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Flower Bulb Favor
- A bulb is a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases . The leaves often function as food storage organs during dormancy .
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flower bulb favor - Summer-Blooming Bulbs:
Summer-Blooming Bulbs: 60 Spectacular Bloomers For Your Summer Garden
One look at these fabulous photos and you'll agree: summer bulbs blossom into some of the most fantastic flowers ever seen. Yet most gardening books ignore them in favor of springtime's bounty. Don't assume there's nothing more once the riotous spring bloom of tulips and daffodils fade; here are scores of extravagant bulbs to brighten the summer garden--not only the familiar lily and gladiolus but also exotics such as the South African nerine, the Near Eastern eremurus, and the Asian colocasia. An encyclopedia highlights the favorites of bulb experts from all the different regions, with lovely photos and foolproof advice on cultivation and care. Try the clever and creative ways of combining summer bulbs with more common garden plants in beds and borders, of naturalizing them in the landscape, and of growing them in containers. They'll turn your garden into the hottest one in the neighborhood!
The goldenrods are a genus of flowering plants in the Family Asteraceae. Description About 100 perennial species make up the genus Solidago, most being found in the meadows and pastures, along roads, ditches and waste areas in North America. There are a handful of species from each of Mexico, South America, and Eurasia. Some American species have also been introduced into Europe some 250 years ago. Many species are difficult to distinguish. Probably due to their bright, golden yellow flower heads blooming in late summer, the goldenrod is often unfairly blamed for causing hay fever in humans. The pollen causing these allergy problems is mainly produced by Ragweed (Ambrosia sp.), blooming at the same time as the goldenrod, but is wind-pollinated. Goldenrod pollen is too heavy and sticky to be blown far from the flowers, and is thus mainly pollinated by insects. Frequent handling of goldenrod and other flowers, however, can cause allergic reactions, leading some florists to change occupation. Goldenrods are easily recognized by their golden inflorescence with hundreds of small capitula, but some are spike-like and other have auxiliary racemes. Parts of some goldenrods can be edible when cooked. Goldenrod is also used as a food plant by the larvae of various Lepidoptera species (see list of Lepidoptera that feed on goldenrods). The invading larva induces the plant to form a bulbous tissue mass (called a gall) around it, upon which the larva then feeds. Various parasitoid wasps find these galls and lay eggs in the larvae, penetrating the bulb with their ovipositor. Woodpeckers have adapted to peck open the galls and eat the insect in the center. Goldenrods can be used for decoration and making tea. Goldenrods are, in some places, held as a sign of good luck or good fortune; but they are considered weeds in others. Goldenrods are mostly short-day plants and bloom in late summer and early fall and some species produce abundant nectar when moisture is plentiful before bloom, and the bloom period is relatively warm and sunny. Honey from goldenrods often is dark and strong due to admixtures of other nectars. However when there is a strong honey flow, a light (often water white), spicy-tasting honey is produced. While the bees are ripening the honey there is a rank odor and taste, but finished honey is much milder. Garden use British gardeners adopted goldenrod long before Americans. Goldenrod only began to gain some acceptance in American gardening (other than wildflower gardening) during the 1980s. A putative hybrid with aster, known as x Solidaster is less unruly, with pale yellow flowers, equally suitable for dried arrangements. Molecular and other evidence points to Solidaster (at least cultivar Lemore) being a hybrid of Solidago ptarmicoides and Solidago canadensis (the former is now placed in Solidago, but is the "aster" of the name, as it has had a checkered taxonomic past). Solidago canadensis was introduced as a garden plant in Central Europe, and is now common in the wild. In Germany, it is considered an invasive species that displaces native vegetation from its natural habitat. Goldenrod is a companion plant, playing host to some beneficial insects, and repelling some pests. Industrial use Inventor Thomas Edison experimented with goldenrod to produce rubber, which it contains naturally. Edison created a fertilization and cultivation process to maximize the rubber content in each plant. His experiments produced a 12 foot tall plant that yielded as much as 12 percent rubber. The rubber produced through Edison's process was resilient and long lasting. The tires on the Model T given to him by his friend Henry Ford were made from goldenrod. Examples of the rubber can still be found in his laboratory, elastic and rot free after more than 50 years. However, even though Edison turned his research over to the U.S. government a year before his death, goldenrod rubber never went beyond the experimental stage. Medicinal use The variety Solidago virgaurea is used as a traditional kidney tonic. It is used by practitioners of herbal medicine as an agent to counter inflammation and irritation of the kidneys when bacterial infection or stones are present. Goldenrod has also been used as part of a tincture to aid in cleansing of the kidney/bladder during a healing fast, in conjunction with Potassium broth and specific juices. 'Solidago odora' is also sold as a medicinal, for these issues: mucus, kidney/bladder cleansing and stones, colds, digestion. A tea made from the leaves and flowers help heal sore throat, snake bite,fever, kidney and bladder problems, cramps, colic, colds, diarrhea, measles, cough, and asthma. A poultice heals boils, burns, headache, toothache, wounds, and sores. Phytoremediation Goldenrod is a known hyperaccumulator of aluminium, and as such can be used for phytoremediation. Cultural significance The goldenrod is the state flower of the U.S. states of Kentucky (adopted March 16
Don't use this image on any media without my permission. © All rights reserved. Please NO multigroup invites! Por favor NO invitaciones a multigrupos! Efectos especiales + HDR EXIF CANON REBEL XTI 1/500 f:8 75-300 mm ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO VERLA EN GRANDE - RECOMMENDED VIEW LARGE Tulipanes En el Siglo XVI, el embajador austriaco en Turquia Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq, quien ademas era un floricultor entusiasta, vio tulipanes cultivados en Adrianopolis. En 1544, cuando regreso a Europa, trajo consigo algunos bulbos a los Jardines Imperiales de Viena. Decadas mas tarde, en 1593, Carolus Clusius dejo su trabajo en los Jardines Imperiales para tomar un cargo de profesor de botanica en Leiden, Holanda. Clusius, llevo con el a Holanda una coleccion de bulbos de tulipanes que crearon un gran interes y entusiasmo. Entre 1610 y 1620 en Francia y para 1634 en Holanda, el entusiasmo por cultivar estas plantas bulbosas se transformo en una verdadera fiebre conocida como "tulipomania". In the sixteenth century, the Austrian ambassador to Turkey from Ogier Ghislain Busbecq, who was also an enthusiastic flower grower, saw tulips grown in Adrianopolis. In 1544, when he returned to Europe, brought some bulbs at the Imperial Gardens in Vienna. Decades later, in 1593, Carolus Clusius left his job in the Imperial Gardens to take a position of professor of botany in Leiden, Holland. Clusius brought with him a collection of Dutch tulip bulbs that created great interest and enthusiasm. Between 1610 and 1620 in France and Holland in 1634, enthusiasm for cultivating these bulbous plants are transformed into a veritable fever known as tulipomania.
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Spring/Summer Prom garden (200 bulbs) - 200 Flower Bulbs
This wonderful Prom bulb garden is perfect for filling beds, borders, rock gardens and planters with
bold, vibrant colours. Ixia blooms with a multitude of long lasting flowers in various soft colours
with bright blotches in the centre of each bloom. Allium produces large glossy golden star-like
flowers in May, they flowers are very long lasting they will spread rapidly to form large clumps,
best planted in groups of ten or more for an eye catching focal point. Brilliantly colored Sparaxis
Harlequin flowers will produce a cascade of red to bronze colored flowers at the end of spring.
Brodiaea produces beautiful clusters of funnel shaped flowers in deep blue. Anemones are old
favourites cherished by gardeners everywhere. They produce vibrant red poppy-like flowers with large
petals on glossy foliage, late spring to early summer. The offer comprises the following: 40 Allium
Moly size 4/5 cm. 40 Anemone De Caen size 3/4 cm. 40 Brodiaea Fabioli size 4/5 cm. 30 Ixia Hybrid
mix size 4/5 cm. 20 Sparaxis Mix size 4/5 cm
Fragrant Cutflowers from May until September
Suitable for Rocky Gardens
Spreads out over the years
Prefers Well Drained Soil
Full grown size: 8 - 20 ''
40 Allium moly luteum (4/5 cm)
40 Anemone cor. Hollandia (3/4 cm)
40 Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola (4/5 cm)
40 Ixia hybrida mixture (4/5 cm)
40 Sparaxis tricolor mix (4/5 cm)