Bloom of the Week: Mum

Bloom of the Week: Mum

September 26, 2019

While most flowers struggle as the days get shorter and temperatures get colder, mums thrive, adding color to people’s lives in the fall. Mums are the perfect flowers for fall because they not only tolerate this time of year, but also they prefer it. Mums are photoperiodic, meaning they bloom because the days get shorter and the nights get longer. Placement too close to a street light or bright porch light can keep these flowers from...

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Bloom of the Week: Sunflower

Bloom of the Week: Sunflower

September 19, 2019

Sunflowers are striking, cheery flowers that are difficult to look at without smiling. Some varieties are small while others reach heights of six feet or more, sometimes many more, by summer’s end. 

 

This flower has a strong connection to the sun. It’s physical appearance, it’s shape and typically yellow petals, is the most obvious connection. The brilliant petals are also known as “rays”, and give sunflowers an unmistakable sun-like appearance. Not only do sunflowers look like the sun, but they also need a lot of it! Sunflowers soak up as much sunlight as possible. They naturally...

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Bloom of the Week: Magnolias

Bloom of the Week: Magnolias

September 12, 2019

Magnolia flowers are adored and beloved for many reasons. These large flowers are not only beautiful, but also very fragrant with a scent similar to that of a tropical fruit. There are hundreds of magnolia species that come in all shapes and sizes, including both deciduous and evergreen plants.

These stunning flowers bloom in the spring...

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