Scabious: Frilly and Fun!

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Scabiosa, or Scabious, may be delicate-looking but it’s actually a tough little survivor. It is native to several rugged terrains across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Scabious heads are not single flowers, but rather a collection of small florets arranged in a sort of spiky ball. Likely, this is the origin of its (definitely) more inviting name, Pincushion Flower. Which is the topic of Floralife’s aptly-titled piece, “Scabiosa – the Pincushion Flower” in this month’s LivRio!

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Ranunculus: This “Little Frog” will Hop into Your Heart!

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Ranunculus – for a flower so pretty, its name certainly stumbles across the tongue, doesn’t it? Apparently, these affordable, long lasting blooms take their name from the Latin word for Little Frog, perhaps named for the many varieties that flourish near water. Ranunculus care and handling is the topic of the latest Floralife® article in July’s LivRio Magazine!

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Timely Flower Opening is Stress-Reducing!

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Flower opening in time for the big event… Will it happen? Can I (safely) nudge them along? Flower opening is a big concern – and a leading cause of stress in the floral realm.  There’s a lot of folk wisdom on the topic, for better or worse. Fortunately, there is also reliable care and handling science, and this is the topic of the latest Floralife® article for Florists’ Review entitled “Tips to Expedite Fresh Flower Opening.”

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