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Proteas Please and Tease Me

The Proteaceae family was named after the mythical god Proteus, son of Poseidon, because the flowers have so many forms. Proteus could foretell the future, but changed his shape so he didn’t have to.

Doesn’t the king protea above look like a snow cone?

And this banksia, a corn cob? The petals feel like coated plastic wire, the kind used in telephone cables. Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for January 2009

What took my breath away this month are the cut flowers and fresh veggies (some organic) sold in markets, road side stalls and garden centers throughout Israel.  Here’s a glance of what I saw yesterday at a market. And just to make you salivate a bit, I’ll translate the prices for you into dollars!

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Gerbera daisies priced at 19 shekels for one dozen. Price exchange in U.S.: $4.75 per dozen.  Continue Reading →

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