Flowers & Seasons

The various climatic changes that occur in cyclic patterns are termed as ‘seasons’. There are four general seasons occurring on Earth – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Flowers & Seasons are intimately bound to each other. Most of the flowers are season – specific. Though some flowers are found throughout the year, there are some not particularly affected by changing seasons, viz., Alstromeria, Anthurium, Aster, Bourvardia, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera Daisy, Lily, Asiatic Lily.

Spring Flowers

Spring Time the time of growth and renewal of new plant and animal life. Spring comes at different times in the North and South Hemispheres.

Spring time in the Northern hemisphere is between March – May, and between September – November in the Southern hemisphere. Most flowering plants bloom during spring time. Therefore, flowers that bloom only during spring, Spring Flowers, bloom at different times in the two hemispheres.

Flowers Blooming in Spring are:

Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Anemone, Apple blossom, Bird of Paradise, Brodea, Calla lily, Cherry Blossom, Corn flower, Cosmose, Dahlia, Delphinium, Delwood, Forsythia, Freesia, Gardenia, Heather, Helleborus, Hollyhock, Hyacinth, Larkspur, Casa Blanca Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Stargazer, Liatrus, Lilac, Lisianthus, Narcissus, Orchid, Peach blossom, Peony, Phlox, Poppy, Protea, Pussy willow, Ranunculus, Rose, Seeded Eucalyptus, Solidago, Statice, Stephanotis, Stock, Sweet Pea, Tulip, Viburnum, Wax flower, Zinnia.

Summer Flowers

Summer is the time of hot and warm weather. Floral growth is best in the summer season. The Northern hemisphere experiences summer during June, July, and August, while in the Southern hemisphere, during December – February.

Summer is the season of the Midnight sun in the North pole and Ice land.

The Flowers Blooming in Summer are:

Alchemilla, Allium, Alstromeria, Amaranthus, Baby’s Breath , Bird of Paradise, Calla lily, Campanula, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Cockscomb, Cosmos, Dahlia, Delphinium, Dianthus, Didiscus, Euphorbia, Foxglove, Freesia, Gardenia, Genista, Ginger, Gladiolus, Hallaconia, Heather, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Iris, Kangaroo paw, Liatrus, Lilac, Casa Blanca Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Star Gazer, Lisianthus.

Autumn Flowers

Autumn is the season of the primary harvest. Autumn falls during September – November in the Northern hemisphere, and during September – November in the Southern hemisphere. Crops are harvested during Autumn. Beautiful leaves that change color are at their best.

Flowers Blooming in Autumn are:

Acashia, Allium, Alstromeria, Amaranthus, Anemone, Baby’s Breath, Bittersweet, Carnation, China berry, Chrysanthemum, Cockscomb, Cosmos, Echinops, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Gladiolus, Hypericum, Iris, Juniper, Kangaroo paw, Kalancheo, Liatrus, Lily, Asiatic, Lily, Gloriosa, Misty Blue, Orchid, Pepper berry, Protea, Queen Ann’s Lace, Quince, Rover, Roses, Rowen berry, Salvia, Solidago, Statice, Star of Bethlehem, Sunflower, Yarrow, Zinnia.

Winter Flowers

Winter is the season of cold weather. The season occurs during December – February in the Northern hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere winter occurs during June – August.

The Flowers Blooming in Winter are:

Acashia, Alstromeria, Amaryllis, Carnation, Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Evergreens, Gerbera Daisy, Ginger, Helleborus, Holly berry, Lily, Asiatic Lily, Casa Blanca Lily, Narcissus, Orchid, Pansy, Pepperberry, Phlox, Protea, Queen Ann’s Lace, Roses, Star of Bethlehem, Statice.

Zoysia Farms

Most Common Suspects When Zoysia Plugs Don’t Grow

Why didn’t my plugs work, it says they will grow anywhere?  When this question is asked we play detective to find the reason why.   CSI Zoysia has a list of suspects, let’s investigate.

Suspect #1 – Left in the Box

Plant the plugs as soon as you can.  If you cannot plant right away, that’s fine but the plugs must be taken out of the box, laid grass side up, kept out of the direct sunlight and sprinkled daily.  The plugs can actually survive 2 to 3 weeds before planting if these steps are followed.  Do not leave the grass in the box!

Suspect #2 – Gets Enough Sun

Before planting the grass check out the area and make sure it gets at least 2 to 3 hours of direct sunlight a day or the plugs will not grow well.

Suspect #3 – Not Following Label Instructions

By not stopping and reading the label of products applied to your lawn, such as weed killers, fertilizers, etc you could end up with dead plugs.  You want to check and be sure it is safe for zoysia grass, follow their recommend applications and waiting period before planting.

Suspect #4 – Too Much Water

Over watering is the Prime Suspect for the plugs to fail.  Amazoy zoysia is very drought resistant, too much water can damage its root system. When first planted the plugs do need to be watered daily but only about 10 to 15 minutes once a day, for the first three weeks.  Do not over water the plugs, this can kill them.

Suspect #5 – Covering the Plugs

Do not cover the entire plug. Only cover the roots of the plugs, leaving the blades above ground level.   After covering the roots step on the plug firmly to eliminate any air pockets.

Suspect # 6 – Too Many Weeds

Until the plugs have completely filled in, they still need help with weed control. If you let the weeds take over, they can choke out the plugs.  Once the plugs are established, they will choke out most summer weeds.

Making sure none of these suspects are threats to your plugs, you should start to see new green blades of grass growing from each plug and you are on your way to a beautiful zoysia lawn!

Silverrushstyle

COUPLE INFORMATION ABOUT JEWELRY AND ITS HISTORY

When you don’t know what to buy as a perfect gift for your girlfriend/fiance/wife/mother, there is one thing in the universe that is always suitable for this occasion – jewelry. Fashion has been changing throughout all centuries but jewelry was always one of its part. Women love to look great and extraordinary so small gold or silver ornaments just extend the flash of their beauty. Every woman’s face shine and glows much more with a pair of earrings and beautiful necklace. What’s more important – the old proverb say – “If you don’t know what to do – buy her a new piece of jewelry”.

History of jewelry starts over 22 thousand years ago. The primal humans used animal teeth and fangs as their jewelry. The expensiveness of it was a determinant of society position. Another purpose of primal jewelry was to measure and mark courage of the warrior.
About six thousand years ago jewelry makers started to use gold, silver and expensive stones for this purpose. We think that gold and silver jewelry was first made in Egypt. Despite of the escalation of beauty, the main purpose of Egyptian jewelry was connected with religion. People used to wear a lot of different amulets at that time, each of them made for another reason. Amulet could be made as a protection from evil ghosts, as a cure for infertility or as protection from thieves as well.

In ancient Rome the main importance in jewelry had expensive stones as emeralds, sapphires and diamonds, of course. Both men and woman wear a lot of rings on their fingers.
Through all next years, gold and silver became the most popular material for jewelry. Also it became women’s domain. What’s never changed – diamonds are still women’s best friends. It would be wonderful if every single one of them could get them at least once in a lifetime from their beloved. Sadly, not everybody can afford them… On the other hand there are great substitutes for them that does not cost a fortune. For instance Swarovski’s jewelry is relatively cheap and it looks fabulous!!!

What makes jewelry such an exceptional gift? The answer is very simple – it’s beautiful and every woman wears it!!! Besides there is a lot of jewelry types and pieces so that every lady can choose what she likes. There is no problem with finding appropriate decorations for woman at every age. Teenagers prefer more casual style (charms bracelets, funny earrings, Alice bands and piercing), mature woman loves classic – diamond and sapphire earrings and necklaces, subtle bracelets ( made of silver, gold, metal or leather) and brooches. It’s good to find your own style – once you’ll figure out what suits you, it’ll be easier to find something appropriate to your sense of style in the future. We should all celebrate our personal style because it makes us who we are! Individuality is very important but sometimes it takes a lot of time to find the best style for us. Don’t worry if you haven’t found it yet! It’ll come to you. You should try different things – that’s the best and easiest way to find the right things for you!

What other tips we have for you? It’s always good to try different things but you should remember that not every type of jewelry is appropriate for mature woman. For instance if you are in your thirties or forties you probably shouldn’t wear girly Alice bands or very colorful earrings. It’s good to find style that is appropriate for your age. If you find it hard to do so, use the tips you’ll find in style and fashion magazines or it internet tutorials and blogs. You can also find there a lot of inspirations and interesting ideas for original clothes and jewelry. If you have an artistic talent you can also try to make your own jewelry. Not only this is fun but also thanks to that you can have the jewelry that fulfills all your expectations! Internet is a real mine of knowledge so you’ll find there all the information you need. You can also buy there everything – prices are usually lower than those offered by traditional stores.

You can find good jewelleries over at Silverrushstyle.com