anemone

The name anemone comes from the Greek word for “windflower.” According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. The genus Anemone consists of 120 species of perennial flowering plants, which...
Floral Dictionary: Sunflowers

Floral Dictionary: Sunflowers

While their distinctive and brilliant appearance makes it easy to see why sunflowers have long held our fascination, when they were first grown in Central and South America, it was more for their usefulness (providing oil and food) than beauty. A favorite food for our...
Floral Dictionary: Stock

Floral Dictionary: Stock

A symbol of happy life and contented existence, the stock flower, with its sweet, heady-scented blooms, is native to Southwestern Greece and the Mediterranean. Stock blooms in a variety of colors ranging from white to cream, lavender to purple, and even a deep...
Floral Dictionary: Ranunculus

Floral Dictionary: Ranunculus

Native to Asia and celebrated for its medicinal properties as well as its bright beauty, the small camellia-like Ranunculus ranges from white to pink, red to yellow to orange. Known as Buttercup in some regions, this dainty bloom has become a bridal favorite. A good...
Floral Dictionary: Peonies

Floral Dictionary: Peonies

The Chinese call Peonies the King of flowers or the Flower Fairy and were named in honor of Paeon, the physician of the gods. Peonies are herbaceous perennials. There are 30 species of Peonies, some of which are woody shrubs. The blooming varieties of Peonies produce...