Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baby’s Breath Flowers Pictures

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Baby's Breath is a popular flower in the home garden too. It is a popular flower to accent bouquets, corsages and flower vases. This is a wonderful flowering perennial for the summer garden and for use in the flower vase.

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Baby's Breath provides many strategic applications within the garden. Once established, allow to dry out between watering. Sow in early spring, seedlings are not winter hardy. For a continuous bloom, plant them in succession every two to three weeks. Once your Baby's Breath germinates in 10 to 15 days, they will grow rapidly.

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Add a general purpose fertilizer before planting if the soil is poor. Their rapid growth demands that they are watered during dry periods. They also do not like dry conditions. They prefer rich, light soils, and are not fond of clay. The plant likes full to partial sun. It is a much branched perennial herb with a thick, deep, woody rooting system. The blooming period is April-August. Leaves are linear lance shaped and 2-3 inches long.

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These cloud-like white flowers grow about 18 inches tall and are unbeatable for cutting and adding to arrangements - but they're also very pretty for growing in among other flowers. Flowers are white, forming dense delicate clusters, petering out when temperatures regularly hit 80 degrees.

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Native to Europe, it has naturalized throughout the eastern United States. It is a hardy annual able to withstand periods of short term drought. Baby's Breath are very easy to grow, and quick to bloom. Baby's Breath is a tender and a delicate plant.
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