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What means Hippeastrum?

 A little bit until will bloom …hehehe :)

“Hippeus” in Greek means “knight”and “Astron” means “star”. So British botanist, William Herbert, in 1821, called it “Knight star”. 22 more words

Flower Arrangements

Waiting for Spring: GBBD, March 2015

It has been a snowy day in Maine – a warning that we should not be lulled by recent spring-like temperatures and melting into thinking that winter is over. 334 more words



Every Christmas I used to buy my late father a neatly packed Hippeastrum bulb, which he would nurture with great delight until it produced its huge, startling flowers to brighten up the Winter window-ledge. 41 more words


consider the lilies

—consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Consider The Lilies

Mid-Winter Color: GBBD, February 2015

So far, February in Maine has been much colder and snowier than average. We have been getting snow every three days, and temperatures have averaged more than 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. 301 more words