Flowers, Trees & Plants
"We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved."
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Purple Daisies - Osteospermum
Purple Daisies, native to South Africa, belong to the smaller tribes of the sunflower family. They have been given several common names, e.g. African Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Daisy and Blue-eyed Daisy. The tender perennial's distinguishing feature is its blue center. Purple Osteospermum flowers, cultivar "Passion Mix", are flowers that will grow in most climates and come back year after year.
A Stand of Quaking Aspen
The Aspen tree is the most widely distributed tree in North America, ranging from Alaska and down the Rocky Mountains to Mexico.
Their fall foliage its spectacular, but Aspen trees with bright leaves that tremble and whisper in the slightest wind, and the white bark on the long narrow trunk make this Poplar tree a pleasing sight all year round. Aspens are not just a beautiful and interesting arboreal species, they are a treat for the senses.
A Spiky Home
The White Winged Dove times its migration to the Sonoran Desert to coincide with the blooming of the Saguaro Cacti. The dove relies on saguaros for water and nutrients during breeding season.
On the other hand the cacti rely on the doves for pollination as the doves go from flower to flower sipping nectar, and to spread spread their seeds about the end of June.
White Calla Lily
Calla lilies are a beautiful genus of flowers that have been enjoyed by humans for centuries.
Actually the calla lily is not a lily at all, and it is not really a calla either, but nothing says elegance and grace better than long-stemmed, polar-white calla lilies. Their classic, clean, simple lines add a sophisticated touch to any room or foyer, and their blooms make all surrounding colors look so much better.
Flower Fields Carlsbad CA - Giant Ranunculus
Ranunculus (meaning 'little frog' in Latin), also known as 'Persian buttercup', is so delicate that at first glance it looks like it's made of tissue paper.
During their short two-month season Carlsbad's Flower Fields attract over 150,000 visitors every year to enjoy the pink, yellow, white, red and orange stripes of giant Ranunculus blooms. It's amazing what man and nature can do when they work together.
Indiangrass Swaying Softly with the Wind
Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans, Indiangrass), also called smooth brome or cheat grass, is a warm-season, native rangegrass in the central and southern Great Plains that does best on fertile bottom lands, but also grows on sandy soils.
This very decorative warm season bunch grass grows to 6' tall, and, dependent on the region, blooms from August to to October. ... A reminder of prairies, open woods, childhood.
Iris An Explosion of Friendly Colors
Irises grow as ornamental plants in home and gardens. Their name comes from the Greek word for rainbow.
The predominant quality that is associated with the Iris flower is purity, but its meaning has grown to include faith, hope, wisdom and passion. Whether blue iris, white, yellow, or one of a wide range of other colors, fresh irises always are a magical blast of color.
Cobra Rose - Christine Till
When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.
~ Lyrics Bette Midler
Sunny day at the oat field
Samuel Johnson's 1755 dictionary defined oats as "A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland appears to support the people." The Scotsman's retort to this was, "That's why England has such good horses, and Scotland has such fine men!"
Oats are a healthy addition to just about any diet. On a chilly morning, go ahead and cook a steaming bowl of this good stuff. It's as warm and comforting as it is healthy.
White Summer Daisies
Bright cheerful Oxeye Daisies just make you smile. They are the 5th most popular flower in the world just behind roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and tulips.
Their name comes from the English translation, daes eage, or 'day's eye.' The ancients dedicated it to Artemis, the goddess of women. Christians transferred it to Mary Magdalen and called Maudelyn or Maudlin Daisy.
Yellow Star Tulip - Calochortus monophyllus
Calochortus monophyllus, a perennial herb known by the common names Yellow Star-Tulip, Yellow-Star Mariposa Lily, Cat Ears and Yellow pussy ears, is native to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and southernmost Cascades in California.
The Yellow Star Tulip flower essence works with issues of sensitivity. It helps us to sensitize ourselves to our environment, thus developing qualities of empathy and understanding.
Saguaro cactus - Symbol of the American West
While the giant saguaro cactus has become an icon of the American West, saguaro cacti only grow in the Sonoran desert, especially in the Arizona Upland around Tucson and Phoenix. The Saguaro cactus blossom is Arizona's official state flower.
It takes about fifteen years for a young Saguaro (or Sahuaro) to reach one foot in height, and forty years to reach ten feet. Saguaros continue to grow for 100 years and may live for 200 years.