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Weekly Round Up - Misteltoe, Winter plants, Black flowers and Thanksgiving

Flower meanings ? Christmas Mistletoe

As we get closer to Christmas (only 33 days now) we will be taking a look at all those different types of foliage we associate with Christmas, from poinsettia to Christmas trees, each one is stooped in symbolism and tradition that is really quite interesting. Today we will look at Mistletoe.

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Mistletoe is an incredibly interesting plant in both how it survives and the vast amount of legend and folklore that surrounds it..........................

 

Tips for Tuesday ? Caring for your indoor plants

Winter hasn?t really set in yet, those bitter cold temperatures of last year haven?t surfaced and the frosts have been rather non-existent, the central heating isn't up to 100 and the windows and doors may still get opened once in a while without the military precision required in winter.  All of these factors affect how indoor plants survive during the winter and to make sure that their lives go on, the way we care for them needs to be adjusted too. Here are a few basic tips to keeping your house plants alive this winter....................................

 

Weird and Wonderful Wednesday - Flor de Muerto: the flower of the dead

Our weird and wonderful flowers blog each week takes a look at a species or two of flowers that the majority of people would not have any clue even existed. From rare and exotic species to ones which have evolved highly unique mechanisms to increase their chances of survival, each week we bring you a highly unique and interesting plant to help increase your interesting flower knowledge. Today were going to look at the closest nature has come to producing a black plant the Mexican perennial, Flor de Muerto - the flower of the dead.................................

  Lisianthus nigrescens

 

Thanksgiving Flowers and Centrepieces

This Thanksgiving holiday many families will sit down at their table ready to devour as much turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie as is feasibly possible. Another tradition that is kept alive by many families and makes the day complete is the tradition of a centrepiece, or cornucopia, a decoration that pays tribute to this special day............................

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