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2009-02-13 16:29:02

Ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester, Dr David Harper, who has conducted research for over 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya, today warned that cut-price Valentine roses exported for sale in the UK were 'bleeding that country dry'. Dr Harper, of the University's Department of Biology where he is a senior lecturer, claimed that cheap roses grown by companies that had no concern for the environment were having a devastating effect on the ecology of Lake Naivasha -...

2009-02-11 12:25:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Soon, flower retailers will be abuzz filling all the flower orders in time for Valentine's Day. This is good news for the more than 45,000 Colombians working for the more than 163 Florverde(R) farms. The Colombian flower industry and Florverde growers depend upon Valentine's Day flower exports -- which make up 20 percent of annual shipments -- to help support the many social programs that help provide a better quality of life for workers and their families....

2009-02-11 05:00:00

The World's Leading Florist Shares Some Fun Facts on the Big Day Full of Great Expectations CARLE PLACE, N.Y., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valentine's Day is upon us and with it, comes the desire to give the most memorable and romantic display of emotions to date. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Wakefield for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC. (Nasdaq: FLWS), the world's leading florist and gift shop, 31% of survey respondents have used a Valentine's gift to measure the status of...

2009-02-10 15:43:00

Asocolflores Launches Colombian Flower Awareness Campaign in Major U.S. Cities BOGOTA, Colombia, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Romance will be in the air in New York, Boston, Seattle, Chicago and San Francisco as dozens of "cupids" take to the streets with messages of love and flowers. As part of a flower awareness campaign by Asocolflores, the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters, cupids will target high-traffic areas in five major U.S. cities on February 10th, 11th and 12th to...

2009-02-02 10:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This Wednesday, February 4, 2009, Rosa Parks would have been 94 years old. Known as the Mother of The Modern Day Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks changed the course of history in 1955 when she refused to give her seat to a white male passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050404/SFORGBOUQLOGO) Just ahead of Valentine's Day, Organic Bouquet, America's pioneer of eco- friendly flowers and...

2009-01-22 07:04:00

Research Finds 76% of Women Do Not Want Red Roses on Valentine's Day SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, ProFlowers(R), the online fresh flower marketplace, is encouraging consumers to break the mold and give what's really wanted on Valentine's Day. Conventional thinking suggests red roses as the go-to Valentine's Day gift, but according to ProFlowers research, givers of that gift couldn't be more wrong! Indeed, 76% of women polled prefer an alternative to the iconic red...

2009-01-22 05:00:00

Streamline Your Shopping and Get a Chance to Win a $60,000 Ruby and Diamond Necklace LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Teleflora, the world's leading flower wire service offering only hand-arranged, hand-delivered floral arrangements, today debuted its "Gentleman's Guide" for Valentine's Day on teleflora.com. The online tool is designed to assist men in choosing just the right floral gift for the women in their lives. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/LA61333) "We...

2009-01-15 12:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OrganicBouquet.com, America's pioneer of sustainably grown flowers, in its ongoing partnership with The Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development (http://www.RosaParks.org), will market Freedom(R), a rose in honor of Rosa Parks, in celebration of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090115/AQTH011) As the nation receives its new president, the online florist is encouraging...

2009-01-13 14:00:00

Teleflora Brings Back Those Sassy Talking Flowers LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Teleflora, the world's leading flower wire service, offering only hand-arranged, hand-delivered floral bouquets, announces it will premiere a commercial in conjunction with Super Bowl XLIII, scheduled to air on NBC February 1, 2009. This marks the first time in the company's 75 year history that it will advertise during one of the world's most watched and celebrated sporting events. Teleflora's 30-second...

2009-01-01 10:58:18

Organizers of this year's Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., say the economic crisis forced new cost-trimming and fund-raising efforts. Fiesta Parade Floats official Tim Estes, whose company created 12 floats for Thursday's event, said smaller companies and organizations attached to the annual event were particularly hard hit in regard to budgetary concerns, the Los Angeles Times reported. Meanwhile, the Rose Float Foundation in West Covina, Calif., saw a drastic decline in donations from area...


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2005-07-12 15:35:56

The Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, family Malvaceae) is an evergreen shrub indigenous to East Asia. Also known as China rose and Shoe flower, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics and subtropics. The flowers are large, red, and firm, but lack any scent. Numerous cultivars, varieties, and hybrids have been created, with flower colors ranging from white through yellow and orange to scarlet and shades of pink, with both single and double sets of petals....

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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