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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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Friday Flower Bird of Paradise

Posted by Ruth on 23 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Bird of Paradise is a unique, colorful and beautiful flower. It is one of those flowers that you either love or just don't like. I love the brightness of it and how it is so different to every other flower.

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Friday Flower Chrysanthemum

Posted by Ruth on 16 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Chrysanthemums are also known as mums in America which always makes me giggle because that is what we refer to as our mothers in New Zealand instead of mom. They are certainly a beautiful flower though and come in a wide variety of colors. Red, yellow, pink, orange and white.

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Friday Flower Cosmos

Posted by Ruth on 9 August 2013 | 1 Comments

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These simple looking flowers are always a favorite as they are so bright and colorful. The colors vary between the different species. The leaves are also simple and pine needle like in shape. It is hard to see the leaves with this flower I photographed as it is in among other plants.

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Friday Flower Gazania

Posted by Ruth on 2 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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This week's flower is one I just love, I think because it comes in so many wonderful colors. I chose yellow and orange to make my gazania. Gazania are quite similar to arctotis but are easily recognized by their green leaves whereas arctotis have silvery grey leaves. I captured some shots of gazanias with my camera.

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