Flower Fridays: Celosia

Celosia, also known as cockscomb and woolflowers and a cousin of the amaranth flower, are beautiful flowers in a range of deep and rich colors. They are particularly interesting to me because there are two distinctive shapes of celosia. One variety is very plume-like and almost looks like a flame, so it makes sense thatContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Celosia”

Flower Fridays: Garden Sage

I love herbs in the garden. Many are so hardy that they keep their shape while giving off their fragrance even after freezing nights in early December. We used sage, thyme, oregano and rosemary from our garden a few weeks ago for our Thanksgiving meal. Sage is the most amazing of the lot. Sure, itContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Garden Sage”

Flower Fridays: Bird Of Paradise

It is not surprising that in the language of flowers, bird of paradise means magnificence—they are showy splendid specimens! Although I am not usually drawn to them, they make a wonderful addition to large table displays, towering over—as if they are watching over—the other more petite flowers. And their exotic flair makes me dream ofContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Bird Of Paradise”

Flower Fridays: Aster

Aster is a symmetrical beauty that is perfect for this time of year. We have lavender colored wild asters growing everywhere in our neighborhood. They are one of the last blooming flowers to resist the cold before winter arrives so I am delighted that they prolong my garden. They range in size from tiny-petaled bloomsContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Aster”

Flower Fridays: Myrtle

I have to admit that I am not very familiar with myrtle. In the south there are many crape myrtle trees but it isn’t often that in the northeast one experiences myrtle. Yet it is a lovely flower resting upon bushes or trees. Myrtle is known as the flower of the gods and was sacredContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Myrtle”