Flowers Of All Kinds: Real, Plastic, And More
I LOVE FLOWERS - ALL KINDS OF FLOWERS - Real, wood, glass, plastic, metal
I love flowers! No, I mean I really love flowers, all kinds. I love real flowers, painting of flowers, especially watercolors, plastic flowers (if done well), paper flowers, silk flowers, glass flowers, metal flowers (jewelry - pins); I believe it is because of the color and design. Now there is another topic: color and design.
It is my opinion that God made flowers to give us joy and a sense of how are world is made. Did you ever see a flower that wasn't symatric? They just seem to have such balance in their design and their color. An the extra bonus, fragrances.
Now take my friend the Passionflower (took this pics myself). Look at the design in that beauty. Ten lovely petals consisting of two tones of color. The Passionflower (Passifloria incarnata) has medical benefits as well. It is known for its "calming" effect and used to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hyserria. God knows we could sure used it today. It comes from South American and Europe. Scientists believe that the passionflower works by increasing levels of the chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA in the brain, causing the lowering of activity of some brain cells. This causes relaxation. Fascinating!
RED POPPY by O'Keeffe
Magnification: Georgia painted her flowers as large and as noticeable as the skyscrapers being built nascet in the cities via the prosperity of the "Roaring Twenties". quote: Women in History.
PAINT YOUR FLOWERS
Van Gogh Watercolor Travel Set, Box Of 12 Half-pan Colors - 12
A handy little travel box just right to slip into your pocket. The blue compact case holds 12 half-pans of quality watercolors.
A Great Amazon of Finds
Now There Is a Flower of a Different Color
Do You Know..
PARTS OF THE FLOWER
Do you know a stalk from a style from a sapel from a pistil??? Me neither, but here you a learn:
A Touch of Metal
I have had these metal flowers since the '60s. They have held their color well.
This purple flower brooch I picked up on eBay. I love the color. I believe it is a reproduction from the '40s.
An old pin with matching earrings. The stem and leaves are of metal coated with green paint. Maybe they were to be sunflowers??
Nasturtiums. I picked this little picture up in a thrift shop. I believe it is old. The frame appears to made of pressed paper. I am not sure if the picture is painted or a print. I don't have the heart to disturb the frame and glass to find out!
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn. (family Malvaceae), known colloquially as the Chinese hibiscus
Took this picture myself with my little digital camera*.
* Want to know how to take great pictures like this one? Check out my digital camera
Link Along with Me - Flowers
- Epiphyllum Society of America
Great site - they show you have to harvest your own seeds and Hybridize your own Epiphyllum.
- All Posters
Posters of your favorite flowers
- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Each spring, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat.
- How To Grow Tulips In Southern California
Love those tulips.
- Flowers From China
Flowers from China
- Cactus Flowers
Everything about cactus, had to grow, uses. etc.
- Composite Flowers
The Composite Family is likely to be the best represented plant family in your backyard.
- Desert USA - Desert Wildflowers
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Death Valley National Park Joshua Tree National Park Mojave National Preserve
- Wildflower Identification
Identify Wildflowers by this presentation.
- RUBY LANE
Search for antique....anything, especially jewelry; fun site.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Other plants named "iris" are found elsewhere in the Iridaceae.
Blood Iris (Iris sanguinea),known as ayame in Japan
Blood Iris (Iris sanguinea),
known as ayame in Japan
Iris is a genus of between 200-300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name; for one thing, it refers to all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. In North America, a common name for irises is "flags", while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as "junos", particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower in the United States.
The genera Belamcanda (blackberry lily), Hermodactylus (snake's head iris), Neomarica (walking iris) and Pardanthopsis are sometimes included in Iris.
I just recently discoverd these; wooden roses. Some are made from high quality birch wood shavings with handcrafted petals and a life-like, with green-wrapped wire stem.
The Rose Family
The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
Glass Blown Rose
22 k gold
Read Rose Dipped in Gold Color Paint
Red Foiled Milk Chocolate Roses: 12-Piece Florist Box
Semi-solid molded milk chocolate rose covered in bight red foil, nestled in a graceful 14 inch stem with silk leaves.
Rose Dimensions(Inches): 1 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 16
Unit Price = $6.00/rose.
Orchid Painting - Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia
It is so pretty, looks like a photograph instead of a oil painting!
Flower, flower grow for me,
Become a flower from a seed,
Grow your roots and a stem,
Let the water come right in
Flower, flower you are true,
You make me happy when I am blue,
You became a flower from a seed,
You did all that just for me
By: Olivia Taylor
A Closure Look at an Orchid
Floral Show, Philadelphia 2011