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Posts tagged Greek

December 12, 2013

 

bay laurel

Laurus Nobilis

Laurus nobilis is the botanical name for the European species of laurel.

November 1, 2007

 

rugosa chryseus flower

Shades of Yellow

What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.

August 16, 2007

 

yellow oxeye daisies with dark center

August Gold

Many August bloomers are majestic erect plants that match the color of the sun and luxuriate in its heat.

January 18, 2007

 

a painting of the Garden of Eden.

The Poetry Of Gardens

"Gardens in themselves are essentially poetic, works of art constructed in the language of nature" writes John Hollander in his anthology of "Garden Poems".

August 31, 2006

 

sunflower

Helianthus

I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.

August 3, 2006

 

white marrow flowers

Achillea: Yarrow

They are a good perennial for gardens visited by deer, who tend to avoid the aromatic plants.

June 26, 2006

 

A Baptisia bulb.

Baptisia

Learn all about the Baptisia, on this Focus on Flowers.

December 10, 2004

 

amaryllis bulb in pot

Amaryllis

An amaryllis bulb is a gift that keeps on giving.

September 3, 2004

 

'the fairy' roses

The Fairy Rose

Greek frescoes from the second millennium B.C. show what is believed to be the earliest known representation of a rose.

July 16, 2004

 

pink coneflower and butterfly

Coneflowers

Since earliest times, the cone flower has been used for medicinal purposes.

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