Buying Plants And Flowers

buying plants and flowers
  • Induce (a plant) to produce flowers
  • (flower) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • (flower) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • (flower) bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
  • (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom
  • Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly
  • Obtain in exchange for payment
  • Procure the loyalty and support of (someone) by bribery
  • (buy) bargain: an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
  • the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"
  • Pay someone to give up an ownership, interest, or share
  • (buy) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
  • Place (a seed, bulb, or plant) in the ground so that it can grow
  • (plant) implant: fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
  • Place a seed, bulb, or plant in (a place) to grow
  • Bury (someone)
  • (plant) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
  • (plant) buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
buying plants and flowers - Flowers A
Flowers A to Z: Buying, Growing, Cutting, Arranging - A Beautiful Reference Guide to Selecting and Caring for the Best from Florist and Garden
Flowers A to Z: Buying, Growing, Cutting, Arranging - A Beautiful Reference Guide to Selecting and Caring for the Best from Florist and Garden
In the main section, arranged alphabetically from Agapanthus to Zinnia for quick access, magnificent full-page photographs depict each flower at its finest. Smaller images offer handy visual guides, showing the difference between fresh and older flowers and demonstrating the care required for that particular type. A special quick-reference box on each flower offers: the flower's various names; the varieties in which it comes; available colours; scent; characteristics of freshness or aging; vase life in number of days; and relative cost. Other features may include a flower's meaning in the language of flowers or other items of interest. A wonderful combination of beauty and practicality, this book is essential for any flower lover.

Many people love the idea of a house full of fresh-cut flowers, but sadly, most have no idea how to select, care for, and arrange flowers, much less grow them. Flowers A to Z is a superb guide for anyone who enjoys flowers and wants to celebrate them in the home or garden. Author Cecelia Heffernan, a floral designer by trade, provides a wealth of information on how to cut, purchase, arrange, care for, and grow all types of flowers.
The book is divided into sections covering everything leading up to a beautiful flower arrangement sitting on your dining room table. It begins with a chapter on hardware, which details all the basic tools--from floral shears to floral wire and tape--that you'll need for cutting and arranging flowers, as well as advice on choosing and caring for vases and other containers. The "Handling Flowers" chapter explains the proper way to cut, condition, and care for flowers to ensure the most attractive and long-lasting arrangements. The author sprinkles valuable tidbits of advice throughout the book. She suggests, for instance, that it is better to use branches or thick foliage as arranging aids instead of floral foam, chicken wire, or other artificial aids, as those can shorten the vase life of flowers significantly. This section concludes with a concise and informative guide to growing flowers in your home garden.
The final section, which makes up the bulk of the book, is an alphabetically arranged guide to flowers from agapanthus to zinnia. Each flower is depicted in a gorgeous full-page photograph, while smaller images show the flowers in different stages of development, illustrating the difference between fresh and older flowers. The informative text is written in a handy reference style, detailing the specifics of each flower: its scientific name, available colors, scent, how long the blooms will last after being cut, relative cost, and other useful information.
The gorgeous photographs, accessible text, and handy cross-referencing will surely inspire many readers to fill their homes and gardens with blossoms. --Robin Donovan

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Buying plants
Buying plants
The plants here are good value, and when you go inside to pay you can say hello to a very large and fluffy pet rabbit. Addington Road, Selsdon, Greater London. To one side of the site of the old Stag pub (formerly the Good Neighbours) is the new Aldi Supermarket, occupying the site which was once Key Markets, then Gateway, then Somerfield. The Stag site is now a car park for Aldi. The other side of the Stag site is still the plant and flower shop, from where this lady was choosing her summer 2007 bedding plants. (For Kiwi Johnny)
First Spring Flowers
First Spring Flowers
5-4-2011 The first spring flowers have appeared in town. Tulips will finally start blooming next week. I may even risk a trip to the local greenhouse this weekend and buy plants. The average last frost in our part of Minnesota is May 15 so it could be early.

buying plants and flowers
buying plants and flowers
Strawberries & Cream Wax Plant -Hoya- Great House Plant
Strawberries & Cream Wax Plant - Hoya carnosa
Hoya carnosa is one of 100 species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. The this easy to grow houseplant Hoya carnosa was named for Thomas Hoym, gardener to the Duke of Northumberland at the end of the 18th century.
Blooming Time: Summer: Clusters of attractive, star shaped, pink-white blossoms are produced in summer. The delicate flowers appear to be made of porcelain and are truly unique.
Culture: Hoya carnosa does best in at least 4 hours of bright indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight. Night temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees and day temperatures of 70 degrees or higher are optimal. Water freely during flowering but allow the soil to become almost dry between waterings when the plants are not rapidly growing. Fertilize every 2 months in spring and summer. Do not remove the leafless spurs or stubs, on which new flowers appear every year.
Propagation: Hoya carnosa can be propagated at anytime by air layering or by stem cuttings. A portion of the stem including one or more pairs of leaves will quickly produce roots in water or damp sand.
The plant you will receive is growing in a 4" pot.