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2010-11-17 15:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Healing Quest, a national weekly television program broadcast across the country on PBS, is devoted to exploring credible and well-researched natural alternatives to optimize health and well-being. This week's segment features Crila® a new natural approach to wellness that was developed by Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tram, an award-winning pharmacist, to promote reproductive health in men and women. Although this proprietary herbal...


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2009-04-28 15:46:45

Brunsvigia josephinae or Josephine's Lily is often referred to as Candelabra lily and was named after Josephine de Beauharnais. Josephine de Beauharnais was Napolean's empress. This deciduos species is indigenous to South Africa and features dark pinkish red leaves measuring 12 - 15 inches in length. Blooming from bulbs in early Spring, it thrives best in moderately humid climates. Although this plant blooms annually, it can take 12 years before the bulbs produce their first flowers and...

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2009-04-17 14:48:27

The Pink Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes robustus), also known as the Pink Rain Lily, Pink Zephyr Lily, and Pink Magic Lily. It is natively found in North America. This plant is possibly known as a hybrid of the White Rain Lily. This is a robust plant with a long blooming season. This is one of the most fertile summer plants of the flowering zephyranthes. It blooms in late summer to early fall. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall. It is ideal for rock gardens. The leaves are a deep glossy green and...

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2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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2005-06-23 13:31:03

The Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is the best-known representative of a small genus of about 20 species in the family Amaryllidaceae. They are the first bulbs to bloom in spring. All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. This species grows 15cm tall, flowering in January or February in the northern temperate zone. The white flower has six petals, the outer three...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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