Floral Friday ~ Ornithogalum

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Floral Friday ~ Ornithogalum When someone asks for “ornithogalum”, what first comes to mind?  Is it the black-eyed star flowers, the ever so popular white star-of-Bethlehem or yellow/orange star-shaped dubium?  Those are all species of Ornithogalum, more commonly known as star-of-Bethlehem, wonder flower or Chincherinchee. The name is derived from Greek, “ornis” (a bird) and “gala” (milk) ~ meaning something amazing. … Read More

Floral Friday ~ The Peony

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Floral Friday ~ The Peony Don’t we all love peonies!  Is it the fragrance, full ruffly petals or remembrance of grandma’s abundant garden that makes us giddy? What’s in a name? The name derives from the Latin genus name, Paeonia, which, in turn, derives from a figure in Greek mythology, Paeon.  Paeon was a healer, working under the instruction of Asclepius, the … Read More

Floral Friday ~ Privet

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Privet Berries Seasonality ~ Fall/Winter Inflorescence ~ Panicle Privet berries are part of the Oleaceae Family (Olive) and Ligustrum Genus (Privet). The Ligustrum shrub produces small white fragrant flowers in paniclesduring the spring in the south and in the summer in northern climates.  The flowers then give rise to green berries which ripen into blue (fall) then finally black (winter).  Due to the weight of … Read More