" My space is small with enough room to fill with garden delights*. Say it with flowers" ~lcd

Sunday, July 24, 2011

In Memoriam: One Summer Pink Mourning

15 January 2010 My Farewell Unaware to Mom Mona

15 January 2010 from Blacktown Hospital hedge garden.

5 December 2010 from Mom Joan's backyard garden.

A beautifully ruffled Pink Carnation above I macronized from a bunch of Carnation bouquet I brought for Mom Mona when I visited her in Blacktown Hospital to what I had not known would be our last meeting as she passed away two weeks after and  a Pink lacy-layered compound Pink Hibiscus (in the middle) that grew along the brick wall of the hospital that took my fancy are excellent compliments to this partially wilted Summer Pink Oleander from the backyard of Mom Joan. These are few of my hidden treasures that I found lately in my mystery box and it gave me an idea of posting them for Today's Flowers.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)

The lisianthus, a member of the Gentianaceae family, is known for its many color varieties especially its blue tones and long vase life. Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning "dissolution," and anthos, meaning "flower," and alludes to the bitter quality of some medicinal species.

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7 January 2011

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flowers Info

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The Snowdrop (Latin: Galanthus nivalis) is the first flower coming even out through the snow, forecasting the spring arrival. It is considered to be one of the most delicate flowers on Earth - a symbol of fragility and tenderness.

The Snowflake (Latin: Leucojum aestivum) is called also 'The Marsh Snowdrop' and appears a couple of weeks later, being more solid and brassy.

The Dandelion (Latin: Taraxacum officinale), you can meet them on every grass field... and not few at number. It is famous for its medicinal uses as a tea or eaten even fresh.

The Tulip (Latin: Tulipa) has the origins in Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Asia, where you can find it even on Iran's national flag. It includes over 100 species and in my country it is very, very popular.

The Elderberry (Latin: Sambucus nigra) is very well known as a medicinal tea flower or even used fresh for making of refreshing drinks. In the past, people put it in horses' mane in order to drive away the flies with its powerful smell.

The Chamomile (Latin: Matricaria chamomilla), maybe the most known medicinal flower on Earth, is very frequently met on the fields of my country. It has an apple like scent and in the past it was used as a dye to produce green color, but mostly for alternative therapy uses. For example, US National Library of Medicine lists over 100 separate diseases which chamomile has been traditionally used to treat.

The Forsythia (Latin: Forsythia) is also called "Golden Rain" because of the shining yellow flowers which bloom in the early spring, even before the leaves are produced. Forsythia had overtaken many European gardens and parks as an ornament flower.