Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10 Of The World's Most Interesting Flowers

Most interesting flower facts #1 – Tulips Most interesting flowers #1 Tulips Tulips once sold costlier than gold In Russia, red tulips were used to declare romantic love, where blackish center of red tulip symbolized coal-burnt heart of the lover in the passion of love. Tulip bulbs were sold costlier than gold in 1600′s in Holland. In 1630′s a kind of frenzy for tulips occurred in Western Europe named “Tulip mania” and tulips became so expensive as to be treated as a form of currency. Tulip bulbs can be used in place of onions in many recipes. Tulips lifespan is very short, being 3 to 7 days. Tulips symbolizing imagination, have earned a reputation for declaration of love. Tulips can grow at a rate of 1 inch per day even after being cut. Most interesting flower facts #2 – Lotus Most interesting flowers #2 Lotus Lotus grows in marsh and damp wetlands A sacred flower and symbol of resurrection in Egypt, this flower which grows in marsh and damp wetlands, has a property to stay dormant in times of drought and to blossom again when water returns. Given favorable conditions, lotus seeds can stay viable for long periods, even extending to several years. Oldest recorded germination was seen in a dry lake bed in north eastern China, from seeds that were 1300 yrs old. Stamens of lotus are dried to produce fragrant teas while lotus seeds or nuts can be eaten either raw or popped like popcorn. Lotus seed paste is used in many pastry, cake and pudding recipes. Fabric made from fibers of lotus plant is used in Myanmar for making robes of Buddha. According to old legend, lotus flowers bloomed everywhere that lord Buddha walked. In Asian traditions, lotus is seen as a divine symbol of sexual purity and non attachment. Also symbolizing elegance and beauty, lotus is used in poetry and songs, allegorically for ideal female attributes. Most interesting flower facts #3 – Dandelions Most interesting flowers #3 Dandelions Dandelion means lions tooth Flowers and leaves of dandelion are rich source of vitamin A and C, calcium, iron and potassium. One cup of dandelion tea can provide 7,000-13,000 I.U. of vitamin A. The English name of dandelion is derived from the French dent de lion which means “lions tooth” due to it coarsely toothed leaves. Its flower petals are used in making dandelion wine while its roasted roots are used as a caffeine free dandelion coffee. Most interesting flower facts #4 – Sunflower Most interesting flowers #4 Sunflower Sunflowers tend to turn towards the sun Sunflowers are also known as Helianthus (Helia: Sun Anthus: Flower) in scientific terms. Sunflower was used as a symbol of Spiritual Church due to its property of turning towards sun as “spiritualism turns toward the light of truth”. Its property of move towards sun is called “heliotropism”. Sunflowers can be used to remove or extract toxic elements from soil like arsenic, lead and uranium. After Chernobyl disaster, they were use to remove cesium-137 and strontium-90 from a nearby pond. Sunflower oil is widely used for cooking while its seeds are used as snack. Most interesting flower facts #5 – Daisies Most interesting flowers #5 Daisies Daisies or the Day’s eyes Daisies symbolize innocence. Daisy is a ‘two in one’ flower i.e. white petals peripherally and tiny yellow disc petals that form the eye. Its medicinal properties include relieving indigestion, easing of cough, slowing the bleeding and easing back pain. Daisies can become serious weed if not controlled as they thrive in very rough conditions and are resistant to many bugs and pesticides. Some daisies open their petals in day’s sun time but close them in evening when sun sets giving them the name “day’s eyes”. Most interesting flower facts #6 – Daffodils Most interesting flowers #6 Daffodils Daffodils aka Narcissus Daffodils are believed to have earned their name from the word asphodel (genus of perennial plants native to western, southern and central Europe) and the Dutch article “de affodil”. Another widely known name for them is Narcissus. All species of Narcissus have the alkaloid poison named lycorine in bulbs and also in the leaves. Daffodil bulbs can be confused with onion while cooking and may lead to poisoning. Daffodils are cultivated for commercial use for making galantamine, a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In west, Daffodils symbolize vanity while in the East, they are a symbol of wealth and good fortune. It is national flower of Wales. Most interesting flower facts #7 – Roses Most interesting flowers #7 Roses Roses are symbols of love and beauty Roses, often associated with Virgin Mary, are symbol of love and beauty. Red roses are widely used on Valentines Day to express love. Rose hips (the berry-like fruit structure of rose) of some species of rose are amongst the richest source of Vitamin C. They are used to make jams, jellies and also brewed for tea. Two thousand flowers of rose are needed to produce one gram of rose oil. In Chinese herbal medicine, some species of rose are used to treat stomach problems. A red rose held in hand is a symbol of socialism or social democracy. Most interesting flower facts 8# – Lilly Most interesting flowers #8 Lily Lilly means true white Lilies derived their name from Greek root ‘lirion’ meaning “true, white”. One of the most famous lilies is Madonna lily which is always white with yellow stamens. It is one of the oldest lilies dating 3000 yrs back. Roman Catholic Church dedicated it to Mother Mary. Madonna lily can stand adverse conditions against pests, diseases and frost. Madonna lily was used in 17th century for treatment of snake bites and sore muscles. Its leaves and flowers used to make useful liniments to heal wounds and bruises. Day lily is an edible variety which should be eaten in moderation or else it can act as a diuretic or laxative. Accidental eating of day lilies can cause renal toxicity and death in cats. Arum lily contains large amounts of calcium oxalate poison which is extremely poisonous on ingestion, even to humans. Most interesting flower facts #9 – Dahlia Most interesting flowers #9 Dahlia The Valley Flower – Dahlia Dahlia is a daisy like flower and is related to both daisy and sunflower. It is the national flower of Mexico. Dahlia is believed to get its name from an 18th century Swedish Botanist, Anders Dahl. “Dahl” sounds very much like ‘dal’ in Swedish meaning ‘valley’. Thus it is also called ‘valley flower’ sometimes. Dahlias serve decorative purposes in cakes, tarts, pastries, salads and in garnishing of deserts. Dahlias with large flowers usually have only 4-5 flowers per plant. Dahlias come in a variety of colors and many hybrids create many beautiful colors. They are very susceptible to viral and bacterial infections. Most interesting flower facts #10 - Carnations Carnations’ scientific name ‘Dianthus caryophyllus’ means ‘flower of the Gods’. Some people believe that the name comes from ‘corone’ meaning ‘floral garland’. It is the national flower of Spain. They come in all natural colors ranging from white to red. Carnations are many times related to feelings. Red carnation symbolize deep love, white represents pure love while yellow represents dejection. It is said that carnations first grew from Mother Mary’s tears seeing Jesus carrying the cross to cavalry. In France and francophone cultures, carnations stand for bad luck and misfortune. In Korea, to tell the fortune of a young girl, 3 carnations are put on her hair. If the bottom one dies first, she will have a hard life. If the middle one dies first, she will have hard times in youth but life will improve later. If the top one dies first, she will have a tough life only in the end. Here is a large variety of different flowers to choose from, click here

25 Fun Facts About Flowers

1. Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds. 2. Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland in the 1600s. 3. Ancient civilizations burned aster leaves to ward off evil spirits. 4. Tulip bulbs can be substituted for onions in a recipe. 5. Chrysanthemums are associated with funerals in Malta and are considered unlucky. 6. The very expensive spice, saffron, comes from a type of crocus flower. 7. The largest flower in the world is the titan arums, which produce flowers 10 feet high and 3 feet wide. The flowers smell of decaying flesh and are also known as corpse flowers, as pictured at the top of this post. Creative Commons Flickr photo courtesy of un_cola. 8. Almost 60 percent of fresh-cut flowers grown in the U.S. come from California. 9. Hundreds of years ago, when Vikings invaded Scotland, they were slowed by patches of wild thistle, allowing the Scots time to escape. Because of this, the wild thistle was named Scotland’s national flower. 10. The lotus was considered a sacred flower by ancient Egyptians and was used in burial rituals. This flower blooms in rivers and damp wetlands, but may lie dormant for years during times of drought, only to rise again with the return of water. Egyptians viewed it as a symbol of resurrection and eternal life. 11. Scientists discovered the world’s oldest flower in 2002, in northeast China. The flower, named Archaefructus sinensis, bloomed around 125 million years ago and resembles a water lily. 12. The juice from bluebell flowers was used historically to make glue. 13. Foxglove is an old English name, derived from the belief that foxes slipped their feet into the leaves of the plant to sneak up on prey. 14. Dandelions might seem like weeds, but the flowers and leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and potassium. One cup of dandelion greens provides 7,000-13,000 I.U. of vitamin A. 15. The flower buds of the marsh marigold are pickled as a substitute for capers. 16. Sunflowers move throughout the day in response to the movement of the sun from east to west. 17. Moon flowers bloom only at night, closing during the day. 18. Flowering nicotiana is related to tobacco, from which cigarettes are made. 19. Gas plants produce a clear gas on humid, warm nights. This gas is said to be ignitable with a lit match. 20. When Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, they subsisted on the roots of the Sego Lily Plant. This plant is the state flower of Utah. 21. The cornstarch-like powder known as arrowroot is derived from the plant, Marantha arundinacea, and is native to India. It was used by indigenous people to draw out the toxins from a poisoned arrow wound. Today, it is used to thicken pies and jellies. 22. Angelica was used in Europe for hundreds of years as a cure for everything from the bubonic plague to indigestion. It was thought to ward off evil spirits. 23. Blue cohosh, also known as squaw root or papoose root, was used by Native American women to ensure an easy labor and childbirth. 24. During the Middle Ages, lady’s mantle was thought to have magic healing properties. 25. When Achilles was born, his mother dipped him head first in a bath of yarrow tea, believing it had protective qualities. Yarrow is still known for healing and was used during World War I to heal soldiers’ wounds. The next time you walk through a flower garden, take a minute to consider the individual plants growing there. One of them may hold the secret for curing a dreaded disease. Another may have a long, illustrious history. Every flower has qualities and attributes worth admiring. Check out lots of different species of flowers here

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fast Money

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We sell plants affordable and are the wholesale grower source. Anyone that knows how to list products on Ebay can resell our products. It doesn't take a brain surgeon. Simply go online to Garden Delights Nursery, choose a couple products to sell - Top sellers that doesn't cost a lot to ship are, perennials, moss, ferns and ground covers.

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You sit back and list our plants and make money. When your receive an order, simply place your order online at our website at Garden Delights Nursery and put your customers name and address in the checkout and WHA LA- It's as easy as that.Make as little or as much as you want to reselling our products online.

Buy Some Love Today

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Affordable Plants For Sale

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Friday, July 25, 2014

How To Get Rid Of Ticks In Your Lawn

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