Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2018

Embark on a treasure hunt you won’t soon forget at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2018. It takes place on January 26 through February 11th, 2018 in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.(GL&W HOLIDOME SHOW) At the beginning of each year, Tucson houses this international mineral and gem trading fest. Countless individuals come out and bargain, trade and collect any number of

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Garnet: January Birthstone

Garnet gemstone is ideal for meditation and spiritual work and aids in one’s sexual energy and self-confidence. The garnet is associated with Honesty, truth and a symbol of love, especially the red garnet. Garnet is a stone known that helps one to be stable and brings thoughts that are positive. Therefore aiding ones intuition bringing out one’s self-confidence. This stone

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Pinks: Carnations of January

COMMON NAME:  pinks GENUS: Dianthus SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: D. plumarius ‘Spring Beauty’-mixture of double flowers; colors range from pink to rose, salmon, and white with interesting markings. D.p. ‘Essex Witch’-dwarf variety; only 5 inches tall; rose-pink; easy to grow. D.p. ‘Aqua’-white, double flowers on stalks 10 to 12 inches tall. D. caryophyllaceae-garden or florist carnation; 18 to 24 inches. FAMILY:  Caryophyllaceae

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Snowdrop: Alternate January Flower

COMMON NAME:   Snowdrop GENUS:   Galanthus Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: G. nivalis  “Atkinsil”-blooms very early; large flowers. G.n. “Flore Pleno”-double flowers. G.n. “Lutescens”-yellow markings. G.n. “Simplex”-single flowers. G.n. “S. Arnott”-taller with fragrant large flowers. FAMILY:   Amaryllidaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE:  Perennial DESCRIPTION:  Snowdrops are tiny, growing only to a height of 3 to 4 inches. This allows them to be

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