late-flowering love


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  • adj. of plants that bloom during the autumn


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  • However, church music, despite a late-flowering interest in organ music, did not figure greatly in his output as a composer.

    John Jeffreys obituary

  • Others see it as late-flowering surrealism, a nod to Buñuel, a situationist skit, a satire on nationalism or a philosophical conceit.

    Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception; Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World

  • Cut Perennials The "Chelsea Chop" in the week of the flower show (or thereabouts) helps to keep the taller, late-flowering perennials from leaning.

    Jobs to do in May

  • Like a great tree that had taken years to bloom, he was starting to revel in his late-flowering blossom:


  • Standing no more than a foot tall, with petals crinkle-crankled along their length, they will be planted so that they emerge through late-flowering Ceratostigma plumbaginoides to cling on to a season that by now is in serious retreat.

    Gardens: The late, late, show… by the nerines

  • I like the late-flowering bulbs for this last wave of energy when you think the garden is done.

    Summer podding

  • Gardener's notes: Pineapple liliesThe Eucomis is an easy group of late-flowering bulbs, hailing from South Africa and demanding little more than free drainage, sun and a position that doesn't lie heavy and cold in the winter.

    Summer podding

  • On page 48 is a photo of late-flowering Korean chrysanthemums that is dazzling.

    New York Botanical Garden

  • Sitting alone in the shadows of a late-flowering tree, he was whittling a length of wood.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • The glories of Mary held his soul captive: spikenard and myrrh and frankincense, symbolizing her royal lineage, her emblems, the late-flowering plant and late-blossoming tree, symbolizing the age-long gradual growth of her cultus among men.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


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