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Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

Leucophyta brownii

Leucophyta brownii

Leucophyta brownii is also known as the Cushion Bush, native to Australia and part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a perennial shrub, and an evergreen. It can grow up to 1 meter high and usually in a tight rounded form. Leucophyta Brownii has silver scale-like leaves and silver stems adding an interesting color to your borders and landscape. It is drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun. Plant ...

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Verbena bonariensis

purpletop vervain, clustertop vervain, Argentinian vervain, tall verbena

Verbena bonariensis also is known as Argentinian Vervain, Verbena Bonariensis ‘Buenos Aires’, Purpletop Vervain, Clustertop Vervain, Argentinian vervain, Tall Verbena, Pretty Verbena part of the Verbenaceae family of plants. It is a herbaceous perennial. Verbena Bonariensis is native to South America. It grows rather tall about 2m tall with erect branches that have clusters of fragrant purple flowers and a few leaves sparsely spaced. It flowers in summer and fall. ...

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Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus Spinosus

Acanthus spinosus also called Armed Bear’s Breech, Spiny Bear’s Breech, Acanthus caroli-Alexandri is a member of the Acanthaceae family of plants, native to southern Europe. Acanthus spinosus is a deciduous, herbaceous perennial with large spikes of flowers in spring and summer. It has large deeply cut leaves with spikes. Plant it in the sun or partial shade in fertile well-drained soil, but it will do better in full sun. It ...

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Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Merrion Square was planned around 1762 and was completed in the nineteenth century. It was sparked by Duke of Leinster who decided to make south Dublin his home by building a large residence and due to this move the three main squares in the center of Dublin were created, St Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, and Fitzwilliam Square. Three sides of the Merrion Square is surrounded by red-brick Georgian houses. The ...

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St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

St Stephen’s Green in Dublin City Center in Ireland has four centuries of history behind it. Originally it was a marshy piece of land used for grazing livestock. In 1634 it was enclosed and the land around sold for development. The rent generated from this development helped build the streets and surrounding neighborhood plus the residents were asked to plant sycamore trees in the park. The houses built around the ...

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