Flowers
Tips to Keep Hibiscus Blooming
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Hibiscus plants are known for their stunning, vibrant blooms that can add a tropical touch to any garden. However, keeping your hibiscus blooming and thriving can be a bit challenging. This article offers tips to maintain the health of your hibiscus and encourage continuous flowering.

Parts of a flower
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Flowers are enjoyed by many people as a colorful, scented, beautiful addition to the landscape, home garden, or in the case of cut flowers, in a vase. However the intricate parts of a flower are not for the visual enjoyment of humans, but instead to ensure the survival of the species, because flowers are actually what a plant uses as a means of reproduction. Here we explore the different parts of a flower and explain what each part is for, and how it works in conjunction with the other reproductive parts of a flower.

Do Peonies Change Color
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Most types of peony flowers do not change color, but there are a small number of cultivars that have the ability to change color while blooming, such as the Peony ‘Coral Sunset’.

How long do flowers last without water
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Some delicate flowers such as Lilies will begin to wilt after a day out of water, while Tulips and Daffodils can remain looking healthy for 2 to 4 days without water, because they have stored nutrients which they can live off for a little while. 

When do roses bloom
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Roses are one of the most popular types of blooming plants on the planet, with a long history that is believed to date back to around 35 million years. These romantic flowers are loved for their full blooms, sweetly scented petals, and dramatic foliage. Most modern roses will bloom for an extended period of time from early spring right through to late fall, with some exceptions. Here we look at the time of year you can expect your rose bush to be in bud, and what measures you can take to maximize the blooming potential of your rose plant.

How Much Are Peonies
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If you are interested in sourcing some peonies then you’ll probably want to know what the typical cost of peonies is, and which types of peonies will get you more for your money. A single stem peony can range from between $8 and $24 depending on a variety of factors.

How to Dry Peonies
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Peonies are exquisitely beautiful flowers which unfortunately never seem to bloom for long enough. If you want to enjoy peony flowers all year round, then you can do this by drying them and displaying them inside the home. Here we look at how to dry peonies, how to care for dried peonies, and how to display these dried flowers.

How Deep Do You Plant Peonies
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You should also take care not to plant the seed any deeper than an inch, because mature peony root systems need to remain in the top layers of the soil. This is essential to the production of their flowers. Planting the seed at a shallow depth of no more than 1 inch will set the plant up for success in the top layers of the soil.

Caring for Peonies After Blooming
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Caring for the peony plant once the blooms have faded is of equal importance because this will ensure your plant is able to survive through winter and store up the nutrients it needs to perform well the following spring. Here we look at how to care for peonies in the months after they have bloomed.

Where Are Peonies Native to
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The history of the peony can be traced back to 1000BC, where the plant was reportedly growing in China. The peony also has its roots firmly placed in regions of North America and Europe.

Peonies Growth Stages
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Peonies are herbaceous perennials, which means that they die back each fall and reappear each spring. They repeat this process each year, so that every year the plant will go through the same processes of growth, blooming, and rest. Each growth stage is essential to the plant so that it is able to continue repeating the cycle and producing flowers and foliage year on year. Here we take a closer look at the growth stages of peonies.

Do Peonies Like Sun or Shade
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Most peonies should be grown in full sun or partial shade, and the exact type of lighting which will be best for your peonies depends on what climate zone you are growing them in. Peonies do not like to be grown in full shade, so always avoid positioning peonies in heavy shade in any climate.