While many of you may be wondering which plants are growing well in Florida, I’m here to tell you that it’s not just the bugs. I have noticed that my yard has a lot of tomatoes and other beautiful annuals that are starting to come back to life. Also, the late-summer warmth is bringing out some really great flowers, including some that have not been seen for years and some that have never bloomed in the spring.
A study out of Florida State University found that the spring blooming season can have a profound influence on the flowering of your yard. The study analyzed flowering times for 5,000 common wildflowers in the state and found that the warmer the spring, the later the blooming. So take a look at your home to see if you might be able to get some of these beautiful blooms back to life.
If you are in Florida, and you have not seen your home bloom come spring, go to the Florida Department of Agriculture and ask about the status of the plants you have. If they say they do not have any available and you have not been in the area for a long time, then you have a good chance of getting some of these beautiful blooms back to life. A lot of these flowers have not been seen in the spring in years past.
Flower blooms are a great way to get a few blooms back to life if you are not in Florida, but they are also one of the most difficult plants to propagate. Unless you have a very large area, you won’t be able to have them all back to life in one spring, you are going to have to start them over over and over.
As it turns out, getting a good quality flower will be extremely difficult. Most flowers are not as easy to get as they used to be, and they have not been seen since the 1980’s so they are really hard to be sure of. The only way to be sure is to buy a plant that has been seen in the past, but many people do not have a lot of space for a plant that is truly worth the effort.
Flora is the next most common flower to come back from the dead, but unlike other flowers it is more difficult to identify just from looking at a dead flower. If you are buying a dead flower, don’t assume that it is a dead flower. Rather, look for any discoloration, the yellowing of the petals, and any other signs of decay.
Flora is much tougher to identify than other flowers because it is a member of the mint family. I know, it’s a botanical and now it’s a plant. But for many people it is just just a flower. But it’s still a plant.
No other designer of flowers seems to have a better chance of using a dead flower.