Books I Recommend: Who Was Jesus? by Ellen Morgan

Hey, everyone! This is my 39th book recommendation. I hope you enjoy! Just a reminder, take your time to read the book recommendation list. Thanks for those who have visited my blog.

1. Who Was Jesus? by Ellen Morgan

2. Who Was Rachel Carson? by Sarah Fabiny

3. The Case of The Secret Valentine by James Preller

4. Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome

5. Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

6. Who Is Bill Gates? by Patricia Brennan Demuth

7. Who Was Steve Irwin? by Dina Anastasio

8. Applewhites At Wit’s End by Stephanie S. Tolan

9. Fright Night by Geronimo Stilton

10. On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

11. Alida’s Song by Gary Paulsen

12. Frozen Treats by Helen Perelman

13. Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? by Megan Stine

14. Who Was Julius Cesar? by Nico Medina

15. Big Bang! by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

16. The Book Of Wizard Parties by Janice Eaton Kilby & Terry Taylor

17. A Child’s History of Texas by Sarah Jackson

18. Birdhouse for Rent by Harriet Ziefert

19. The Mysterious Guests by Eric Kimmel

20. Willoughby & The Lion by Greg Foley

21. Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber

22. The Incredible Story of Telescopes by Greg Roza

23. Texas Past and Present by Jeanne Nagle

24. The Mystery Bookstore by Gertrude Chandler Warner

25. Snowbound Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

26. The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn

29. Illinois by Michael Burgan

30. Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban

31. Celebrating Illinois by Marion Dane Bauer

32. Picture This by Molly Bang

33. Dr. Seuss by Carin T. Ford

34. Sparky by Beverly Gherman

35. Vikings Don’t Wear Wrestling Belts by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

36. Fawn at Woodland Way by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

37. A Spotlight For Harry by Eric A. Kimmel

38. Who Was Sojourner Truth? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

39. Who Was Pablo Picasso? by True Kelley

40. Who Is Barack Obama? by Roberta Edwards

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Nature: Research for Carnations

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Hi there! Camilla has let me pick my own assignment. I chose a flower. I would have done more flowers but Camilla said to choose only one flower. So I chose carnation.

The single flowers of the Carnations species, Dianthus caryophyllus (that’s the scientific name) has 5 petals and they can vary from white to pink to purple in colors. Border Carnation cultivars may have double flowers with 1 to 40 petals. When they grow in gardens, Carnations grow to between 6 and 8.5 cm in diameter. Petals on Carnations are generally clawed or serrated.

Carnations are bisexual flowers and bloom simply or in a branched or forked cluster. The stamens on Carnations can occur in one or two whorls, in equal number or twice the number of the petals. The Carnation leaves are narrow and stalk less and their color varies from green to grey-blue or purple. Carnations grow big, full blooms on strong, straight stems. The carnation’s history dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times, when it was used in art and decor.

Christians or some spirituals believe that the first carnation bloomed on earth when Mary wept for Jesus as he carried his cross. Carnations in these early times were predominantly found in shades of pale pink and peach, but over the years the palette of available colors has grown to include red, yellow, white, purple, and even green. Throughout so many centuries of change, the popularity of the carnation has remained undiminished. The fact that the carnation continues to endure is a testament to its vast appeal.

The meanings of carnations include fascination, distinction, and love. Like many other flowers, different messages can also be expressed with the flower’s different color varieties. Light red carnations, for example, are often used to convey admiration, whereas the dark red version expresses deeper sentiments of love and affection. White carnations are associated with purity and luck, and pink carnations are often given as a sign of gratitude.

In the early part of the 20th century, carnations became the official flower of Mother’s Day in addition finding particular significance in many other cultures worldwide. To this day, carnations remain a favorite flower choice for many different occasions. They are immediately recognizable flowers, and they possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. In fact, in many parts of the world, the popularity of carnations surpasses that of any other flower including roses.

The powerful sentiments these flowers can express are a perfect complement to their classic beauty and long-lasting freshness. Carnation is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Caryophyllaceae. There are over 300 varieties of carnations that can be found throughout the world. These plants originate from Europe and Asia.

Carnations are cultivated at least 2000 years because of their beautiful flowers and intense fragrance. Carnations require well drained soil, enough moisture and direct sunlight for successful growth. These flowers are symbol of labor movement and mother’s love in the most countries of the world. Some people in France believe that carnations symbolize bad luck, where they are used mostly for the preparation of funeral bouquets. Carnation is a herbaceous plant that can reach 31 inches in height.

Carnation has 6 inches long slender leaves. They are usually grayish or bluish green in color and covered with waxy substance. White carnations will change its color after adding food coloring to the water. The flower will change its color after 24 hours.

Dianthus is Latin which for “flower of the gods”. White carnations are inevitable part of wedding bouquets and bouquets prepared for the first wedding anniversary. Carnations are birth flowers for all people that are born in January. These flowers are often used as decoration for tuxedoes.

Bouquets made of pink carnations are traditionally prepared for Mother’s day. Colombia is the greatest producer of carnations in the world. Carnations are national flowers of countries such as Monaco, Spain, Slovenia and Ohio. They are also used as a symbol of different fraternities and sororities.

Carnations can propagate via seeds and plant cuttings. Carnations are perennial plants, which mean that they can live more than 2 years. Carnations also have long lifespan in the vase – they can remain fresh up to 14 days after removal from the ground.

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This is the website I got the image from even though I found it on Google Images: http://www.list-of-birthstones.com/birth%20flowers/Pictures%20of%20birth%20flowers/carnation%20flower.jpg

Sources I Used:

http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/mostpopularflowers/carnations

http://www.proflowers.com/blog/history-and-meaning-of-carnations

http://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/carnation_facts/637/

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