FOTD : Honeysuckle

Honeysuckles are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to northern latitudes in North America and Eurasia. Approximately 180 species of honeysuckle have been identified in North America and Eurasia They smell heavenly. Even more than their invasive qualities, honeysuckles are best known for their sweet smell and flavor. What kid hasn’t [...]

FOTD : Japanese Magnolia

Japanese magnolias are in bloom everywhere right now, possibly signifying an early spring. It’s one of the most strikingly beautiful blooming trees this time of year. Alexandrina, Also known as saucer magnolia, it is a small, deciduous shrub (botanically speaking) but grows tall. It can be trained like a tree to grow from one main [...]

FOTD : Lilly

FOTD : Lilly

The Symbolism Often referred to as "white-robed apostles of hope," their color symbolizes the purity of Christ, who was free from sin. ... Thus, lilies represent rebirth and hope, just as the resurrection does in the Christian faith. Lilies are also mentioned or alluded to several times in the Bible. Pink (stargazer) lilies symbolize prosperity and abundance. Red lilies symbolize passion. Orange (tiger) lilies symbolize confidence, pride, and wealth. [...]

FOTD: Clover

FOTD: Clover

Hope you had a great St Patrick day yesterday. My today's picture is a favorite resting spot for our new pup. What is Clover? A clover is the commonly used name for any number of plants belonging to the genus Trifolium, meaning “having three leaves.” Even among botanists, there is some disagreement on what species is the [...]

FOTD : Thistle

FOTD : Thistle

As the weather gets warmer the first sign of color is the weeds and thistle in bloom . 1.a widely distributed herbaceous plant of the daisy family, which typically has a prickly stem and leaves and rounded heads of purple flowers. Is Thistle good for anything? Milk thistle is used as a natural remedy to treat a [...]

FOTD : Spring Bulbs Hyacinths

FOTD :  Spring Bulbs Hyacinths

March 7th is World Hyacinth Day. Hyacinths are spring-flowering bulbs with long, narrow leaves that are folded lengthwise. Hyacinths are highly fragrant flowers that bloom in dense clusters. Hyacinth is the common name for approximately 30 perennial flowering plants of the genus Hyacinthus (order Liliales, family Liliaceae) of the Mediterranean region and Africa. The common Hyacinth (Hyacinthus Orientalis), whose [...]