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Variegation…variegated…variety…

My flower beds are filled with a variety of day lilies and Amaryllis that were gifted to me by my Dad.  The flowers vary in color from one plant to the next. There is also variety within the individual flower…This is the time of year when the plants are full of buds.  In keeping with their name every day there is a new bloom to admire and enjoy and photograph.  They are like little gifts from my Dad sprinkled throughout my flower beds and my day. 

Variegation is the appearance of differently coloured zones in the leaves, and sometimes the stems, of plants. This may be due to a number of causes. Some variegation is attractive and ornamental and gardeners tend to preserve these. The term is also sometimes used to refer to colour zonation in flowers, minerals, and the skin, fur, feathers or scales of animals. (according to Wikipedia)

Variegated is having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored: Distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.

Variety is the state of being varied or diversified: to give variety to a diet, difference; discrepancy; a number of different types of things, especially ones in the same general category: a large variety of fruits. A kind or sort, a different form, condition, or phase of something. (Websters Dictionary)

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This post is part of the Blogging Challenge: A to Z April Challenge.  This post is brought to you by the letter “V”!

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Roadside Attractions…

East Texas Roadside Attractions…Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes

This past weekend me and the Hubs escaped our everyday routines. We hung out with friends, laughing, eating and wandering through the Canton Texas Trade Days!  We also enjoyed some of the best roadside attractions East Texas has to offer.  Wildflowers!!!

The Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~Heinrich Heine

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Tiny yellow dancers…

Currently our yard is sprinkled with little yellow flowers…they are a delightful addition to the landscape.  If our mower were not in the shop being repaired from an unfortunate incident the last time out, we may not be enjoying these tiny yellow dancers bobbing on the lawn.   This particular flower by any other name is a weed.  Weeds are just a smidge more tolerable at the beginning of the growing season as they announce the arrival of Spring.  

I rather enjoy the natural feel that the flowering weeds bring to the landscape…dandelions, ragwort, buttercups, clover, bluebonnets, indian paint brushes and the like. 

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment and happiness.  Shades of golden-yellow carry the promise of a positive future.  Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy as well as spark creative thoughts.   

A few years ago I was invited to take a personality profile test along with our entire staff.  This particular test associates personalities to a color wheel.  My personality test revealed that I am YELLOW…no not yellow as in jaundice or cowardly. According to the Insights Discovery Personality Profile Yellow is social, dynamic, demonstrative, enthusiastic and persuasive. A person with a “yellow” personality was likened to a Golden Retriever. A person who is fun to be around but will chase any butterfly or frisbee that comes into view.

 

In the Garden Yellow is considered…a warm color in landscape design. In the garden yellow’s appearance has a stimulating effect.  Yellow flowers come forward in the landscape, helping to make a large garden feel cozy.  Purple is the perfect complement to yellow in the garden. I have also heard that planting yellow flowers in your front garden will draw in potential home buyers.

For more on the color yellow..visit Sensational Color

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Weekly Photo Challenge….Flowers

It has been so hot and dry here there are very few flowers left…so these are from earlier in the year when everything was in bloom.

Azaleas are flowering shrubs that bloom in the early spring and their blooms last several weeks.  Azaleas are shade tolerant and prefer living near or under a tree.

In Chinese culture, the azalea is known as “thinking of home bush” which is exactly what I think of when I see the beautiful flowering shrubs. 

 

 

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A Flower a day…Day 2

Photo Blog 05.09.2011

A beautiful lemon yellow daylily!

Daylily!!!

So bright you might want to wear shades.

Lovely, just lovely!

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