Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, May 28, 2010


I love this ancient plant, with tall stems bearing tubular flowers which are spotted inside. However caution is advised, as due to the presence of cardiac glycoside digitoxin,
the leaves, flowers and seeds of this plant are poisonous to humans and some animals and can be fatal if eaten.


Honeymoon registry said...

Those plants are breathtaking.
I'm very thankful to the author for posting such an amazing post.

Darla said...

I personally try not to ingest any of my plants,lol. Great warning. These are so beautiful, love the freckles.

JGH said...

Mine are blooming for the first time this year - it's so exciting! I didn't know about the poisonousness, tho - thanks for the warning.

Ann Flower said...

That is just an incredible combination of textures and elements. So softly feminine, and intricate. Beautiful!

lynn'sgarden said...

That foxglove really caught my eye! Just beautiful, KeeWee! I grow the very subtle pale yellow and purple/pink...I need to find THIS one! ;)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Yours look beautiful! Mine are getting close to blooming, I think I have many of the same colors as you.