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Flower Facts for Thursday

With us being close to the end of the week, our brains are tired, were looking forward to the weekend and in need of some mental stimulation. Here are some facts, figures, challenges and general fun to keep us all occupied for one more day.

Did you know?

  • Plants have a hardiness rating of 0-12 depending on the temperatures they can survive up to. For a rating of zero plants can survive below –51.1oC, some examples of Zone 1 plants which can survie to –45.6oC:

                            Populus tremuloides  (quaking aspen)

                            Potentilla pensylvanica  (Pennsylvania cinquefoil)

                            Rhododendron lapponicum  (Lapland rhododendron)

                            Salix reticulata  (netleaf willow)

  • There are plants which do not need sunlight to grow. These non-photosynthetic flowering plants are parasitic on fungus or other plants, but can grow in dark and crowded environments.
  • Alternatively there are fungi which can glow in the dark such as the Jack O’Lantern mushroom and ghost fungus

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  • There are techniques called hydroponics which allow you to grow plants without any soil. Instead they grow in a water and nutrient solution.



Why did the Fungi leave the party?

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There wasn't mushroom.

Why did the Mushroom get invited to all the parties?

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'Cuz he's a fungi!

Brian Teaser

Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

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Asparagus and rhubarb.


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