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The iberis or candytuft flower is ideal for moon gardens because of its bright white petals that play a stark contrast against dark green foliage. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Ramesh NG

Do you know the flowers that grow in your garden?

Click start to play today’s Word Search, where flowers of all shades bloom.

One of the flowers mentioned in today’s puzzle is the “phlox”, a no-fuss flowering plant that grows in clouds of billowy blooms. These perennial plants can grow from six inches to four feet. With a long flowering season – from spring to winter – they hold down the fort in gardens, providing a vibrant wall of beautiful flora that attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

The best part? You can find a phlox in nearly every hue on the colour wheel – even in various shades of blue.

Another beauty in today’s puzzle is the “candytuft”, a perennial, ground-hugging flower that is often used as pathway edging. This slow grower can be planted in the fall and then brighten up your garden with white or pink blooms for years to come.

In fact, candytufts are popular plants for moon gardens – landscapes designed to make it possible for you to enjoy them at night. Because of their mass of blinding white petals, they stand out against the backdrop of dark green foliage and seem (like their name suggests) like tufts of candy or clouds. The flowers also draw bees and butterflies to your garden, and improve pollination for other perennials. Their only drawback is that the flowers are not very fragrant.

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Magnolia flowers Image Credit: Pexels/Photos by Ginny

Lastly, look out for the stately form and glossy leaves of the “magnolia”, in today’s puzzle. The magnolia family is one of the oldest trees in existence. Because of its beauty, it was transported from the US to Europe in the early 1700s, where it became instantly loved. Easily adaptable, it’s one of the most widely planted ornamental evergreen trees in the world.

Magnolia flowers are showy and fragrant, and remain one of the most popular garden plants around the world. They symbolise endurance, dignity and innocence.

Do any of these flowers grow in your garden? Play today’s Word Search and tell us at games@gulfnews.com.