We love this time of year, holidays and good times with family and friends are here! This week we were reminded by a childhood memory, “How Santa came to wear His “Red and White” suit.
According to the theory, the legend of Santa derives from shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions who dropped into locals’ homes with a bag full of Holy Mushrooms as presents in late December,
“As the story goes, up until a few hundred years ago, these practicing sharmans or priests connected to the older traditions would collect Amanita muscaria (the Holy Mushroom), dry them and then give them as gifts on the winter solstice,” “Because snow is usually blocking doors, there was an opening in the roof through which people entered and exited, thus the chimney story.”( The Amanita muscaria mushroom, which is deep red with white flecks.)
Have a wonderful, Happy and Safe Christmas to you all!
And Best wishes for 2016
ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND
Welcome to the Spring Addition of the Flower School Newsletter
Irises go back to ancient times in Egypt where they were immortalized in drawings as symbols of the renewal of life. This lovely flower is named after the Greek messenger of the gods, Iris, who was said to have golden wings and to travel on a rainbow. “Iris” means “rainbow” in Greek, fittingly representing the many colours of the iris flower.
Where the Story Begins …
The worldwide success story of the iris probably began in 1479 B.C., when King Thutmose III of Egypt had conquered Syria, where irises grew in great profusion. Thutmose immortalized iris in sculptures at the Temple of Amon at Karnak, as well as in the gardens of Egypt. That is where their story begins.
DID YOU KNOW?
The word for Iris comes from Greek word meaning “rainbow”.
In FENG SHUI all bulb flowers symbolize Wealth
Emily’s favourite flower is an Iris.
Care and Conditioning
Iris are easy to look after as are other bulbs, just cut and place into a vase of water of deep cold water.
Daffodils need to be placed on their own as their sap is poisonous to other flowers.
Duration: All Day
DATE: 19th September 2014
Cost : $99.00
Included: Travel by bus – Brisbane to Toowoomba and return, entrance fees into the Carnival of Flowers, Morning tea and picnic lunch.
We will depart 6 Winchester Street, Hamilton 7.30am by coach and will return by 5.00/5.30pm
On arrival at Toowoomba we will stop for a morning cuppa with Devonshire Tea, Proceed to Queens Park to enter the Ergon Energy Flower Food & Wine Festival with guided tour of the Floral competition area.
A visit to Queens Park Gardens and on to Laurel Bank Park for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we will visit two of the prize winning gardens, before we depart at 3.00pm for home.
I am taking bookings now, so please let me know if you want to be included.
Summer (Dec/Jan/Feb) Agapanthus, Belladonna Lily, Buddleia, Calla Lily, Dahlia, Delphinium, David Austin Roses, Frangipani, Freesia, Garden Roses, Gardenia, Gentian, Ginger, Grevillea, Gloriosa, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Larkspur, Lavender, Lisianthus, Pansy, Peony (Nov to mid Dec only), Pineapple miniature, Queen Anne’s Lace, Stephanotis, Sweet Pea, Tuberose, Tulips, Water Lilies. Read more