flower bud


Definition of flower bud 

: a plant bud that produces only a flower

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To avoid removing next year's flower buds, wait to trim off anything that looks dead until after the plant has all its leaves in the spring. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow Hydrangeas," 1 Aug. 2018 For example, danger signs for low air humidity include flower buds falling off, leaves withering, and leaves with brown tips. Olivia Rassow, ELLE Decor, "The Top 10 Indoor Gardening Tips," 3 Apr. 2014 And, more importantly, the flower buds for bloom in May are already present. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to care for dormant St. Augustine grass and winter hydrangeas," 10 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of flower bud

1703, in the meaning defined above

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