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Do Gladioli Bulbs Spread?

A perennial flowering plant of the Iridaceae family, Gladiolus is one of the most familiar species. Read more about Gladioli bulbs. This plant is called a gladiolus because it is the diminutive of the Latin word “gladius,” which translates into “sword.” I believe its appearance is perfect for the name. Gladiolus or sword lilies are […]

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Why are Japanese Maple Trees So Expensive?

The scientific name of Japanese Maple is “Acer Palmatum.” The word ‘Acer’ means ‘sharp’ in Latin, and it can be from the Celtic ac, which means ‘hard.’ The other scientific word ‘palmatum’ means hand-like in the Latin world, which refers to the size and shape of the leaves.  The originality of these expensive trees comes […]

Bouquets to Art Exhibit Returns to de Young Museum, Adding a Virtual Tour for the First Time Ever

Ever wanted to see art come to life? De Young has you covered this summer with floral magic you can feel from the comfort of your own couch. If you haven’t visited the de Young Museum yet, now is your chance. For just one week this summer, the fine arts museum is bringing back one […]

Super Bloom Will Not Arrive But California’s Wildflowers Are On Their Way

While drought conditions won’t allow a super bloom, you can still enjoy the state’s wildflowers this season. In coming weeks, wildflowers will bloom in colorful profusion, carpeting the state’s undulating hills and grassy valleys, especially in Southern California where the desert landscape and climate is especially suited to floral growth. The Super Bloom will not […]

Go See Mysterious Corpse Flower Bloom at the Conservatory—Safely Of Course

Look but don’t touch—no matter how tempting it is. The San Francisco figure head has come back around this season to bloom once more—even in this pandemic. But why is it so special? For our botanists out there, it’s like seeing the moon’s eclipse, no glasses needed. The flower takes seven to 10 years to […]

Brews, Boats, And Florals For A Weekend Out

This weekend is all about boats, brews, and sweet tunes. Good thing they go well with breezy summer weather! I got a nautical themed pashmina afghan When: Saturday, June 21st, 1 P.M. – 3 P.M. Where: Lake Merritt Boating Center Why: The only thing better than boats are free boats. Even better: free parking on […]

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