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2013-10-22 23:31:47

Customizable gift sets from the bulb experts at Longfield Gardens will wow this holiday season. Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 From vintage wooden wine crates filled with amaryllis to birch wrapped containers overflowing with paper whites, the perfect holiday gift just got more personal. Longfield Gardens is now offering customizable holiday gift sets. Gift givers can mix and match indoor flowering bulbs with a wide range of decorative containers, ranging from $16.95-$64.95....


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2005-07-13 08:47:59

Amaryllis (a native plant of South Africa) is a monotypic genus of plant containing one species, the Belladonna Lily (Amaryllis belladonna). This bulb plant (each bulb is approximately 5-10 cm in diameter) has several strap-shaped, dull green leaves, 30-50 cm long and 2-3 cm broad, and arranged in two rows. The leaves are produced in the autumn and eventually die down by late spring. The bulb then remains dormant until late summer. The bulb produces one or two naked stems 30-60 cm tall...

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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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