What is the Queen of Flowers?

What is the Queen of Flowers?

Often people may ask, which flower is the Queen of Flowers? Many think that it is the rose, however the Rose is actually the King of Flowers. If it is not the rose then what flower could it be? The Queen of Flowers is actually the orchid, (give yourself a pat on the back if you got that one right). It may come as surprise to some, but orchids actually deserve to be labeled as the Queen of Flowers, because not only

Facts About The Hanging Naked Man Orchid

Facts About The Hanging Naked Man Orchid

Would you believe that there is a type of orchid flower that looks like a little haning naked man? Yes, it might not be believable but the petals of this orchid actually resemble the shape of a man with arms and legs and even the reproductive organ! If this was not enough, the marks that are found in these flowers make it look like this naked hanging man has a smile and two eyes. This flower is found in clusters

Spider Orchid Care – A Guide to Keeping One Alive

Spider Orchid Care – A Guide to Keeping One Alive

The Brassia Orchid, or Spider Orchid, is another great genus of the Orchid family. They produce medium-sized spectacular flowers that resemble spiders. In the wild, this attracts spider-killing wasps, a method of spreading pollen from one plant to another. The plant itself takes up a large amount of space with its sprawling spikes and flowers. A single plant will typically have up to 20 blooms at a time in a wide variety of colors. With the introduction of hybrid versions,

9 Orchids That Look Like Animals to Trick Animals and Insects

9  Orchids That Look Like Animals to Trick Animals and Insects

Almost everyone has seen a beautiful Orchid at some point in their life, but have you seen Orchids that look like animals? Becoming more common with every passing day, you can pick one up at a local flower shop, home improvement store, or even a grocery store.  Orchids have quickly become one of the most sought after flowers to grow at home. What most people don’t know is that Orchids are actually one of the largest groups of species in

My Huge List of Orchid Abbreviations

My Huge List of Orchid Abbreviations

Orchids are one of the largest groups of species in the world with over 20,000 accepted species. There are twice as many orchid species as there are bird species on this planet. Orchids can be found on every continent and in just about any climate you will find. I have researched as many orchid abbreviations as I could find for orchid species and constructed this list. That being said, I obviously could not collect all 20,000+ names and put them on

Tulip Mania – The Economic History of Tulips

Tulip Mania – The Economic History of Tulips

Tulips are one of the most beautiful flowers grown and cut on earth today.  They are perfect for any occasion.  Tulips are not too big or small, not too romantic or childish, but just perfect for almost any occasion.  Throughout the history of Tulips, people caught on to this trend very quickly.  Tulips are native to Persia, where the local population commonly displays them in their turbans.  Europeans first discovered this flower and asked what they were called.  The Persians

The Secrets of Gardening Tulip – Planting Tulips

The Secrets of Gardening Tulip – Planting Tulips

Tulips are one of the easiest perennial flowers to grow in your garden;  even the most inexperienced grower can bury some Tulip bulbs in the fall.  They will grow slowly over the winter and sprout with beautiful flowers in early spring.  The next thing you know, you will be gardening Tulip. Tulips are perennial flowers, meaning that they will die off in fall and sprout again in spring.  For this to occur, they need to be in an environment with

Tropical Flowering Plants

Tropical Flowering Plants

Orchids (The Most Common Of The Tropical Flowering Plants) Orchids are one of the most common tropical flowering plants that you can readily find.  Not all species of Orchids are tropical, but they all will give you the tropical feel you are looking for.  You can find beautiful Orchids in any color but blue, and in a wide variety of bloom sizes and shapes.  Orchids are given for many occasions, and are prevalent throughout history as a sign of wealth