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Spring Flowers

April showers bring May flowers...

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    Azaleas bloom in spring in the Northern hemisphere and in winter in the Southern hemisphere, their flowers often lasting several weeks.

    Peach Azaleas
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    Wisteria vines climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counterclockwise round any available support. They can climb as high as 20m above the ground and spread out 10m laterally.

    Wisteria
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    Most Japanese schools and public buildings have cherry blossom trees outside of them.

    Cherry Blossom
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    Azaleas are planted abundantly as ornamental in the southeastern US.

    Purple Azalea
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    "Hanami" is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree (known as a cherry blossom tree in the US).

    Cherry Blossoms
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    In the wild, eastern redbud is a frequent native understory tree in mixed forests and hedgerows. It is also much planted as a landscape ornamental plant.

    Redbuds
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    Plant enthusiast have selectively bred azaleas for hundreds of years.

    Orange Azalea
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    Daffodils are one of the earliest blooming flowers of spring.

    Daffodil
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    In the past, Dogwood has been used in the production of inks, scarlet dyes, and as a quinine substitute.

    Dogwood
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    Azaleas are native to several continents including Asia, Europe and North America.

    Pink Azelea
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    Dogwood was used to treat dogs with mange, which may be how it got its name.

    Pink Dogwood
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    Magnolia is an ancient genus. Appearing before bees, the flowers evolved to encourage pollination by beetles.

    Magnolia
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    The azalea is also one of the symbols of the city of Sao Paulo, in Brazil.

    Yellow Azelea
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    Crab apples are native to the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere.

    Crab Applel
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    Redbud is derived from the Greek word kerkis meaning "weaver's shuttle".

    Redbuds
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    Azaleas are generally slow-growing and do best in well-drained acidic soil.

    Red Azelea
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    Small deciduous trees or large shrubs commonly known as redbuds are characterized by simple, rounded to heart-shaped leaves and pinkish-red flowers born in the early spring.

    Pink Magnolia
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    Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs.

    Tulip
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    The wisteria is an aquatic flowering plan with the common name wisteria or "water wisteria".

    Wisteria
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    In Persia, to give a red tulip was to declare your love.To give a yellow tulip was to declare your lover hopelessly and utterly.

    Orange Tulip
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    The most common color for daffodils is yellow, with over 13,000 hybrids they also come in pink, white, orange, lime-green, and in some bi-colors.

    White Yellow Daffodil