flower bud

noun

Definition of flower bud 

: a plant bud that produces only a flower

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Over the next 12 to 18 weeks, white roots reach into the water, and eventually, leaves and flower bud emerge and the bulbs and vases can be moved to a warm, bright space. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Epic fail describes forced hyacinths," 3 Apr. 2018 With Dirt Use planting tools to root flower buds or seeds into the soil. Arrange rocks and birdhouse on top to design your own landscape. Good Housekeeping, "Make a Mini Magic Garden with Your Kids," 24 July 2015 Finishing touches The give the tree a flowering look, hot-glue silk flower buds to branches. Clare Miers, star-telegram, "Hatch a plan for your own Easter egg tree, perfect for a table centerpiece | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 Mar. 2018 If this is the case, your hibiscus is home to aphids, juice sucking insects that can reduce plant vigor and cause flower buds to drop. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Secrets to sunflower success," 2 June 2018 Garlic scapes: Scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "What’s available now in San Antonio-area farmers markets and what to expect soon," 9 May 2018 Fertilization: Once flower buds form, apply a high-potassium fertilizer (preferably an organic fertilizer) every 2 weeks. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Keep Your Christmas Cactus Blooming Year After Year," 29 Dec. 2016 This timely pruning allows the plants to mature new growths and set flower buds to open in late winter. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Timely pruning renews azaleas' vigor and blooms," 28 Apr. 2018 This Merino sheep’s-milk cheese is from the Extremadura region of Spain and produced using the flower buds of the cardoon thistle. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, "The Hunt for the Stinkiest Cheese, Or, How I Tested the Bonds of Friendship," 26 Apr. 2018

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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