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daisies

slang Boots. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "daisies" is short for "daisy roots," which rhymes with "boots." Primarily heard in UK. You really ought to wear your daisies in bad weather like this.
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Many of our best daisies originate in the US and Canada.
Michaelmas daisies belong to this group, Aster novae-angliae (from New England) and Aster novae-belgii (New York was called New Belgium) are good examples.
Clouds of early Michaelmas daisies provide complementary contrasts to the all-pervading glow from golds and reds.
There really are daisies for everywhere and everyone.
One of the locals, Turan Gunbey, also noted that the daisies came up after sunny days which lasted three days.
Manavgat Director of Food Agriculture and Livestock Birol Tuncel stated it is about the mild climate of the region that the daisies bloomen in the winter.
Hollingsworth designed a new style called Restless Daisies, featuring purple daisies on a blue field, for Couristan's new Kensington Collection of wool micro-hooked area rugs.
Daisies may be popular with the "tweener" crowd, but they are also suitable for adults, Hollingsworth said.
In Susan Sargent's new style called Daisies, the white flowers with red centers are set against a cobalt-blue field, sky-blue leaves and a raisin border.
Denim Daisy Pocket is a shaped rug that looks like a blue jean pocket with a white daisy in the middle, and on Denim Daisy several daisies are scattered across a denim-colored background and bordered with red and white gingham check.
The glistening white flowers of Shasta daisies are a mainstay of the midsummer garden.
These are the rather shaggy daisies, with prominent central cones and reflexed petals that feature in grand herbaceous borders at this time of year.
If you find these yellows, oranges and browns too strong or depressingly autumnal for your tastes, then the answer is to try Michaelmas daisies. Out of fashion since the 1950s, they're well overdue for a comeback.
Then, in late August, the heads of flowers appear, each bearing hundreds of small starry white daisies.
Using a yellow felt-tip pen, draw on spots for the middle of the daisies.