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Plant of the Day

Friday 26 May 2017

Heuchera ‘Peach Flambé’ (alum root, coral drops) is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial grown for the remarkable bright peach coloured foliage which darkens to plum in winter. In spring there are white flowers and as a low, compact plant it is ideal at the front of a border or for growing in containers. Here it was planted with Iris 'Party Dress’. 

Jill Raggett

Fandometrics In Depth: Riverdale Edition

On January 26th, 2017, The CW (@cwnetwork) gave us the gift of Riverdale, the gritty Archie Comics (@archiecomics) reboot we had no idea we wanted. For 15 weeks, we’ve witnessed our newest faves write for the Blue and Gold, watch the River Vixens perform, and grab milkshakes at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe. To help you recover from last night’s fiery finale, we analyzed millions of tags used between January 26th and May 11th, 2017 to identify the most talked about characters, episodes, and ships.

Originally posted by tattooed-freckles

With nearly 15 million engagements (searches, original posts, reblogs and likes) during the first season run, Riverdale was the 44th most trending tag on all of Tumblr: that’s more popular than the tags #Harry Styles, #Star Wars and #Pokemon, to name a few. Among TV shows, Riverdale was the fourth most trending program, right behind Voltron: Legendary Defender, Steven Universe and Skam.

But what were the top performing episodes of Riverdale? Glad you asked:

Top Characters

Jughead Jones, played by perennial Tumblr fave Cole Sprouse, was the most talked about character. In fact, 28.8% of the conversation was focused on our behatted narrator. The full list breaks down as follows:

  1. Jughead Jones | 28.80%
  2. Betty Cooper | 20.70%
  3. Veronica Lodge | 16.11%
  4. Archie Andrews | 12.62%
  5. Cheryl Blossom | 7.35%
  6. Kevin Keller | 4.53%
  7. Reggie Mantle | 2.79%
  8. Jason Blossom | 1.43%
  9. Josie McCoy | 1.38%
  10. Alice Cooper | 1.15%

Originally posted by longlivethekingofburger

Your OTPs

It was a big 15 weeks for Jughead. In addition to being the most discussed character, he was one half of the most popular ship: #Bughead. This canon relationship between Jughead and Betty dominated the show’s ship conversation, accounting for more than half that discussion. Even though Chip Zdarsky’s (@zdarsky) Jughead is canonically asexual, Riverdale’s Jughead is still trying to navigate the fluidity of his sexuality through this relationship.

  1. Bughead (Betty x Jughead) | 51.17%
  2. Beronica (Betty x Veronica) | 32.37%
  3. Jarchie  (Jughead x Archie) |  8.63%
  4. ArchieRonnie (Archie x Veronica) | 3.11%
  5. Barchie (Betty x Archie) | 2.84%
  6. Cheronica (Cheryl x Veronica) | 1.70%
  7. Valarchie (Valerie x Archie) | 0.18%

Originally posted by admireforever

Riverdale was renewed for a season two before the first season even ended. For amazing GIFs to tide you over until next fall, may we suggest:

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Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris.

Gentiana is a genus of flowering plants notable for their mostly large, trumpet-shaped flowers, which are often of an intense blue.

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I come back from the St. Williams Nursery with a $221 Plant Haul. Quite the road trip and quite the sale and nursery as expected. The leg pain I got from crouching to look at tags quickly I did not expect however lol. So then, the list of purchased plants from the ones in the back to the front, left to right;

  • Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia)
  • Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)
  • Dwarf Chiunquapin Oak (Quercus prinoides)
  • Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  • Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
  • Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • Groundnut Vine (Apios americana)
  • Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)
  • Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)
  • Bulbet Fern (Cystopteris bulbifera)

Surprise surprise that Dwarf Chiunquapin Oak flowers while still so small! The huge majority of these fellas are staying in the greenhouse for various reasons until they either have more roots (the clematis), till an area is full-on marked for planting (the oaks), or until the new gardenspace for the coming house addition is built (basically almost everything else). There appear to be zone location origins on the tags so I may try to get my plant documentation work back in order so that said zones for these particular children can be noted.

Photographed May 20th 2017