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Primrose; The Flower of February

COMMON NAME:  primrose GENUS:  Primula SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: P. denticulata-lavender, purple, or white flowers; grows to 12 inches. P. japonica ‘Millar Crimson’-flowers whorled around 24-inch stem; blooms May-June. P. polyanthus-best known; colors are red, pink, blue, gold, and white, all with small yellow eyes. FAMILY:  Primulaceae BLOOMS:  spring TYPE:  perennial DESCRIPTION:  Primroses form an attractive rosette of crinkly, light green

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In a Vase on Monday – Pink Valerian and Purple Toadflax | The Evergreen Diary

As part of the ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden  – do go along and have a look at the other vases – my vase this week is made up of thing… Source: In a Vase on Monday – Pink Valerian and Purple Toadflax | The Evergreen Diary

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Late Spring Flower ~ Wallflower

COMMON NAME:  wallflower GENUS:  Cheiranthus SPECIES:  C. allioni, C. cheiri FAMILY:  Cruciferae BLOOMS:  late spring-summer TYPE:  perennial DESCRIPTION:  Wallflowers come in lovely shades of orange, apricot, and yellow. Plants grow to a height of 14 to 18 inches. Numerous flowers occur at the ends of spikes. Leaves are long and narrow. CULTIVATION:  Wallflower plants cannot tolerate extreme heat and humidity.

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HYACINTH

COMMON NAME:  hyacinth GENUS:  Hyacinthus SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS, H. Orientalis ‘Amsterdam’-bright red to pink. H. o. ‘Anne Marie’-light pink. H. o. ‘Carnegie’-creamy white. H. o. ‘Delft Blue’-blue FAMILY:  Liliaceae BLOOMS:  early spring TYPE:  perennial DESCRIPTION:  Hyacinths are widely used as a spring bulb. The top flower size is 7 to 7 1/2 inches in circumference. The flower spike is composed

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The Making of a Maiden The Folklore of Blodeuwedd’s Flowers

“So they took the flowers of the oak and the flowers of the broom and the flowers of the meadowsweet and conjured from them a maiden, the fairest and most beautiful that man ever saw … and they gave her the name of Blodeuwedd.” – from the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion(Math fab Mathonwy). Most people would quite rightly associate

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