Flowers From My Garden


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Flowers From My Garden

  1. 1. Flowers from my garden “ A rose is a rose…” Gertrude Stein
  2. 2. Damask Roses <ul><li>“ A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare: “Romeo and Juliet” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Double Delight <ul><li>True friendship is </li></ul><ul><li>strong and shared like the </li></ul><ul><li>fragrance of a rose but is as </li></ul><ul><li>delicate as her fleeting </li></ul><ul><li>beauty and, therefore, </li></ul><ul><li>requires constant nurturing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Variegated Orange Rose <ul><li>The roses bloom in varied splendor </li></ul><ul><li>And waft their haunting fragrance, on </li></ul><ul><li>halcyon zephyrs to where the Orient </li></ul><ul><li>meets the West. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ I am a rose of Sharon, </li></ul><ul><li>a lily growing in the </li></ul><ul><li>valley s.” </li></ul><ul><li> The Bible (KJV) </li></ul><ul><li> Song of Songs 2:1 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Morning Glory The majestic morning - glory at my window greets my waking moments with a promise of a new day’s glorious beginning
  7. 7. Morning Glory <ul><li>“ Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Waldo Emerson </li></ul>
  8. 8. Morning Glory and Red Rose <ul><li>The morning glory and the red rose greeting each other at the first blush of dawn… </li></ul>
  9. 9. The delicate Hyacinth <ul><li>The hyacinth with </li></ul><ul><li>delicate regal beauty </li></ul><ul><li>graces the garden’s </li></ul><ul><li>marshy lowlands </li></ul>
  10. 10. Orchids of Delight What thrills the heart and delights the soul more than an orchid with colors both rare and bold.
  11. 11. “ Dancing Lady” Orchid <ul><li>These “ladies” “perform” their tarantella and one </li></ul><ul><li>can almost hear the thrumming guitars and the </li></ul><ul><li>clicking castanets. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Catlleya : T he 'Queen of Orchids’ with a ‘Lily-in- waiting’ in the shade <ul><li>Her majesty holds </li></ul><ul><li>court among her </li></ul><ul><li>orchid countrymen </li></ul><ul><li>while in the shade a </li></ul><ul><li>lowly water lily </li></ul><ul><li>patiently awaits </li></ul><ul><li>an audience. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Varieties of Catlleya Orchid <ul><li>Two “friends” sharing the fragrance of </li></ul><ul><li>sweet fellowship </li></ul>
  14. 14. Plumeria or Frangipani <ul><li>While, nowadays, the Frangipani is found in </li></ul><ul><li>most well furnished Thai gardens, its </li></ul><ul><li>delicate beauty was often disregarded by Thai </li></ul><ul><li>people in the past because they associated “lan - </li></ul><ul><li>tom”, the Thai name for the Frangipani. with </li></ul><ul><li>ra - tom, which means “sorrow .. </li></ul>
  15. 15. From “sorrow” to “attractiveness” <ul><li>The Thai name was </li></ul><ul><li>changed from “Sorrow” </li></ul><ul><li>to “Attractive” by the </li></ul><ul><li>Thai Crown Princess and </li></ul><ul><li>it has since become a </li></ul><ul><li>favorite in Thai gardens. </li></ul>
  16. 16. A few Edible Flowers
  17. 17. Torch Ginger or Wax Flower <ul><li>While the flamboyant </li></ul><ul><li>pink flowers of this tall </li></ul><ul><li>perennial appear almost </li></ul><ul><li>too pretty to eat they are </li></ul><ul><li>an essential ingredient in </li></ul><ul><li>some Asian dishes. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Day Lily and Rose <ul><li>‘ Day lilies are used in hot and sour soup , daylily soup … Buddha’s Delight and Moo Shu Pork, as well as in herb medicines.’ </li></ul><ul><li>From Wickipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Rose petals can be dried and made into tea, or, when used fresh, as a tossed salad ingredient. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Now, as night’s shadows to this flowery kingdom creep To lull each blossom to deserved sleep, Dog Rose
  20. 20. The time has come to bid farewell to all Who tireless, Winter, Spring and Summer, Fall, Hanging “shrimp” Begonia
  21. 21. Dressed in splendor and gave their best And filled my garden. Take your rest. Hollyhocks