in flower

idiom

: producing flowers : blooming
The bushes should be in flower soon.
These plants are very fragrant when they are in (full) flower.
sometimes used figuratively
She entered the movement after it was in full flower.

Examples of in flower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The garden is full of color – in flower and foliage – in all seasons. Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 The barbed wire has become the thorny vine in flower. Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 Temperature also plays a role in flower bud formation, as discussed below. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 7 Oct. 2023 Arrange the nuts in flower shapes and use a hot glue gun to attach them to a moss wreath (our wreath is accented with grapevine). Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2023 Light plays an important role in flower bud formation, which is discussed in detail below. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 7 Oct. 2023 Via a show kitchen, diners will be able to watch chefs prepare the tasting menu, inspired by a knotted garden, which is believed to always contain something green, in flower, or eatable. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 28 Sep. 2023 By March, they should have been covered in flower buds. Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 These tropical plants are easy to grow and a great companion for your impatiens, begonias, and ferns in flower borders and containers. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 June 2023

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“In flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20flower. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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