The Enchanting Purple Rose: History and Meanings

Roses are captivating in any color, but purple roses elevate the flower’s beauty to another level entirely.  Purple is a velvety color which simply oozes grandeur, royalty, and mystery. It hints at the depth of passion this rose can inspire, and what it can deliver as a message to a loved one. Purple roses contrast beautifully against the green foliage, … Read More

Blue Rose: Origins, Meanings, and Facts

Ever since we realized we could create new types of roses, and colors they didn’t naturally produce on their own, we’ve dreamed of the blue rose.  Blue, as a pigment, is hard to produce in the natural world. Think of blue butterflies, birds, and flowers. Broadly speaking, they’re all rarer than other species that are colored differently.  While we see … Read More

Ranunculus: Persian Buttercup Flower Varieties, How To Grow and Care

Both Ranunculus and Buttercup can be confusing names, as they both refer to one family of flowering plants, and individual plants themselves.  The genus these refer to is the Ranunculaceae family, which encompasses a lot of different flowers, including Delphiniums, Clematis, and Aconitum (Wolf’s Bane).  Luckily, there’s also subgroups, but for this article, we’re looking at Persian buttercups (ranunculus asiaticus), … Read More

The Radical Orange Roses: Plant Origins, Names and Meanings

As you may, or may not know, roses are one of the most widely hybridized flowers in the world.  When we think of roses, we tend to picture huge blooms in an array of colors, with petals stacked upon petals. This is an image of a modern rose. The first roses didn’t look like this.  Picture a wildflower rose, a … Read More

All About Roses: Plants Facts & Types

In one of his numerous sonnets, Shakespeare wrote “From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die,” and this is never truer when it comes to the rose. We appreciate roses more than any other flower. We try and prolong their beauty for as long as possible, deadheading dying flowers and feeding them during their growing … Read More