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…

Larkspur July’s Birth Flower

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

Larkspur July’s Birth Flower Close relative to Delphiniums, Larkspurs are the birth month flower for July. A true blue flower that symbolizes lightness and swiftness, This flower has significance in Greek mythology as it grew from the blood of Ajax as he threw himself on his sword during the Battle of Troy. Larkspurs grow wild…

First Day of Summer

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

The First Day of Summer June 21 (sumardagurinn fyrsti) is an annual public holiday in Iceland held on the first Thursday after 18 April. In former times, the Icelanders used the Old Norse calendar which divided the year into only two seasons, winter and summer. Although the climate in late April cannot be considered to…

Red Rose Day

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:00am by Rhonda No Comment

 Always June 12th    Red Rose Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate America’s favorite flower…..the red rose. A red rose signifies love. A June setting for Red Rose Day is very appropriate, as this is by far the most popular month for weddings. And, they are in bloom in the gardens across America…

Rose June’s Birth Flower

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 8:38am by Rhonda No Comment

The June Birth Flower is the Rose A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colors…