Friday, November 30, 2007

Magnificent Blue Orchids

My Florida First Cousin has 2 green thumbs and great photography skills as evidenced in this photo he sent me which I am posting here to share with y'all. Please left double click this photo to enlarge it and see the subtle details.

Leopard Orchid

This is an orchid in my Florida cousin's collection and he describes it as gorgeous and fragrant.PUT YOUR MOUSE POINTER ON THE PICTURE AND LEFT DOUBLE CLICK IT TO ENLARGE IT AND SEE THE LEOPARD SPOTS IN HIGH DETAIL.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Freedom From Want on Thanksgiving 2007

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway." Mother Teresa

Thanksgiving For The Four Freedoms

We have so much to be thankful for on this holiday including these famous icons by the great illustrator/artist Norman Rockwell showing 4 freedoms sacred to all Americans.

Florida Orchid

I am happy to share a picture my first cousin in Florida sent me of his orchid. I wish I had the truly tropical climate of Florida so I could grow plants like these.

Florida Ferns

My first cousin who lives in Florida sent me this nice picture of ferns in his backyard garden so I am proud to share it here. I am green with envy that he has the climate there to grow tree ferns outside year round but I can't here in Mississippi.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pretty Pastel Pansies...Ultima Morpho

This fairly new variety of pansy really does look like the tropical "Morpho" butterfly. Last fall and winter I grew them and had to have two flats this season.

Cabbages and Cannas

Soon Jack Frost will take out these cannas and then pump up the purple color of the ornamental flowering cabbages.

Yellow Shrimp Plant and Peppers

For some reason looking at this plant makes me crave a bowl of gumbo and a tossed salad.

Vivid Violas

I like the colorful little faces on these violas..reminds me of children with face paint during Mardi Gras.

Ornamental Flowering Cabbage Combo Planter

"Thriller" is Mexican Feather Grass and the "Spiller" and "Filler" plants are asters and ornamental purple flowering cabbages.

Angel Trumpets Playing a Symphony

This is my second flush of blooms...counted 27 open today....last month there were 48 during the first round...overpowering fragance in the evening...hummingbird moths love these huge flowers.

Wagon Load of Weekend Work...Flats For Fall

Stopped by the local nursery for 8 flats of bedding of pansy mania??