Monthly Archives: September 2018

Cooler Tour: September 24, 2018

This beautifully textured pod is from the flowering plant Scabiosa Stellata, also known as Starflower Pincushions. Scabiosa pods are formed by many small little rounded circles that create a rounded ball shape. The colors are earthy green, light and dark browns which make this a popular accent filler in garden inspired designs. Scabiosa pods are […]

Cooler Tour: September 17, 2018

There is something magical about the delicate flowers of Masterwort or Astrantia. Properly describing the flowers requires botanical terms like inflorescence, bract, and umbel, which has an almost musical ring to it. Astrantia major ‘Roma’ photographed in Garden Canadensis in Milton, Ontario “Inflorescence” refers to how flowers are arranged on a stem or twig of […]

Cooler Tour: September 10, 2018

What are ornamental cabbage and kale?  Ornamental cabbage and kale (also known as “flowering” cabbage and kale) are in the same species (Brassica oleracea) as edible cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.  While ornamental cabbage and kale are edible, they tend to have a bitter flavor and are often used in a culinary setting as garnishes.  Ornamental […]