FOTD : Louisiana Iris

FOTD : Louisiana Iris

My neighbor grows these wonderful Iris in her yard. So fitting picture for Mardi Gras season this year. Lisa The Louisiana Irises occur in the lower Mississippi River valley from southern Illinois and southeast Missouri into the Gulf coastal plain, and Atlantic coastal plain north from Florida to South Carolina. Their unique six-sided seed capsules [...]

FOTD : Violets

FOTD : Violets

Did you know that Violets is the February flower. My Grandma taught me about African Violets here's mine February's birth flowers are the violet and primrose. While many relate red roses with February thanks to Valentine's Day on the 14th, the violet is actually the February birth flower. This purple-hued bloom is a symbol of modesty, [...]

FOTD : Holly Tree

FOTD : Holly Tree

American Holly Tree These attractive, broad-leaf evergreen trees grow 15-50’ (4.6-15m.) tall. They are pyramidal in shape and are known for their striking red berries and deep green, leathery leaves with sharp points. American holly trees are terrific landscape plants. They are great for habitat, too. The dense foliage provides cover for small critters and [...]