Flowers

Poppy Flower — Facts, Symbolism, And Gardening Tips

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Have you ever wondered if the poppy seeds on the bagel you’re eating come from the same poppy flower that produces opium? They actually do, but they have been scrubbed of the milky substance which forms illegal narcotics and therefore are perfectly safe to eat. Don’t be alarmed: The poppy flowers growing in your backyard are a different species! There are 120 varieties of poppies—only one of which you cannot grow in the US. Learn all about poppy flower history, nutrition, folklore, and tips for growing. Read on.

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Plants You Can Grow In The Shade

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Is there such thing as a shade plant? Sure, that shady spot is a welcome respite especially during the Dog Days of Summer, but that same sun-hidden area can present a gardening challenge. The first step to figuring out shade plant options is understanding what type of shade you have. All shade is not equal.

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Queen Anne’s Lace: Facts & Folklore

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You’ve seen these lovely white flowers before—even if you didn’t know their name. Queen Anne’s lace grows in the wild across the continental United States, from May till October. For this reason it’s known as an American classic. Its scientific name is Daucus carota but it is sometimes referred to as wild carrot or bishop’s

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