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Autumn crocus in Washington State

September 5, 2014 – 03:26 am
Autumn crocus in Washington State

When living in London, I found this small ceramic pot at a stall in Portobello Road. With 18 small holes covering the tiny pot, I was clueless as to its purpose until the woman selling explained that it was used to force crocus bulbs . Always finding a way to justify another addiction (ceramic containers this time), I purchased it, swearing to use it. During the end of autumn of last year, I purchased five dormant bulbs at the Colombia Road Flower …

Autumn crocus Toxin

September 2, 2014 – 03:04 am
Autumn crocus Toxin

Summer is here, which is a great time for two favorite activities – gardening and spending time relaxing in the yard with friends and family, of both the two-legged and four-legged variety. But sometimes those two things don’t mix so well. Most pet owners don’t realize it, but the average backyard garden is filled with poisons that could make your best friend sick, or worse. Protect your pets this summer by knowing what common backyard plants and …

Autumn crocus cancer Cure

September 1, 2014 – 03:04 am
Autumn crocus cancer Cure

Shocking new research has revealed that a British-born flower may be a potential cure for cancer. The flower is the Autumn crocus, which has historically been recommended as a treatment for inflammation. Treatments using this flower were able to slow the progression of various cancers in mice, and in some forms of cancer the treatment was able to eradicate the cancer completely. So how is the autumn crocus capable of producing such amazing results? …

Autumn crocus flowers poisonous

August 29, 2014 – 02:37 am
Autumn crocus flowers poisonous

Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked lady, is a flower which resembles the true crocuses, but flowers in autumn. The name “naked lady” comes from the fact that the flowers emerge from the ground long after the leaves have died. Colchicum autumnale is the only species of its genus native to the United Kingdom, with notable populations under the stewardship of the County Wildlife Trusts. Pharmaceutical uses The …

Golden autumn Crocus

August 27, 2014 – 02:27 am
Golden autumn Crocus

Autumn. It is indubitably autumn. I can no longer pretend it is just the summer slowly waning and that winter is still a long way off. For most people, autumn is synonymous with leaves colouring to fiery hues. However those of us in coastal areas may carry that mental image but the reality can fall well short. Inland areas get much better autumn colour because the nights cool down more rapidly and it is the sharp drop in temperatures which triggers …

Autumn crocus bulbs UK

August 26, 2014 – 02:02 am
Autumn crocus bulbs UK

Crocus kotschyanus ssp. kotschyanus Reliant This species is native to Turkey to Lebanon, and it is an easily grown, particularly in this named selection. It is usually the first to flower in my garden, opening flowers in late September or early October. The flowers are pale lilac that reveal beautiful detail when peering into the open chalices; a bright undulating ring of gold at the center and a fine tracery of darker lilac veining. The first two …

Autumn Crocus IMSLP

August 25, 2014 – 02:00 am
Autumn Crocus IMSLP

The sea shells lie as cold as death Under the sea, The clouds move in a wasted wreath Eternally; The cows sleep on the tranquil slopes Above the bay; The ships like evanescent hopes Vanish away. 2. Four Nights Language: English Authorship O when I shut my eyes in spring A choir of heaven s swans I see, They sail on lakes of blue, and sing Or shelter in a willow tree: They sing of peace in hear and mind Such as on earth you may not find. When I lie …

Autumn crocus common name

August 23, 2014 – 01:50 am
Autumn crocus common name

Colchicum Waterlily , a single bulb will mature into a small clump in a few years. Colchicum always surprise me. I mean, I know where I planted them, and I know when they are supposed bloom, but I am never really prepared for when they emerge, which seems to be virtually over night. All it takes is a few chilly nights in September, and suddenly, a sea of purple opens up driving the bees, crazy. Last Saturday morning, I noticed some of my populations …

Autumn crocus flowers essence

August 22, 2014 – 01:06 am
Autumn crocus flowers essence

By: Nikki Phipps Image by thanq Crocus has a long history. According to legend, the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera loved each other so passionately that the land where they lived burst open with crocuses. The crocus was also famous for both aesthetic and practical reasons in the ancient world—used in medicine, as food and as a source of dye. The crocus was connected with ceremonies as well and crocus essence was used as a perfume. Emerging from underground …

Yellow autumn crocus flowers meaning

August 21, 2014 – 12:56 am
Yellow autumn crocus flowers meaning

The autumn crocus, or Colchicum autumnale , is a type of flower that resembles a true crocus — which generally flowers in the spring — but instead blooms in the autumn. It is a tough plant that can bloom even during or after a snowfall, and it is alternately known as naked lady since the bloom can happen long after the leaves have died. The autumn crocus contains chemicals used for medicinal purposes; these chemicals are also toxic. A regular crocus …

Autumn Crocus Colchicum autumnale

August 20, 2014 – 12:55 am
Autumn Crocus Colchicum autumnale

Autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale , also known as Meadow Saffron, is a showy, purple, pink or white flower that looks a lot like an over-sized spring flowering crocus, but blooms in autumn. Although related by their name, Spring and Autumn Crocuses belong to different plant families; Spring Flowering Crocus is a member of the Iris Family (Iridaceae) together with the Iris and Gladiolus while Autumn crocus belongs to the Lily family (Liliaceae) along …