Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A delightful discovery...


So wandering through the market today, mom & I passed the very popular floral round. You know the one that has the black buckets filled with roses, baby's breath (ick) & pedestrian choices. I was a fool to hope for peonies, not wanting to traipse to Whole Foods, but then around the back, potted & plopped on the floor was this wonderful spiky white flowers plant that I have never seen & when mom rejoined, she had no clue either & that is saying something.


Evil me I stole the tag. By the way it had no care instructions only a very generic type in black with Ornithigalum Damascus, so I felt not too evil.
Fast forward home, to the computer & voila...Star of Bethlehem joins my interior garden plot. Damascus is part of the thrysoides genus, native to southern Europe & Africa, the latter throwing my mom into query since she gardened for 4 years in South Africa during our 1970s stint.


I love knowledge. For me that's what along with love is my definition of knowing that you're more than merely alive, that you're living & today I received a gentle reminder that in life, just when for a brief moment you believe you're well versed, on to your path the Star of Bethlehem lands.
Thank you to Touch of Nature, odla & newplant.co.za

11 comments:

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Alicia,
It's a delight to stumble upon your blog... you're a beautiful writer and the photos are so sharp and crisp. I'm going to enjoy "getting to know" through your blogging journey!
Toma

Tartelette said...

These are just stunning!I did not know the right name for these until now. Thanks!

Katie said...

Those are pretty, green and white just looks so fresh, crisp, and clean doesn't it!

I still so super big ♥ peonies.

I wish you were here to help me plant my containers and front walk. You have such a good eye for putting prettiness together.

Love and Miss You, Godbaby says, "Mi-Licia, I Wove You! Irma the dog." Yeah, nice fragment, but hey she's two!

annechovie said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I am quite the gardener and I did not know what it was either...but it is beautiful.

pinkstilettos said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing me to your lovely one! So many pretty flowers!! Daisy~

Amanda said...

I love the flowers. They look great in the pots on the window. Ax

Amanda said...

p.s. the Sydney home did not list the price...I am sure its millions! Ax

Sanity Fair said...

Beautiful flowers - I want these!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks for clearing up the rug issue. I could not figure that one out.

Lisa said...

alicia,
i did not forget your sweet comment regarding my white on white post. i am just now finding some time to relax and check in on my bloggy friends and you are first on my list. soooo, i had to find the white flower that you were raving about & you were right, it is spectacular!
Know how much i love having you stop by & i always enjoy & learn a little something new whenever you visit. You are a great bf (bloggy friend.)
Lisa