Nastartium

By: Proserpina, 1:47 PM GMT on August 01, 2014

DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, part 6
- NASTARTIUM


Tropaeolum commonly known as nasturtium, literally "nose-twister" or "nose-tweaker"), is a genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants. The name was given by Carl Linnaeus.. The name of ‘Nose twister’ was given because they produce an oil that is similar to that of watercress (Nasturtium officinale).

Nasturtiums are native to South and Central America, parti...

Updated: 11:01 PM GMT on August 01, 2014

Dance of the flowers, part 5 - Hemerocallis

By: Proserpina, 1:08 AM GMT on July 07, 2014

DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, part 5 - HEMOROCALLIS



Daylily is the common name for plants of the genus Hemerocallis

The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (hēmera) "day" and καλός (kalos) "beautiful". This name alludes to the flowers which typically last no more than 24 hours. The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one on the sam...

Updated: 1:40 PM GMT on July 29, 2014

Dance of the flowers, part 4

By: Proserpina, 11:38 PM GMT on June 17, 2014

I wrote the post below for another site as part of a photo project. Since it is about flowers, I am going to post it here too. I will also add other tidbits as time and opportunity present themselves.

DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, PART 4

Fragrant o’er all the western groves
The tall magnolia towers unshaded.
Maria Brooks



June 14 and 15 were filled with many activities and I had many photo opportunities for th...

Updated: 5:47 PM GMT on June 28, 2014

Dance of the flowers, part 3

By: Proserpina, 3:00 PM GMT on May 29, 2014

DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, PART 3

It's time for Roses....



... and for Poppies



...and Clematis



... and Waterlilies

Updated: 10:14 PM GMT on June 16, 2014

RIP Maya Angelou. Dance of the Flowers, Part 2

By: Proserpina, 8:31 PM GMT on April 27, 2014

DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, Part 2




Wayside Flowers by William Allingham
Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveller's dower;
A thousand passers-by
Its beauties may espy,
May win a touch of blessing
From Nature's mild caressing.
The sad of heart perceives
A violet under leaves
Like sonic fresh-budding hope;
The primrose on the slope
A spot of sunshine dwells,
And chee...

Updated: 2:41 PM GMT on May 28, 2014

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