A Chrysanthemum Flower Friday

Below are pictures of Chrysanthemums we got at our local Greenhouse. It’s a small business so we try to help support them. 

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CHRYSANTHEMUM TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM.
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CHRYSANTHEMUM TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.

FLOWER FRIDAY

OUR YUCCA PLANTS IN BLOOM

Below are our Yucca Plants in flowering bloom. The pictures were taken before we went on vacation the middle of the month in 2018. Sadly their beautiful blooms have died off until 2019. Please enjoy the pictures. 

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OUR YUCCA PLANTS IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, 2018. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM.
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OUR YUCCA PLANTS BLOOMING IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, 2018 BEFORE WE GO ON VACATION. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.

OTHER FLOWERS IN BLOOM

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8 CACTUS FLOWERS ON ONE PLANT. THESE FLOWERS ONLY LAST 24 HOURS. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
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THIS IS A PICTURE OF 8 CACTUS FLOWERS AND LAST YEARS AMARYLLIS. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
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8 CACTUS FLOWERS TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA. I TOOK THIS PICTURE WHILE STANDING AT AN ANGLE TO SHOW THESE FLOWERS FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. THE YELLOW FLOWERS ARE DAISIES PLANTED AROUND OUR BACK DECK.
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THE AMARYLLIS AND ELEPHANT EAR PLANT BOTH SURVIVED THE WINTER IN OUR BASEMENT. TAKEN WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON REGULAR ZOOM. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018.
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THE AMARYLLIS AND ELEPHANT EAR PLANT IN THE PICTURE BOTH SURVIVED LAST WINTER IN THE BASEMENT. TAKEN WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON REGULAR ZOOM. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018.
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ELEPHANT EAR PLANT AND AMARYLLIS THAT SURVIVED THE WINTER IN OUR BASEMENT. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018 WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON MEDIUM ZOOM.

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**Please Note** All pictures were taken by Crystal Stewart. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Christmas Cactus

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THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS BEFORE BLOOMING.

Above is my crazy Christmas Cactus which normally blooms the end of November into December. This year the crazy Christmas Cactus bloomed toward the end of January this year.

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THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS AFTER IT HAS BLOOMED.

 

O Christmas Cactus, O Christmas Cactus

You are beautiful but yet stubborn

You come and go as you please

Not when we think you should bloom.

When you do bloom,

You provide us with beautiful flowers that 

Give extra beauty to the room or area it’s in.

Thank you Christmas Cactus for

Providing beauty for the room/area 

That you give beauty to.

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SUNFLOWER SURPRISE

My nephew thought all the sunflowers he planted weren’t going to come up. Boy did he get a pleasant Surprise when he saw that some of his sunflowers actually did grow. In the above picture is my nephew with his sunflowers.

SQUIRREL FUN!!

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DEER, DEER, MORE DEER AND A TURKEY

   

DOGS, DOGS AND MORE DOGS

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Encouragement & Friendship Flowers

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WHITE GALAX FLOWER.

INTRODUCTION:

While I was thinking about what to do for Sparks I had a thought and that thought was why don’t you do something with the meaning of encouragement. Of course I tried and tried to come up with something else but all I could think of was wanting Spring to get here and the sunshine and the pretty flowers to stay for a while.  Then I said to myself, flowers that’s it I’ll do it on flowers. So I looked up on the internet to see what flowers are associated with encouragement and friendship and this is what I found. I have included their meanings as well.

ENCOURAGEMENT AND FRIENDSHIP FLOWERS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Acacia, Rose or White – Platonic love/friendship, Elegance.
  2. Adam’s Needle (Yucca) – Best Friends.
  3. Arborvitae – True and unchanging friendship.
  4. Black – eyed Susan – Encouragement, Motivation, Justice.
  5. Carnation (general) – Fascination, Friendship, Vanity, Worker’s flower, Symbolic for teaching us to find love that is between souls and not purely physical attraction, In the 17th century troops sported carnations as a sign of their bravery, Chosen as the symbol for Mother’s Day in 1907, January birth flower, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  6. Daisy, Gerbera – Friendship, Sadness, Needing Protection.
  7. Galax – Friendship, Encouragement.
  8. Gerbera – Gentleness, Friendship, Loyal love, Purity, Strength, You are the sunshine of my life.
  9. Ivy – Affection, Dependence, Fidelity, Friendship, Wedded love.
  10. Periwinkle, Blue  – Early Friendship.
  11. Phlox, Pink – Hope of new friendship.
  12. Rose, Yellow – Friendship or platonic love, Infidelity, Jealousy, Highest mark of distinction, Forgive and Forget.

 

Due to the fact of so many, furfriends, loved ones passing lately I made up a brief flower list for that to in honor of them.

 

FLOWERS OF SADNESS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Aloe – Sorrow, Grief, Integrity, Bitterness, Wisdom.
  2. Balm, Bee (Monarda or Bergamot) – Compassion, Empathy, Your “wiles” are irresistible.
  3. Canna Lily (or Flowering Reed) – Confide in Heaven.
  4. Clover, White – Think of Me.
  5. Columbine – Resolved to win, Deserted love, Folly, During the Gothic era the columbine gained a reputation of having powers to ward off evil.
  6. Dahlia, Variegated – I think of you constantly!
  7. *Dead Leaves – Sadness (*this is not a flower).
  8. Everlasting – Constancy, never-ending  memory.
  9. Forget – me – not – Memories, Humility, True love, Exactly as it says, mythology describes this as the flower picked by a knight for his sweetheart before going into battle, One legend has it that God himself called it that because the plant was unable to remember the name it had been given when the world was created, Longing for loyalty.
  10. Hyacinth, Purple – I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow.
  11. Immortal Flowers ( Xeranthemum) – Unfading remembrance.
  12. Lady’s Seal – Be my support.
  13. Pansy – Holy Trinity, loyalty, Strengthens the power of the memory, Loving thoughts or “You occupy my thoughts”, Merriment, Thoughtful reflection, German word translating as “little stepmother”, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  14. Periwinkle (general) – Sweet remembrance.
  15. Primrose – I cannot live without you, Young love, Early youth (childhood), Thoughtlessness, Frivolity, February birth flower.
  16. Queen Anne’s Lace – Fantasy, Haven, Self reliance, Sanctuary.
  17. Rose, Black – Deeper feeling of romance, Sense of mystery, Death.
  18. Rose, Dark Crimson – Mourning.
  19. Rose, Tea – I’ll remember always.
  20. Rosemary – Remembrance, Your presence revives me!, Glad you’re here!, Invigorating, Healing balm, Memory strengthener, Devotion, Wisdom, Good luck in the new year.
  21. Strawflower – Neverending remembrance.
  22. Sweet Pea – Meet Me!, Blissful pleasure, Tender memory, Departure, Goodbye, Thank you for a lovely time, These flowers are long-lasting after being clipped, April birth flower, Used for 30th Wedding Anniversaries.
  23. Sweet William – Childhood, Memory, Gallantry, Finesse, Scorn, Grant me one smile.
  24. Thrift (Cliff Roses) – Sympathy.
  25. Verbena – Faithfulness, Pray for me, Sensibility.
  26. Violet Purple – You occupy my thoughts, Blue love.
  27. Weeping Willow – Mourning.
  28. Yarrow – Cure for heartache, Good Health, Heals wounds, Dispels melancholy, Sorrow.
  29. Yew – Sadness.
  30. Zinnia (general)- Thoughts of absent friends either alive or passed on.
  31. Zinnia (mixed) – In memory of dear friend.
  32. Zinnia (Yellow) – Daily remembrance.
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THRIFT (CLIFF ROSE)

My information and some of my pictures are from Flower Meanings, A – Z Flower Dictionary and Flower Pictures Flower Meanings Chart and Guide to Unique Gift Giving , Images of The Galax Flower and the Graphic Credit for the Purple Hyacinth goes to http://fineartamerica.com.

 

A Pleasant Surprise

I named this picture A Pleasant Surprise because my nephew and his family thought the deer ate all his sunflowers. As it turns out, some of those sunflowers still bloomed. He was thrilled because he put a lot of work into planting them.

Below is the result of lots of hard work by this 15-year-old.

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A PLEASANT  SURPRISE. PHOTO CREDIT: EYTH FAMILY.

SPRING IS HERE

There are four seasons that occur during the year. The seasons are: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. In some places three or all four seasons can happen in one day but not officially. Each season has an official start date and an official end date.

Spring officially started on March 20, 2017 and will officially end on June 21, 2017. Summer is almost here. I like Spring and Summer so much I wrote a poem about SPRING IS HERE.

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Spring Is Here and the flowers are blooming~Their heads poke up through the ground~ They think will I live to see the day~I’m a blooming flower or will I die from the frost?~A Flower’s life is actually like a human’s life~It is uncertain and always will remain Uncertain.~So when you’re walking through a flower garden remember that it took~A lot Of work and a lot Tender Loving care~For these flowers to get to be as beautiful as they Are,~ So when it rains and the breeze blows across the flowers~Don’t be upset~but be Grateful~ Because the rain and the breeze helps make the flowers~Grow and be Beautiful so we can enjoy them.

Poem And Pictures By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

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