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Arizona is a beautiful desert state in the American southwest, so it makes perfect sense that in 1931 the state picked a native desert plant as the state floral emblem; the Saguaro Cactus Blossom. The Saguaro Catcus is a unique and imposing plant, towering over all others in the Sonoran Desert. When fully grown they stand 40-50 feet high,...
Online Flower Search just finalized a very exciting and prestigious list of what they are calling the "Fabulous 50"; essentially a list of what they perceive as the 50 best Rose varieties in the market today. For more than 15 years, Online Flower Search has been maintaining its online database of flowers along with photographs and product videos, which...
Free Spirit
Free Spirit is truly one of the most amazing varieties in the market today. It’s a beautiful bicolor-orange ruffled rose, with pinkish guard petals. It’s a highly saturated rose that could even be considered a garden rose. Free Spirit would work exceptionally well for wedding work, fall parties, events, and weddings. CLICK PLAY TO WATCH THE "FREE SPIRIT" VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/406281353/2d47e5c566 For more...
California Poppy
California is a beautiful and vast state, affectionally nicknamed “The Golden State”. So, it is appropriate that the state flower chosen in 1903 is the golden-colored California Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica). The California Poppy is native to the state and turns empty green spaces into fields of gold when it blooms in vast numbers. April 6th is California Poppy Day...
In 1901, when Arkansas declared the Apple Blossom its official state floral emblem, it was the largest apple producing state in the country! Since then, apple production has greatly decreased, and now Arkansas is 32nd in apple production, but it remains the state flower. Though not the primary cultivating state, apple trees are still spread all over the state...
South Dakota is a beautiful state of varied landscapes from sprawling prairies, rich farmland, green ranchland, glacial lakes, and beautiful mountains. In 1903 the state floral emblem for South Dakota was chosen to be the American Pasque (Pulsatilla hirsutissima).  Pasque (or pasqueflower) grows native and wild all across the state. It is known by many names including May Day...
West Virginia sits in the heart of the Application Mountain Range and is blanketed in forests. In 1903, the school children of the state voted that the state floral emblem should be the Rhododendron maximum, also known as American rhododendron, great rhododendron, and great laurel. There are different Rhododendrons native to many parts of the world, and this variety...
Rose Quicksand
Honestly, we should have selected this variety a LONG time ago for our Rose of the Month. Quicksand is a creamy beige full opener with a very light scent. It has been a wedding favorite for years with its muted palette and elegant shape. Quicksand has just a touch of mauvy blush to its creamy beige petals and its...
People must have thought it was fake when they saw this massive undertaking, but it wasn't. Dutch Tulip grower Joris Schouten started thinking about a name for his new variety, and he came up with "Stay Strong". Very fitting of course, with what's going on in the world with COVID-19 today. For weeks he thought of unique ways to...
forget-me-not
Alaska was the second to last state to be added to the United States of America. It is the wildest and natural state for anyone who has been lucky enough to visit, it is truly unforgettable. It is fitting that the state floral emblem is the native Alpine Forget-Me-Not. There are conflicting reports on when the flower was adopted...

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State Flower – Massachusetts (MA)

In 1620, the colonial ship named the "Mayflower" landed on the coast of Massachusetts. It is fitting that the state floral emblem is a...

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