Johnny Jump Ups

It is springtime, time for Johnny Jump Ups.

Johnny Jump Ups also known as Viola Tricolor. These popular perennials start blooming in early spring through the fall. The viola comes in a variety of colors. In the garden, they can multiply fast. You can have flowerbeds, create a border, or grow them in hanging flowerpots on the balcony. These lovely flowers brighten the day.

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Peter and John the Galilean fishermen, and apostles of Lord Jesus Christ speaking to the lame man at the gate of the Temple.

Cluster Carnations

cluster carnation pale pink Carnations also known as the clove pink flower is one of world’s oldest cultivated flowers.  The flower probably originates from the Mediterranean. In earlier times the shade of the flower was pale pink and peach. As time went by the variety of colors has increased. This captivating flower is now available in red, white, yellow, purple and even green.  Yet personally I prefer the original colors,

cluster carnation pale pink.pngThe carnation became the official flower for Mother’s Day in the early 20th  century cluster carnation peach.pngbut it is  also a favorite for other occasions like birthdays and weddings.  The clove-like scent, of the cut flower, the ruffled appearance  and the extended blooming period is very much appreciated.



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The Forget-Me-Not Flower is a blue and tiny flower with a yellow center. It is a flower of remembrance. The Forget-Me-Not is growing in a lot a different places on riverbanks and throughout wetlands. It is the State Flower of Alaska.




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God created heaven and earth and all that therein is.  God created man Adam and out of the rib of the man He created a woman Eve. Everything in the Garden of Eden was perfect and peaceful. Then came God’s greatest adversary, satan, disguised as a serpent and beguiling Eve to eat a fruit of the forbidden tree. Adam too ate a fruit of the forbidden tree. By disobeying God sin and death came into this world. God and men were separated.

However God took care for of separation. A second Adam came, Who did full fill the law of God till the very end. Jesus Christ Son of God and Saviour carried the punishment for our  sin and died on Calvary’s Cross. After three days Jesus Christ has truly risen and ascended to the Father in Heaven. Known as Ascension Day forty days after Easter Sunday. The Redeemer conquered sin and death.  The separation from God the first Adam caused is removed by the second Adam. This means that we can go through the great Mediator to the Father for a Life Everlasting.     

Do Not For-Get-Him, Jesus Christ.


forget-me-not-closeupWoman, was made from the rib of a man.- She was not created from his head to top him, nor from his heel to be stepped upon.- She was made from his side to be equal to him,  from beneath his arm to be protected by him, near his heart to be loved by him.



Spring Greetings 2016

 Narcissus also known as daffodil is a bulb flower. The bulb is planted during the second half of October and will bloom the following spring. The daffodil is the flower for the month of March. Symbolizing New Beginnings.



The word “daffodil” is first used in 1548 and comes from the Dutch word “de affodil”  that translates to “the ashfodel”.   This word refers to a variety of herbs of the lily family that have yellow- or white flowers and bloom on tall straight upward stems. (according to Merriam Webster Dictionary)

The daffodil is produced and grown in Europe, however, the lovely flower is cultivated widely and can grow in most regions of the United States.









“I wandered lonely as a cloud- That floated on high o’er the vales and hills,- When all at once I saw a crowd,- A host of golden daffodils; -Beside the lake, beneath the trees,- Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”    William Wordsworth

Daffodils when caught by a breeze it is as if the flowers are waving to you.

The images below are mini yellow trumpet daffodils

mini-trumpet-daffodilsThese mini trumpets bloomed last spring. Kept the bulbs.

mini-trumpetsThe bulbs of the mini trumpets blooming again this spring.

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