Ever see those strange looking flowers that resemble lily pads? Wonder what they are called? Well they are Anthuriums. Anthuriums are native to tropical America. It is a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay.
Botanical Name:Anthurium Andraeanum
The Anthurium is also known as Painted Tongue, Flamingo Flower. In Greek, Anthurium means Tail Flower. Anthuriums are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves. They have a heart-shaped, waxy bract with a long, cylindrical spadix. The size of the flowers can vary from 2-7" with stems 12-30" long. Anthuriums are available anytime of the year. They come in white, purple, pink, magenta, red, burgundy, peach, orange, green and bicolor. The meaning of the Anthurium is, Think of me or Lover.
Interesting Fact: All parts of the anthurium plant, are poisonous. If ingested, may cause mild stomach disorders and the plant's sap can cause skin irritation.
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Need some flower inspiration?
2012 is sure starting off as the busiest year yet at Blooming Envy. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of consults, paperwork and many sleepless nights with what I affectionately refer to as "Flower Brain". So this week I present you with some very inspirational floral designs that I discovered while browsing the popular wedding planning site, The Knot. Click here to see, I think #22 is my personal favorite, what's yours?
Spring?! I'm ready, are you?
Wow, this is some weather we have been having here in Central Wisconsin. In the last week the last bit of snow has melted away and the ugly truth of what mother nature has left behind on my lawn is scary. Sticks and branches from the trees, dead plants from last summer and all that fertilizer from my beloved four legged friend. Looks like I have my work cut out for me, well me and my rake.
Now don't misunderstand me, I am glad it is almost spring, I am thankful to be having this unusually warm weather so early in the year. I plan to use the next few nice days to spruce things up. I will dust off the rake, clean up the yard and have the flower beds all ready to plant when the time comes. I am also determined to clear the trail though my woods. I did manage this a few years back but it has since been neglected.
Then I can look forward to all the wonderful spring and summer weddings that are coming my way. It's the time of year that my business shifts from consults and paperwork, to long hours in the design studio and weddings every weekend. I am so ready.
We would love to hear about your spring gardening or wedding plans. Drop us a note below or even better email us pictures at email@example.com.
This makes me Love green!
I felt like being a visual person today, so I put together this St. Patrick's Day inspired vision board. It really makes me love green. So fun, it's bright but simple, clean but natural and all while creating quite a statement. What do you think? Does this make you love green? Leave us your comments below.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.