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Garden of roses – Part I

Posted by Angelica on July - 25 - 2011

 

Quote of the day

“In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.”

 

Types of roses

 

Roses are most probably the prettiest flowers on earth. Commonly available in many places around the world, it comes in different sizes, colors & shapes.There are more than 11,000 species of roses available around the world. Below is a list of the most common types, distinguish them by specific characteristic such as clusters, stems, flowers, & fragrance.

 

Floribunda – A cross of hybrid teas & rosa multiflora. Flowers are medium sized & have many petals which makes the flowers look full. Flowers grow in clusters per stem and throughout the year.

 A cross of hybrid teas & rosa multiflora.

 

Hybrid teas – A cross between hybrid Perpetuals & Tea roses. These are the oldest cultivar rose & the most popular. This rose produces only one blossom at the end of the stem. These flowers are known to have variable fragrance.

 A cross between hybrid Perpetuals & Tea roses

 

Grandiflora – A cross between hybrid teas & floribunda. Bigger flowers than floribunda are clustered at the end of large stems. Have variable fragrance.

A cross between hybrid teas & floribunda

 

Miniature roses – also known as China Roses, these dwarf plants bloom tiny flowers but highly clustered and bloomed roses last a long time.

also known as China Roses

 

Shrub roses – Disease-resistance, grows in a variety of climates with a minimum of attention, little pruning required, blooms beautiful flowers, consistently over a very long season. These make great as borders and fencing.

Shrub roses

Climbing roses – Have long arching stems that follows a supporting structure. Flowers are abundant and clustered and are great as entrance trails, balcony or archway.

Climbing roses

 

Tree roses – These roses are made of hardy root stock grafted to a long stem that is, in turn, grafted to a rose bush at the top of the stem.

Tree roses

 

Ground cover roses – They mostly grow low to the ground and the newer hybrids bloom when there’s plenty sunlight available.

Ground cover roses

 

More about roses coming soon. Part 2 of this post is being prepared. Subscribe to RSS or E-mail to receive update notification.

Color your plate

Posted by Angelica on July - 12 - 2011

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”

– Jim Davis

Eat a rainbow of Vegetables & Fruits

If you thought that green cabbages & purple cabbages were the same with differences only in price, you’ll probably need to think again & change your mindset completely. The vegetables & fruits you eat everyday apparently has got nothing to which family it belongs to but of the colors they are!

It has been researched and proven that vegetables & fruits of different colors have different kind of nutrients that help to protect the body against illness.

This is going to make your groceries shopping adventure more exciting that you thought it is…. J

 

Red Group
 

Antioxidants & reduce cancer risk,

Yellow/Orange

Reduce Heart Disease, cancer, good for eyes, improve immune. High in Vitamin A, C, B & folate, and beta carotene

Green

Contains chlorophyll, prevents cancer, prevent cataract/blindness in old age, reduce risk of birth defect. Rich in Vitamins

Blue/Purple

Antioxidants, protects cell from damages, reduce cancer, stroke & heart disease. Improve memory & age healthy

White/Beige

Health Promoting Chemicals, lower cholesterol & blood pressure. Reduce risk of stomach cancer. Good source of mineral & potassium

Red apples

Yellow apples

Green apples

Blackberries

Bananas

Beets

Apricots

Artichokes

Blueberries

Cauliflower

Red cabbage

Butternut squash

Asparagus

Eggplant

Garlic

Cherries

Cantaloupe

Avocados

Figs

Ginger

Cranberries

Carrots

Green beans

Juneberries

Jicamas

Pink grapefruit

Grapefruit

Broccoli

Plums

Mushrooms

Red grapes

Lemons

Brussels sprouts

Prunes

Onions

Red peppers

Mangoes

Green cabbage

Purple grapes

Parsnips

Pomegranates

Nectarines

Cucumbers

Raisins

Potatoes

Red potatoes

Oranges

Green grapes

Purple Cabbage

Turnips

Radishes

Papayas

Honeydew melon

Blackcurrants

White Peach

Raspberries

Peaches

Kiwi

Purple Figs

Pears

Rhubarb

Pears

Lettuce

Elderberries

Rambutans

Strawberries

Yellow peppers

Limes

Black Olives

Lychees

Tomatoes (best when cooked)

Persimmons

Green onions

Purple Potatoes

Watermelon

Pineapple

Peas

Purple Asparagus

Red Onions

Pumpkin

Green pepper

Purple Yam

Blood Oranges

Rutabagas

Spinach

Mangosteen

Yellow winter squash

Zucchini

Pink Dragon Fruit

Sweet corn

Green Peas

Red Plums

Sweet potatoes

Leeks

Nectarines

Tangerines

Okra

Yellow tomatoes

Butterhead

Yellow watermelon

Long Bean

 

 

 

RED VEGETABLES & FRUITS

Red Vegetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW/ORANGE VEGETABLES & FRUITS

Yellow / Orange Vegetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN VEGETABLES & FRUITS

Green VegetablesGreen Vegetables

BLUE/PURPLE VEGETABLES & FRUITS

Blue / Purple Vegetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE/BEIGE VEGETABLES &

FRUITS

White / Beige Vegetable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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