Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cherry blossom

 
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song sparrow, North American variation, is streaked brownish above with brown wings.Dark, dense streaking may merge into central spot on whitish breast. Long rounded tail pumped in flight. Wide grey eyebrow, brown crown with grey central stripe, dark mustache mark.

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Zygocactus Schlumbergera


 

Zigocactus Schlumbergera, wildly known as  Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus and Holiday Cactus ( for time of blossom) or Crab Cactus (for appearance of stems), named after cacti collector Frederick Schlumberger (1823-1893). Originally, Schlumbegera is found in the coastal mountains of southeastern Brazil. Plant grows in tropical forest on trees or rocks, in shady, high humid habitat.

The cultivation in Europe has started In 1818, the Schlumbergera Truncata was introduced to Europe. Shortly after, in 1839, was introduced Schlumbergera russelliana. A few years later, in 1852, was recorded the first hybrid S. x buckleyi, named after it is founder W. Buckley.

Today you could find considerable number of cultivars, which are available in a quite number of colors and are usable as ornamental plants.  


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Primula


PrimulaPrimula is a genus of 400-500 species. Many of them are growing as ornamental flowers. Perennial Primula blooms mostly at spring. ( Sourse - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primula )

Primula is a genus of 400-500 species. Many of them are growing as ornamental flowers. Perennial Primula blooms mostly at spring. ( Sourse - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primula )
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bee Balm (Monarda) Flower


Bee Balm (Monarda )Flower

Bee Balm (Monarda ) is annual or perennial plant native to North America. Common names include Bee balm, Horsemint, Bergamot and Oswego tea. Today the plant gives the taste to Earle Grey Tea, but long since was used by Ntive Americans as medical plant for it antiseptic, carminative and general stimuation actions. Also, the Bee Balm flower favorite with hummingbirds.( Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda )

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rainbow’s End Rose

Rainbow's End Rose flower

 Rainbow’s End Rose. While growing in full sun the light red on the petals of the flower become a dark red, almost completely covering the petals. The flowers at a begining open as a deep yellow, flushing with dark red. As the flower opens fully, the dark red fades to a pink. The plant usually has three flowers in different stage, so at any given time making it look as though there are tree different roses on the same plant.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

The Chive


The Chive

Flowering chives and Coriander buds on green, blurred background.
The chive (Allium schoenoprasum), the smallest species of edible onions, a perennial plant native to Europe, Asia and North America.

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