Florists in Apex, NC
Find local Apex, North Carolina florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Apex and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Apex Flower Shops
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Apex, NC 27502
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Apex, NC 27502
Apex NC News
Sep 10, 2018
Passion Flower grows in neglected areas
Stipules are thread-like and covered with sticky hair. Leaves are up to 10 cm across, usually three-lobed, and with a heart-shaped base. The apex is sharp and with a margins, and the stalks of the leaves are about two-three cm-long, glandular-ciliate.
Flowers are axillary, solitary; the bracts are hairy and thread-like. Calyx is light green and the corolla is white. Flowers have corona filaments in multiple series. Flowers are surrounded by three deeply-divided bracts and are densely covered in large sticky hairs. The fruits are globose, three-cm in length. They go from green to yellow or orange-yellow when mature. Ripe fruits are edible, emit sweet fragrance when opened and contain mucilaginous sweet and sour pulp with numerous black-coloured seeds.
Flowers and fruits are seen almost throughout the year. The thread-like bracts secrete sticky digestive enzymes that helps the plant to trap small insects as a form of defence. It is also reported that this species is host to a variety of butterflies. It is usually found to grow throughout India – in neglected areas along wayside hedges, open areas, pastures, edges of forests and plantations. This species is reported to be useful in folk medicines for indigestion, gastritis and diarrhoea. In Tamil, it is known as Mooku Chali Pazham or Thaat-ppot kodi.
Wild Passion FlowersFlowers have corona filaments in multiple series. Flowers are surrounded by three deeply-divided bracts and are densely covered in large sticky hairs.
(ssion Flower grows in neglected areas)Jul 26, 2018
The Parts Of A Flower With Diagrams
The corolla is the next whorl and it is located toward the apex. That is where the petals are in the flower. Petals tend to be soft, thin, and have attractive colors that would appeal to animals, which is key in the process of pollination.The reproductive part of the flower is made up of two whorls: the androecium and the gynoecium. The Androecium is the next world down from the petals. It gets its name from the Greek andros oikia, meaning "man's house". The adroecium consists of stamens which are made out of a filament (stalk) and an anther on top, which is where pollen is produced and dispersed. The last whorl is the gynoecium, which is the innermost part of a flower. It gets its name from the Greek gynaikos oikia, meaning "woman's house". The gynoecium has one or several units known as carpels. What are carpels? A carpel (or several carpels fused together) forms an ovary, which is the name of the hollow structure that produces the ovules internally.Image source: WikipediaHow Do Flower Plants Reproduce? The ovules that are produced in the ovary are megasporangia. They produce megaspores through a process known as meiosis. The megaspores then become female gametophytes, which produce egg cells.Another way of looking at the gynoecium is by thinking about it as a pistil, consisting of three parts:An ovary.A Style.A stigma.The pistil has one carpel or several carpels that are fused together. The style is the supportive stalk where the pollen tubes from all the way from the pollen grains to the tip of the pistil, known as the stigma. The stigma is the receptor... May 24, 2018
Planting Flowers Has Limited Effect On Pollination
Bees are the apex of ecology. All our food is reliant on them, they began to claim.(4) Governments even began to give subsidies to farmers who implemented political beliefs about biodiversity, like planting flowers among their rows of food.
Did any of it work? Sort of. Since there was no beepocalypse, bees were never dying off(5), they can claim credit for the "rebound" and move on to coffee or Scott Pruitt or whatever is selling among the anti-science crowd who read The Guardian this month.
Scientific evidence takes a little while longer, and one thing that politicians advocated has been shown to be hype: filling in strips of land with flowers in order to keep bees alive and stop a foodpocalypse. A recent study using planted flower strips on farm land, the basis for doing it in cities, found that those flower strips actually reduced pollination of nearby plants. The scientists say that the increased flowers resulted in competition for pollinating insects. In cities, there are fewer bees, even if amateurs are throwing up hives on top of apartment buildings.
Farms have pastures and meadows, and those are better for bees and plants, including the food kind.
It's not that flowers are bad, but they should just say planting and maintaining them is a way to keep government employees busy and not pretend it is helping bees that aren't at risk.
(1) Ironically, this was a terrible idea, but if activists understood nature they'd accept more science. Bees die really easily, they are not in a Jerry Seinfeld movie and just rushing out into new places, they are confused and need to be manually fed. The amateurs who killed off bees with incompetence then claimed it must be pesticides.
(2) Which would weirdly mean a return to mass spraying, obviously worse for the environment.
(3) You, Cheerios.
(4) Only if your diet is almonds.
(5) Beyond the statistical blips - mass die-offs have been logged since the first domesticated hives were recorded, as far back as 950 AD. (detailed in Flemming G (1871) Animal plagues: Their history, nature and prevention. London: Chapman and Hall. 548 p.p.)
Citation: K.S. Andersson, Kathrin... May 24, 2018
CM Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurates Ooty flower show
AIADMK regime from MGR era fought for the rights on Cauvery river water and exuded confidence that when the Apex court pronounces its final verdict on Cauvery row, justice will be done to Tamil Nadu.
On tea subsidy to small tea growers, he said that as of now it will be provided to those small growers who supply green tea leaf to cooperative tea factories in Nilgiris. S.P. Velumani, Municipal administration minister and R. Duraikannu, Agriculture minister, also spoke on the occasion.
... Apr 6, 2018
How do flowers know when it's time to bloom?
T in the plant’s vascular tissue, called the phloem, which carries sugars and nutrients from leaves to the rest of the plant. FT travels to the shoot apex, the highest point of new leaves and stems, where it promotes the formation of flowers.Flowering regulation is complex, with the release of FT controlled by more than 30 proteins in interacting cascades. “There’s a complicated network and you can’t unravel it until you realize what is going on with these particular cells, so the geography is very important,” says Turgeon.Because leaf veins are very small and covered by photosynthetic cells rich in green chlorophyll, identifying the FT-producing cells was difficult. In the study, Turgeon and colleagues used fluorescent proteins to identify the cells in the phloem (veins) where FT was produced.Finally, the mysterious first part of photosynthesis comes into viewThe researchers discovered that FT was also produced in the same type of companion cells in the phloem of Maryland Mammoth tobacco. Furthermore, when they killed these companion cells, it delayed flowering in both Arabidopisis and the tobacco plants.When they looked more closely at the pathways that lead to flowering, they found that killing these companion cells stopped the process downstream of FT, but not upstream, confirming that FT originates in these cells and that the synthesis of FT is regulated by an extensive intercellular signaling system.The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Funding for the study came from the National Science Foundation and Purdue University.Source: Cornell University...Apr 6, 2018
Apex court's order to Mathura temples to donate flowers to shelter homes set to improve the livelihood of widows
AGRA: The apex court's directions to temples in Mathura and Vrindavan to donate all the flowers offered to them to the government run shelter homes is all set to improve the livelihood of 450 widows and destitute women living there.
The apex court order, which was issued on Tuesday, complements the UP government's efforts, which had recently started training the widows by the staff of training division of Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre, Kannauj under ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises.
Talking to TOI, district probation officer, Mathura, Anurag Shyam Rastogi said that there are five shelter homes, run by the UP government in Vrindavan and 90 widows have already been trained and training of 30 is underway. He said they are being trained to use flowers to make perfumes, incense sticks (agarbattis), gulal, hawan material etc.
He said, a centre, “Braj Gandha Prasar Samiti”, will be established in Chaitanya Vihar, where all trained women will work. At present, there are five g...