A lovely vase of flowers brought to you today in picturesque beauty
To brighten your day and fill it with sunshine, joy and laughter
May garlands of beautiful shades and magnificent light and color
Effuse your senses with never ending gardens of sensuous delights
Here in the 'Garden of Z to A', are the generous floral gifts of mother nature
Gifted to you to remind you that:
"When troubles come, and our hearts burdened be
Then friends with love will stand with you in the shadows
Bringing newness, abundance, innovation and novelties
Of new beginnings which opens your heart to the wonders
Of the many approaching, unexpected blessings which await your tender heart"
Z begins the flowery story
Zenobia, Zygopetalum and Zinnias
Yellow archangels, Yellow roses, bells and coneflowers
Xeranthemum, xylobium and Xanthoceras Sorbifolium
Water lily, Watsonia, Wedelia and White evening primrose
Valerian, Viola x Wittrockiana, Veronica Incana and Vinca Minor
Umbrella draecena, Umbrella sedge, Ulat kambal and Upas
Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan), Tiger lily, Tea rose and Tulips
Sage (Salvia), Sand phlox, Scabious and Sea holly (Eryngium)
Roses, one of the most popular flowers in the world
Ranunculus, also known as Persian Buttercup
Rhododendrons, also known as Azalea
Rudbeckia, also known as Black-eyed Susan or Coneflower
Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world
Quaker ladies, Queen Anne’s lace, Queen of the prairie and Queen's cup
Pansy, Painted daisy, Pale yellow-eyed glass and Pale purple coneflower
Orchid , Oriental Lily and Poppy, Ornamental Onion and Osteospermum
Narcissus that persistent devil, ever present, doubling trouble
Narcissus, Nasturtiums, Nemesia, Nepeta, Nerine and Nettle
Maiden Pink, Mammillaria cacti, Magnolia, Mallow and Maltese Cross ...
Laburnum, Lady's bedstraw, Lady's-eardrop, Larch and Larkspur
Kaffir Lily, Kalmia latifolia, Kangaroo Paw and Knautia Macedonica ...
Jaborosa, Jacob's Ladder, Jamesia Americana and Japanese Bellflower
Impatiens, Indian paintbrush, Iberis, Iceland poppy an Ice plant
Hibiscus, Heavenly bamboo, Helenium, Hebe and introducing, lovely HEATHER
Gaillardia, Galanthus (Snowdrops), Gaura, Gardenia and Geranium
Fairy Duster, False Indigo, False Rue Anemone, and Fern Leaf Yarrow
Ear-leaved Tickseed, Eastern purple Coneflower and Echinacea ...
Dalmation Bellflower, Daffodil, Dahlia, Daisy and Daphne
Calendula (Marigold), Calla Lily, Camellia, and Campanula (Bellflower)
Baby’s Breath, Bachelor’s Button, Balloon Flower, Bee Balm, Begonia ...
African Daisy, Aster, Amaryllis, Anemone and Azalea
AND NOW FOR POETRY TO RELAX YOUR MIND
Poem by William Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth (1802)
The Flower by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Once in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
The people said, a weed.
To and fro they went
Thro' my garden bower,
And muttering discontent
Cursed me and my flower.
Then it grew so tall
It wore a crown of light,
But thieves from o'er the wall
Stole the seed by night.
Sow'd it far and wide
By every town and tower,
Till all the people cried,
"Splendid is the flower!
Read my little fable:
He that runs may read.
Most can raise the flowers now,
For all have got the seed.
And some are pretty enough,
And some are poor indeed;
And now again the people
Call it but a weed.
Love and friendship by Emily Bronte
Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?
This poem compares love to a wild rose-briar and friendship to a holly-tree. The holly-tree is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but it will bloom more constantly than the rose-briar. The poet acknowledges the value of having just one faithful and trustworthy friend, considering it a blessing.
Yet friendship can be found in numerous and diverse places. We have proved that true by our meetings and connections on this writing platform. We have proved that it is possible to form long distance, yet lasting interconnectedness by the written words and the willingness to support one another through the good times and the not so wonderful times.
Long may our mutual willingness to create and support each other remain a blessing.
ABECEDARIAN means 'arranged alphabetically'.