Flowers

Cineraria plant
Cineraria Plant Buying & Growing Guide
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Cineraria plants are short-lived in most regions, because they are not frost-hardy, and are usually discarded once the flowers fade, though they can also be kept as flowering houseplants. They are easy-care plants and will reward the grower with plentiful delightful blooms so long as their soil is kept moist.

Most Beautiful Flowers
Top 15 Most Beautiful Flowers You Can Grow In Your Garden Immediately
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Classic florist flowers such as calla lily, gerbera, and orchids are often considered the most beautiful in the world by default. While it is certainly true that they are among the truly most appealing ones, I have tried to go beyond that and explore some not as obvious examples of striking floral beauty that are also garden and wildlife-friendly.

The beautiful water lilies in the water garden
Water Lily Buying & Growing Guide
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Water lilies are the most popular aquatic blooming plants, and aside from being beautiful, they offer several benefits to ponds, lakes, and water features. Water lilies create shade in the water, which is beneficial to both fish and the health of the pond or lake.

Red Spider Lily
Red Spider Lily Buying & Growing Guide
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Red spider lilies are native to China, Korea, and Nepal, though they were introduced to Japan in the 1800s where they naturalized and have become symbolically associated with death. The flowers of this plant have an unusual look, and bloom in early fall in vivid red. They last just a week or two, during which time they fade to a coral-pink.

Lilium oriental or Stargazer
Stargazer Lily Buying & Growing Guide
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Stargazer lilies are a hybrid that was developed in 1974 by crossing Lilium auratum and Lilium speciosum, with the specific intention of creating an upward-facing flower. They are an oriental lily hybrid, as their ‘parent’ plants were native to East Asia.

Purple Flowers
Different Types of Purple Flowers with Pictures
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Purple is an elegant color that symbolizes royalty, mystique, creativity, and spirituality. It brings a sense of calm, mellows out the viewer, and increase positivity. Last but not least - purple and green are an excellent combo, making the purple especially magnificent color in the garden.

Types of blue flowers
20 Types of Blue Flowers - A Visual Compendium
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Blue flowers are not considered exceptionally rare, but they are certainly one of the least commonly found flower colors in gardens, with blue flowers accounting for just ten percent of all flowering plants known in the world.

Types of roses
Rose Bushes Buying & Growing Guide
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If you are on the hunt for the perfect rose for your garden, whether that be a continuous bloomer or one without thorns, this list of types of roses will help you to identify one rose from another.

Johnny Jump Up
Johnny Jump Up Flowers Buying & Growing Guide
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Johnny jump ups are wildflowers native to Spain and other areas of Europe, though they have since been introduced to North America. Typically, these flowers grow in the wild, in the meadows, wasteland, fields, and beaches.

Poinsettia
Poinsettia Buying & Growing Guide
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Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas plant. The best-selling variety of this plant comes in shades of red and green, and as the plant is at its most vibrant over winter, it seems that it was created especially for the festive season.

Polemonium caeruleum
Jacob's Ladder Buying & Growing Guide
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Jacob’s ladder plant is so-called because of the pinnate leaf pattern, which resembles a ladder. Its delicate foliage is just as attractive as the cup-shaped flowers that bloom in mid to late spring and throughout the summer.

Anise Hyssop
Anise Hyssop Buying & Growing Guide
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This perennial herb or ornamental is confusingly commonly known as anise hyssop, although the plant is neither part of the hyssop species, anise seed, or a star anise. In fact, it is part of the mint family and has many semblances to the mint plant, including its square stalks and toothy dull green foliage with paler undersides.