Thursday, February 5, 2009

Flower of Nobility

Although I do not have a green thumb, I am a person who appreciates flowers.  I admire the different variety of flowers my mother grow in our small garden back in the Philippines.  There were flowers that bloom at night,  flowers that emit a sweet fragrance and  flowers with attractive colors.

Flowers add beauty and ambiance to a place so I make sure we have fresh flowers of attractive colors in our living room and dining room. Our front lawn is also planted with flowers which add attraction and beauty to the place.

One of the flowers that I love is the fragrant, white magnolia which signifies nobility.  The magnolia tree come in different varieties. Dwarf Little Gem Magnolia trees, as the name suggests,  grow only twenty feet tall, in contrast to the parent, the Magnolia Grandiflora, which grows to as tall as eighty feet.  The size of the tree, the beauty and the sweet fragrance of the flowers when they are in bloom  makes the plant perfect for landscaping small gardens and front lawns.  Aside from its aesthetic effects, the blooms  purify the air and the dense small leaves of the tree help absorb carbon dioxide and other noxious fumes in our environment.

Valentine's Day is around the corner.  Express your love to your significant other by sending a flower. 

1 comment:

Bruce said...

Ms Ray,
Since moving here to the Philippines I have noticed how so many homes have plants. About a year ago I was up in Buda, on way to Bukinon and saw all the nurseries with such a variety of beautiful plants and flowers.

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