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Thistle Scotland

The Thistle of Scotland, alongside tartan the thistle is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish. The prickly-leaved, pink or purple-flowered thistle is the emblem of the Scottish nation.


Gorgeous Flowers Garden & Love — Fuchsia Flowers — these were always favorites of my grandmother

~I will have a yard full of poppies

Top 3 Rarest Red Flowers In The World Tower of Jewels plant Crocosmia Lucifer Red papaver Shirley poppies

If you have a copy of the Bible , you are far from alone. In whole or in part, the Bible has been published in more than 2,300 languages an thus is available to more than 90 percent of the world population. On the average , more than a million Bibles are distributed each week! Billions of copies of either the whole Bible or part of it have produced. Surely , there is no other book like the Bible.  What impresses you about the distribution of the Bible?

Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum), so delicate and beautiful, are flowering in my garden now (May/June in Queensland, Australia)

Lily of the valley

List 3 ~ Favorite Flowers

Lily-of-the Valley! My favorite flower! Scrumptiously fragrant, tiny and delicate. My birth month flower for May.

Magnolias....Are these really magnolias or is this the flowers of a tulip tree?  The tulip tree has more blossoms (like this picture) and its flowers are fewer, and surrounded by the big glossy green leaves.

Fond memories - My MeMe had a Japanese Magnolia tree in her front yard. I promice myself this springs I am planting Lady Magnolia Tree just like this one !

Starfish Succulents (!!!)

Starfish Succulent ~ Stapelia blossom ~ My parents had one of these. I member the bloom being much larger than this one. Note: Bloom has a "fishy" odor.

Dahlia - such pretty color striations~

I love dahlias; named after the botanical author Anders Dahl, dahlias are a popular garden plant for several reasons.

Mountain mint (a.k.a. Pycnanthemum muticum): Grows UP instead of OUT. Tasty and incredibly hardy perennial. Bees love it.

Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum muticum, is one of several varieties of this native plant that attracts pollinators and dries well, with silvery.