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Learn the Varieties of Flowering Plants

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Flowering plants have grown on every continent on earth. These plants make up nearly ninety percent of the plant kingdom. The total number of unique species is over 230,000, and many species in the tropics have not even been named yet

Seagrasses are the hardy plants that can live at the edge of the sea and even underwater. They include nearly fifty species. Almost all flowering plants produce a flower or bud of some type, even though in some families, the flowers cannot be seen by the naked eye. Some cultivars and grasses don’t appear to produce flowers even though they have vestigial flowers.

The three most populous families of flowering plants contain the highest number of species. The legume family, the orchid family and the sunflower family are the three with the most species within them. Heads of flowers within the sunflower family come in sizes that extend from very small to very large. And orchids come in many different colors, sizes and shapes.

Some of the largest categories of the nonwoody flowering plants include asters, geraniums and orchids. On the other end of the species, the members of the largest woody plant groups include acacia, passion fruit and figs. All of these have members of their families that number in the hundreds or thousands.

All of the many thousands of flowering plant types were given scientific names by the botanists who discovered them. Scientific names are often brought down from Latin or Greek languages, and they are spelled with the letters of the Roman alphabet, regardless of where they are found. Plants of the flowering variety also have common names, as well, usually describing an aspect of their shape, or a person who helped discover them, or words that describe where they are grown. But sometimes the common names seem to have no meaning at all.

Some flowering plants don’t have green leaves, and they live as parasites on the roots and stems of other plants. They take amino acids and sugars from the host plant, in order to grow. Some of these combinations make up the most bizarre-looking plants ever.

There are different types of flowering plant species all over the earth, from snowy mountains to barren deserts to underwater meadows. These plants all share one thing in common, and that is the ability to flower under whatever circumstances they find themselves in.

Benefits of Silk Flowers

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Silk flowers are beautifully colored, authentic-looking floral imitations that come in a wide array of flower varieties. There are a host of silk flowers available that imitate and in many cases look better than the real thing. And the most fascinating characteristic of these silk flowers is that they are durable and long lasting. Today, many floral designers and craftspeople are using silk flowers to create durable, long-lasting, and beautiful floral decorations and arrangements.

Traditional choices for a wedding bouquet are fresh flowers, but silk wedding flowers are becoming popular. Whether people are looking for exotic flowers, a romantic gesture that will last a long time, a wonderful gift, or a touch of beauty for the home, flower arrangements made of this great material are a great choice.

There are innumerable reasons why silk fabric flowers are preferable to fresh flowers. Many people would of course prefer real flowers over the artificial ones, but flowers are expensive and very short-lived and hence, constantly need to be replaced. Other long term benefits for selecting flowers made of the material silk plants are that they will not outgrow their space and home-owners never have to worry about insects, mold and mildew.

Gone are the days of watering flowers, which usually leads to damaged wood or carpeted floors. Another advantage is the fact that they are hypo-allergenic. They contain no allergens such as pollen, and are disease-free and nontoxic. Also, there are hundreds of varieties and colors that are available year-round, as compared to real flowers that are seasonal.

A person who gives flowers will not be forgotten for some time. However, flowers wither and have to be discarded once they wilt and die. By giving silk flowers, recipients will remember who they got them from for a lifetime. Silk is a logical material for artificial flowers as it embodies the ethereal qualities of a flower. Many flowers made of pure silk on the market today are of such high quality that unassuming customers cannot discern their difference from the real ones.

Silk flowers are easy to store and maintain. Just keep them in a dry location and away from sunlight and light bulbs, as constant light will fade the colors. Avoid laying the flowers down. Clean exposed decors every three to six months by spraying your plant thoroughly with water and shake them lightly to get most of the water off. Dry the flowers in the sun for a few hours. In between those times, a good feather dusting might suffice to keep them looking fresh and new.

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