Seasonal Celebrations Around the World

Christmas is the most common celebration for this time of year in the United States. Others from around the world have their own unique celebrations. I love diversity and thought it would be fun to share how others celebrate this special time of year. The information I am sharing below comes from a non-profit group…

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Plant Names

Plant names can be very confusing. We use both common names and scientific names when describing or talking about the plants we love. This is the real reason for naming anything. It gives us a way to communicate, to be able to tell each other about what we are looking at. Common plant names are…

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Founder of Botony

Theophrastus (B.C. 370 -285) He is considered to be the founder of botony because he was the first to invent botanical terms. He was a student of Plato and Aristotle. He observed the differences between monocotyledons and dicotyledons and the relationship between fruits and flowers. He wrote over two hundred volumes of botanical work during…

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First American Female Botanist, Jane Colden

I thought it would be fun to post weekly tidbits of garden information to keep the spirit of gardening alive through the winter season. I hope each post will offer some new insight for you and offer you a glimpse into the soul, history, and love of plants, gardens and gardening. Here is the first…

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Holiday Decorations at Caan’s

This is my favorite holiday season. I love family traditions past and present, all of the holiday decorations, houses framed by lights, Christmas trees decorated with lights and ornaments, and all of the poinsettias. All of us, here at Caan’s, have been busy decorating trees, making fresh wreaths, outdoor holiday containers, fresh garland, and many…

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Fall care for Evergreens

We are hearing lot of questions this month about evergreens.  Right now the needled evergreens are shedding for fall.  That is right, evergreens lose ‘leaves’ in the fall just like our beautiful hardwoods.  This shedding occurs inside the plant.  What you see looks like a yellow or orange glow inside the plant.  This is entirely…

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Fall Fun

As Fall comes so do the fall colors. This week I have been greatly enjoying the colors coming on around Caan Floral. Two plants glowing right now are the Kousa Dogwood and the Katsura tree. The Kousa Dogwood clumps are brilliant red right now and have been  for 2 weeks. The Japanese Katsura tree is…

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Creative Container Gardening, With Fall Ideas

Gardening with containers is another creative way to add color, texture, and plants to your garden.  It is a wonderful way to enhance an entrance, deck, patio, or even add a new structural element to a bare area of your garden. There are so many ways to plant containers, and that can seem quite intimidating,…

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Spring Flowering Bulbs Are Here!

The spring flowering bulbs have finally arrived at Caan Floral and Greenhouses. This is the perfect time of year to introduce or add spring flowering bulbs to your garden landscape. There is a unique selection of bulbs, from antique to new varieties, and a wide palette of colors to choose from; purples, blues, reds, pinks, yellows,…

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