In the Victorian language of flowers, giving honeysuckle was a way of acknowledging a lady had a sweet disposition.
George Eliot wrote, “Delicious autumn! …And if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
William Shakespeare was inspired by plants and flowers when writing his famous plays. His writing is filled with botanical metaphors.
Thyme is an herb of the mint family well known for its culinary uses. However, there are about 350 other species of thyme, each uniquely beautiful.
In 1986 the rose became the national flower of the United States.
Some cooks with flair use flowers to garnish and to flavor dishes.
Pansies are usually the first annuals that gardeners in regions with severe winters plant in the spring.