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World’s Largest and Smallest Flowers

Have you ever stopped to consider that the smallest and largest categories of “things” commonly get all the recognition? The world’s largest and smallest people are in the Guinness Book of World Records, while small and incredibly large animals have documentaries focused entirely on them. In the plant world, there is also an amazing range of sizes from the world’s smallest flower, the Water-meal flower, to the largest, the Rafflesia arnoldii.

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January 12, 2016 / Blooms Today
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How Flower Scents are Bottled

Some perfumes manufactured today contain no real flower scents, but consumers never know the difference. Scientists have been able to engineer certain scents from man-made chemicals that closely mimic the way smells are perceived in nature. Higher price tags on perfumes may be a good indication of real plant scents being used, but even they may sometimes contain synthetics.

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February 27, 2015 / Blooms Today
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What Happens When Flowers Bloom

In the spring, plants seem to go from dead and brittle to bright green and budding in no time at all. Then, before you realize it, the colors have all come forth, turning nature into a lively dance. Have you ever wondered exactly how a flower bud changes from a tightly wound cocoon to an explosion of vivid colors, textures, and smells? It is a complex process that involves many factors.

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February 25, 2015 / Blooms Today
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The Best Smelling Flowers

There are some flowers which are not only beautiful but quite fragrant as well. These beautiful and fragrant flowers are a treat for the senses and make the environment that they are in a lot more pleasant for the eyes and nose. Fragrant flowers are often planted in gardens and put in bouquets so that people can enjoy their scent. Blooms Today has compiled a list of some of the most fragrant flowers.

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June 24, 2014 / Blooms Today
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How to Keep Fresh Cut Flowers from Wilting

How many different “tricks” have you heard regarding how to keep your cut flowers from wilting prematurely? A quick online search will uncover some great ideas, but how do you know which ones actually work? This blog will take some of the tips found around the internet and put them to the test.

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June 20, 2014 / Blooms Today
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