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Fringed Tulips

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Fringed tulips got their name from the distinct frayed edge on their petals. This fringe may be the same colour as the rest of the petal or it may contrast. The fringe makes the flowers appear full of substance.

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Fringed Tulips are beautiful more recent introductions to the tulip world, with their elegant cup shaped flowers with a beautiful crystal-like fringe to the edge.  Fringed Tulips have a contemporary look and are equally at home in the cottage garden. 

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I wish you all a happy new week  🙂

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Happy Easter

The spring snowflake is a popularly cultivated bulbous plant with delicate white flowers, and belongs to the same family as the snowdrops.
The spring snowflake was described as Leucojum vernum by the renowned Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The scientific name means ‘spring white violet’ (Leucojum means ‘white violet’ and vernum means ‘spring’). L. vernum is a widely cultivated, hardy, frost-tolerant plant, notable as a good early nectar and pollen source for bees.

Although both snowflakes ( Leucojum species) and snowdrops ( Galanthus species) belong to the family Amaryllidaceae, they have clear differentiating characters. While snowflakes have six equal tepals (petals and sepals that are similar to each other), in snowdrops the three inner tepals are shorter and broader than the three outer tepals.
The spring snowflake is native to Central Europe (extending to Belgium, the Pyrenees, northern Italy, and Bosnia and Herzegovina) and has become naturalised in other regions, such as the British Isles and North America.

 

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IMG_7534 (2) Happy Easter 2017

Bouvardia

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Named after Charles Bouvard, the personal physician to Louis XIII and the superintendent of the Royal Gardens in Paris, modern varieties of bouvardia have names such as Pink Luck, Albatross and Royal Katty. Their star-like flowers grow in clusters on thin, branching stems, like small flower bouquets in soft shades of pink, white, yellow, salmon and red. With a delicate scent and feminine appearance, in the language of flowers, bouvardia represent enthusiasm.

 

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My Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. 

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

 

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Have a wonderful day  🙂

 

 

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