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Friday Flower Agapanthus

Posted by Ruth on 25 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Agapanthus is a flower you see around in a lot of places. They are also know as African lilies and Liles of the Nile. I see them a lot in New Zealand, yet these photos were taken while visiting Temecula in Southern California.

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Friday Flower Grape Hyacinth

Posted by Ruth on 18 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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I remember Grape Hyacinth popping up in early spring as a young girl. I loved these little flowers. I am not sure if it was their color (blue being my favorite), the tiny bundle of tightly packed flowers, their bell shape or the fact that they were a sure sign of spring.

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Friday Flower Geranium

Posted by Ruth on 11 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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I was doing a little research on geraniums before starting this block and found there are 422 species. It's no wonder they all look a little different. They are usually seen in warm colors and their leaves are very unique making them easy to identify. Mum took a couple of photos of her plants while they were flowering.

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Nine Months of Flowers

Posted by Ruth on 5 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Nine months of my flower blocks are complete. Have you seen them all? 

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Friday Flower Helenium

Posted by Ruth on 4 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Helenium is not a common flower to me, but I love the shape of its petals. The flowers are usually yellow or orange. As I was doing some research on it and found out it is also known as sneeze weed. I found this fabulous photo on the wikipedia

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Friday Flower Digitalis

Posted by Ruth on 27 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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I have always know Digitalis as Foxgloves. I remember seeing them growing wild in the fields and believed I shouldn't touch them because they were poisonous, however I later found that medicines called Digitalin can be extracted from them which are used for treatment of heart conditions. Now they are grown in gardens like the one I snapped in this garden.

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Friday Flower Freesia

Posted by Ruth on 20 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Friday's Flower today is a Freesia. These beautiful flowers come in all sorts of different colors. One I had growing in my garden was white, but I thought it would be better to make an orange flower for my block.

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Friday Flower Snowdrop

Posted by Ruth on 13 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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The 1st of September is Spring in the Southern Hemisphere so what better way to include a spring flower for September. This week I have a snowdrop. You can see where they get their name!

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Friday Flower Cornflower

Posted by Ruth on 6 September 2013 | 1 Comments

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I remember as a young girl seeing dried cornflowers everywhere I went practically. The color was always vibrant as if it had just been picked. Cornflowers have such a beautiful color in their orginal form, almost an electric blue. Stunning for sure. You can also see them in other colors but nothing compares in my opinion.

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Friday Flower Rhododendron

Posted by Ruth on 30 August 2013 | 1 Comments

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Today my new flower block is a rhododendron. The bushes are so pretty when they are in full flower. Clusters of trumpet shaped flowers are displayed on a shelf of leaves it would seem.

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