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Secret flower planter threatened with arrest if he doesn't stop planting flowers

6/28/2013 - The real estate department from Washington's Metro Transit system has recently become aware of unauthorized flowers springing up in planter boxes on public property. Along the north side of their Dupont Circle station, hundreds of mysterious morning glories and other flowers have been coming up in planter...

Not just another pretty face - Boost immunity, soothe anxiety and calm distressed skin with cornflower herb

10/15/2012 - As a powerful medicinal plant, cornflower offers a wealth of benefits. Muscle and joint pain, eye complaints, anxiety, skin irritations and digestive upset all respond well to this edible flower. Cornflower also helps to increase immunity -- a welcome tonic during the cold and flu season. Easy to grow,...

Backyard flower farmer's persistence leads to passage of 'Food and Flowers Freedom Act'

3/26/2012 - A glitch in the local zoning code ended up causing Tara Kolla of Silver Lake, Calif., to have to abandon her passion for growing pesticide-free, "beyond organic" flowers in her backyard for several years. But the Los Angeles Times reports that, thanks to her hard work and persistence, Kolla was able...

New Hampshire HOA sues woman for planting flowers in her own front yard

3/23/2012 - When Kimberly Bois of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, decided to make decorative shrub and floral improvements to a small patch of front lawn outside her condominium, she had no idea that her homeowners association (HOA) would sue her for phantom violations that do not exist. WBZ-TV in Boston, Mass., reports...

Celebrate a special Valentine's Day - Say 'I love you' through the language of flowers

2/6/2012 - Valentine's Day is the traditional day for expressing feelings of love to a spouse or lover; and, today many people use the day to express their love and devotion to anyone who is special. Roses are the supreme being in the flower world, used to express love, with red roses being the penultimate for...

Lavender - Find out about these pretty flowers that heal

10/5/2011 - That lovely group of lavender blossoms can do more than look pretty. For centuries lavender has been used to calm nerves, eliminate insomnia and headaches, and reduce gastrointestinal ills. And during this century and the last, there have been more dramatic medicinal uses discovered with lavender, including...

This winter - Delight in beautifully nutritious edible flowers

2/4/2011 - During the gray of winter days, rejuvenate your health and palate with gorgeous edible flowers. The petals of these captivating plants host a variety of important nutrients while providing a burst of color and contrast to the diet. Growing edible flowers need not be saved for the spring; create a lovely...

Review of Annmarie Gianni organic skin care product line

9/22/2010 - The world of conventional body care products is filled with gimmickry. Products that claim to be "natural" or even "organic" on the front label are often not. And some of the chemical toxins that go into conventional body care products would make your head spin if you really knew what they were. (Yes,...

Hospitals consider banning bedside flower bouquets

2/22/2010 - In an effort to prevent what they believe may cause patient health complications, some British hospitals have begun banning flower bouquets from hospital rooms. Citing the possibility of infection from bacteria in the water and the ill-conceived notion that flowers may use up all the oxygen in the room...

Not Just a Beautiful Flower: The Marigold Brings Natural Health

9/2/2009 - Marigold (also known as Calendula officinalis) is not just a beautiful flower, but a natural medicine for many conditions. The marigold has now been placed in the books of cancer and anti-cancer cures, because it has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The marigold is also able...

Coltsfoot Cures Cough Naturally

4/24/2009 - In the spring, dandelion flowers cover yards and roadsides. Look more closely and you may find some of these yellow flowers are actually Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara.) Both these flowers have long traditions of healing, both in the East and West. Once you become familiar with differentiating Coltsfoot,...

Add Edible Flowers to Your Healthy Diet

2/19/2009 - People have been eating flowers almost since the beginning of recorded time. Who knows what prompted the first floral snack? It could be that the flower looked so tasty somebody tried eating it. We can be glad, for flowers still provide a delightful addition to a healthy diet. Let's explore some of...

Think That Your Gift Is Pesticide-Free? Give Organic Flowers and It Will Be

5/10/2008 - Did you know that in a 1997 study, the Environmental Working Group found that conventionally-grown flowers may be laden with up to 50 times the amount of pesticides allowed for food? And that these pesticides can easily enter your body through your skin or nose? These facts struck me like an ice...

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