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2014-07-31 23:20:07

Dress up the backyard with simple summer containers filled with annuals that shine all summer long. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Outdoor celebrations are in full swing. From weddings to a simple family barbeque, the nation’s backyards and outdoor spaces will be places of sparkling sophistication and leisurely fun. To dress up the great outdoors for any special occasion, party throwers can decorate patios, decks and balconies with The Suntory Collection by creating summer...

2014-07-15 23:11:47

Create a striking look in the garden with mandevillas until fall’s first frost. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Suntory Flowers’ Sun Parasol mandevillas, the tropical vines with trumpet-shaped flowers, are easy to grow and ideal for a unique look. These bold flowers add high impact color to containers, patios and landscapes. Plus, the tubular flowers are also known to attract hummingbirds to the garden. Though these natural climbers are usually found growing along trellises, there...

2014-03-20 23:31:34

New Garden Superstars will instantly transform any patio or backyard. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In view of the harsh winter this year, most people are experiencing a serious case of spring fever. To get a jump on warmer weather, Garden Media Group is releasing its much anticipated list of Garden Superstars for Spring. This year’s list includes top-performing plants and flowers, stunning garden décor and innovative pest control solutions. Susan McCoy, gardening expert...

2014-03-19 23:32:43

Four Hollywood style films honor flower breeders worldwide. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To honor the contributions of flower breeders worldwide, Suntory Flowers is launching an exciting new film series that captures the passion, dedication, and even danger behind plant breeding. Distilling decades of epic plant exploration stories, the four Hollywood style short films bring to the small screen the drama of plant exploration in just a few minutes. As adventurous explorers seeking...

2014-02-26 23:32:49

The popular flower breeder will be partnering with America in Bloom to highlight their beautiful blooms. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Suntory Flowers will be working alongside America in Bloom (AIB) to spotlight its beautiful blooms at the most prestigious, largest, and oldest flower show in the country, the Philadelphia Flower Show. Held from March 1st to March 9th, America in Bloom will be exhibiting a stunning display garden focused around the flower show’s theme of...

Why Some Petunias Are Blue
2014-01-02 15:01:54

Cell Press Researchers have uncovered the secret recipe to making some petunias such a rare shade of blue. The findings may help to explain and manipulate the color of other ornamental flowers, not to mention the taste of fruits and wine, say researchers who report their findings in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on January 2nd. From the flowers' point of view, the findings also have important implications, since blue petals instead of red might spell disaster when it comes to...

2013-11-01 23:21:38

Flower production with Valoya’s wide spectrum light and other light sources were studied as supplementary light source trial at Geisenheim Horticultural Center, in typical central European greenhouse conditions. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 The Valoya AP67 light, which drives both vegetative growth and enhanced flowering, outshined in the flower experiments conducted in Geisenheim. The Valoya AP67 light spectrum was tested together with other light sources with regard to their ability to...

What Makes Flowers More Attractive To Bees?
2012-05-29 05:44:38

As gardeners get busy filling tubs and borders with colorful bedding plants, scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have discovered more about what makes flowers attractive to bees rather than humans. Published today in the British Ecological Society's journal Functional Ecology, their research reveals that Velcro-like cells on plant petals play a crucial role in helping bees grip flowers — especially when the wind gets up. The study focuses on special cells found on...

2011-05-03 11:10:00

ZEELAND, Mich., May 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When you want to turn up the elegance, nothing beats black. Think tuxedos, limos and every woman's little black dress and you get the idea. Now, basic black has become the latest craze in adding drama and visual texture to home landscapes and containers. "This season's most popular plants are the new black varieties of petunias, 'Black Velvet', 'Phantom', 'Pinstripe' and the superbells variety, 'Blackberry Punch'," said Heidi Grasman, Garden...

2009-05-12 08:00:00

Make the Grass Greener of Your Side this Spring with Simple Suggestions from Lowe's MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lush, emerald lawns are the envy of every neighborhood, leaving most Americans wishing they were on the opposite side of the fence. Whether you are a gardening novice or have a seasoned green thumb, break the status quo this spring by creating and maintaining a well-manicured lawn with yard prep tips from Lowe's. (Logo:...


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2005-09-07 20:42:22

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of hawk moth with a long proboscis. It is capable of hovering in place, as well as making an audible humming noise. These two features make it look remarkably like a hummingbird when it feeds on flowers. The forewings are brown and the hindwings are orange. The wingspan is 50-58 mm. Adults may be encountered at any time of the year, especially in the south of the range and two or more broods are produced each year. They fly...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'