My garden has a wonderful collection of the Taraxacum flower. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/dandelions-spring-yellow-hill-3404750/ I think they are really beautiful. The bright yellow flowers brighten the garden on even the dullest day. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/dandelion-pollen-nature-grass-3344544/ And the seed head must be one of the finest in the world. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/nature-dandelion-macro-close-3092555/ So why is the dandelion…… Continue reading Why is the beautiful Taraxacum so despised?
To celebrate the 1st May enjoy these lovely flowers. The Old Farmer’s Almanac identifies the Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn as the special flowers for the month of May. The lily of the valley signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/lilies-of-the-valley-wood-blossom-2456643/ The hawthorn plant represents hope and supreme happiness.…… Continue reading May’s special flowers
Do you know which flower is special for April? The Old Farmer’s Almanac says it can be either the daisy or the sweetpea. Flower Press explains that, “Each month of the year is associated with its very own flower. April is somewhat of an exception since there are two flowers associated with this month –…… Continue reading April’s Special Flower
I’m what you might call a “fair weather” gardener. In other words, I only enjoy gardening when the sun is shining. I’ve no interest in gardening in the pouring rain or when a gale is blowing. Or even a shower or a strong breeze. Consequently, my gardening can be a bit erratic. As you probably…… Continue reading Time to get back in the garden
The special flower for September according to the British Florist Association is the aster. The aster, says Interflora, represents both love and daintiness. The flowers are also associated with wisdom, valour and faith, making them a great choice for dear friends and family members. Reminiscent of a daisy, the aster is named after the Greek…… Continue reading Special Flower for September
The special flower for the month of August is the gladiolus – or gladioli if you’ve bunch of them. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac the gladiolus represents remembrance, calm, integrity, and infatuation. The other August flower is the poppy. A red poppy signifies pleasure; A white poppy is given for consolation; and, A yellow…… Continue reading Special flower for August
The special flower for July is Larkspur or Delphinium as it’s otherwise known. Strong bonds of love are represented by Larkspur. There are different meanings for each colour. Pink denotes contrariness, white expresses a happy nature, and a first love is usually symbolized by purple larkspur. Still Life with Larkspur and Fruits by Felix Esterl…… Continue reading Special flower for July
Humility, chastity and sweetness are the characteristics of June’s special flower – the rose. But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. Anne Brontë An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup. H.L. Mencken I feel…… Continue reading Special flower for June