Flowers From My Garden

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Published on August 15, 2007

Author: bigmat

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Photos of selected flowers from my garden with comments inspired by each of them

Flowers from my garden “ A rose is a rose…” Gertrude Stein

Damask Roses “ A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” Shakespeare: “Romeo and Juliet”

“ A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”

Shakespeare: “Romeo and Juliet”

Double Delight True friendship is strong and shared like the fragrance of a rose but is as delicate as her fleeting beauty and, therefore, requires constant nurturing

True friendship is

strong and shared like the

fragrance of a rose but is as

delicate as her fleeting

beauty and, therefore,

requires constant nurturing

Variegated Orange Rose The roses bloom in varied splendor And waft their haunting fragrance, on halcyon zephyrs to where the Orient meets the West.

The roses bloom in varied splendor

And waft their haunting fragrance, on

halcyon zephyrs to where the Orient

meets the West.

“ I am a rose of Sharon, a lily growing in the valley s.” The Bible (KJV) Song of Songs 2:1

“ I am a rose of Sharon,

a lily growing in the

valley s.”

The Bible (KJV)

Song of Songs 2:1

Morning Glory The majestic morning - glory at my window greets my waking moments with a promise of a new day’s glorious beginning

Morning Glory “ Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Morning Glory and Red Rose The morning glory and the red rose greeting each other at the first blush of dawn…

The morning glory and the red rose greeting each other at the first blush of dawn…

The delicate Hyacinth The hyacinth with delicate regal beauty graces the garden’s marshy lowlands

The hyacinth with

delicate regal beauty

graces the garden’s

marshy lowlands

Orchids of Delight What thrills the heart and delights the soul more than an orchid with colors both rare and bold.

“ Dancing Lady” Orchid These “ladies” “perform” their tarantella and one can almost hear the thrumming guitars and the clicking castanets.

These “ladies” “perform” their tarantella and one

can almost hear the thrumming guitars and the

clicking castanets.

Catlleya : T he 'Queen of Orchids’ with a ‘Lily-in- waiting’ in the shade Her majesty holds court among her orchid countrymen while in the shade a lowly water lily patiently awaits an audience.

Her majesty holds

court among her

orchid countrymen

while in the shade a

lowly water lily

patiently awaits

an audience.

Other Varieties of Catlleya Orchid Two “friends” sharing the fragrance of sweet fellowship

Two “friends” sharing the fragrance of

sweet fellowship

Plumeria or Frangipani While, nowadays, the Frangipani is found in most well furnished Thai gardens, its delicate beauty was often disregarded by Thai people in the past because they associated “lan - tom”, the Thai name for the Frangipani. with ra - tom, which means “sorrow ..

While, nowadays, the Frangipani is found in

most well furnished Thai gardens, its

delicate beauty was often disregarded by Thai

people in the past because they associated “lan -

tom”, the Thai name for the Frangipani. with

ra - tom, which means “sorrow ..

From “sorrow” to “attractiveness” The Thai name was changed from “Sorrow” to “Attractive” by the Thai Crown Princess and it has since become a favorite in Thai gardens.

The Thai name was

changed from “Sorrow”

to “Attractive” by the

Thai Crown Princess and

it has since become a

favorite in Thai gardens.

A few Edible Flowers

Torch Ginger or Wax Flower While the flamboyant pink flowers of this tall perennial appear almost too pretty to eat they are an essential ingredient in some Asian dishes.

While the flamboyant

pink flowers of this tall

perennial appear almost

too pretty to eat they are

an essential ingredient in

some Asian dishes.

Day Lily and Rose ‘ Day lilies are used in hot and sour soup , daylily soup … Buddha’s Delight and Moo Shu Pork, as well as in herb medicines.’ From Wickipedia Rose petals can be dried and made into tea, or, when used fresh, as a tossed salad ingredient.

‘ Day lilies are used in hot and sour soup , daylily soup … Buddha’s Delight and Moo Shu Pork, as well as in herb medicines.’

From Wickipedia

Rose petals can be dried and made into tea, or, when used fresh, as a tossed salad ingredient.

Now, as night’s shadows to this flowery kingdom creep To lull each blossom to deserved sleep, Dog Rose

The time has come to bid farewell to all Who tireless, Winter, Spring and Summer, Fall, Hanging “shrimp” Begonia

Dressed in splendor and gave their best And filled my garden. Take your rest. Hollyhocks

 

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