Why Peony Flowers Won’t Bloom

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When a peony bush does not have any blooms, it is a disappointment, but it also could be that there is a problem. It could range from planting conditions to the condition of the plant itself. Fortunately, most solutions to a peony bush not blooming can easily be corrected, either by eradicating the problem or…


Facts About Flowers & Tulips

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Tulips are a type of perennial flower that belongs to the genus Tulipa. Tulips are one of the most popular and recognizable types of flowers, and are especially marketed for Easter and Valentine’s Day. There are several major tulip festivals in the United States, including those in: Albany, New York; Holland, Michigan; and, Woodburn, Oregon.…


About Tulip Flowers

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Tulips are world-famous flowers that have intrigued gardeners for centuries. Today, they are one of the most popular flowers of all time, both in the United States and throughout the world, because of their many different shapes, sizes and colors. Gardeners interested in information about tulips should be aware of their characteristics and ideal growing…


Evergreen Clematis Plants & Flowers

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Evergreen clematis, also known as Clematis armandii, is not as well known as deciduous clematis. But this plant certainly deserves recognition for its ability to climb upward of 20 feet on walls, arbors and trees. Its dark green glossy leaves remain evergreen year-round, giving it its name. Evergreen clematis flowers fragrantly adorn the vine in…


Plants With Daisy-like Flowers

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Long, thin flower petals radiating from a disc-shaped center not only describes a daisy flower’s appearance but also describes several other flowers. Plants with daisylike flowers offer the gardener options not available in the daisy family. Flower colors, foliage textures, plant height and bloom time of plants with daisylike flowers let you have an attractive,…


When to Transplant Clematis Flowers

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Clematis is a beautiful, climbing woody vine that produces abundant blossoms in a variety of colors. Once established, clematis needs only a minimum of care to continue blooming year after year. Most popular varieties are the Jackman clematis, which produces large, deep purple flowers, and the Japanese clematis which produces profuse small white flowers. Transplanting…


How to Dry Clematis Flowers

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Drying summer flowers is one way of extending the season’s colorf into winter. You’ll find different methods of dehydrating blooms to preserve them. A simple technique is to hang a loosely tied bouquet upside down in a dark, cool location. Another is to dip the flowers in silica gel. For clematis, West Virginia University Extension…


How to Arrange Flowers Using Calla Lilies & Green Hydrangeas

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Green hydrangea flowers result from harvesting before the full development of blossoms — just before the green becomes white, pink or blue. The massive flower heads and strong stems make hydrangeas easy to make into an impressive bouquet by themselves. Adding the slender stems of calla lilies of any color brings sculptural and textural interest…


The Best Soil for Begonia Flowers

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Begonias are annuals that grow from spring to fall, and die at the first frost. They bloom in oranges, yellows, pinks, reds and white, but only succeed when they get the right amount of sun and good, solid nutrition. Drainage Begonias require quick drainage in their soil, and suffer in standing water, so it’s important…


How to Pollinate Bird of Paradise Flowers

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Bird of paradise is naturally pollinated by nectar-seeking birds. The birds land on the green bract and dip their beaks into the center of the flowers. While they eat, the birds touch pollen in the stamen and deposit it when they land on another flower, fertilizing it. However, if you keep birds of paradise inside,…


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