Azaleas are a subgenus of flowering shrubs that can grow up to 6 feet in height and produce numerous large flowers in colors of pink, purple, red or white. They bloom during the spring and can be deciduous or evergreen, depending on the species. Azalea bushes have a long lifespan with proper care, as some plants can live for as long as 50 years. Azalea bushes require only routine maintenance to survive in most temperate climates around the world.
“Lily of the valley ( Convallaria majalis) is a fragrant flowering plant used in religious ceremonies, world celebrations, perfumes and in gardens. Also known as the May lily, it means “return to happiness” and most often symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility.“
What a beautiful Azalea we received for Valentine’s Day. The plant in a box with a heart dangling from the front took its place in our window and took to the sunlight as if to say “I am yours, Mr. Sunshine!”
An absolutely beautiful spot to lay down a blanket, open a picnic basket, and sit close to a loved one. We are all in a beautiful spot today on this New Years Day, as we are everyday, to begin anew with hopes and dreams. Each day is a new chance to make your dreams come true.
Speaking of dreams:
After she woke up, a woman told her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?”
“You’ll know tonight,” he said.
That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife.
Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled “The Meaning of Dreams.”
While Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year, there is nothing like a fresh spring day to provide your nasal palette with refreshment!
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