- Many have abundant gardens, with brilliant red poppies, orange marigolds, blue flax, pink clematis and jacaranda, and large cypress and eucalyptus trees.
- Linen is from flax, a bast fiber taken from the stalk of the plant.
- Irish farmers came to rely on imported flax seed because the very best linen required the harvesting of flax before the seed could mature.
- These fibres would then be spun in the same way as flax or wool.
- Oats, millet, opium poppies, and flax were also being cultivated by the end of the Neolithic period.
- Laces were typically made from flax, silk, metal wrapped silk and some cotton and wool.
- Handmade utensils have been produced since the beginning of the nineteenth century; the primary textiles are wool and flax.
- Nevertheless, linseed itself is sometimes used as a food grain in India, where the species originated and where flax has been cultivated since earliest times.
- Prior to that, cushions were stuffed with flax, cotton or other padded materials and the result was fairly deadening.
- The principal crops are grain, sunflower seeds, sugar beet, and flax.