In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I recall clutching colorful handfuls of pale blue cornflowers, dainty yellow buttercups, fragrant pink wild roses and yes - golden black-eyed Susans.
- Annuals and biennials like sunflowers, cornflowers, wallflowers, forget me not and perennials like Michaelmas daisies are also good for the bird-feeding garden.
- Rare arable flowers such as shepherd's needle, the cornflower and marigolds thrive in the fallow land, encouraging insects as food for birds.
- At last they come upon it - the farmhouse covered in wisteria, hydrangeas in bloom all around, the yarrow and cornflowers, the daisies and black-eyed Susans.
- Houseproud John and Maggie Briggs filled the wrought-iron hayracks with trailing geraniums, busy Lizzies, wild cornflowers, lobelia and pansies.
- The wild cornflowers and sunflowers I grew on the allotment last year were a big hit: this year I'll be branching out with some retro dahlias.
- Then a little farther down that dirt road, where the blue cornflowers blossomed in spring - there you'd meet the water.
- If you have a little cover, you can plant sweet pea seed, or if you prefer to sow direct into the ground why not try some beautiful blue cornflowers?
- Flowers, such as cornflowers, scarlet pimpernel and shepherd's needle, used to be a common sight in the county's cornfields 50 years ago, but today many are rare, or even extinct.
- His repertoire favored simple garden flowers such as roses, larkspur, cornflowers, poppies, and pinks, which he drew scattered over the ground of his designs in a light and airy style.
- Hydrangeas, celosia, yarrow, baby's breath, rose buds, and cornflowers also dry well and make gorgeous decorations.
- The cornflowers which used to sprinkle farmers' fields with blue have been killed off as weeds by herbicides.
- My bid to avoid supermarket plastic-wrapped flowers this year is going well: hardly a week's gone by when I haven't had a couple of vases of cornflowers on the windowsill or some dahlias in a glass.
- In this arrangement, cornflowers and various shrub roses are set off with sprigs of sage and lemon balm, and tied up with a bow for a little extra punch.
- The Bachelor's Button is an old-fashioned flower, a roadside attraction with familiar blue blossoms, also known as the cornflower.
- In 1992 Design By Nature started saving species such as the cornflower and by end of the year they had established a living gene bank of 60 species of wildflowers.
- Other balcony favourites include fuchsias (hanging and regular), geraniums, cornflowers, wallflowers, camellias, azaleas and succulents.
- More specifically, she had made a pasta salad with what seemed to be a dandelion vinaigrette and petals of carnations, cornflowers, and roses.
- The Trust said cornflowers and Pheasant Eye, once common species, are now listed among the most endangered plants.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.