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April 14: Cinquefoil

Cinquefoil is today’s flower. “Maternal affection; beloved daughter” are the sentiments it conveys in the Language of Flowers. Potentilla figured significantly in heraldry; the Cinquefoil emblem represented strength, power, honor, and loyalty. The five leaflets of the Cinquefoil–or Five-Finger Flower–symbolized … Continue reading

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January 8: Laburnum

Today’s flower is a beauty: Laburnum. Also known as the Golden Chain Tree, it produces long streamers of bright yellow flowers in the spring. Rosemary Verey’s famous gardens in the Cotswolds feature a Laburnum Tunnel, visited by thousands each spring. Sadly, … Continue reading

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