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Friday Flower Begonia

Posted by Ruth on 15 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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With over 1400 species, Begonia flowers come in many different colors and shapes but I think their most interesting part is their leaves. Many have leaves that are outlined in a reddish color and others have wonderful red designs in them. When doing a search online, I saw some pretty amazing leaves that I think would make great quilts.

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Friday Flower Aster

Posted by Ruth on 8 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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I think the thing I love about Asters is they come in so many different colors. Lots of bright colors in fact. Because of all their bright colors I couldn't decide which color to use so I made my flower block using two shades of pink and two shades of purple. I didn't have a 'real' photo of asters so checked out the Wikipedia online for an image which I've shared here.

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Friday Flower Hydrangea

Posted by Ruth on 1 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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This week's flower is a hydrangea. You most commonly see these flowers in blue but sometimes in a purplish pink shade, it depends on the soil type. If you see the blue flowers it is because they are growing in acidity soil. The following photo is one I found on wikipedia, but it reminds me of the hydrangeas I remember seeing in my music teacher's garden as a little girl.

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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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