Posted on August 20, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

Poppies The “World’s Popular Encyclopedia” referred to Poppies as “common cornfield weed”. Popular is an understatement, as Poppies come in many, many varieties, and are native to many parts of the world, including Central and Southern Europe, China, India, and other parts of Asia. It’s popularity also stems from the diversity of it’s use. In…

Madagascar Periwinkle

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

 Madagascar Periwinkle Vinca or Periwinkle is a prolific heat and drought tolerant annual, perfect for hot, dry areas. It’s easy to grow, and requires little or no attention. This plant is known by three names: Vinca, Periwinkle (or Madagascar Periwinkle), and Myrtle. . The plants are grown for its attractive glossy, green foliage, as well…

Friendship Day

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

Friendship Day When : the first Sunday of August Friendship Day is a day to nurture relationships, new and old. It’s a really easy and fun day to celebrate.   Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Start early. Chances are, they know it’s Friendship Day. You want to beat them to the punch,…

Gladiolus August Birthflower

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

Gladiolus August Birthflower The meaning of the Gladiolus is sincerity and symbolizes strength of character. Hidden message of the Gladiolus, so favored during the Victorian era was “Love at first sight”. Colors of the Gladiolus o Pink o Red o White o Yellow o Orange Definition of the Gladiolus: Any of numerous plants of the…

Water Lily

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:06am by Rhonda No Comment

The Water Lily, also known as Nymphaeaceae or “water lily family”, is a family of flowering plants and can be found throughout the world. The white water lily is the national flower of Bangladesh. Like other flowers, the Water Lily is rooted in soil, however it grows and floats in bodies of water. The leaves…

National Junk Food Day

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:09pm by Rhonda No Comment

National Junk Food Day    Always on July 21st For some of us, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food. Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that contains little nutritional value. We also…

Tidy Tips

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

Tidy tips is found throughout low-elevation dry habitats in California, and the state in the Mojave Desert into Arizona and Utah. It is common in grassy places at low elevations in grassy slopes and openings in coastal sage scrub, grasslands and chaparral, coastal plains, and the High Desert. It is a member of Spring wildflower ‘displays,’ and grows during the months of March to…

Cheer Up the Lonely Day

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

Cheer Up the Lonely Day July 11th Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you’ve done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself. Lonely people have few friends and loved ones. They may have lost loved ones over the…

Cypress Vine

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:59pm by Rhonda No Comment

Cypress Vine is a a fast growing, flowering vine, with an abundance of bright, star shaped flowers. Native to Central America and tropical areas of South America, the Cypress Vines will grow and climb to quickly cover it’s support. It is a member of the Morning Glory family. Cypress Vine is easy to grow annual plant….

Work-a-Holic Day

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

Work-a-Holic Day July 5th   Today is Work-a-Holic Day. It recognizes the guy, or gal, who works all of the time……. even during holidays. While just about everyone is enjoying the Fourth of July holiday, the Work-a-holic is off working on some project. He can’t relax. It’s not in his nature. He’s addicted to work. It’s not…