Phrases with "flowering"

Willa Cather Even in the garden flourished guelder roses and flowering shrubs which some of these bearers of school-book names had brought in from Cambridge or Concord and set out there. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Virginia Woolf If I press on, I shall inherit a chair and a rug; a place in Surrey with glass houses, and some rare conifer, melon or flowering tree which other merchants will envy. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Virginia Woolf And then into this darkness there began to rise with pauses, which kept the expectation alert and the mouth open, flowering rockets; crescents; serpents; a crown. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

E. F. Benson I seem to see it covered with almond trees; those late flowering ones. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Lucy Maud Montgomery In her own white room, where Marilla had set a flowering house rose on the window sill, Anne looked about her and drew a long breath of happiness. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Edith Wharton Tall clumps of flowering plants were grouped against a background of dark foliage in the angles of the walls. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Lawson had done some planting — conifers and flowering shrubs and such-like — but wisely he had resolved that Nature had for the most part forestalled him. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Anthony Trollope We burst out into full flowering early in our spring, but long before the summer is over, we are no more than huddled leaves and thick stalks. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence The two were thrust up into the night above the little flowering of the lamps in the valley. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Virginia Woolf In gardens it fell over flowering bushes of lilac and laburnum. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

The great rocks are covered with hardy trees — the pine, the cedar, the oak, and the flowering laurel. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Isn’t this a blessed place?’ And he looked up through the canopy of flowering chestnuts to the June sky. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Gustave Flauber The flowering pomegranates swelled against the azure of the sky, and the sea disappeared through the branches with an island in the distance half lost in the mist. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

I remember an American once watching Ted disporting himself on the balcony, pushing aside all Essie’s tubs of flowering tulips to make room for a dreadful striped hammock. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

H. G. Wells Also they delighted very greatly in the close brightness of flowering hedges, sheets of bluebells, primrose rides, green moss and tendrils and any sort of flower. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Under the thatch roof supported by smooth columns, of which each one had cost the life of a straight-stemmed young palm, the scent of flowering hedges drifted in warm waves. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The most famous of botanists compiled a floral almanac; the months, and in some cases the weeks, being associated with the development and flowering of significant plants. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

And there you are:— and here is his child, Cleves — back, by some miracle, from that flowering hell called Yian, believing in her heart that she really lost her soul there in the temple. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Robert Burns Mourn, clam’ring craiks, at close o’ day, ’Mang fields o’ flowering clover gay; And when ye wing your annual way Frae our cauld shore, Tell thae far warlds, wha lies in clay, Wham we deplore. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

So again, the leaves on the summit of a full-grown flowering plant, which would not require to climb any higher, were not sensitive and could not clasp a stick. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes held up a crumpled branch of flowering gorse. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Abraham Merri Some hundred yards to the left, half hidden by a screen of flowering shrubs, I saw a small meadow. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri It was bordered with squat, one-storied houses of stone; there were many small flowering trees. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Just now on this Isle are scores of specimens of the glossy-foliaged shrub on the very margin of the sea, flowering profusely. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

But from other ladies, who may have the happiness to benefit by my advice, I expect a fee—not so large a one considering the service—a flowering plant, suppose the second best in their collection. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Below, it was open to the sea; above, a great bank of flowering rhododendrons rose sheer over the hill side. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Theodore Dreiser It was a flowering out of feelings which had been withering in dry and almost barren soil for many years. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence There lay the bit of flowering currant! He was looking down at it in real astonishment. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Lamps were being lit here and there in the dark mass of the college; and there was a pale-yellowish mound in one corner where lamplight fell upon a flowering tree. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

The cavalcade soon entered a path which was skirted by flowering shrubs, and extended to a vast wood of palm-trees, whose branches overspread a building of hewn stone. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

He awaited me in the garden under the flowering acacias, passed his arm in mine, and drew me into the open pasture-land. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

George Gissing Immediately opposite was a window, apparently that of a darkish parlour, much like Mr. Tollady’s, and attached to the sill of the window was a long box containing various flowering plants. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The rich, therefore, need no enclosure but for ornament, which, as it embellishes the prospect, is always made of some pleasant looking evergreen or flowering shrub. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Marjorie Bowen This wide road, one of the finest in Italy, winds from Milan to Brescia, its whole length through chestnut woods and plains covered with flowering myrtle. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

H. G. Wells Near the house was an Italianate garden, with balustradings and statuary, and a great wealth of roses and flowering shrubs. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Theodore Dreiser Such a flowering out of a modest trade principle the world had never witnessed up to that time. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang The snowdrop only, flowering thro’ the year, Would make the world as blank as Winter-tide. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

On every side stretched the moorland, covered with flowering gorse and heath and granite boulders. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Abraham Merri Norhala’s house stood in its center; and it was like a garden, dotted with flowering and fragrant lilies and here and there a tiny green meadow. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

The vanilla, the indigo, and the flowering cocoa-groves disappear as he advances. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edith Wharton As she looked back on it she saw how much it had given her besides the golden flush of her happiness, the sudden flowering of sensuous joy in heart and body. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

But it was the flowers, and the flowering shrubs that, beyond all else, rendered this region the most beautiful I had ever seen, (the Alleghany always excepted. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Henry James She was quickly erect again, with her characteristic thought for others flowering out through her pain. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Edith Wharton Glennard’s investments were flowering like his garden: the dryest shares blossomed into dividends, and a golden harvest awaited his sickle. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

In the modern survivals of the cult three days form the general term for the flowering of these gardens. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

George Gissing Just above was a great thicket of flowering gorse; a blaze of colour, pure, aerial, as that of the sky which illumined it. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Virginia Woolf In Norfolk, of which Richard Dalloway was half thinking, a soft warm wind blew back the petals; confused the waters; ruffled the flowering grasses. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Walter Scott And even at that ladye’s bour There grew a flowering birk; And he sat down and sang thereon As she gaed to the kirk. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

John Galsworthy The room was filled with a sweet hot scent of flowering azaleas. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang But the boy flew south between sea and land, keeping the land always on his left hand, till he saw a beautiful island crowned with flowering trees. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The houses right and left were hidden behind the black masses of flowering shrubs. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Edith Wharton Here again is a citron set with carnations; and but yesterday my gardener sent me word that he had at last succeeded in flowering a pomegranate with jasmine. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Jules Verne A collection of some fifty or more circular huts, covered with a flowering thatch, constituted the capital of the Karagwah country. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

We arrived at the Indian village of Huichilaque, which is rather pretty, with cane cottages and a good many flowering trees; and from the eminence on which it is situated, the hot land is visible. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Andrew Lang Here she stopped the barrow with a sign that the witch had shown her, and hid herself and it in a thick grove of flowering shrubs. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells And he spent his afternoons now with some regularity meditating on the approaching flowering of this strange plant. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

H. G. Wells I perceived I was lying on my side in a little trampled space in a weedy, flowering barley field, that was in some inexplicable way saturated with light and beauty. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

H. G. Wells There were tall trees smothered in crimson and yellow climbing roses, and an endless variety of flowering shrubs and fine conifers, and such pampas grass as no other garden can show. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Margaret returned with her apron full of a flowering herb. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

He will repay you by flowering and becoming ardent over you . Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

H. G. Wells I follow their little butterfly antics until they vanish beyond a thicket of flowering rhododendra, and then my eyes go back to the great facade of the University buildings. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

To my surprise, when Munra-ambula returned, he too brought flowering branches and placed them on the mound-a unique action, showing his love for his little wife. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

However, we arrived in safety at the end of the first mountain, and this being accomplished, drew up to rest our horses and mules beside a beautiful clear stream, bordered by flowering trees. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle The heath was covered with golden patches of flowering gorse, gleaming magnificently in the light of the bright spring sunshine. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Anthony Trollope And here, along the bank, was a row of flowering ashes the drooping boughs of which in places touched the water. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson It was low-built, only two stories in height, and like the garden, its walls were a mass of flowering roses. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Then, as the afternoon mellowed into evening, the slopes of the Hill of Deer, red with flowering heather, drew him for a walk. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

William Henry Hudson The sloping and buttressed sides of the platform were clothed with ivy, wild shrubs, and various flowering plants. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

They had no long rambles now in solitary lanes and under flowering hedgerows beside the waving green corn. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Willa Cather The world is always full of brilliant youth which fades into grey and embittered middle age: the first flowering takes everything. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Rudyard Kipling That was a dinner from the “Arabian Nights,” served in an eighty-foot hall full of ancestors and pots of flowering roses, and, what was more impressive, heated by steam. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

He had seen, spread on the neighboring heath, the human remains which had stained with clouted blood the scattered stones among the flowering broom. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Tobias Smolle Then all the young peasants made their appearance with cockades, suited to the fancies of their several sweethearts, and boughs of flowering hawthorn. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

He found Madame engaged in chasing butterflies, on a large lawn bordered with heliotrope and flowering broom. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing She gave him a look of intelligence, but took his arrival as a matter of course, and spoke to him about a flowering shrub which pleased her. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Virginia Woolf Gold and white with bright beads on her she emerged, her face flowering from her body, innocent, scarcely tinted, the eyes gazing frankly about her, or slowly settling on Jacob and resting there. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

A river flowed through the valley, affording the means of irrigating the soil, and clothing it in perpetual verdure; and the rich and flowering vegetation spread out like a cultivated garden. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Abraham Merri And on each side of this city were fertile fields and flowering groves. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

John Galsworthy Jon ought to be told, so that either his feeling might be nipped in the bud, or, flowering in spite of the past, come to fruition. To Let by John Galsworthy

Virginia Woolf She looked at him against the background of flowering magnolia. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

D. H. Lawrence Yet a stillness, and a manlessness, and an elation, the bush flowering at the gates of heaven. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James The broad staircase made a great bend, and in the angle was a high window, looking westward, with a deep bench, covered with a row of flowering plants in curious old pots of blue china-ware. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Thomas Hardy She always spoke to him when she saw him there, and he replied in deep, firm accents across the gooseberry bushes, or through the tall rows of flowering peas, as the case might be. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Olaf Stapledon Yet the world goes on; belying equally the forebodings of the old and the hopes of the young, flowering ever with unforeseen disaster and with strange glory. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

This rumbling, turbid, angry little rivulet, flows through evergreens and flowering underwood, and is crossed a plusieures reprises, by logs thrown from rock to rock. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

The branches of the stately trees were gaily festooned with clustering vines of the dark-purple grape, variegated convolvuli, and other flowering parasites of the most brilliant dyes. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Charles Stur The trees consisted of a new species of casuarina, a new caparis, with some hakea, and several species of very pretty and fragrant flowering shrubs. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Thus the main divisions of flowering plants are founded on differences in the embryo — on the number and position of the cotyledons, and on the mode of development of the plumule and radicle. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

These, with violets from the hedgerows, cowslips from the meadows, and wallflowers, oxlips, and sprays of pale red flowering currant from the cottage gardens formed the main supply. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Then they arose, and went with her to a pavilion by the lake, built in a grove of flowering trees. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

On the many islands, amid gardens and beneath flowering trees, moved the forms of Tlapallan’s people. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Thence one could look out to a prospect of green lawns, flowering bushes, and between the trees, down and across Llewellyn Creek to delectable vistas, part forest, part open meadows beyond. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Willa Cather The Captain spent long, happy days among his flowering shrubs, and his wife used to say to visitors, “Yes, you can see Mr. Forrester in a moment; I will send the English gardener to call him. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

D.H. Lawrence There is no flowering or coming to flower, only this persistence, in the ice-touched air, of reproductive life. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

H. G. Wells Here and there were domed buildings and terraces, flowering gardens and little villas and great tanks of gleaming water. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Arnold Bennett The watch was the unique flowering of Mr. Povey’s profound but harsh affection. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

They came out of the hollow, side by side, into a short arcade of flowering limes, at the end of which there was a broad sweep of open grass. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The flowering creepers scented the air. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The walls of his parlour faded away, and he looked out upon a little stretch of smooth green turf, bordered by flowering rhododendron shrubs and darker pines. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Between the time he found Nicole flowering under a stone on the Zurichsee and the moment of his meeting with Rosemary the spear had been blunted. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Galsworthy A flowering laurel, however, stood between, and, taking shelter behind this, young Jolyon prepared his easel. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy