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Friday Flower Calla Lily

Posted by Ruth on 17 May 2013 | 0 Comments

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Calla Lilies are very unique in their shape and are quite different to many flowers I have seen. This is one of the reasons I am very fond of them. I made a full quilt of Calla Lilies a few years ago called "Light Upon the Earth" and wrote a blog post about their creation too.

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Friday Flower Gladiolus

Posted by Ruth on 10 May 2013 | 1 Comments

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Gladiolus is the birth flower for August - no wonder it is a favorite of mine. Flower colors may be green, white, mauve, yellow, red, orange, purple or pink, with stripes or blotches of another color.

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Friday Flower Clematis

Posted by Ruth on 3 May 2013 | 0 Comments

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For the first flower of May I have a Clematis. The clematis is a climbing plant and their display is elegant. Most varieties produce a single flower however some have a double flower. The single flower can range from as small as 1" and up to 10". I haven't seen one that big but I'm sure it would be real pretty. I have seen quite a few different varieties though. The flowers are usually pastel shades of pink and purple or white but sometimes they can be brighter colors too. 

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Friday Flower Iris

Posted by Ruth on 26 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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Friday again and another flower is produced. This week I have made an iris. An iris is a wonderful garden plant that comes most commonly in many different shades of purples but other colors as well. The name Iris means rainbow so it speaks for itself. I have captured a few different iris flowers to show.

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Friday Flower Fuchsia

Posted by Ruth on 19 April 2013 | 1 Comments

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Fuchsias are my very favorite flowers. They grow on shrubs or small trees and there is over 100 recognized species around the world. An unusual genus in New Zealand (named Kotukutuku - don't ask me how to say that!) grows on a tree 12-15 meters high (39-49 feet).

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Friday Flower Daffodil

Posted by Ruth on 12 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today's flower block is another spring flower. Daffodil flowers are trumpet-shaped set on a star arrangement of petals. They come in shades of yellow and white. Usually the trumpet is a different shade than the petals. I love seeing these flowers in spring. It is a sure sign that warmer weather is upon us.

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Friday Flower Tulip

Posted by Ruth on 5 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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With spring just around the corner in the northern hemisphere I thought this flower was an obvious choice. According to my reading online tulips are the most popular spring flowers of all time and the third most popular over all after roses and chrysanthemums. An even more interesting fact about tulips is apparently the bulb is a good replacement for onions in cooking - a little expensive I would say, but I guess if you cannot get to the store, then maybe a good solution.

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Friday Flower Morning Glory

Posted by Ruth on 29 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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Morning Glories have a trumpet shaped flower and grow on a vines. I have seen them mostly in shades of blue and purple, but they also come in yellow, white and red. Their name tells us all, they love the morning sunshine.

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Friday Flower Aquilegia

Posted by Ruth on 22 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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Aquilegia. I never knew until the other day that this was the real name for the flower I have always known a Granny Bonnet.  The word Aquilegia derived from the Latin word Eagle (aquila). It was named this because its outer petals resemble the claw of an eagle. The common name Columbine is the Latin word for dove. I never knew this either. The name Granny Bonnet was born because the flower looks just like a granny's bonnet - you know the kind, like granny had in the story Little Red Riding Hood.

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Name your flower

Posted by Ruth on 17 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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For those of you who have been following along this year you will have heard of my BOW (block of the week) flower program. I have already posted the first 11 blocks. (you can see all the flower blog posts here)

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