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Cooler Tour January 7, 2018

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Amaranthus caudatus is a species of annual flowering plant. It goes by common names such as love-lies-bleeding,[2] pendant amaranth,[citation needed] tassel flower,[2] velvet flower,[2] foxtail amaranth,[2] and quilete.[citation needed] Many parts of the plants, including the leaves and seeds, are edible, and are frequently used as a source of food in India and South America – where it is the most important Andean species of Amaranthus, known as kiwicha. (see also Amaranth seed and Andean ancient plants) […]

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 […]

Cooler Tour: July 9, 2018

Helianthus Genus Helianthus or sunflower is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species Except for three species in South America, all Helianthus species are native to North America. The common name, “sunflower”, typically refers to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, or the common sunflower, whose round flower heads in combination with the ligules […]

Cooler Tour: July 2, 2018

Welcome to the summer heat! Local summer flowers are in HOT demand right now. Everything is thriving and growing in abundance. This years rain and now heat is perfect for sunflowers, peonies, thistle, amaranthus, yarrow, Mountain Mint, Celosia, Allium, Larkspur, zinnias, gladiolas. New Jersey and Lancaster Fresh! From an essay by Jennie Love Locally grown […]

Cooler Tour: June 11, 2018

Scabiosa Pods from California! 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 […]

Cooler Tour: April 30, 2018

Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African daisy. Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, two-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink […]

Cooler Tour: April 23, 2018

Agapanthus /ˌæɡəˈpænθəs/[2] is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae.[3] The family is in the monocot order Asparagales. The name is derived from scientific Greek: αγάπη (agape) = love, άνθος (anthos) = flower. Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in […]