Frangipanis (also known as Plumerias) are relatively small trees growing only to about 5-6m in height, but what they lack in height they make up in width often becoming as wide as they are tall.
They have a well-behaved root system which makes them great for the home garden and for growing in pots. Frangipanis are also great survivors coping with drought, heat, neglect and insect and pest attack. They are also deciduous allowing maximum winter sun while providing shade in summer.
It is generally thought that frangipanis (plumerias) are native to South & Central America although some reports claim they are native to the Caribbean and were taken to the Americas by Spanish priests.
Exotic orchids that resemble some classy dancing girls, with orange-ish colored petals this beautiful flower is commonly known as the Ballerina Orchid, and as Caladenia melanema by their scientific name.
These graceful dancers are doing a pirouette with their arms raised, just like ballerinas dancing the Black Swan. They grow one by one or in groups in different parts of Australia. The Ballerina has been listed as “Critically Endangered” under the Australian Government.
“Nothing is quite beautiful alone: nothing but is beautiful in the whole. A single object is only so far beautiful as it suggests this universal grace.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” — Sylvia Plath
“He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and willful and wild-hearted, alone amidst a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the sea harvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight.” — James Joyce
My dream flock would consist of one of probably every breed. I like chickens this much.
I am totally egg obsessed and trying to achieve the most colorful egg basket (and colorful chickens) in my suburban backyard. Seasonal availability and hatchery minimums are somewhat a hinderance, so I’m dependent on what my local feed store happens to carry or what I can produce myself using my incubators by mixing hens and roosters of different breeds, thus getting a variety of eggs.
My current laying birds include Easter Egger, Buff Orp and Blue Wyandotte. I am getting more chicks next week: Black Dominant Copper and an Olive Egger. I wanted to get a white or cream egg layer. The store is getting a new shipment the end of the month.
Can’t decide between White Leghorn, Sicilian Buttercup, Speckled Sussex or…. Columbian Wyandotte-just because I want a white chicken and they’re so beautiful even though they lay brown eggs.
Bird of Paradise. A Bird of Paradise flower found on Maui.
Plumeria is a sweet-smelling flower that beautifies Hawaiian leis. Plumeria Passion flowers are a familiar celebratory sight at graduations, are a water-wise option, meaning they can tolerate dry conditions while flourishing in full sun.
Interesting Data Link for you to visit if you like plants as much as I do:
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Pini Jambu – A watery fruit in Sri Lanka
Dead snapdragon flowers look like weird skulls
I don’t think I would like to have this particular plant in my farm, especially because in summer I go out to the yard to inspect my and detect larvas, caterpillars with an ultraviolet lamp, and seeing this scary flower would probably be a deterrent for me to keep on doing what I have being doing for years 🤣😁
Why do I get to fall in love with each tree? Let me tell you why: a tree changes carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, it sequesters carbon and provides much shelter for countless critters. There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this blog post, all we’ll focus on are the looks of these amazing nature wonders.
Tropic Breeze Balloon:
It grows in different rainforests.
Ponytail Palm Tree
Kaleidoscopic Rainbow Eucalyptus, Hawaii’s
This one is a native one in the archipelago which has a unique appearance like an upright umbrella.
Its dark red sap gives its name dragon blood.
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