Tuesday, 31 January 2012

JONQUIL flowers.

 The species narcissus jonquilla can be seen growing wild throughout southern portions of the United States. They grow in large, mostly yellow clusters that are frequently surrounded by distinctive, thin, rounded foliage which is a dark blue-green in hue. These fragrant blooms can grow in abundance, and are known to survive in nearly any landscape; however, they blossom their best in well drained, slightly acidic soils, with either full sunlight or partial shade.
 The jonquil flower is thought to be one of the most abundantly grown plants in Texas. These blossoms first found their way to the United States by way of European colonists, and were then spread throughout the south by early settlers. Since this bloom is a perennial – becoming dormant during the late summer months, then sprouting again in early spring – it naturally became a consistent part of the back drop of early American life, and has since become something of an “heirloom” plant. Given that the jonquil flower has developed quite a bit of cultural significance in the United States, it is not surprising that they have found their way into a number of festivities. One such example of this is the Annual Jonquil Festival at the Historic Washington State Park, in Washington, Arkansas.
 This three-day event is supposed to be a yearly welcoming of spring, and includes a spectacular viewing of thousands of jonquil flowers, along with crafts, entertainment and vendors to help celebrate the occasion. The city of Smyrna in Georgia holds a similar festival in the fall; however, since the plants themselves are not available for viewing during this particular season, the Keep Smyrna Beautiful organization hands out bulbs that can be planted around the city.
Being that the jonquil flower is considered the March birth blossom, many of these plants are given as birthday presents. However, they are also said to represent desire, return of affection and sympathy. Because of this, they are often given as gifts to tell the recipient that they are loved in return, or that they are wanted. They are also given during or after traumatic events – namely to show that the giver cares, but also to help brighten the recipient’s day.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Flower decoration wallpapers.

Flower decoration wallpapers.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Flowers sceneries wallpapers.

Flowers sceneries wallpapers.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Desktop flowers wallpapers.

 butterfly small flowers desktop wallpaper.
 pink Gerbera flowers wallpaper.
 heart and pink roses desktop wallpaper.
 beautiful rose wallpaper.
Tulip flowers wallpaper.

cactus flowers photos.

pink cactus flower.
red cactus flower.
white cactus flower.
yellow cactus flowers.
red cactus flower.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Yellow jasmine flowers pictures.

 Many types of jasmine that has been identified, there is at least 200 species are already known and recorded. But these types are categorized as actual jasmine flower (because lots of fragrant plants like jasmine classified into the type of jasmine) and there are some who do not have a scent. For this type have often we meet, there are seven types of plants that sufficient demand, which is a type Primrose Jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) with flowers such as roses, petals are piling up and there is a yellow flower,
 Jasmine is approximately estimated to come from various countries, there are originating from China (Primrose Jasmine/Jasminum mesnyi; Winter Jasmine/Jasminum nudiflorum; and Jasminum polyanthum) and India (Star Jasmine/Jasminum multiflorum and Arabian Jasmine/Jasminum sambac), was also the State of Papua estimated as origin for this type of Jasmine Star/Angelwing Jasmine (Jasminum nitidum).
 The jasmine flower has been used for ages in a variety of ways. Not only is this flower considered a beautiful plant to keep in the garden, it is also frequently used to adorn woman’s hair and clothing. They have been used to scent green tea leaves; to create delightfully floral pastries, and the scent can be extracted to create essential oils with both healing and aphrodisiac-like properties. The essential oil created from the jasmine flower is said to be an anti-depressant, anti-septic, and a calming sedative. It is also used either by itself or with other notes to create soft, sensuous perfumes that have been favored by women around the world for centuries. The jasmine flower is also widely loved for its strong cultural ties. These blossoms are the national symbol for the Philippines – known there as “Sampaguita” — and Indonesia, where it is known as “Melati.” These flowers are often used as vital elements to both wedding and religious ceremonies.
 As a gift, jasmine flowers can be given in a variety of ways, and hold a variety of meanings. In China the jasmine flower is considered the ideal emblem for feminine kindness. In other areas these flowers are thought to indicate grace and delicacy, as well as sensuality and cheerfulness. They are thought to attract wealth and romantic attachments. They make great gifts for those you have a special fondness for; someone who enjoys rich floral fragrances, or even someone who is something of a night owl, as some varieties of this flower tend to open up and show their full beauty late at night. These flowers can easily be given as indoor plants, ready to be planted into the recipient’s own garden, or simply clipped and placed into a fresh bouquet.

Who does not know Jasmine? Besides the clean white flowers and attractive, the smell of exotic flowers as well. It becomes a hallmark in many traditional events as well as fragrances for cosmetics or body care. Apparently, there are other kinds of flowers are pink and yellow, Jasmine has many potential benefits to be exploited further. Then this flower also has a special meaning to develop the spiritual side for certain people.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Snow drop flowers pictures.

 The snowdrop flower – or galanthus – is often described as having the appearance of three drops of milk spilling forth from a bright green stem. Snowdrops are a genus of about 20 species, and come from the amaryllidaceae family. Unlike many other flowers – which are generous with their color variations – snowdrop flowers only come in a sophisticated, creamy white hue. Another thing that makes these flowers so unique is that they may sometimes flower early, often poking through layers of snow. Because of their simplicity and lack of major variation, there are really only two species that are regularly cultivated. These are galanthus elwesii, or the giant snowdrop, and galanthus nivalis, or the common snowdrop.
 The snowdrop flower – which is well loved not only for its simple beauty, but for its distinct, honey-like scent – has a surprisingly varied history in both ancient folklore and more modern storytelling. Snowdrops have been used as inspiration for stories like Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snowdrop,’ which describes the flower as being the first to arrive in spring. Another such story appears in Lenore E. Mulets’ book “Flower Stories.” In this book a whole chapter is dedicated to describing the flower and its growth in a charming, fairytale-like narrative. In myth, the snowdrop flower has a slightly more foreboding tale to tell. Due to their low growing patterns and the fact that they were regularly seen springing up in cemeteries, many Victorians felt that these flowers were representative of death.
 In fact, many people felt it was bad luck to bring them into the homes of those who were ill, as they were considered bad luck. On a more positive note, the snowdrop flower also appears in biblical stories. One such being that of the snowdrop bursting forth to comfort Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the Garden of Eden.
 Although snowdrop flowers were once considered a bad omen, today they are thought to be a simple, delicate symbol of hope, purity and consolation. As gifts, these flowers are given for a variety of reasons. They may be a simple expression of sympathy, or an elegant symbol of optimism and virtue which can be presented to a bride or wedding party. Sometimes, though, these flowers are given solely for their lovely appearance, and may be presented alongside more colorful blossoms in a large arrangement or small bouquet. They may also be given as potted flowers, or even pressed plants.

Snowdrop plant looks like three drops of milk hanging from a stem. This accounts for the Latin name Galanthus which means milk-white flowers. These Snowdrop bulbs, are originally from Europe and Asia Minor.
Snowdrops are the early spring flowering bulbs. Two or three straplike leaves, dark green in color, grow from each bulb. The white flowers are usually borne singly, mostly in early spring but sometimes in mid to late winter, which makes them the earliest flowering bulb. The three inner petals have green tips and overlap the outer petals to form a tube.