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Everyone loves a beautiful flower garden, but they don't get to be so beautiful on their own. While many grow them for the enjoyment, as well as for the beauty and sometimes profit, a lot of knowledge and work goes into that beauty! Ask your questions about the propagation, planting, maintenance, trouble shooting, harvesting, enjoyment, and more of flower gardening. Questions about famous flower gardens around the world are welcome, too!
Stop That Dog From Eating My Flowers Your canine may have a behavior problem. Instead of letting him eat plant material, you should deter him from this outside activity by introducing different things for him to do outdoors such as one on one play time. Give him a various array of toys to play wi…
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Repellent plants are practical if they will grow in your area. You can also put up a fence, even a low, decorative one, and run a low-voltage hot wire around the top. You can get a pet-voltage box that will not injure an animal, and the wire itself, at pretty much any hardware store. After getting s…
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It may be a type of soil fungus which thrive on both dead and decaying matter in the soil and too wet conditions. Over-watering can make it worse. Try to aerate the soil as much as possible and improve the drainage. It most likely will not harm plants, although seedlings would be more vulnerable. …
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One possible reason is over-fertilization. Here's what I do with my dahlias: 1. Fertilize early in the season (but after shoots appear above ground) and again 3-4 weeks later. 2. DON'T fertilize right before or during their blooming, but provide plenty of water and deadhead or cut blooms. 3. After b…
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Go to a local tattoo shop and check out their portfolios. Make sure they are clean and they do good work. Ask your (hopefully) artistic tattoo person to draw you something custom and describe it in as much detail as possible. They may require a deposit for the drawing to ensure your return and if th…
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When to Dig up Outside Plants I think outside roses should be dig once in a week by which nitrogen can enter the plant.I'm not sure about the peonies. I've never heard of anybody digging them up. The roses should be cut back and then you buy covers for them from most hardware stores or garden cente…
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Flowers that Do Well in Wet, Heavy Full-Sun Conditions As you know, most varieties of perennials do not do well in wet soil - well-drained soil makes for optimal growing conditions. So your best bet is to opt for zantedeschia aethiopeca or Calla lillies and/or iris ensata or Japanese iris.Here are …
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Logically speaking sand is also a type of soil in which belong to the 3 textural fraction know as Sand Silt and Clay. This textural fraction makes up the Soil Texture. (Sand, Loam, and Clay). We consider a soil as sandy when it contain 70% or more sand. Clay when it contains at least 40% of Clay.…
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Plants can not grow in sand alone. If you provide the necessary nutrients and water, as in Hydroponic gardening, then you can grow healthy plants in sand or gravel. But that is not 'sand alone'. Likewise, plants will grow well in sand that has organic material and other soil enrichers mixed into it…
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The short answer is yes, sugar does help plants grow.However, excessive amounts of sucrose can be harmful to a plant.For plants growing hydroponically or in a selective medium such as in a petri dish, sucrose is often used as a carbon source for sprouting plants.Plants make sugars through photosynth…
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Where you live and what type of soil you have makes a big difference. The most important thing is light exposure. To raise the pH level of a Poinsettia Plant use 1 tablespoon of Baking soda in 1 gallon of water and rinse the root one time per week.
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Injecting Food Coloring into Tulip Bulb Any flower that is white will absorb the color you choose. You see that often with carnations. They are dyed blue alot. I have found nothing on-line that shows this. I did see one reference where a virus was injected into the bulb to change the flower colo…
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Symbolism of a Morning Glory Tattoo I would imagine as in most other forms of body art that would depend on who was having the tattoo done. In my case it is a memorial representation of my gradfather who raised and crossedbred morning glories when I was little and we spent most of our time togeth…
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No! Why would she want to? Speak to a professional hairdresser. It will ruin her hair or anyone else's hair if they get it permed. It looks horrible anyway.
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Planting Flower Bulbs in Pots Inside Summer bulbs can be planted inside. Bulbs are planted in the fall, placed in small pots, and covered with tin foil to block the light. Place them in the refrigerator for 6 weeks, then take out the water and put them in a sunny window. You can have tulips anytime…
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Care for Winter Iris I have a couple types of iris plants and I either cut them back as they start to die in the fall or just wait and mow them over when they all have turned brown. In the spring they come back. Iris' are very strong and hard to kill. Good luck! I have read that you should let t…
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Answer Well, that used to happen to me a lot, like 50 or so pigeons in my backyard, I used an easy solution, shooting as many of them as I could, pretty soon, they got the message and left, they never came back since I had pigeons on my apartment balcony. I put fly paper (the strips...use rubbe…
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Here in WA and several other states it's illegal to collect them from the wild. If you pick a flower or leaf off, it will die. They take 15 years to bloom the first time, and seeds take 90 days to germinate, with cold, warm, and another cold stratification.
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Grow Hostas Hostas, Hostas Hostas. You just have to trim them every end or beginning of the winter and let them do the rest. There are many varieties and patterns and when they get too big you can split them. It Depends on Your Needs Hostas are wonderful!! They grow beautifully in pots, winte…
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Winchester hasn't been Winchester in a long time. US Repeating Arms Company has been producing the models under license from the Olin Corporation since 1981. USRAC and Browning are now owned by the same parent corporation in Belgium.On January 17, 2006, USRAC issued a press release that their facili…
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Most flowers will tolerate full sun, but depending on the conditions, they may not reach their full potential. The following is a suggested list of plants suitable for most American zones. Annual: sun coleus, salvia, wondering Jews, statice, strawflower, euphorbia diamond frost, geraniums, petunia…
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Planting White Buttercup Bulbs With any bulb rinse and pat dry with a paper towel to clean off any debris from shipping or handling. You must plant any bulb according to its zone for blooming. If you have the package they came in, it should be on there. It not, go to your local agricultural e…
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Putting Newly Shredded Tree Mulch on FlowersIt's not so much a function of time, but more a function of conditions. The shredded wood needs to decompose before you put it on other plants. That may take anywhere from a few weeks to many months, depending on conditions. The wood needs to be composted,…
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Selling Flowers to Local Florists How terrific! Don't be nervous. Just bring in a sample of what you will be providing. Explain to the shop owner that your product is of high quality (Test out your item first, longevity, how it will be packaged during shipping, etc.) Let the florist know when t…
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Square Foot Gardening is a method popularized by Mel Bartholomew in the 1980's. Still active in the field, he has revised the original book (just found it; will buy it soon). His basis is that garden beds should be divided in 3-foot squares by walkways. Walking on the actual beds compacts the soil…
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Elegant Roses and Special MeaningA rose is probably among the most elegant of flowers, but most flowers are beautiful and you should feel free to chose one that has special meaning or simply appeals to you.  Expensive, but Elegant!The Stephanotis is a bloom that symbolizes marital happiness. A…
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Answer The lotus flower has a unique characteristic in that it blooms and sheds its seeds at the same time. In the context of Buddhism, the theory of karma says that, just like the lotus flower, our life is made up of cause and effect. Every cause -- be it action, word or thought -- will imprint an …
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I have worked around a saltwater pool for years a variety of plants grow near it. They are all down hill from it so they cop the brunt of the salt water and overflow during rain and it has done them no harm at all. I think it makes practically no difference to any plants. There is only a very small …
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Keep Deer From Eating Your FlowersA fence is the only sure way to keep deer from eating flowers, or vegetables from your garden. Unfortunately, deer will hop a 6' fence if they can see good things to eat on the other side, so the fence has to be at least 8' high, or have a horizontal outrigger that …
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Try Miniature Melons, most local restaurants will buy them off season
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Surprise phantom lilies develop from a seed. Most lilies are perennials, which means they are present during all seasons of the year.
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They are the fruit of the rose, containing the seeds. They're called "rose hips". They are there because any time a flower is pollinated, it makes seeds. Otherwise there wouldn't be any more plants. Many gardeners consider them ornamental. They can be made into Rose Hip Jelly, which is very high in…
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- Gardenias must be grown outside where there is sufficient humidity air circulation, and light. I have given an informative link below. - My indoor Gardenia bloomed when it got lots of direct rays of the sun through the window. Use proper pots with bottom drainage holes so the excess water doesn't…
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Answer Flower: Dogwood Cornus florida. But, in shorter (and more commonly used) terms, it can be simply called the dogwood.
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Various studies have concluded the benefits of drinking coffee include the following. See the related link below for detailed information about both the health benefits and risks of drinking coffee.- Decreased overall risk of mortality for women and men (studies have concluded that the benefit for m…
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How Often to Water Plants--too vague a Q Not every plant is the same, so this question should include the type of plant, its environment, and how long you've had it. if is a normal plant from cities (that grow in cities), if you grow a plant u put water 4 it to grow the next week on the same day yo…
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Answer: There are many folk-cures and hear-say remedies for growing plants, many if not most will end in weakening if not killing the plant, the best recourse is to know the plant, know what type of soil it likes, and what kind of nutrients it requires, (well balanced nutrient filled diet) the sim…
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There are two of them. One is the Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), usually displayed on Christmas celebrations and named in Mexico as Flor de Nochebuena. The other one is the Mexican Marygold (Tagetes erecta), also named Flor de muertos, cempasuchil or zempoalxochitl, which is used during the Day…
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Flowers are part of a plant that produce fruits and seeds.
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HappinessAny enjoyment we get though our senses and mind is transient. For ex. Taste. It depends on hungry, our habit, and acceptance by mind. When we are hungry taste takes less priority. In spite of suffering from diseases, people are not able to change their old food habits because they addicted …
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No, there is no true Black or Blue roses in nature. There are roses that are called black roses or blue roses but these are usually just very deep red or purple roses. In the case of blue roses they are actually a purple rose with a bluish tint. In another example of a not so true black or blue rose…
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Answer Keep tulips out of sunlight and away from drafts and heat.
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Both sugar and salt are needed for plant growth. But first a distinction needs to be made between what is meant by "sugar" and "salt". In the home context salt refers to Sodium Chloride (NaCl) or normal table salt; refined and granulated sugar is normally sucrose (a Disaccharide) which is a carbohyd…
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Red is the most popular color of roses. Red roses symbolize romantic love.
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Houseplants with Brown Leaves Leaf tips may turn brown due to too little humidity. Other possible problems are too much or too little water, too much or too little light, or too much fertilizer for the plant in question; rule out some of these and try adjusting the others. ANSWER: Mainly this…
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Waterlily and watermelon (blossom)
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leaves with parallel venation are normally monocots, this means they will have flowers with monocot characteristics (floral parts in multiples of 3). leaves with branched/ net venation are normally diocots, this means they will have flowers with diocot characteristics (floral parts in multiples of …
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Butterfly bushes (botanical name Buddleja, sometimes spelled Buddleia) produce blooms on their new growth, not last years woody stems. This means they can be pruned back in late winter through early spring to encourage lush new growth and flowering in the summer. When pruning you can cut the stems a…
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An effective method of eradicating scale is to thoroughly spray the plant with a solution of 1 part rubbing alcohol, 5-8 parts water, and a squirt of dish soap. Thoroughness is key. Repeat the treatment as necessary. I've had this problem for years. I had to get rid of some of the plants, but unfor…
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Read the directions on the package! As a general rule, you should plant seeds the same depth as their size. Some seeds need to be well covered, others can practically sit on the surface (like grass seed). Certain things, like bulbs, should be planted top side up but they will find their way to th…
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in georgia in some places
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Answer The Anthrenus castanae, Meligethes nigrescens and the Conotelus obscurus are just a few of the beetles that have been observed as pollinators of this plant in Nth&Sth Carolina. The list of species in different areas is largely dependent on where the plant is located, however, it has bee…
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Anther The anther is the part of the flower that holds the pollen. This and the filament both make up the stamen. anther generally has four pollen sacs in a dithecous anther and in a monothecous anther like that of hibiscus there are 2 pollen sacs and each pollen sacs hold a microsporangium which p…
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A shrub with narrow leaves and red flowers   This very beautiful Australian native plant is the floral emblem of New South Wales. Take a look at it by using the link on the left.
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It depends on how hot and dry the weather is. In hot weather, it may be necessary to water daily.
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Bloom Time for Flowers Some flowers, such as Bachelors Buttons, Zinnias, Marigolds, and Petunias last pretty much from the time they start blooming until frost. Others, such as Irises, Tulips, and Daffodils bloom in the spring for a short time. Daylilies bloom in the summer. Mums bloom in the …
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Yes If you google detergent plants, a gazillion hits are returned on the subject of the effects of detergents on plants. Numerous experiments have shown that detergents kill plants of all types. surely detergent will kill the plants.. the reason being is detergents have the foaming agent such as so…
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Number of Flowers I do not think Sunflowers in general have a known maximum number of flowers. Most have one main flower and several smaller ones. It depends on what kind of sunflower you have. I grow ones that have many smaller blooms. Other kinds just have one GIGANTIC bloom. There are also d…
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summer, that's when its roots are most active
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Benjamin Franklin was a very important Revolutionary war hero. He was an amazing scientist that helped write the Declaration of Independence, along with many others such as Mr. King.P.S. I hope noone else needs the answer to this question b/c I completely forgot the answer. Sorry!! Chris, Bio @ uni
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Morning Glory's to most people are pests in their garden. The rate of growth and spread, can overtake most other plants in a matter of years if not controlled. Morning Glory's get their food from the nutrients in the soil and from decaying plant material that they have overtaken.
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Light affects the growth of plants just like the sun affects the growth of humans. Too little and the plant would die from the lack of gas exchange and the sunlight that it needs to grow. But to much can be harmful to, causing the plant to wilt and die if it doesn't get the amount of water that it …
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No-one really knows the exact mechanism for 'heliotropism' -or sun tracking.It appears that an external factor ( the sun) is triggering a not -yet understood factor within the plant.It is still being researched. Heliotropism is the term used to describe the tracking of the sun by the flower buds of …
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In the UK, Bluebells are a protected species. In saying that this link it best suited to answer your question/s http://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pda_3590.html
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There are many flowers. Pansies, gladioli, ranunculi, freesia, poppy, gardenia, Hippeastrum, lilies, iris, daylilies, roses, geranium, Gypsophila, rudbeckia, rice flower, peony, heliconia, anthurium, hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, molucella, crocus, orchid, crocosmia, strelitzia, zantedeschia, Japoni…
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Bear.  
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it depends on what type it is and the structure and the way you make it grow all crystals never have the same growing time line
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If you mean Anthurium then they are not Orchids but perennial evergreen mostly epiphytics found in tropical and subtropical North and South America. The term epiphyte tells you the conditions they like. Given the right conditions they will bloom.
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the ovules contain the embryo sac and surrounded by the nucellus
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plants need something to thrive in so they can collect water, energy , and nutrition so they can grow big and strong.
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Germination is when a seed of some sort starts to sprout. It can be done in the soil or in a wet paper towel. It is the development of a seedling from a seed. For germination, seeds require water, warmth, air, and of course soil. During germination, the following steps are noted: 1. The seed absorbs…
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May and June, depending on the elevation
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jonquil And... Jasmine Jacobinia Japonica Jacaranda  Jasmine  Jasmine  Flowers starting with J Jonquil Jacaranda Jasmine Jockey's Cap juniper Jasmine Jasmine Jasmine flowerJonquilJasper flowersJacarandaJacob's Ladder
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Answer As with most bulbs it is best to leave the foliage until it is quite yellow as that is how the plant stores the energy needed for next season. It is also forming next year's flower, so the food made from any green part helps that too. Leave them as long as you can put up with. Under-plan…
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It is sweet and pretty. It's also red. It smells yummy, and it's good for weddings and church. Roses are also very very very purrrty and they smell super good. Have you smelled a flower lately? You should. Theys ares purrrty. Rainbow roseees are my favorite. SMELL A FLOWER!!!!................ Do …
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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum is commonly called the Ice Plant but Sedum spectabile is also sometimes called it too. This shows the best argument for using the Latin or scientific name where possible.
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There are around 300 families of flowering plants which are considered to be dicots. Some examples include: sunflower family pea family geranium family rose family oak family maple family
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soak the finger or body part with the thorn in vinegar. It can be either white vinegar or cider vinegar, they both work the same. Or place cotton saturated with vinegar where the thorn is , and leave it in there for 20-30minutes. The thorn will just fall out.
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Answer:No stars are roubd like balls. We give them pointy edges when we draw them because this is what they look like from earth,with their light blinking and twinkling.
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The spread of the Eva Cullum Phlox plant is between 2 and 3 feet.
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Answer 1Not all of them close -- "night-blooming jasmine" for example. They close at night because of the light and the temperature changes Answer 2 Saying that flowers close at night because of light and temperature changes is in effect saying they close at night because it is night. It is not an …
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its the name of a flower2nd answer:. . . but that is not where the name for the flower came from, either. Petun is an obsolete French word for 'tobacco'.
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You can check this site out. http://www.tulipreview.com/plant_tulip/questions_on_planting_bulbs.html
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Dieffenbachia plants rarely bloom, and sometimes beside the flower, a long thin seed pod develops.  Let it dry naturally and you will have dozens of small black seeds.
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DAISES! daises bloom for appoximately for 1 week Answer Perennial daisies bloom over a period of about 8 weeks in a warm temperate climate and sometimes longer.There are so many types that it is difficult to say. Some can bloom almost all year while others are annuals flowering in spring o…
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No, Flora is. Proserpina, or Proserpine was the Roman goddess of springtime.
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Chrysanthemums will live outdoors in your garden, provided:-you live where it's warm all year, OR-you stick to 'garden' (or 'hardy') chrysanthemums that you buy at your local garden store. Their stock is tailored to your local conditions.The 'florist' (or 'exhibition') chrysanthemums are specially b…
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Answer All vegetables start out as seeds from the fruits of flowers that the vegetables themselves make. The flowers grow very fast in their rush to become pollinated in order to make seeds that will reproduce the species. That is why they grow faster than the vegetables that they come from. Vege…
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They can be both depending on where they are growing and how they are treated. They are normally endemic to sub-tropical and tropical regions where they are grown as perennial plants. However, if they were grown in a cold climate with frost/ snow they could only be treated as annuals unless they we…
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There are many different type of Bird of Paradise plants. Depending on where you live, depends on which butterfly in native to that area.
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peaches,pumpkin,lima beans, and allot more
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something from a science jounalYes, playing music does have some effect on plant growth. Here is an abstract from Ultrasonics Volume 41, Issue 5, July 2003, Pages 407-411 by Yu-Chuan Qin, Won-Chu Leeb, Young-Cheol Choi and Tae-Wan Kim: "The effects of two different sonic exposures on two vegetables,…
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Calla lilies need full sun for most of the day. Additionally, in order for Calla Lilies to perform better there are a couple more steps or precautions you should know. 1. Place where they are sheltered from prevailing winds. 2. Calla Lilies like a warm top and a cool bottom, therefore find a plac…
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Maple Tree A Maple tree has neither fruit nor flowers, but it has very colorful leaves and tree sap that produces Maple Syrup. Answer Acorns Answer OOPS, forgive me, it is the Oak tree that produces Acorns Maples have samarras, which are the fruit of the tree. They also have flowers, but…
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Another flowering dogwood flower. i think he meant which bug does it, probably honey bees. Wind can also do it but another flower is essential.
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Carpenter BeeHumming BirdHoney BeeAndrena BeesMonarch ButterflyZebra-Striped ButterflyMoths
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