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Hummingbirds

May 25, 2014

Hummingbirds are birds from the Trochilidae family and are among the smallest of birds with most species measuring 3 to 5 inches. They are small, colorful birds with iridescent feathers and got their name from the humming sound that is caused by the flapping of their wings.

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They can fly right, left, up , down, backwards and even upside down. The hummingbird’s feet are used for perching only and not for hopping or walking.

Hummingbirds drink nectar and like bees they are able to assess the sugar content of the nectar they eat. Most species of hummingbirds have long bills adapted for feeding from flowers. Apart from nectars from flowers they also eat tree sap, insects and pollens.

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Due to the hummingbird’s fast breathing rate, fast metabolism rate and high body temperature they require an enormous amount of food each day. They consume more than their own weight in nectar each day which means they have to visit hundreds of flowers daily and are only able to store energy just enough to survive the night. They also have the ability to lower their metabolic rate by going into a hibernation-like state that helps them conserve energy while they sleep or when food source is scarce.

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Most of the hummingbirds of the US and Canada migrate south in the fall to spend winter in Central America. It is rather difficult to approximate the population of the hummingbirds as there are many different species over a large geographic area.

In the past hummingbirds will killed for their feathers but today they face various threats such as habitat loss and the Earth’s changing climate is affecting the migratory patterns of the birds causing them to stay rooted in one spot where it may be hard for them to look for food.

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Paul Transon Rose

May 17, 2014

The Paul Transon rose is a beautiful salmon pink rose that fades to a medium pink that was first introduced in France in 1901. The medium sized flowers are very full and have quill like petals. The fragrance is strong with hints of apple!

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This rose is a perennial rambler that will climb on a pergola, fence, over arches or on a trellis. It can grow to a height of up to 3.5 meters. As a shrub, it is typically 2 meters high. The leaves are glossy green that shows hints of copper when young.

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Paul Transon roses need a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Beware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. It does best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in an open sunny position.

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Ferns

May 16, 2014

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Iced Tea, Please!

May 12, 2014

Iced tea is the official drink of the south! Check out this article for tips on making the perfect glass.

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Flower Fields

April 22, 2014

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Vintage Postcards

April 4, 2014

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Cabbage Roses

March 31, 2014

A cabbage rose is a type of flower whose petals resemble a head of cabbage. Other names include Rose Centifolia (hundred leaved/petaled rose), The Great Holland Rose, Provence Rose or Rose de Mai. It is a hybrid rose developed by Dutch rose breeders in the period between the 17th century and the 19th century; although the exact hereditary history is not well documented.

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Individual plants are shrubby in appearance, growing to 1.5–2 m tall, with long drooping canes and greyish green pinnate leaves with 5-7 leaflets. The flowers are round and globular, with numerous thin overlapping petals that are highly scented; they are usually pink, less often white to dark red-purple.

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The cabbage rose is particulart the French city of Grasse, known as the perfume capital of the world. It is widely cultivated for its singular fragrance—clear and sweet, with light notes of honey. The flowers are commercially harvested for the production of rose oil, which is commonly used in perfumery.

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Once cabbage roses have been planted, it is important to water them regularly. The roots should be completely soaked when watering, but the ground should not become soggy. It is a good idea to mist the leaves and blossoms of the plant lightly if it is very hot outside. This should be done in early morning or late evening, as doing so in the afternoon could cause the water to burn the foliage. Cabbage roses need to be fertilized weekly, and this is best done by applying the fertilizer at the same time the plant is being watered.

Content for this blog post comes from Wikipedia, Historic Roses, and Wise Geek.

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Hello, Spring!

March 20, 2014

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Garden Gates

March 6, 2014

An original garden gate is a wonderful way to decorate your back yard or garden.  These are just a few original pieces we’ve found including rustic and Victorian style gates.

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SOURCE: http://www.thegardenglove.com/diy-up-cycled-garden-gates/

I love this style of gate and used to have one like it until my arbor rotted away.

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A beautifully designed garden gate.

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