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Title: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 01, 2014, 02:36:37 PM
                Flowers are tres magnifique!!   
                     Flowers are very magnificent.     
     
                     Various flowers have been named after Saints and Religious.     
     
                   In {A} list the name of the flower.   
                    In {B} list the type of flower and/or name of color.     
                      In {C} list the Religious/Saint.
     
       
                  :rainyday: :rainyday: :gardener: :gardener: :flower: :flower: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :angelyellow: :angelyellow: :gardener: :gardener: :rainyday: :rainyday: :harp: :harp: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 01, 2014, 02:42:14 PM
          {A} Blue Angel Salvia   
          {B} The salvia produces blooms in a pure gentian blue.     
          {C} The angel Gabriel announced to Mary about the birth of Jesus.      :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 01, 2014, 05:55:46 PM
{A} St. John's Wort
{B} Five petaled yellow blossoms and opposing oblong leaves, red spots.
{C} St. John the Baptist, and sometimes St. John the Apostle

This flower is known for use in treating depression, along with anxiety, loss of appetite, and insomnia. It can be found on the dry ground of roadsides, in meadows and woods.

Also known as Barbe de Saint-Jean, Herbe de la Saint-Jean.

Some say that St. John the Evangelist, who was the only apostle who stood at the foot of the cross, may have gathered the herb after he noticed it drenched in Christ's blood. Others say the plant may be named after St. John the Baptist, associating the plant with his beheading: the red spots on the plant are said to be drops of his blood. Another story says the herb is named for the Knights of St. John who used it to treat the wounded in the crusades.

Meditating on the history of the plant makes for some beautiful thoughts no?


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 01, 2014, 06:00:44 PM
Very glad to see you begin this thread here CyrilSebastian!

Ave Maria!

 :thrones: :angelyellow: :flower: :flower: :flower: :principalities: :flower:  :flower: :flower:  :angelyellow: :thrones:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: whiterockdove on December 02, 2014, 01:51:29 AM
{A} Saint Mary's Thistle, also called Milk Thistle, Blessed Milk thistle, Scotch Thistle (Silybum marianum or cardus marianus)
{B} Spiny plant with purple flower
{C} Our Blessed Mother  :principalities:
Both unproven and study supported medicinal claims including liver support and repair, antifungal, useful for OCD; similar to fluoxetine,
It's extract, silymarin, is used for cerebral edema and acute hepatitis therapy.
It can be eaten but must be prepared carefully and picked young to avoid sharp spines.
Toxic to cattle and is the responsibility of farmers/ ranchers to eliminate on their land or face fines in some counties/states.



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Poche on December 02, 2014, 03:47:51 AM
The state flower of Texas is in honor of Ven Maria de Agreda. It was said that when she bilocated there wherever her blue mantle cast a shadow the blue flowers appeared. 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 02, 2014, 02:18:07 PM
                         {A} St. Cecilia Rose      
                         {B} English rose The color is an apricot blend.    
                         {C} St. Cecilia      
  
 :harp: :harp: :violin: :violin: :harp: :harp: :violin: :violin: :harp: :harp: :violin: :violin: :harp: :harp:
        


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 03, 2014, 03:13:43 AM
I used to grow roses, those St. Cecilia roses sure are something. I heard a powerful sermon on Ven. Mary of Agreda's visits to America once.

And learning about herbs is and medicine is always helpful!

Especially if you plan on growing them!  ;D

Now when I see those purple thistles I know what they are called! Antifungal herbs are always good to know about.



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 03, 2014, 02:26:39 PM
                         {A} Iris Blessed Again     
                         {B} Iris that has stalks of light yellow flowers with creamy white falls.       
                         {C} A blessing is a favor or gift bestowed by God.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 04, 2014, 03:19:03 PM
                      {A} Daffodil Faith     
                      {B} Narcissus Daffodil with white petals and a peach center.     
                      {C} Faith is belief in God.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 05, 2014, 08:01:01 PM
                         {A} Agapanthus White Heaven     
                         {B} Lily-of-the Nile The plant has cloud-white clusters of blooms which resemble tiny trumpets.       
                         {C} Heaven is the abode of God.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: whiterockdove on December 05, 2014, 10:48:01 PM
{A} Calla Lily
{B} Strong green stalks with big white blooms
{C} St. Joseph
  Called, among other common names; St. Joseph's Staff
Not a true lily, mislabeled by a botanist but the association with the lily family stuck.
Symbol of purity and holiness, these hardy plants will bloom wherever you plant, toss or discard them,
even in water and cold.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 07, 2014, 01:10:22 AM
You often see St. Joseph's staff in his pictures and holy cards!

Wonderful whiterockdove!

Winter is coming but it feels like I am gardening already! Irises, Daffodils, Agapanthus, Lilies..

Every flower has its meaning and purpose, and that meaning is for the glory of God!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 07, 2014, 03:21:31 PM
                       {A} Souvenir de St. Anne's Rose       
                       {B} Bourbon rose with light pink flowers     
                       {C} St. Anne


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 08, 2014, 02:36:08 PM
                         {A} Keys of Heaven Plants     
                         {B} Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'     
                               Flowers of carmine red     
                         {C} Keys of Heaven (the keys of the office of Saint Peter)     
                               a symbol of papal authority     
       
                           :thrones: :cherubim: :littlewings: :littlewings: :cherubim: :thrones:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 09, 2014, 02:15:36 PM
                 {A} Tulipa Christmas Marvel     
                 {B} A Spring blooming tulip which is pink     
                 {C} The Christ Child came marvelously at Christmas.          :principalities: :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 11, 2014, 02:30:15 PM
                   {A} Hosta Cathedral Window     
                   {B} Plantain Lily with near-white windows   
                   {C} Windows of a cathedral


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 12, 2014, 03:39:49 AM
When I hear of plantain lilies I think of plantains! But they don't actually have banana type fruits do they?

I wonder why they're called plantain.

Perhaps it's the shape of the leaves?  :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 12, 2014, 03:38:06 PM
                        {A} Cymbidium Christmas Angel   
                        {B} A terrestrial orchid     
                        {C} The Christmas Angels sang Glory to God in the highest.     
   
     :seraphim: :cherubim: :angelyellow: :angelblue: :thrones: :littlewings: :tinyangel: :seraphim: :cherubim: :angelyellow: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 13, 2014, 03:58:02 PM
                          {A} Michaelmas Daisies   
                          {B} Aster (Aster nova belgii) The ray petals are white, blue, deep purple, or pink.   
                                The central discs are golden.     
                          {C} St. Michael


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: whiterockdove on December 14, 2014, 12:56:06 AM
{a} Globe Amaranth, also known as Margeurite
{b} flower colors vary but  purple blooms are most notable
{c} St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
 Blooms make wonderful deep purple tea that is caffeine free but still energizing.
The association between St. Margaret Mary Alacoque  and this flower may be unique to
The island of St. Lucia where they have a festival celebrating this flower on her feast day.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 14, 2014, 11:00:24 AM
 :tinyangel: :littlewings: :thrones: :angelblue: :flower: :bigflower: :flower: :angelblue: :thrones: :littlewings: :tinyangel:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 14, 2014, 04:02:28 PM
                      {A} St. Lucia Rose     
                      {B} beautiful red rose     
                      {C} St. Lucia


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: whiterockdove on December 14, 2014, 08:14:47 PM
Yes!  St. Lucia!  :tinyangel: :littlewings:
Thank you for that, I saw it while looking up the globe amaranth and was falling asleep on my browser. :D
It was very late.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 15, 2014, 02:30:10 PM
Yes!  St. Lucia!  :tinyangel: :littlewings:
Thank you for that, I saw it while looking up the globe amaranth and was falling asleep on my browser. :D
It was very late.
     
   
             A St. Lucia rose would be nice on St. Lucy's Day (December 13).


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 18, 2014, 03:51:00 PM
{A} Marigold, Marygold, Mary's gold
{B} Marigolds are flowers with a golden crown of blossoms that protect the garden.
{C} The Blessed Virgin Mary

These flowers have culinary uses and also repel insects. It has many helpful qualities.


 :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 21, 2014, 01:05:31 PM
                  {A} Clematis Blue Angel     
                  {B} Clematis with charming blue flowers which have ruffled edges.       
                  {C} An angel is a celestial attendant of God.     
       
                      :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 23, 2014, 04:06:58 PM
                    {A} Cathedral Bells     
                    {B} Cobaea scandens     
                          the Cup and Saucer Vine     
                          a climbing vine with trumpet-shaped green flowers that mature to deep violet     
                    {C} The bells of a cathedral


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 24, 2014, 01:20:32 PM
           {A} Fuchsia Christmas Ribbons   
           {B} Double violet corolla with veins of red and sepals of red     
                 The plant has oval green leaves.     
           {C} Christmas presents are wrapped with ribbons.     
                 The Infant Jesus came with love.     
   
               :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: whiterockdove on December 24, 2014, 05:45:12 PM
{a} wheat (Triticum aestivum)
{b} grown for the seed head but stalks also useful for animal
      feed and bedding
{c} The Baby Jesus was laid in a manger, wheat straw makes
      for a warm bed!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 25, 2014, 12:52:14 AM
{a} wheat (Triticum aestivum)
{b} grown for the seed head but stalks also useful for animal
      feed and bedding
{c} The Baby Jesus was laid in a manger, wheat straw makes
      for a warm bed!

Ah, I will never look at wheat again the same! :D



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 25, 2014, 12:56:04 AM
{A} Holly
{B} An evergreen, with small sharp and shiny leaves, with bright red berries.
{C} Holly blooms during Christmastime.

"The ilex or holly, and the ivy, both evergreen plants are traditional Christmas symbols: the holly for part of the same reason as the Glastonbury Rose is, because it represents the Crown of Thorns that the Savior will wear during His Passion. The holly has little sharp points all around its edges, much like a thorn and one can easily prick a finger by touching the leaf carelessly. The berries represent the drops of Blood He shed. Moreover, the holly is held by tradition to be of the same plant as the wood of the Cross was said to come from. During Advent and Christmas Christians acknowledge the need for a Savior and holly reminds them of this: the holly bough is one of St. John the Baptist's symbols; the Saint heralded our Lord's coming as Isaiah did in the Old Testament.

The ivy is so perennially green, that it symbolizes fidelity and immortality or eternal life in Christ. In addition, the ivy clings to its support as it grows, which symbolizes the Catholic's attachment and undying affection for his merciful Savior."

- Catholic Tradition


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 02, 2015, 02:13:35 AM
{A} Common star of Bethlehem
{B} Star shaped white flowers, reminding one of the star that guided the magi to Our Lord.
{C} The flower on the calendar for the feast of the Epiphany and St. Nilammon, Hermit

'And behold the star which they had seen in the East, went before them, until it came and stood over, where the child was. And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And entering into the house, they found the child with MARY his mother, and falling down adored him: and opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.'

Matthew 2:9-11


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 05, 2015, 03:32:19 PM
                 {A} Praying Hands Hosta     
                 {B} The hosta has lavender flowers.   
                        The folded leaves resemble hands folded in prayer.     
                 {C} As altar boys in grade school, we were taught to have our hands folded in prayer   
                        if we did not carry the cross or candles.     
   
                          :+: :littlepigeons: :+: :littlepigeons: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 08, 2015, 03:34:15 PM
                 {A} Salvia Salvation Pink     
                 {B} A sage plant that is a beautiful pink.     
                 {C} Salvation comes through Christ Jesus.         :tinyangel: :tinyangel: :tinyangel:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 10, 2015, 03:34:02 PM
                  {A} Crocosmia Star of East     
                  {B} The crocosmia have gladiolus-like foliage fans.   
                        They have cream-centered tangerine flowers.     
                  {C} The Magi saw the Star in the East.     
                        They followed the Star and found the Christ Child.              :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 12, 2015, 02:51:31 PM
                 {A} Iris ensata variety Crystal Halo     
                 {B} These irises have very large purple blooms with very distinct     
                       veins, a lighter edge and yellow flares.     
                 {C} Sometimes holy cards have halos around the heads of Mary     
                       the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 15, 2015, 02:21:13 PM
                {A} Tulipa St. George     
                {B} A white tulip with stripes of deep red       
                {C} St. George


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2015, 05:01:52 AM
St. George, pray for us!  :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 20, 2015, 02:38:30 PM
                   {A} Iris Elizabeth of England     
                   {B} Tall Bearded Iris with a delicate shade of blue and a light yellow beard     
                   {C} St. Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.     
 
                       :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 25, 2015, 02:41:00 PM
                {A} St. Boniface Rose       
                {B} Floribunda rose with clusters of bright orange flowers     
                {C} St. Boniface     
 
                 :sheep: :sheep:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 26, 2015, 02:35:54 PM
                  {A} Camellia japonica Guest of Honor     
                  {B} Upright plant with large, semi-double to peony-form, salmon-pink blooms     
                  {C} The Fourth Commandment: Honor thy father and mother.     
   
                    :irishwisdom: :littleprayer: :farmer: :gardener: :mommaandbaby: :tiphat: :planter:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 30, 2015, 02:25:19 PM
                   {A} Narcissus Dell Chapel     
                   {B} A popular variety of daffodils with elegant petals         
                   {C} The Sancta Sanctorum was the private chapel of the Popes and existed as early as 583.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 01, 2015, 02:10:31 PM
                 {A} Chapelet Pink Daffodil     
                 {B} A large cupped daffodil. It has a ruffled apricot-pink cup against a back drop of white petals.         
                 {C} The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy was a devotion revealed by Our Lord to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska.     
   
                    :littleprayer: :seraphim: :littleprayer: :angelyellow: :littleprayer: :thrones: :littleprayer: :tinyangel: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 03, 2015, 02:31:00 PM
               {A} Picea abies Saint James     
                {B} A delightful bun-shaped mounding plant. It has light green needles and grows slowly.   
                      It has noticeably red buds in the Spring.       
                {C} St. James, the son of Alphaeus, was one of the Twelve Apostles.     
   
                                    :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 03, 2015, 06:14:51 PM
St. James, pray for us!  :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 08, 2015, 02:59:32 PM
                {A} Pelargonium Saint Catherine     
                {B} A perennial with rarely entire leaves. It has velvety fuzzy-textured     
                      evergreen foliage. The flowers are showy.   
                 {C} A major church problem in the late fourteenth century was the Avignon Papacy.   
                        In the summer of 1376, St. Catherine of Siena traveled to Avignon, France   
                        to encourage Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 08, 2015, 03:01:25 PM
A different St. Catherine, St. Catherine de Ricci, will be celebrated on the 13th.



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 10, 2015, 06:28:29 PM
                  {A} Iris Church Stoke     
                  {B} Dwarf Bearded Iris. The flower color is purple.     
                  {C} Latin is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 13, 2015, 02:24:48 PM
                 {A} Narcissus Saint Dorothea     
                 {B} A large cupped daffodil with white petals and a white cup.             
                 {C} St. Dorothea of Caesarea is the patron saint of horticulture, florists, and gardeners.     
   
                       :flower: :flower: :gardener: :gardener: :flower: :flower: :gardener: :gardener: :flower: :flower:   
           


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 15, 2015, 05:07:27 PM
                   {A} Ascyrum hypericoides St. Andrew's cross     
                   {B} A low evergreen shrub having flowers in clusters of three.       
                         The light yellow flowers with four petals form a cross.     
                    {C} Saint Andrew was a disciple of Jesus.             
       
                       :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 15, 2015, 11:53:34 PM
St. Andrew, pray for us!  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 18, 2015, 02:04:19 PM
             {A} Ivory Halo Dogwood     
             {B} A compact shrub.       
                   It has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late Spring.       
             {C} Painters of religious art sometimes put a halo around the heads of angels and saints.     
 
                  :seraphim: :tinyangel: :angelyellow: :thrones: :angelblue: :seraphim: :tinyangel: :angelyellow:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 21, 2015, 03:34:01 PM
                   {A} Malus domestica Saint Augustine's Orange     
                   {B} An apple tree with medium size apples.           
                   {C} St. Augustine of Canterbury was a prior of a monastery in Rome when     
                         Pope Gregory chose him in 595 to lead a mission to Britain to Christianize   
                         the King of Kent and his kingdom.     
 
                     :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 23, 2015, 02:45:41 PM
             {A} Hellebore (Lenten rose)   
             {B} Hellebores are perennial garden plants with elegant flowers.   
                    They are nice for brightening up shady areas during late winter and early spring.   
             {C} The Lenten season has forty days.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 27, 2015, 02:26:05 PM
                 {A} Lenten Prayer Bearded Iris     
                 {B} An iris with large rich vibrant orchid purple blooms.       
                 {C} Lenten prayers can bring an individual closer to the Lord.     
       
                     :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 01, 2015, 03:06:21 PM
               {A} Hemerocallis Benedict     
               {B} A daylily that blooms early midseason. It is red rose in color.   
               {C} For prayer, St. Benedict turned to the psalms.       
 
                  :harp: :harp: :harp: O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on March 01, 2015, 06:23:12 PM
St. Benedict pray for us!  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 02, 2015, 02:24:29 PM
                {A} Poppy Angels Choir Mixed     
                {B} Double-flowered poppies in white, apricot, and orange     
                {C} A choir of angels   
 
                    :littlewings: :angelbell: :angelblue: :cherubim: :angelbell: :seraphim: :angelyellow: :angelbell: :thrones:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 04, 2015, 03:20:55 PM
                {A} Hemerocallis Moses' Fire       
                {B} A daylily. The double flowers of this truly deep-red daylily have a     
                      faint golden streak on their ruffled edges.     
                {C} The Book of Exodus explains that the burning bush is the location at which   
                      Moses was appointed by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.   
   
                   :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 06, 2015, 02:33:12 PM
                   {A} Tulipa Temple of Beauty         
                   {B} A Single Late Tulip which is a blend of salmon-rose, orange, purple, and yellow.     
                   {C} Jesus expels the money changers from the Temple, accusing them of turning the   
                         Temple into a den of thieves.     
   
                     :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 08, 2015, 02:31:52 PM
           {A} Laurustinus Israel Viburnum tinus             
           {B} "Israel" is a Laurustinus variety in the Viburnum genus with a scientific name of Viburnum tinus.   
                  This variety is an Ornamental that grows with a shrub-like habit.     
                   It has white flower clusters.     
           {C} In The Book of Genesis, Chapter 32 Verse 28-29 mentions Jacob's name was changed to Israel.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 10, 2015, 03:49:28 PM
                  {A} Tulipa Apricot Beauty     
                  {B} A Single Early Tulip with cup-shaped, light, creamy salmon-pink flowers, tinged with orange.   
                  {C} God made the beauty of the sunrise and the sunset.     
       
                                    :flower: :flower: :flower: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 13, 2015, 02:30:53 PM
                {A} Dahlia Salvation     
                {B} A dahlia with showy flowers which are gorgeous purple.     
                {C} The Council of Trent describes the process of salvation from sin in the case of an adult with great minuteness. 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on March 14, 2015, 12:37:25 AM
A dahlia and the Council of Trent!

And soon we have St. Patrick's day.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 16, 2015, 02:04:50 PM
                {A} Begonia josephii     
                {B} This begonia tolerates a lot of  cold. It has magnificent leaves and yellow flowers.         
                {C} St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary, is patron of the universal Church.       
   
                 
                 :tiphat: :tiphat: :tiphat: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :tiphat: :tiphat: :tiphat:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 19, 2015, 02:03:50 PM
                 {A} Narcissus Saint Patrick's Day     
                 {B} A daffodil which has a dark yellow cup, which is pale yellow on the inside,     
                       and is surrounded by broad greenish-yellow petals.     
                 {C} St. Patrick of Ireland       
   
                               :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 20, 2015, 02:38:03 PM
                 {A} Coelogyne holochila Luke   
                 {B} A splendid purple orchid.     
                 {C} The Gospel of Saint Luke: Chapter 12 Verse 27     
                       Think how the flowers grow; they never have to spin or weave; yet I assure you,     
                       not even Solomon in all his royal robes was clothed like one of them.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 22, 2015, 02:56:53 PM
              {A} Iris Pray for Peace     
              {B} A Tall Bearded Iris which is white.   
              {C} A prayer for peace may be used to petition God for world peace.     
   
                   :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on March 23, 2015, 04:41:10 AM
This reminds me of the peace lily.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 24, 2015, 02:06:33 PM
                 {A} Helianthus Zebulon     
                 {B} A tall sunflower.   
                 {C} Zebulon was a younger brother of Reuben. Reuben and Zebulon were sons of Jacob (Israel).     
   
                    :) :D :) :D :) :D :) :D :) :D :) :D :) :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 27, 2015, 05:19:42 PM
               {A} Cardinal Begonia     
               {B} A begonia which has long lasting, pendent red flowers.     
               {C} In 1405 Pope Innocent VII made Archbishop Pietro Philarghi a Cardinal.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 29, 2015, 03:18:47 PM
                 {A} Howea fosteriana flat palm   
                 {B} Howea fosteriana is a single-stemmed evergreen palm, with dark green leaves,
                                                              pinnately divided into several narrow segments.       
                  {C} John 12: 12-13     
                        The next day the great crowd of people who had come up for the festival   
                        heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.     
                        They took branches of palm and went out to receive him, shouting 'Hosanna!'     
 
          :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave: :happywave:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 31, 2015, 08:27:38 PM
            {A} Hermocallis Walk Humbly   
            {B} An early midseason daylily that has cream flowers tinted pink with a chartreuse throat.       
            {C} Micah 6:8 'You have already been told what is right and what Yahweh wants of you.   
                  Only this, to do what is right, to love loyalty and to walk humbly with your God.'     
   
                   :littlewings: :angelblue: :littlewings: :angelblue: :angelblue: :littlewings: :angelblue: :littlewings: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 02, 2015, 03:06:34 PM
                {A} Rosa Easter Morning     
                {B} A miniature rose bush which has glossy, dark green leaves.     
                      In mid summer to mid autumn, creamy-white flowers appear.       
                {C} That Easter morn at break of day,     
                      The faithful women went there way     
                      to seek the tomb where Jesus lay.         
   
                                              :planter: :planter: :planter:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 03, 2015, 06:09:10 PM
                {A} Love-Lies Bleeding     
                {B} Amaranthus caudatus, tassel flower, velvet flower.   
                      Crimson tassels cascade to the ground from a bushy plant.     
                {C} On Good Friday, Jesus bled.       
   
                          :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :crucifix: :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 05, 2015, 06:27:59 PM
                  {A} Dahlia Easter Sunday   
                  {B} A collerette flowering dahlia with glossy, dark green leaves and white petals     
                        with yellow centers appearing in summer to autumn.           
                  {C} The liturgical season of Easter fills Christians with immense joy.     
   
                           :tea: :tea: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :tea: :tea:   


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 08, 2015, 08:21:37 PM
                 {A} Tulipa Rosario   
                 {B} A Triumph Tulip which bears rich raspberry-rose blooms flaring from a broad white outer base.     
                 {C] Saint Louis de Montfort expressed, "Every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place on the heads     
                       of Jesus and Mary 153 white roses and sixteen red roses." 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 10, 2015, 06:07:54 PM
               {A} Iris Temple Gold   
               {B} A Tall Bearded Iris that is yellow.     
               {C} The Finding in the Temple of the Child Jesus shows Jesus in His Father's House, the temple.     
                      His teaching was compelling to the teachers in the temple.   
 
                      :pathead: :shy: :pathead: :shy: :pathead: :shy: :pathead: :shy: :pathead: :shy: :pathead: :shy: :pathead:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 12, 2015, 07:01:27 PM
{A} Narcissus Sweet Victory     
{B} A daffodil which is white.     
{C} Jesus had victory on the day of his Resurrection.               
 
    :angelbell: :angelbell: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: SenoritaRita on April 14, 2015, 06:24:18 AM
This is a GREAT thread!!!  :-)

{A} Hyacinth
{B} A flower of the bulb family with lots of little flowers -often white, purple, or pink.
{C} Saint Hyacinth of Poland who was one of the favorite disciples of St. Dominic.  His roots of faith, hope and charity were so deep that he helped bring about a great blossoming in the Church.

{A} Bleeding Heart
{B} A Fern like bush with little red and white colored flowers in the shape of a heart.
{C} The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pierced for our souls, and the cause of our Redemption!  Viva Cristo Rey!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 14, 2015, 06:40:08 PM
             SenoritaRita, Thank you for the Kind words!   
              The Lord God made the flowers.             
 
                   :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 17, 2015, 06:40:22 PM
{A} Penstemon Papal Purple     
                    {B} A subshrub bearing magenta flowers with deeper markings on white throats.         
                    {C] Purple vestments are worn during the Advent and Lent seasons.   
                           Purple reflects sorrow and suffering.       
 
                         :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on April 18, 2015, 06:59:36 AM
Purple is also a color for widows!

 :littleprayer:

Because their flower is the humble violet!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 21, 2015, 06:47:05 PM
{A} Lilium Royal Trinity       
{B} An Asiatic Hybrid Lily which has a soft orange bloom change into golden yellow in the center of each petal.     
{C} Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 23, 2015, 02:30:07 PM
                {A} Saint Ladislaus's herb     
                {B} A pestilence spread throughout the kingdom of Hungary during the reign of King Laszlo (Ladislaus)   
                      I. He reigned from 1077 to 1095.     
                      Laszlo prayed for a cure. He then shot an arrow into the air at random.   
                      The arrow hit a herb, which cured the illness.     
                {C} Saint Laszlo of Hungary     
 
                     :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 24, 2015, 06:30:46 PM
               {A} Nelumbo nucifera Sacred lotus   
               {B} This plant is an aquatic perennial.   
                      The plant has its roots firmly in the mud and sends out long stems to which their leaves are attached.       
                      The flower colors are pink, rose or white.   
               {C} The Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus begins: O most holy heart of Jesus,     
                      fountain of every blessing, I adore you         
 
                   :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: O:) O:) O:) :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on April 27, 2015, 06:26:41 PM
I hope I will be able to grow some of these eventually!  :D

Or rather very soon!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 28, 2015, 06:45:48 PM
             {A} Magnolia grandiflora Saint Mary         
             {B} A Southern magnolia with white flowers. The tree blooms large creamy-white flowers in Summer.   
             {C} St. Mary Magdalen was present at the Crucifixion of Jesus.     
                    She was with Joanna and Mary, the mother of James and Salome, at Christ's empty tomb.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: SenoritaRita on May 01, 2015, 10:08:56 AM
             SenoritaRita, Thank you for the Kind words!   
              The Lord God made the flowers.             
 
                   :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:

AMEN!!!  And they make us SO HAPPY!!!   O:)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on May 01, 2015, 10:16:01 AM
I used to have a magnolia tree in the backyard of the house I grew up in. It was an unusual one -- it would bloom twice a year!

So many flowers!

Have a good day SenoritaRita, good day CyrilSebastian! It's good to see us all enjoying the flowers! 

 :tiphat:

 :flower: :flower: :flower:  :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 01, 2015, 06:42:55 PM
           {A} Iris Michael Paul   
           {B} A Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris which is dark purple.   
           {C} A prayer: St. Michael, the Archangel! Glorious Prince, chief and champion of the heavenly hosts;   
                 guardian of the souls of men;     
 
             :tinyangel: :tinyangel: :tinyangel: :tinyangel: :seraphim: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 05, 2015, 08:28:20 PM
              {A} Narcissus Galilee     
              {B} This narcissus are paperwhites. They make a good outdoor flower in areas with mild winters in colder climates.   
              {C} Galilee is the native land of Jesus, where he began his ministry and performed many of his works.   
         


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 09, 2015, 07:03:04 PM
{A} Verbena Cardinal     
{B} A red annual flower that attracts flowers.     
{C} In 1198 Cardinal-Deacon Lotario de' Conti di Segni was elected to be Pope. He chose the name Innocent III.    
   
 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 13, 2015, 06:20:02 PM
               {A} Santolina virens Holy flax     
               {B} A ground cover. In summer, yellow button-like flowers wave above the deep green.     
               {C} Pray to the Holy Spirit     
                     Oh Holy Spirit, You are the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. You are the Spirit of truth, love, and holiness, proceeding
                     from the Father and the Son, and equal to Them in all things.       
 
                  O:) O:) O:) :crucifix: O:) O:) O:) :crucifix: O:) O:) O:) :crucifix: O:) O:) O:)
 
                   


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 15, 2015, 06:41:46 PM
               {A} Ascension lily     
               {B} Orange-red flowers with a pale center appear at the top of a tall stem.   
                     The lily flowers in Spring and in Autumn.     
               {C} Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after the Resurrection.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on May 16, 2015, 07:52:46 AM
I appreciate the red in the Verbena Cardinal!

Looks like you have gotten the hang of some inspiring smilies!

 :thrones:   :thrones:   :thrones:   :littlewings:  :angelyellow:   :littlewings:  :thrones:   :thrones:   :thrones:

Lord Jesus have mercy on us!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 19, 2015, 06:55:19 PM
             {A} Dianthus Elizabeth     
             {B} Elizabeth is a Sweet William variety of the Carnation genus.   
             {C} St. Elizabeth of Portugal was a Spanish Princess who was the Queen Consort of King Denis (Dinis) of Portugal.           
                   She was very devout.     
 
              :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 27, 2015, 06:12:49 PM
            {A} Paeonia officinalis Pentecost rose   
            {B} Two other common names for Pentecost rose are common garden peony and king's flower.   
            {C} Pentecost commemorates the Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles.       
 
               :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :littlepigeons: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 31, 2015, 09:21:56 PM
         {A} Hemerocallis Bible Story     
         {B} a Midseason Daylily which is a smooth creamy cantaloupe pink blend with green throat in color.     
         {C} Parents can introduce very small children to the Bible by telling them Bible stories.       
             
            :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby:
         


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 03, 2015, 08:19:01 PM
             {A} Tulipa Divine     
             {B} A Double Early Tulip which has showy red fragrant flowers.     
             {C} Divine Praises Prayer     
                    Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name.     
                    Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. Blessed be the name of Jesus.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 07, 2015, 06:50:43 PM
          {A} Sempervivum christii     
          {B} Hens-and-chicks. Also known as Live-Forever.     
          {C} The Feast of Corpus Christi is also known as Corpus Domini.     
 
             :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :crucifix: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 19, 2015, 06:54:10 PM
                  {A} Hosta Joseph     
                  {B} A hosta with very shiny dark green foliage with lavender flowers.   
                  {C} The Book of Genesis tells how Joseph, the son of Jacob, came to be sold into slavery by his brothers.     
   
                                                 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 23, 2015, 07:08:46 PM
               {A} Rosa Celestial     
               {B} Common name is Mirden Rose.     
                     A rose with few thorns. The flower shell is pink and the stamens are yellow.     
               {C} In the prayer Invocation to the Nine Choirs:   
                      O might Powers, preserve us against the wiles of the demons,         
                      O celestial Virtues, give us strength and courage in the battle of life         
 
                  :thrones: :angelyellow: :seraphim: :littlewings: :angelblue: :cherubim: :thrones: :angelyellow: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 26, 2015, 04:24:55 AM
The nine choirs of angels.. it really is great to have some devotions to them!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 29, 2015, 07:04:46 PM
             {A} Golden Prayers Plantain Lily     
             {B} A hosta with golden yellow foliage and handsome, pale lavender flowers.   
             {C} A Prayer to Jesus in the Tabernacle begins:   
                   O Divine Saviour! I thank thee for having perpetuated Thy humble, obedient, self-sacrificing   
                    and recollected silence of Nazareth in the tabernacle     
 
                  :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 05, 2015, 07:14:31 PM
{A} Pelargonium Galilee         
{B} An ivy-leaved deciduous perennial. The large, double, rose-pink flowers, with a silvery reverse,             
                          are in clusters. The flowers are cup-shaped.     
{C} Pope Francis I's Easter Vigil Homily of 2014 was entitled Where is My Galilee? Encountering Jesus.     
 
  :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee: :teaandcoffee:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 10, 2015, 07:08:10 PM
                   {A} Rosa Baby Love     
                   {B} Baby Love is a bushy, upright rose with cupped, single, bright yellow flowers.       
                   {C } 1Corinthians, Chapter 13 Verse 8: Love never comes to an end.       
 
                       :shy: :shy: :shy: :violin: :violin: :violin: :sweatdrop:
 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 17, 2015, 08:47:15 PM
A. Jeanne d'Arc Althea "Hibiscus syriacus 'Jeanne dArc'"
B. Prolific bloomer of large, double, bright white flowers. One of the few shrubs to bloom mid summer until hard frost. Green folliage becomes yellow-green in fall.
C. St. Joan of Arc, the fair maid whom God made use of to show His intervention to the world to end the Hundred Years' War.

'In God's Name! The soldiers will fight, and God will give the victory.'

St. Joan of Arc

'I had a banner of which the field was sprinkled with lilies; the world was painted there, with an angel at each side; it was white, of the white cloth called 'boccassin'; there was written above, I believe, 'Jhesus Maria'; it was fringed with silk.'

St. Joan of Arc


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 19, 2015, 07:10:26 PM
                    {A} Ficus benjamina Israel     
                    {B} Ficus benjamina is commonly known as the weeping fig, Benjamin's fig, or ficus tree.   
                    {C} Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob (Israel) in the Old Testament. Rachel was the mother of Benjamin.     
 
                     :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 30, 2015, 07:04:58 PM
               {A} Tillandsia Creation     
               {B} Tillandsia Creation is a fantastic hybrid. It has a brilliant pink paddle-like bloom spike.     
               {C} The Canticle of Creation by Saint Francis of Assisi begins:   
                            O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord God,       
                            to you belong praise, glory, honour and all blessing.   
                            Be praised, my Lord, for all your creation     
 
                     :flower: :sheep: :lilo: :fishie: :littlepigeons: :flower: :sheep: :lilo: :fishie: :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on August 06, 2015, 06:11:35 PM
I planted some lily of the valley in the garden today. Here are some passages. . .

1 I AM the flower of the field, and the lily of the valley.
(a) Christ professeth himself the flower of mankind: yea Lord of all creatures.
2 (b) As the lily among the Thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
(b) The Church excelleth all other societies: In the Church the godly excel sinners, Among the innocent and holy, the virgin Mary surpasseth all.
3 (c) As the apple tree among trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons. Under his shadow, whom I desired, I sat: and his fruit was sweet unto my throat.
(c) The Church praising Christ resteth secure under his protection.
4 He brought me into the wineceller, he hath ordered in me charity.
5 Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples: because I languish with love.
6 His left hand under my head, and his righthand shall embrace me.
7 I adjure you o daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and the hearts of the fields, (d) that you raise not, nor make the beloved to awake, until herself will.
(d) He for the weaks sake permitteth her not to be molested, till she be prepared to suffer with patience.
8 (e) The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping in the mountains, leaping over the little hills:
(e) She feeling Christs assistance, confesseth, & preacheth boldly his Gospel, & truth against all Pagans, and Heretics.
9 my beloved is like unto a roe, and to a fawn of hearts. Behold he standeth behind our wall, (f) looking through the windows, looking forth by the grates.
(f) Who though he show not himself visibly:
10 Behold my beloved speaketh to me: (g) Arise, make hast my love, my dove, beautiful one, and come.
(g) yet encourageth her to approach unto him:
11 For winter is now past, the rain is gone, and departed.
12 The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come: the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land:

Canticle of Canticles 2:1-12, Original Douai Rheims


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 06, 2015, 06:47:34 PM
               {A} Rhododendron Piety   
               {B} A rhododendron that blooms in late midseason.   
               {C} St. Anastasia was a Roman lady of noble descent.     
                     Her father was an opulent an d noble pagan.       
                     Her mother, who was a Christian, reared Anastasia in sentiments of Christian piety.   
   
               :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 14, 2015, 06:43:14 PM
             {A} Amaranthus cruentus Red Cathedral Superior   
             {B} A tall variety of Amaranthus with upright branching habit and bright blood red flowers.   
             {C} In Italy the cathedral is called il duomo.     
 
             :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 22, 2015, 06:52:28 PM
               {A} Iris Earliest of Light   
               {B} A creamy lemon-yellow iris with a yellow beard.   
               {C} The Gospel of John, Chapter 8 Verse 12       
                      When Jesus spoke to the people again,  he said: I am the light of the world,     
 
                 :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :principalities: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on August 22, 2015, 06:55:00 PM
There's a popular variety of corn called peaches and cream.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 28, 2015, 06:43:29 PM
              {A} Rosa Queen Mother   
              {B} Queen Mother is a dwarf shrub with copious, dark green foliage and   
                    sprays of light pink flowers in summer and autumn.   
              {C} One title of the Virgin Mary is Queen of Heaven.   
 
                 :harp: :harp: :harp: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 05, 2015, 06:41:48 PM
           {A} Rhododendron Piety   
           {B} A rhododendron that blooms in late midseason. It has openly funnel-shaped leaves.   
           {C} The word monstrance is derived from a Latin word which means to show forth or display clearly.       
                  This service is a profoundly beautiful part of Catholic piety.
       


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 11, 2015, 06:14:22 PM
              {A} Delphinium Margaret       
              {B} Margaret is an erect, gorgeous perennial, branching and floriferous. Flowers are bright mid blue.     
              {C} St. Margaret of Antioch's feast day is July 20.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on September 11, 2015, 09:08:58 PM
Delphinium Margaret certainly is a fine and unusual looking flower!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 18, 2015, 06:47:42 PM
            {A} Sunday Gloves Daylily     
            {B} A reblooming daylily which has pristine white flowers.     
            {C} Ladies have sometimes worn white Sunday gloves when they went to church on Sunday.     
     
              :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 26, 2015, 06:40:32 PM
                      {A} White Heaven Lily         
                      {B} This hybrid is the only lily in the Easter Lily family bred specifically for enjoyment as a cut flower.       
                      {C} Matthew 5: 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven     
                       :littlewings: :seraphim: :thrones: :cherubim: :angelblue: :angelyellow:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on September 27, 2015, 10:38:18 AM
Those are two classic looking lilies.

Lilies of course, symbolize purity and virginity.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 08, 2015, 06:44:03 PM
                 {A} Early Snow Glories     
                 {B} Sky blue flowers that emerge in early Spring.     
                 {C } Psalm 115 Verse 1 Not to us, Lord, not to us,     
                                                   but to your name give glory   
                                                   because of your faithfulness and love.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 14, 2015, 06:18:38 PM
              {A} Medeola virginiana   
              {B} A North American plant species occurs with either a single tier or two tiers of leaves.   
                    Only the two-tiered plants produce flowers which are green-to-yellow and appear in May to June.     
              {C} The pilgrimage of Lourdes is founded on the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin to Bernadette Soubiroux.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on October 17, 2015, 12:50:50 PM
Early snow, what a name! The first frost is here tonight. . .

Our Lady of Snows, pray for us!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on October 17, 2015, 12:54:37 PM
              {A} Medeola virginiana   
              {B} A North American plant species occurs with either a single tier or two tiers of leaves.   
                    Only the two-tiered plants produce flowers which are green-to-yellow and appear in May to June.     
              {C} The pilgrimage of Lourdes is founded on the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin to Bernadette Soubiroux.

I read this is the only plant of the genus 'medeola' a truly unique plant! It is a kind of unusual lily!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 24, 2015, 05:40:12 PM
                    {A} Iris ensata Southern Son   
                    {B} Japanese water iris with violet-blue flowers.     
                    {C} Christ Jesus is the Son of God.   
     
                     :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 29, 2015, 06:07:19 PM
         {A} Columbine   
         {B} A plant that has flowers with five petals that are thin and pointed.     
         {C} The name comes from the Latin Columba, which means "dove".     
                The columbine is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.       
 
             


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 02, 2015, 05:13:43 PM
                  {A} Paphiopedilum Saint Saviour       
                  {B} The lady's slipper orchid   
                  {C} Saint Joseph is the patron of the universal Church.     
   
                    :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 08, 2015, 05:24:44 PM
                    {A} Dianthus Dunkirk Spirit   
                    {B} Dunkirk Spirit is a carnation with apricot-orange flowers, slightly flecked with red.       
                    {C} The Holy Spirit is referred to as the Holy Ghost. 
   


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on November 11, 2015, 06:05:44 PM
Reading about flowers in fall now, it makes a person appreciate them all the more. Even the mums now are fading at last.

Columba, Columbine, five petals -- it makes me think of five-leaf vine, which I have in my yard, also known as 'Virginia Creeper'. It turns red through the winter, and looks quite fine. Red also makes a person think of the Holy Ghost.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 27, 2015, 01:35:47 PM
                  {A} Kniphofia Timothy     
                  {B} Also known as red-hot poker Timothy.   
                         It is a clump-forming perennial with spikes of salmon-orange flowers.     
                  {C} The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy is a book of the New Testament.     
 
                     :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on November 27, 2015, 05:18:29 PM
That reminds me of the saint who was fried on the gridiron!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 28, 2015, 03:45:56 PM
                    {A} Clematis Advent Bells   
                    {B} A clematis with cream colored flowers with red speckles.   
                    {C} The Advent wreath prayers are prayed at the lighting of each candle every day during Advent.     
                         
                       :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 01, 2015, 04:42:03 PM
                {A} Muscari armeniacum Christmas Pear     
                {B} A bulbous perennial producing tightly packed spikes of bright blue, fragrant flowers in Winter.   
                {C} The Feast of the Holy Innocents is kept within the octave of Christmas.     
 
                   :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky: :bighanky:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 05, 2015, 03:22:46 PM
               {A} Hosta Christmas Tree   
               {B} A clump-forming perennial with very pale lavender flowers.   
               {C} Our gift giving at Christmas should serve to remind us that as we give   
                           to others in need, we are giving to Jesus.     
 
           :pathead: :pathead: :happywave: :happywave: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :pathead: :happywave: :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 06, 2015, 03:50:10 PM
                {A} Kniphofia Candle Light   
                {B} Torch Lily with creamy yellow blooms.     
                {C} Many churches light Advent wreaths with candles in Advent.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 06, 2015, 09:44:50 PM
So many flowers even in winter!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 09, 2015, 04:52:30 PM
             {A} Nerine Christmas   
             {B} Guernsey Lily with white blooms   
             {C} The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse first found in 1038.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 15, 2015, 03:47:09 PM
               {A} Kniphofia Jess's Delight     
               {B} A perennial with tall full heads of cream flowers from slightly deeper cream buds.   
               {C} The symbol of the Jesse Tree sprouts from the prophesies of Isaiah.     
   
           :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer:                 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 15, 2015, 10:19:14 PM
               {A} Kniphofia Jess's Delight     
               {B} A perennial with tall full heads of cream flowers from slightly deeper cream buds.   
               {C} The symbol of the Jesse Tree sprouts from the prophesies of Isaiah.     
   
           :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer: :farmer:                 

One of the most unusual looking flowers I have ever seen!  ;D  :farmer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 17, 2015, 03:55:30 PM
           {A} Dahlia Noel     
           {B} A dahlia flower which is red and white.   
           {C} Verses 3, 4, and 5 of The First Noel narrate about the Three Wise Men.     
 
            :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 21, 2015, 05:34:35 PM
          {A} Christmas Star Tulip     
          {B} A Triumph Tulip which is pale pink.     
          {C} Christmas Prayer: Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise you for the great wonders you     
                  have sent us: for shining star and angel's song, for infant's cry in lowly manger.       
 
                   :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :principalities: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 26, 2015, 04:49:51 PM
                  {A} Pelargonium Wayward Angel     
                  {B} Compact, bushy perennials with small, rounded leaves and clusters of     
                         small flowers in shades of pink, red, purple, or white.     
                  {C} Angels We Have Heard on High is a Christmas carol of French origin.                 
   
                      :angelyellow: :angelblue: :thrones: :angelyellow: :angelblue: :thrones: :angelyellow: :angelblue: :thrones:   
       
               

                                                                     


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 01, 2016, 03:11:37 PM
              {A} Rosa Many Happy Returns       
              {B} A compact, spreading small shrub with fragrant, pale bluish-pink semi-double flowers.   
              {C} Mary and Joseph were happy that the Christ Child was born to them.     
   
                :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 06, 2016, 05:54:26 PM
                   {A} Galanthus Epiphany         
                   {B} A white snowdrop flower of the Spring.     
                   {C} The word Epiphany means manifestation.     
     
                     :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 06, 2016, 06:05:21 PM
Galanthus Epiphany is a very fine looking white flower!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 17, 2016, 04:10:54 PM
               {A} Baptisia tinctoria   
               {B} Baptisia tinctoria is a herbaceous perennial that has yellow to cream colored blooms.   
               {C} In the River Jordan John baptized his cousin Jesus.       
         
                 :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 17, 2016, 04:59:27 PM
It's a pretty flower -- The yellow reminds a person of a buttercup, just a little lighter and less orange!

It grows rather roundedly and can become uprooted by the wind and blow about like a tumbleweed!

It makes a person think of St. John the Baptist roaming through the desert.

In herbal medical references are described its medicinal values, it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, among many other benefits. The herb is described as quite powerful so not much is used at once.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 22, 2016, 03:27:39 PM
              {A} Geranium Philippe Vapelle   
              {B} Philippe Vapelle is a clump-forming perennial.   
                     Plants have attractive blue-grey flowers and bluish-violet flowers.   
              {C} In 1548, St. Philippe Romolo Neri founded the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity for looking after convalescents and pilgrims. 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 22, 2016, 07:50:18 PM
Yes I think folks who like violets will like these humble flowers too. :D



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 28, 2016, 03:38:29 PM
{A} Salvia Faye Chapel   
{B} A salvia from Brazil that is lipstick red.   
{C} It was in the Lady chapel towards the close of the Middle Ages, that innovations in church music were allowed, only the strict chant being heard in church.     
     
 :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 02, 2016, 05:17:59 PM
{A} Hosta Exotic Presentation   
{B} A hosta with upright glossy dark green leaves with a yellow margin that turns creamy.   
The flowers are lavender.     
{C} The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple is called Candlemas.     
   
 :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 06, 2016, 03:35:20 PM
{A} Pelargonium Ashfield Serenade   
{B} A shrubby plant with single pale pink flowers     
{C} In 1831 The Feast of the Crown of Thorns was adopted at Rome as a double major   
and is observed on the Friday following Ash Wednesday.       
 
 :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 11, 2016, 03:30:39 PM
{A} Narcissus Jerusalem     
{B} Paperwhite narcissus with white showy flowers.     
{C} Psalm 116 Verses 18-19     
I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,       
In the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 17, 2016, 01:39:36 AM
A. Scotch crocus
B. Purple flowers, in pairs, and the first to appear in spring.
C. The flower blooms on the feast of St. Flavian, Archbishop of Constanople, martyr.

St. Flavian succeeded St. Proclus as bishop. When an archimandrite was accused of heresy, and refused to make an orthodox declaration on the two natures of Christ, St. Flavian excommunicated him. However, he suffered for condemning the heresy and the heresiarch, as the heresiarch connived to be convoked a false council in his own support, 'The Robber Council of Ephesus', where St. Flavian was beaten, put in chains, and sent into exile. He was beaten so badly he died a few days later, his exile having only just begun.

He died a martyr against the heretics, for the sake of the dogma of the two natures of Christ.

The Feast of St. Flavian, Archbishop and Martyr, is 2-17, today.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 18, 2016, 03:31:22 PM
{A} Angel Cheeks Peony     
{B} A beautiful pink peony   
{C} Matthew 18, 10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that     
their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.       
   
 :thrones: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :seraphim: :angelblue: :littlewings: :thrones: :angelyellow: :seraphim: :cherubim: :angelblue: :littlewings:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 21, 2016, 01:41:57 AM
A. White Crocus
B. White flowers, in pairs, appearing early in spring.
C. This flower blooms on the feast of St. Servianus. Bishop of Scythopolis, Martyr.

St. Servianus was another martyr, killed by the Monophysites. His feast is today, 2-21.

St. Servianus, pray for us!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 24, 2016, 03:11:03 PM
{A} Nyctanthes arbor-tristis     
{B} A tree that is sometimes called the "tree of sorrow" because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime.   
{C} Our Lady of Sorrows is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary.       
 
 :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 25, 2016, 01:34:11 AM
A tree of sorrow.. what could be more striking to think of.. !

 :crucifix:




Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 01, 2016, 03:15:30 PM
                  {A} Agapetes Ludgvan Cross     :crucifix:
                  {B} Ludgvan Cross is an evergreen shrub with hanging clusters of urn-shaped pink flowers.   
                  {C} The Feast of the Cross had its origin at Jerusalem, and is connected with the commemoration of   
                        the Finding of the Cross and the building, by Constantine, of churches upon the sites of the Holy Sepulchre   
                        and Calvary.     
     
                         :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 08, 2016, 03:09:18 PM
{A} Phalaenopsis Cyrene     
{B} A beautiful white orchid   
{C} Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus to carry His cross.     
 
 :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on March 09, 2016, 05:14:35 AM
It makes me think of Simon of Cyrene carrying a beautiful white orchid.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 14, 2016, 03:52:57 PM
                         {A} Lady's Mantle   
                         {B} A summer perennial with masses of tiny, yellow star-shaped blooms.   
                         {C} The first of the eighteen apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette took place at Lourdes on February 11, 1858.   
                   
                              :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 18, 2016, 05:07:41 PM
                  {A} Chamaerops humilis palm   
                  {B} A bushy evergreen palm with a rounded mass of fan-shaped leaves.   
                  {C} One of the medieval English names for Palm Sunday was Branch Sunday.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 21, 2016, 04:18:16 PM
                    {A} Sweet Lord Border Lily   
                    {B} A red Asiatic Lily   
                    {C} The hymn Pange Lingue, in honor of the Sweet Lord, expresses:   
                           Hail the Blood which,   
                           shed for sinners,   
                           Did a broken word restore.     
                   
                   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 23, 2016, 03:17:30 PM
                         {A} Oleara Fish Supper   
                         {B} a new hybrid with white daisy flowers in late Summer.   
                         {C} The central observance of Holy Thursday is the ritual reenactment of the Last Supper at Mass.     
   
                           :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie: :fishie:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on March 23, 2016, 05:21:00 PM
 :fishie: :flower: :fishie: :flower: :fishie: :flower: :fishie: :flower: :fishie: :flower: :fishie:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 28, 2016, 02:56:56 PM
                               {A} Tulipa Easter Moon   
                               {B} A Fosteriana tulip with golden yellow petals.   
                               {C} Pope Leo I called Easter the greatest feast (festum festorum).           
   
                                  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 03, 2016, 05:00:51 PM
                           {A} Nepeta racemosa Walker's Low 
                          {B} An early Summer perennial that has silvery leaves and deep blue-mauve flowers.   
                          {C} One of the hymns used for Low Sunday might be O Sons and Daughters.   
       
                             :teaparty: :teaparty: :teaparty: :teaparty: :teaparty: :teaparty: :teaparty: :teaparty: :teaparty:
                             


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 10, 2016, 04:58:13 PM
                               {A} Iris Easter Holiday   
                               {B} Dwarf bearded Iris with chartreuse flowers 
                               {C} The first Sunday after Easter is referred to as Low Sunday.         
   
                                :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on April 11, 2016, 04:14:32 AM
It is a fine looking Iris!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on April 17, 2016, 03:26:15 AM
{A} Jacob's Ladder
{B} A purple or white flower that toweringly grows around 2 feet tall. It has ladder-like leaflets on the branches off its main stem.
{C} After Jacob, the Old Testament Patriarch, from his vision.

Jacob's Ladder... This plant towers at over two feet tall.. it is often found with lavender blossoms, but I have a white variety. This recalls Jacob, who lying down took a stone for a pillow, and then saw this vision in his sleep, of a ladder standing upon the earth, with the top touching heaven, and angels ascending and descending upon it, and the Lord leaning upon it, who spoke to him. [c.f. Genesis 28:10]

I shall have to investigate this plant's possible medicinal uses. I am not at all experienced in using herbs for medicine so the planting of this garden and reading old and new references on herbal uses is interestingly new light for me. Fresh herbs are normally the best so I will no doubt find some helpful ones.

When I think of this ladder of Jacob I also think of St. John Climacus who wrote the Scala Paradisi, 'Ladder of Paradise' or Ladder of Divine Ascent.

'The holy virtues are like Jacob’s ladder, and the unholy vices are like the chains that fell from the chief Apostle Peter. For the virtues, leading from one to another, bear him who chooses them up to Heaven; but the vices by their nature beget and stifle one another.'

St. John Climacus

I have the seeds for this flower and planted a few from the packet today in a tray. :D

 :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 17, 2016, 05:58:14 PM
                         {A} Iris Easter Dream   
                         {B} Dwarf bearded iris which has white pink blooms.   
                         {C} Pope Symmachus celebrated Easter on March 25, following the old Roman cycle.   
         
                             O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 26, 2016, 06:26:19 PM
                 {A} Eryngium giganteum Silver Ghost   
                 {B} An erect, branching biennial with cone-like heads of blue flowers.   
                 {C} The Holy Ghost is referred to as the Comforter.   
   
                     :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 05, 2016, 06:12:29 PM
                         {A} Iris Ascension Crown     
                         {B} A tall Bearded Iris that blooms in midseason.   
                         {C} After Christ's Ascension into Heaven, the Apostles and disciples returned to Jerusalem   
                               to await the fulfilment of Christ's promise to send the Holy Ghost.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on May 08, 2016, 10:45:07 PM
{A} Lily of the Valley, Our Lady's Tears
{B} A low growing plant with little white bell-like flowers, it spreads underground through rizomes.
{C} St. Selina's Feast day's flower is Lily of the Valley, a flower that represents Our Lord and Our Lady.

'I AM the flower of the field, and the lily of the valley. As the lily among the Thorns, so is my love among the daughters. As the apple tree among trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons. Under his shadow, whom I desired, I sat: and his fruit was sweet unto my throat. He brought me into the wineceller, he hath ordered in me charity. Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples: because I languish with love.'

Canticles 2:1-5

Today the lily of the valley I planted before winter in the garden is blooming with little white bells for this holy day.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 13, 2016, 06:44:33 PM
                      {A} Paradise Rose   
                      {B} An everblooming Hybrid Tea Rose which is pink.   
                      {C} Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary:   
                                 Mary O Virgin most holy, Above all Angels and Saints in paradise


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 24, 2016, 07:14:53 PM
{A} Angel Face Rose   
{B} A floribunda rose with mauve-lavender, ruby flushed roses.               
{C} The oldest fresco in which an angel appears is the Annunciation scene (second century).     
 
 :littlewings: :tinyangel: :thrones: :angelyellow: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on May 24, 2016, 07:47:48 PM
Angel Face is an interesting rose.. I particularly like the parent 'Sterling Silver'' silvery glow that sometimes shows in it. A lavender coloured rose makes a person think of the humble violet, which represents widows.. but it's a rose..

It makes me want to take the roses in my yard and start seeing what the result is when they are crossed.



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 03, 2016, 07:11:10 PM
                         {A} Everlasting pea White Pearl   
                         {B} White Pearl is a herbaceous perennial with pure white flowers.     
                         {C } God's love is everlasting.         
 
                             :harp: :happywave: :harp: :happywave: :harp: :happywave: :harp: :happywave: :harp: :happywave: :harp:
   
                           


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 10, 2016, 06:46:10 PM
 :irishwisdom:                            {A} Babylon Red Dahlia   
                            {B} A dahlia with dinner-plate blossoms of brilliant scarlet red.   
                            {C} Under Alexander the Great, Babylon flourished as a center of learning and commerce.   
     
                              :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom: :irishwisdom:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 17, 2016, 07:02:11 PM
                   {A} Rhododendron Blue Peter   
                    {B} Blue Peter has funnel-shaped violet flowers in early Summer.   
                      {C} Jesus gave Simon the name of Peter.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 19, 2016, 12:50:08 AM
'And one strong Angel took up as it were a great millstone, and threw it into the sea, saying: With this violence shall Babylon that great city be thrown, and shall now be found no more at all.'

Apocalypse 18:21


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 26, 2016, 06:49:50 PM
                              {A} Bishop of Leicester Dahlia   
                              {B} A dahlia with soft lavender blooms   
                              {C} St. Cyprian was Bishop of Leicester.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 03, 2016, 06:24:41 AM
{A} Common Mallow
{B} Five petals of purple to pink over white, low growing, 4-24 inches tall, 1/2-1 1/2 inch leaves, slightly hairy stems. Fully grown leaves are circular with wavy margins and five to seven shallow lobes and have a crinkled appearance. Round flattened fruits appear after flowing. Leaves, stems, and immature seeds are nutritious and can be eaten. Has astringent, anti-inflammatory, and other medicinal qualities.
{C} St. Phocas the Gardener, the flower for his feast day.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 03, 2016, 07:07:55 PM
              {A} Leptosperum scoparium (Martin's Tea Tree)        
              {B} double pink flowers on rounded evergreen shrub with needlelike foliage
              {C} Martin IV was Pope from 1281 to 1285.    
    
                 :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 07, 2016, 08:07:51 AM
{A} Great Indian Cress, or Nasturtium
{B} Flowers from yellow to orange and red, large nearly circular leaves. Edible plant, often in salads.
{C} St. Felix, Bishop of Nantes, Confessor

Nasturtiums can bloom on the feast of St. Felix, who, during his reign as bishop, was famous for his zeal, his love of discipline and good order, his charity towards the poor, and his finishing the building of a magnificent cathedral. The lowly nasturtium blooms with rich hues, and feeds even the poorest with all its parts, and so is a very fitting flower for his feast day.

Felix in Latin means 'Happy' and happy indeed is St. Felix, and happy are those who follow in his footsteps and learn from him to blossom with virtue, like the lowly nasturtium.

The name nasturtium is said to come from the Latin for nasus and tortus, nasus meaning nose, and tortus meaning twist. 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 10, 2016, 07:11:49 PM
                     {A} Nasrcissus Sacramento   
                     {B} A daffodil flowering in the Spring   
                     {C} There are seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 17, 2016, 07:09:40 PM
                 {A} Verbascum Charles Harper   
                {B} Charles Harper is a perennial with large basal leaves and mauve-pink flowers.   
                {C} The feast of St. Charles Borromeo is kept on November 4.         
   
                    :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 24, 2016, 06:37:43 PM
                     {A} Holy Toledo Rose   
                     {B} An apricot or apricot blend miniature rose   
                     {C} The Holy Name of Jesus represents the incarnation of God among men on earth.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 04, 2016, 06:59:36 PM
                        {A} Clematis Jolly Good   
                        {B} A clematis with purple to lilac-pink flowers.   
                        {C} God is unchangeable good, hence truly eternal.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on August 05, 2016, 12:30:52 AM
That is one fine jolly good looking flower!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 12, 2016, 07:09:32 PM
That is one fine jolly good looking flower!
       
                 
Wonderful that you liked Jolly Good Clematis!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 14, 2016, 06:37:20 PM
                       {A} Diascia Elizabeth     
                       {B} A spreading perennial with rosy-pink flowers.   
                       {C} St. Elizabeth of Portugal was named after her grandaunt, Elizabeth of Hungary.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 21, 2016, 06:26:51 PM
                            {A} Helianthus Lemon Queen     
                            {B} Lemon Queen is a perennial with coarse, dark green foliage and light yellow flowers.   
                            {C} Pope Pius XII established the feast of the Queenship of Mary in 1954.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on August 22, 2016, 06:33:06 PM
{A} Herbs Timothy
{B} A grass, the stems can be used to make brushes, grows 3 1/4 feet tall or even taller in great soil, has cylindrical flowering heads.
{C} St. Timothy, martyr

The saint whose feast is today! That is the herb or flower for his day, herbs timothy, which I will guess unless otherwise informed, hopefully is the timothy grass or hay popular with rabbits and horses.

 :lilo: Lilo the rabbit approves of timothy hay. :D

St. Timothy of Rome, martyr, was beheaded by the order of the tyrant Maxentius, son of Maximian Herculeus, he was originally a priest in Antioch, and having traveled to Rome and preached there about a year was then martyred. His relics are enshrined in a chapel near the church of St. Paul-outside-the-Walls in Rome.



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 28, 2016, 06:34:50 PM
                           {A} Narcissus Apostle   
                           {B} A Spring flower   
                           {C} The feastday of St. Narcissus the Apostle is October 31st.       
 
                               :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 04, 2016, 07:12:18 PM
                         {A} Sorbus Joseph Rock   
                         {B} A tree with light, yellow-green foliage and amazing red, orange, copper and purple autumn colors   
                         {C} In St. Luke's genealogy of Christ, Mathathias is the father of Joseph, who is the father of Janne.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 11, 2016, 06:44:14 PM
                       {A} Gladiolius Peace   
                       {B} This gladiolus has spikes of yellowish cream flowers and mid green leaves.   
                       {C} The Prayer to the Immaculate Queen of Peace begins: Most holy and immaculate Virgin,   
       
                          :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on September 12, 2016, 06:23:04 AM
 :principalities:

Our Lady of Peace, pray for us! A soothing title of hers! 

 :angelblue: :rejoice:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 19, 2016, 06:35:38 PM
                  {A} Cymbidium Alleluia   
                  {B} A pink orchid   
                  {C} Sometimes the word Lauds signifies the alleluia of the Mass.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 27, 2016, 06:57:39 PM
                  {A} Penstemon Mother of Pearl   
                  {B} Mother of Pearl is an upright perennial with narrow leaves and narrowly bell-shaped, pale pink flowers. 
                  {C} After the Battle of Lepanto in 1521, Pope Pius V instituted the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mother of Victory.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 04, 2016, 06:54:24 PM
                  {A} Stanwell Perpetual Rose     
                  {B} A spreading, twiggy rose with scented, fully double rosette-shaped blooms which open pale pink.   
                  {C} Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a title of the Blessed Mother.         
     
                    :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :+: :+: :+: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on October 05, 2016, 09:16:39 AM
Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

O Mother of Perpetual Help
Imploring aid we come to Thee
Look down on us from far and near
Thy Mother's care will calm all fear
Perpetual Help, we beg of thee
Our souls from sin and sorrow free
Thou fairest flower of heavenly grace
O turn to earth Thy sinless face.

Amen.

 :+: :+: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 16, 2016, 06:59:29 PM
                  {A} Rhododendron Blue Peter       
                  {B} A rhododendron with funnel-shaped violet-blue flowers.   
                  {C} The original name of Peter the Apostle was Simon.   
 
                     :bigbluegrin: :thumbsup: :bigbluegrin: :thumbsup: :bigbluegrin: :thumbsup: :bigbluegrin: :thumbsup: :bigbluegrin: :thumbsup: :bigbluegrin: :thumbsup: :bigbluegrin:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 23, 2016, 06:34:27 PM
                 {A} Dahlia Brookfield Delight   
                 {B} A Liliput dahlia which has single flowers having orange rays and a yellow disk   
                 {C} Prayer of Pope Pius XII Mary Our Strength   
                         O Virgin, fair as the moon, delight of the angels and saints in heaven   
     
               :littlewings: :thrones: :angelblue: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :cherubim: :angelyellow: :angelblue: :thrones: :littlewings:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on October 24, 2016, 02:09:34 AM
{A} Bushy starwort
{B} Family: Asteraceae. "Aster means star and refers to the spreading 'petals' of the flowers of ornamental varieties. Bushy refers to the much branched form of the upper stem. Starwort is a combination of star referring to the flower and wort which means weed or medicinal herb." "Other names: Aster Weed, Marsh Aster, Shrub Aster, Wild Aster. Erect, many branched, dark green, flowers are small and produce wind blown seeds with fluffy parachutes."
{C} Flower for the feast of St. Proclus, Bishop and Confessor. St. Proclus was a secretary and spiritual student of St. John Chrysostom, and friend of St. Cyril of Alexandria, a star among the stars. When Nestorius was named Patriarch of Constantinople, he breached his heresy covertly first then later openly. St. Proclus continued to preach true Christianity against him, and in the year of Our Lord 429 preached a sermon to show the Blessed Virgin ought to be spoken of as the Mother of God. Many of his sermons and letters remain with us today.

'A man full of piety, perfectly skilled in ecclesiastical discipline, and a strict observer of the canons.'

St. Cyril of Alexandria, of St. Proclus

 :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 31, 2016, 05:39:54 PM
                    {A} Phragmipedium Saint Ouen     
                    {B} An orchid   
                    {C} All Saints Day is November 1st.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2016, 10:21:40 PM
 :thrones:    :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:   :thrones:

{A} Dark Red Sunflower
{B} The sunflower is known for its height and large flowers and many seeds, and because of how clearly its large flower follows the sun.
{C} A flower from the Flores Ecclessia calendar for the feast of All Saints is the dark red sunflower, which like the saints always following the Son of God, follows the source of light above and bears many-fold.

 :D :flower: :tinyangel:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 06, 2016, 05:53:02 PM
                {A} Erigeron Felicity   
                {B} A perennial that has the common name of Fleabane.   
                {C} The feast day of Saint Felicitas (Felicity) is November 23.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 13, 2016, 05:05:29 PM
                   {A} Narcissus Sint Victor   
                   {B} Sint Victor is a trumpet daffodil that flowers in mid-Spring.         
                   {C} Saint Victor is the patron saint of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.         
 
                      ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 20, 2016, 04:11:53 PM
              {A} Dianthus Scarlet King   
              {B} A carnation like flower that is scarlet red.   
              {C} Christ the King Cathedral was the first cathedral to be dedicated under that title.   
   
                 :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 27, 2016, 04:01:40 PM
                  {A} Hermocallis Christmas Is   
                  {B} A daylily with crimson-red flowers with a broad golden-yellow throat       
                  {C} The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristres Maesse was first found in 1038.   
               
               
:cherubim: :angelyellow: :thrones: :thrones: :angelyellow: :cherubim:
     


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 04, 2016, 04:43:24 PM
                   {A} Rhododendron Christmas Cheer   
                   {B} An evergreen shrub flowering in late winter and early spring. It has very pale pink flowers.   
                   {C} Preparation for Christmas is an important theme for Advent.     
   
                     :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 06, 2016, 02:49:32 AM
There sure are some fine flowers out for Christmas for sale.

I hope I can find myself a little rosemary tree. They don't seem to be as popular as they were a few years back, it's harder to find them.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 08, 2016, 02:37:55 PM
                   {A} Clematis Advent Bells   
                   {B} Small, bell-shaped, nodding flowers; inside cream with red markings, outside pinkish cream   
                   {C} In this Advent of expectation   
                         draw us together in expectation,   
                         that the path we follow   
                         might lead us from a stable   
                         to a glimpse of eternity.   
 
            :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 08, 2016, 11:12:33 PM
{A} Arbor Vitae
{B} An evergreen tree that grows rapidly. In Latin 'arbor' means tree and 'vitae' means life.
{C} The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady's pure conception and pure life demonstrate how mankind is truly meant to be.

 :principalities:     :principalities:     :principalities:     :principalities:     :principalities:     :principalities:     :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on December 08, 2016, 11:29:00 PM
{A} Common whitelarch-tree
{B}  Larches can grow to massive heights. "Larch leaves take the shape of soft, flat needles which sprout out in tufts. Each cluster features roughly 30 to 40 green needles, which turn golden-yellow in autumn and fall to the ground during winter." "Among the Larch's green needles, you will also see pinkish red female flowers, which eventually turn into cones." "The tree is grown mainly for its timber, but the inner bark and resin are also used." "Larchwood possesses astringent, antiseptic and diuretic actions. The balsam of larch is used at a concentration of 10% to 20% in gels and ointments for colds and fevers." "The Larch tree is especially valued for its extremely hard wood. The tree's timber is tough, waterproof and knot-free. It is a top pick to construct: boats, panelling, fences, buildings, roof shingles, and coffins."
{C} St. Leocadia, Virgin and Martyr. She was apprehended by an order of Dacian, the cruel governor under Dioclesian, in the year of Our Lord 304. Her constancy was tried by torments, and she died in prison. For, hearing of the martyrdom of St. Eulalia, she prayed that God would not prolong her exile, but unite her speedily with her holy friend in his glory; in which prayer she happily expired in prison.

"St. Leocadia, being called to the trial, exerted all heroic Christian virtues, because she had made her whole life an apprenticeship of them, and their practice had been familiar to her. Some people say it was easy for Christians to be totally disengaged from the world, and to give themselves up to prayer and penance when they daily and hourly expected to be called upon to lay down their lives for Christ. But were we not blinded by the world, and if the enchantment of its follies, the near prospect of eternity, the uncertainty of the hour of our death, and the repeated precepts of Christ were equally the subjects of our meditation, these motives would produce in us the same fervent dispositions which they did in the primitive Christians. How much soever men now-a-days are strangers to these gospel truths, for want of giving themselves leisure to consider them, Christians are bound to be totally disentangled from worldly affections in order to unite their hearts closely to God, that they may receive the abundant graces and favours which He communicates to souls which open themselves to him. They are bound to renounce sensuality, and the disorders and vanities of the world, and to be animated with a spirit of meekness, peace, patience, charity, and affectionate good-will towards all men, zeal, piety, and devotion. They are bound to be prepared in the disposition of their hearts to leave all things, and to suffer all things for his love." - Lives of the Saints

 :thrones:        :thrones:       :thrones:         :thrones:         :thrones:        :thrones:        :thrones:         :thrones:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 18, 2016, 02:55:55 PM
                {A} Iris unguicularis Mary Barnard   
                {B} Algerian iris with soft blue flowers   
                {C} Mary wrapped her Son in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.     
 
                  :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 26, 2016, 03:09:55 PM
                 {A} Geranium sanguineum Shepherd's Warning   
                 {B} A spreading herbaceous perennial with purplish-rose flowers   
                 {C} An angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds.   
   
               :tinyangel: :littlewings: :thrones: :angelblue: :cherubim: :seraphim: :angelbell: :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 08, 2017, 02:04:30 PM
                        {A} Argyranthemum Cornish Gold 
                        {B} Daisies with single, golden-yellow flowers.   
                        {C} Gold was one of the gifts a Wise Man brought to the Christ Child.     
   
       
:principalities: :principalities: :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 15, 2017, 03:23:57 PM
                       {A} Anemone Honorine Jobert   
                       {B} Honorine Jobert is a perennial with dark, divided leaves and pure white flowers.   
                       {C} Hail, Holy Queen is a hymn in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 15, 2017, 03:34:42 PM
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!  :principalities: :principalities: :principalities:  :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 22, 2017, 02:39:31 PM
                   {A} Little Quick Fire Hydrangea   
                   {B} A hydrangea with white flowers that take on pink-red tones as the Summer progresses.   
                   {C} St. Catherine of Siena is the patroness of fire.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 23, 2017, 09:34:29 AM
Ho ho, you forgot the (R) on it!

I have two hydrangea, of another variety, I do not know if they have survived the winter yet, and so far they have not grown high enough to blossom. Perhaps they will tell me a bit about the soil I have if they are the kind that change color depending on it.

St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us!


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 29, 2017, 02:24:38 PM
                 {A} Yellow Trumpet Vine   
                 {B} A vine that bears clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers at the tips of their branches.   
                       Flowers are bright yellow.       
                 {C} Leviticus 23: 24 states: The seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall keep a Sabbath,           
                        a memorial, with the sound of trumpets.     
 
       :harp: :harp: :harp: O:) O:) O:) :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 05, 2017, 02:18:21 PM
                   {A} Cardinal Wyszynski Clematis   
                   {B} A clematis with bright crimson flowers.     
                   {C} Reginald Cardinal Pole was the son of Margaret, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence,   
                          brother of King Edward IV of England.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 12, 2017, 02:01:37 PM
          {A} Hope for Humanity Roses   
          {B} A shrub rose with red blooms.   
          {C} A Prayer for Hope   
                  Heavenly Father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope.   
         
             :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 19, 2017, 01:57:33 PM
              {A} Golden Beauty Daffodil   
              {B} A golden-yellow daffodil   
              {C} Levites of the family of Caath cared for the golden lampstand on the march.   
 
                 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 20, 2017, 03:23:55 PM
 :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:

 :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 26, 2017, 02:04:32 PM
           {A} Rose of May Daffodil   
           {B} A daffodil with pure white double flowers   
           {C} The feast day of St. Ronan Fionn is celebrated on May 22.   
 
              :littlewings: :+: :+: :littlewings: :littlewings: :+: :littlewings: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 05, 2017, 01:52:50 PM
               {A} Silver Cloud Tulip   
               {B} A tulip with a soft silvery lilac hue.   
               {C} In disappearing from their view Jesus was raised up and a cloud received him out of their sight.   
                     Acts 1:9     
   
                     :angelyellow: :angelyellow: :angelyellow: :angelyellow: :angelyellow: :angelyellow: :angelyellow: :angelyellow:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on March 05, 2017, 02:13:12 PM
Since Lent is here, we know spring is coming, and then the Feast of the Resurrection and Ascension. :D

But first the three Ember days are from the 8th to the 10th.  :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 12, 2017, 02:17:22 PM
                   {A} Passionale Tulip     
                   {B} A deep purple tulip   
                   {C} A Lenten Prayer called the Passion:   
                          Dear Lord Jesus, by your Passion and Resurrection You brought life to the world.   
                            But the glory of the Resurrection came only after the sufferings of the Passion.           
                    :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :+: :+: :+: :+:
       
                         


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 19, 2017, 01:47:26 PM
                {A} Love Song Roses     
                {B} A floribunda rose with lavender flowers.   
                 {C} Is to love considered an act of charity the same as goodwill?     
   
                   :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 26, 2017, 09:04:09 PM
                   {A} Iris Suffering Became Beauty   
                   {B} A Tall Bearded Iris that is fuchsia.   
                   {C} Jesus and his disciples suffered not for the sake of suffering but they had a reason.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 02, 2017, 03:51:09 PM
               {A} Capree Elizabeth Daffodil   
               {B} A daffodil with buttercup yellow petals and a coral pink cup.   
               {C} While St. Elizabeth of Portugal fulfilled her duties as wife and mother and Queen Consort,   
                     she also devoted herself with holy zeal to practices of piety and charity.       
   
                 :tea: :tea: :tea: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on April 06, 2017, 03:55:16 AM
{A} Starch Hyacinth
{B} A plant with a long stalk at the end of which are many tiny blue flowers. The flowers have the scent of boiled starch.
{C} The different habits of nuns can require regular starching. Starch is made from various plants. The word 'starch' is from a Germanic root with the meanings 'strong, stiff, strengthen, stiffen'.

Today's saints whose flower this is are St. William, Abbot of Eskille, and Pope St. Sixtus I.

St. Sixtus I, born A.D. 42, died c. A.D. 124 was the sixth pope after St. Peter.  According to the Liber Pontificalis he passed the following three ordinances: That none but sacred ministers may touch the sacred vessels. That after the Preface the priest shall recite the Sanctus with the people. That bishops who have been summoned to the Holy See, shall upon their return not be received by their dioceses except on presenting Apostolic letters.





Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 09, 2017, 05:57:13 PM
             {A} Blue Cross Gentian   
             {B} A plant that has flowers of rich blue hues.   
             {C} Simon of Cyrene took up the cross of Jesus.   
     
                :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 16, 2017, 06:23:35 PM
              {A} Iris Easter Vigil   
              {B} A Tall Bearded Iris that is violet/lavender   
              {C} The Alleluia is sung in the vigil of Easter.
   
                  :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 23, 2017, 06:12:17 PM
                    {A} Narcissus Easter Born   
                    {B} A very nice almost white narcissus which has double flowers.   
                    {C} Pope Symmachus celebrated Easter on March 25, following the old Roman style.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 30, 2017, 05:22:02 PM
                   {A} Iris Easter Song   
                   {B} A Tall Bearded Iris that is p;ink.   
                   {C} Day of God, Thou Blessed Day Hymn is an Easter song.   
   
                       :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :violin: :violin: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 07, 2017, 06:36:58 PM
          {A} Fuchsia Easter Belle   
          {B} A fuchsia plant with pink and purple flowers.   
          {C} Church bells are silent as a sign of mourning for one or more days before   
                  Easter in The Netherlands, Belgium, and France.     
 
            :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on May 09, 2017, 02:08:42 AM
Nothing like the Feast of Our Lord's Resurrection for flowers! :D

 :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 14, 2017, 06:47:09 PM
                   {A} Rhododendron Fatima   
                   {B} A rhododendron that flowers in Spring.   
                   {C} Our Lady of Fatima first appeared to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco on May 13, 1917.   
 
                      :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :+: :+: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 21, 2017, 03:59:42 PM
                 {A} Delphinium Cecilia   
                 {B} A perennial that is topped with a raceme of many flowers.   
                 {C} Saint Cecilia is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin. commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.   
   
                   :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 28, 2017, 05:35:39 PM
                   {A} Florida Sun Rose Coleus   
                   {B} A coleus with rose-pink leaves highlighted with burgundy and green speckles.   
                   {C} God made the sun to govern the day.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 04, 2017, 06:49:35 PM
           {A} Hosta Ghost Spirit   
           {B} A hosta with blue-green leaves and pale lavender flowers.   
           {C} Rhabunus Maurus is the author of Come, Holy Ghost.     
   
            :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter: :planter:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 04, 2017, 07:34:44 PM
A good flower for today!  :littlewings:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 11, 2017, 07:28:11 PM
              {A} Couleur Cardinal Tulip     
              {B} A rich scarlet tulip flamed with rich plum. 
              {C} Pope Celestine III had been Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Cosmedin from 1144 to 1191.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 12, 2017, 03:30:15 AM
'Now you are made Bishop of Bologna. I congratulate you. But you will go farther; you will be a Cardinal, and afterwards, Pope. . . You are Thomas, indeed, for Thomas was incredulous.'

St. John of Capistrano, (to Thomas Parentucelli, later Pope Nicholas V)

:D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 18, 2017, 06:27:38 PM
                    {A} Delphinium Father Thames   
                    {B} A delphinium with genitian blue flower spikes flushed with violet rose.   
                    {C} Joseph is the foster father of the Child Jesus.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 21, 2017, 12:49:17 PM
Those Delphiniums are very impressive flowers. I shall read more about them.

They remind me of Aaron's Rod, which I have growing in my yard again this year, it was here before me. Another very tall plant covered in flowers.



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 02, 2017, 07:05:18 PM
                    {A} Narcissus Arkle   
                    {B} Arkle is a very vigorous trumpet daffodil with large, deep golden-yellow flowers. 
                    {C} The Virgin Mary is referred to as the Ark of the New Covenant.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 09, 2017, 07:07:26 PM
            {A} Tulipa Happy Generation 
            {B} Happy Generation is a tulip. The flowers are white flushed with gold at the base with narrow, pinkish-red flames. 
            {C} God is happiness by His Essence. 
               
                 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 10, 2017, 01:36:51 AM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 16, 2017, 07:03:55 PM
                      {A} Sanbucus nigra Urban Lace   
                      {B} Common name is Black elder. A deciduous shrub.   
                      {C} Pope Urban I was Pope from 222 to May 23, 230.
         


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 17, 2017, 01:01:27 AM
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{A} Yarrow, or milfoil
{B} "A herbaceous, perennial plant that produces one to several stems that can grow up to 3 1/4 ft in height, and has a spreading rhizomatous growth. The leaves are two to eight inches long, almost feathery, and arranged spirally on the stems." It has clusters of miniature flowers. Of ancient use in herbal medicine due to its great efficacy in many areas. Useful for "wounds, fevers, circulation, digestion" and further. Like many herbs not for pregnant women.
{C} St. Gall, Abbot's feast (http://saintscalendar.net/Yearly%20Calendar.htm) will often have these flowers blooming upon it. The many tiny flowers of yarrow speak of its many good uses, and make one think of the many virtues God gave St. Gall.

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Of St. Gall it is said, "He only left his cell to preach, and instruct chiefly the wildest and most abandoned among the inhabitants in the mountainous parts of the country: and returning continually to his hermitage, he there often spent whole nights and days in holy prayer and contemplation, in which he usually poured forth his soul before God with floods of tears."


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 17, 2017, 01:06:02 AM
Black elder's flowers resemble yarrow!  :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 23, 2017, 07:23:45 PM
            {A} Star of Nature   
            {B} These star shaped flowers make excellent additions to rock gardens.   
            {C} Hail thou star of ocean Portal of the sky 
                  Ever virgin Mother Of the Lord Most High.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 30, 2017, 07:46:18 PM
           {A} Baby Love Rose 
           {B} Baby Love is a bushy, upright rose with cupped, single, bright yellow flowers.   
           {C} Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.   
   
              :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 06, 2017, 07:29:37 PM
                   {A} Blessings Rose   
                   {B} Blessings has salmon-pink roses.   
                   {C} The custom of giving blessings goes back to the very earliest times.   
       
                      :thumbsup: :tiphat: :thumbsup: :tiphat: :thumbsup: :tiphat: :thumbsup: :tiphat: :thumbsup: :tiphat: :thumbsup: :tiphat:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 13, 2017, 07:18:29 PM
              {A} Echinacea purpurea Virgin   
              {B} Virgin is a white coneflower.   
              {C} The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on August 15, 2017, 10:06:09 PM
{A} Virgin's Bower
{B} A woody vine, producing a variety of fragrant and unusual looking white flowers.
{C} The flowers often bloom around this time of year, on the Feast of the Assumption

A quote for today's feast:

'We read in the holy Canticles, that at the Assumption of the Virgin, the angels three times asked her name: "Who is she that goeth up by the desert as a pillar of smoke?" "Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising?" And in another: "Who is this that cometh up from the desert, flowing with delights?" Richard of St. Laurence inquires why the angels so often asked the name of this queen, and answers: The sound of the name of Mary was so sweet to the angels, and they repeated the question that they might hear it repeated also.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 27, 2017, 06:57:45 PM
                      {A} Magnolia Felix Jury   
                      {B} A magnolia tree with deep pink, waterlily-shaped flowers with broad petals.     
                      {C} Felix II has the distinction of being not only a Pope, but the great-grandfather of another Pope, Gregory I.   
                            Felix had been married, but his wife had died before he became a priest.   
   
                              :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 03, 2017, 07:42:38 PM
                   {A} Iris Urban Cowboy   
                   {B} A Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris that blooms in bright yellow.   
                   {C} On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II ordered the first Crusade.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 14, 2017, 06:40:28 PM
                  {A} Delphinium Father Thames   
                  {B} A delphinium with gentian blue flowers flushed violet rose.     
                  {C} Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.     
   
                    :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 24, 2017, 07:33:30 PM
                   {A}  Saxifraga Your Faith   
                   {B}  A perennial herb with showy pentamerous flowers.   
                   {C} Among those who have faith, does one have it more than another?   
         
                      :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 01, 2017, 06:58:43 PM
                   {A} Iris Friday Blues   
                   {B} A Border Bearded Iris with light blue blooms.     
                   {C} On Tuesday and Friday meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 22, 2017, 06:56:01 PM
                 {A} Sempervivum Lilac Time   
                 {B} An evergreen perennial made up of rosettes of bluish-silver-green leaves, tipped with red,   
                       that turn a lilac shade when exposed to the summer sun.   
                 {C} When the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated, the Ordinary Time of the liturgical year begins.     
     
                 
:angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 05, 2017, 07:18:03 PM
                    {A} Hemerocallis Bible Story   
                    {B} A daylily that is pale pink or coral/apricot.   
                    {C} It is nice to read stories of the Bible to children.   
       
                       :mommaandbaby: :babysmilie: :mommaandbaby: :babysmilie: :mommaandbaby: :babysmilie:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 15, 2017, 05:48:18 PM
               {A} Narcissus Romanus   
               {B} A Double Daffodil with a yellow-orange corona. It is also called Double White Sweet Scented.   
               {C} The feast of Saint Romanus is observed on November 24.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 21, 2017, 06:49:11 PM
                        {A} Rose Many Thanks   
                        {B} A beautiful hybrid tea rose with large blooms of pink blend with a yellow reverse.   
                        {C} "Thanks be to God" is the congregational response given after a reading from the Bible in the Catholic Mass.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 26, 2017, 05:17:26 PM
                      {A} Hemerocallis Sovereign   
                      {B} An orange daylily 
                      {C} The Feast of Christ the King is a celebration of the victorious and sovereign Kingship of Jesus.     
             O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 03, 2017, 05:38:09 PM
                 {A} Cymbidium Cooksbridge Advent     
                 {B} A pastel purple orchid   
                 {C} How many Sundays were in Advent years ago?   
 
                   :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel: :lilangel:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 10, 2017, 04:27:37 PM
              {A} Hemerocallis Christmas Carol   
              {B} An early midseason daylily that is red.   
              {C} It Came Upon the Midnight Clear is a beautiful Christmas carol.   
   
                :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin: :violin:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 17, 2017, 04:57:22 PM
                  {A} Begonia Christmas   
                  {B} An early winter blooming begonia which has pink or white flowers.   
                  {C} Why are there twelve days in the Christmas season?


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 24, 2017, 02:31:05 PM
{A} Tulipa Christmas Exotic   
{B} A Single Early Tulip that is pink and green in color.   
 {C} In 1906, O Holy Night was the first Christmas carol to be broadcast on the radio.   
 Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 31, 2017, 01:44:29 PM
                {A} Cymbidium Christmas Angel Cooksbridge Sunburst   
                {B} This evergreen orchid has sprays of bright yellow flowers with red spotted lips in mid-winter.   
                {C} The Christmas angels are mentioned in O Little Town of Bethlehem.     
:tinyangel: :thrones: :angelyellow: :seraphim: :littlewings: :angelblue: :cherubim: :tinyangel: :thrones: :angelyellow: :littlewings: :angelblue: :cherubim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 02, 2018, 01:16:30 AM
I think of the eternal life of the soul when I think of "evergreen". :D



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 07, 2018, 04:00:45 PM
                      {A} Iris Melchior     
                      {B} An iris of velvety-garnet with a beard of bronze yellow.     
                      {C} Melchior is the name given to one of the three Magi.     
 
                         :principalities: :principalities: :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 07, 2018, 04:28:37 PM
Saints Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior, pray for us!  :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 14, 2018, 04:13:53 PM
                {A} Gladiolus Joyous Entree   
                {B} A yellow gladiolus that blooms in Summer.   
                {C} Hebrew 12: 11-13 No chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward   
                        it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 14, 2018, 04:47:53 PM
The summer is far away but we can still look forwards to it!  :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 15, 2018, 05:23:43 PM
                        The season of Spring: Beautifully created by the Lord God   :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 21, 2018, 04:36:39 PM
                      {A} Lathyrus odoratus Mrs. Bernard Jones     
                      {B} A strong growing annual climber with very fragrant and clear pink-flushed, white flowers.   
                      {C} St. Bernard of Clairvaux was a French abbot.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 28, 2018, 04:25:25 PM
                  {A} Easy Spirit Floribunda Rose     
                  {B} A rosebush with creamy white roses with an occasional pink blush on the outer petals.   
                  {C} Evening Prayer to the Holy Spirit   
                          O Holy Spirit, most merciful Comforter, You proceed from the Father in a manner beyond our understanding.   
   
:thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones: :thrones:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 04, 2018, 04:29:41 PM
                          {A} Saint Tropez Floribunda Rose   
                          {B} A rosebush with ruffled blooms of apricot and orange.   
                          {C} The feastday of Saint Celerinus is February 3rd.     
   
                            O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 11, 2018, 05:14:05 PM
                      {A} Chicago Peace Hybrid Tea   
                      {B} A rosebush that has pink blooms in the Summer. 
                      {B} Prayer for the Immaculate Queen of Peace:   
                            Most holy and immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our loving Mother,     
                            you shared in his universal kingship. The prophets and angels proclaimed him King of peace.   
                        :cherubim: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :angelyellow: :seraphim: :cherubim: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on February 12, 2018, 05:37:57 PM
Let Spring come quickly!  :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 13, 2018, 06:14:58 PM
                         {A} Iris Fat Tuesday   
                         {B} An iris with stands butter yellow with violet stain on lower portion.   
                         {C} Shrove Tuesday is Fat Tuesday.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 18, 2018, 03:48:45 PM
                     {A} Eternal Flame Hybrid Tea   
                     {B} A rosebush which has classically shaped, high-centered blooms of soft, flickering yellow.   
                     {C} This prayer was approved by Pope Pius VII on September 22, 1817: Eternal Father, I offer thee   
                            the merits of the Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy beloved Son


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 25, 2018, 04:37:58 PM
                 {A} Love and Peace Hybrid Tea   
                 {B} A hybrid tea rose with soft yellow flowers splashed with pink.   
                 {C} The last line of this Peace of Heart prayer is appropriate for Lent.   
                       And teach me constantly to seek after and to acquire that perfect resignation to Your Holy Will which alone brings interior peace.   
     
                           :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :lovemug: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :littleprayer: :+: :lovemug: :littleprayer: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 28, 2018, 04:36:49 PM
                    {A} Clivia Good Hope   
                    {B} An amaryllis that has large clusters of yellow flowers.   
                    {C} Prayer to Saint Dymphna   
                            Good St. Dymphna, you placed all your hope in Christ's promises,   
                              and sacrificed even your life in that hope.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 04, 2018, 04:22:08 PM
                 {A} Joseph's Coat Climber   
                {B} A rosebush with semi-double blooms of cherry-red, deep gold, and orange.   
                {C} Joseph was the son of Mattathias.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 09, 2018, 04:46:38 PM
                         {A} Babylon Bronze Dahlia   
                         {B} A giant dinnerplate dahlia that is golden orange.   
                         {C} Many Jewish captives were deported to Babylon after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.   
                                  This is known as the Babylon Captivity.   
   
                                :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :ActofGod: :toocrying: :toocrying: :toocrying:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 11, 2018, 03:59:03 PM
                  {A} Forever Susan Lily       
                  {B} A vivid orange Asiatic Lily with deep purple-black. 
                  {C} The love of the Lord is forever.   
   
                  :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 18, 2018, 04:53:12 PM
                            {A} Moses' Fire Daylily   
                            {B} A double daylily that bears huge blooms of bright red edged with gold.   
                            {C} Moses' notification of God's will to Pharoah only produced an aggravation of the condition of the Israelites.   
 
                               :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on March 24, 2018, 01:19:48 AM
{A} Peerless Daffodil
{B} Pale yellow petals, grows from bulbs.
{B} Blossoms about the time of the Feast of St. Alphonsus Turibus, the flower for his feast day.

The pale yellow blossoms come forth at the beginning of Spring and remind us of the warmth of both the sun and the Son of God. St. Alphonsus Turibus from the youngest of ages was always careful to avoid sin, and loved to erect and adorn altars as part of his recreation.

 :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 25, 2018, 06:08:00 PM
                           {A} Iris Loudown Royal   
                           {B} Loudon Royal is a Tall Bearded Iris.   
                           {C} The text of Hosanna Loud Hosanna is based on Christ's triumphal entry on Palm Sunday.     
   
                             :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 01, 2018, 07:11:24 PM
                  {A} Iris Easter Clouds   
                  {B} A Tall Bearded Iris with white standards and peach fails     
                  {C} Easter Day actually begins on Saturday evening with the Easter Vigil.   
   
                        :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 08, 2018, 04:13:06 PM
                          {A} Iris Easter Dream   
                          {B} Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris with pale pink flowers.   
                          {C} The Syrian Christians hold their Easter festival after the Jews kept their Pasch.     
     
                               :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities: :principalities:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 15, 2018, 05:22:32 PM
{A} Tulip Easter Fire 
{B} A Single Late Tulip   
{C} Easter Fire is the fire, made of dry wood, that begins the liturgy of the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 22, 2018, 07:36:04 PM
                      {A} Geranium Philippe Vapelle   
                      {B} Philippe Vapelle is a clump-forming perennial. Flowers have wide-open habit   
                            with notched petals. Flowers are bluish violet.   
                      {C} Saint Philip was born in Bethsaida, Galilee.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 29, 2018, 05:15:48 PM
                 {A} Galanthus Gill  Gregory   
                 {B} A perennial with two linear leaves and a single small white drooping bell shaped flower.     
                 {C} Pope Gregory I was Pope from September 3, 590 to March 12, 604.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 06, 2018, 06:49:25 PM
                         {A} Clematis Barbara Harrington     
                         {B} A clematis with pink-red sepals from midsummer to early autumn.   
                         {C} Saint Barbara is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.   
   
                             :hospitaltrip: :hospitaltrip: :hospitaltrip: :hospitaltrip: :hospitaltrip: :hospitaltrip:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 13, 2018, 09:01:10 PM
                          {A} Narcissus Sint Victor   
                          {B} Sint Victor is a trumpet daffodil that flowers in mid Spring. It has golden yellow flowers.   
                          {C} The feastday of Saint Victor is July 21.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 20, 2018, 07:52:52 PM
                       {A} Temple of Time Bearded Iris   
                       {B} An iris with apricot standards and apricot falls.   
                       {C} Mark Chapter 13 Verse 1   
                              As Jesus was making his way out of the temple area one of his disciples said to him,   
                                    "Look, teacher, what stones and what buildings!"


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on May 27, 2018, 04:26:55 AM
{A} Buttercup
{B} Small yellow flowers, if held under one's chin, will reflect yellow upon it.
{C} Flower for the Feast of St. John, Pope and Martyr.

Pope St. John died in a dungeon on this day, but the light of Christ was shining upon him.

 :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 27, 2018, 07:58:25 PM
                    {A} Chrysanthemum Sequence Tyme   
                    {B} A chrysanthemum that blooms in Autumn.   
                    {C} Veni Sancte Spiritus is sometimes called the "Golden Sequence".


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 03, 2018, 08:32:59 PM
               {A} Lavender Mountain Lilies   
               {B} Funnel-shaped flowers that are striped, violet-blue.   
               {C} Zion is called the "mountain God has chosen".   
         
                  :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 04, 2018, 10:24:28 AM
I'd like to plant some of those!  :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 10, 2018, 08:18:13 PM
             {A} Aranebia echioides   
             {B} A perennial which produces terminal cymes of trumpet shaped flowers in the Summer.   
             {C} The flower of the prophet


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 24, 2018, 08:37:23 PM
                             {A} Star of Holland   
                             {B} A ground cover with blue blooms   
                             {C} O Christ, our Morning Star is a prayer written by Bede the Venerable.   
       
                                 :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 08, 2018, 09:00:53 PM
                          {A} Bellflower   
                          {B} A perennial with bell-shaped flowers.   
                          {C} Does your church ring the bell before Mass begins and ends?   
   
                               :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 12, 2018, 02:06:58 AM
I love the ringing of the bells at the consecration.

 :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 15, 2018, 08:55:39 PM
                   {A} Great Expectations Rose   
                   {B} A floribunda rose with double scented pink flowers. 
                   {C} St. Basil the Great was born at Caesarea of Cappadocia in 330.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 22, 2018, 09:11:29 PM
                           {A} Iris Strawberry Love   
                           {B} An iris with standards light pinkish-brown and a vivid orange beard.   
                           {C} Jesus said: A new commandment I give you: Love one another.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on July 23, 2018, 11:51:29 AM
Thank you for all the beautiful floral posts CyrilSebastian! :D :D :D



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 29, 2018, 09:12:54 PM
                        {A} Hosta Little Prayer   
                        {B} A hosta that blooms in Summer. 
                        {C} Prayer to Saint Joseph for Succession in Work     
       
                           :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 05, 2018, 09:03:12 PM
                     {A} Hemerocallis Amen   
                     {B} A daylily which blooms in Midseason to Late.   
                            It has a pale cream pink overlaid on faint apricot.   
                     {C} In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 12, 2018, 08:57:15 PM
                      {A} Daylily Sacrament of Healing 
                      {B} A midseason daylily that has a creamy white self with yellow to green throat.   
                      {C} The Eucharist is one of the seven sacraments.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 19, 2018, 09:05:26 PM
                  {A} Hemerocallis Love or Else   
                  {B} A daylily with rose blend with mauve watermark and chartreuse throat.   
                  {C} Litany of the Love of God is a prayer which mentions "Thou Who art infinite Love".   
                      :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 26, 2018, 09:00:50 PM
                     {A} Ghost Plant     
                     {B} A perennial that blooms in the Summer. It is called Indian Pipe. It looks like ghostly like fingers.   
                     {C} The Holy Spirit is referred to as the Holy Ghost.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 02, 2018, 09:07:17 PM
                    {A} Sinful Sorrow Poppy   
                    {B} A Himalayan poppy with blue flowers.     
                    {C} The Flight to Egypt is one of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on September 04, 2018, 01:47:12 AM
O sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 09, 2018, 08:59:37 PM
                     {A} Begonia Vincentina   
                     {B} A white begonia that grows in St. Lucia     
                     {C} St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders.   
     
                        ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 16, 2018, 09:06:33 PM
                 {A} Daylily Daughter Like Mother   
                 {B} A single daylily that blooms pink 
                 {C} Like so many other prince cadets, Rodrigo Borgio (Pope Alexander VI) was obtruded upon the Church, 
                         the question of a clerical vocation being left completely out of consideration.   
   
                       :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 27, 2018, 07:41:53 PM
                  {A} Galilee Paperwhite Daffodils   
                  {B} White, delicately scented daffodils with up to twelve flowers per stem.   
                  {C} All but one of Jesus' apostles were from Galilee.   
   
                      :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 09, 2018, 07:40:35 PM
                          {A} Bell Song Jonquil   
                          {B} This jonquil has well-formed cups of rose-pink surrounded by an ivory-white perianth. 
                          {C} Morning Has Broken is a lovely song.   
 
                               :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 18, 2018, 07:46:56 PM
                       {A} Fire of Love Tulip   
                       {B} A tulip with brilliant red blooms on short stems. It has ruffled leaves.   
                       {C} Leviticus Chapter 6 Verse 5 The fire on the altar is to be kept burning; it must not go out.   
 
                          :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred: :angryred:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on October 19, 2018, 01:08:21 AM
{A} Tickseed Sunflower
{B} Far smaller flowers than regular sunflowers, but resembling them in their yellow sunlike hue.
{C} Flower for the feast today of St. Frideswide, Virgin, who followed the holy maxim, “whatsoever is not God, is nothing.” St. Frideswide followed the true sun of Justice, Jesus Christ throughout her life, as a tiny sunflower follows the sun.

A man who wished to possess St. Frideswide though she had made the vows of a Virgin was struck blind by God until he repented, and then was healed by her prayer. She had a shrine the scene of regular pilgrimages until the unhappy reign of the evil King Henry VIII.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on October 19, 2018, 04:23:34 AM
'Would that I could set the whole world on fire with the love of God!'

St. Paul of the Cross



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 21, 2018, 07:24:52 PM
                     {A} Salome Daffodil   
                     {B} Salome Daffodils have creamy-white petals with large cups that turn apricot-pink when they mature.   
                     {C} Salome was the daughter of Herodias.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 24, 2018, 08:30:23 PM
                    {A} British Gamble Trumpet Daffodil   
                    {B} British Gamble has an ivory perianth and a pale lemon trumpet with a thick apricot-pink edge.   
                    {C} Leviticus Chapter 25 Verse 9   
                             And on the tenth day of the seventh month you will sound the trumpet;   
                               on the Day of Expiation you will sound the trumpet throughout the land.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 28, 2018, 07:14:49 PM
                   {A} Heavenly Pink Butterfly   
                   {B} Heavenly Pink Butterfly is a daylily which is a pink bi-tone with a dark pink eye and a very green throat.   
                   {C} Matthew Chapter 5 Verse 12   
                           Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 04, 2018, 07:15:31 PM
                     {A} Hemerocallis Herman     
                     {B} A Midsesason daylily that is red.   
                     {C} Blessed Herman the Cripple wrote the hymn The Salve Regina.   
                     
                         :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 11, 2018, 08:31:53 PM
                      {A} Peter Stuyvesant Hyacinth     
                      {B} A deep purple hyacinth with a luscious fragrance.     
                      {C} Mark Chapter 9 Verse 29 And Jesus asked them, "But who do you say that I am?"   
                              Peter said to him in reply, "You are the Messiah."


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 18, 2018, 05:31:50 PM
                      {A} Horn of Plenty Daffodils   
                      {B} Daffodils with white cylindrical coronas and white perianths.   
                      {C} Joshua Chapter 6 Verse 4   
                               Seven priests must carry seven ram's-horn trumpets in front of the ark.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 25, 2018, 06:16:30 PM
                         {A} Aralia cordata Sun King   
                         {B} Japanese spikenard with white blooms   
                         {C} Christ's kingship is one of humility and service.     
 
                            :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 02, 2018, 05:54:32 PM
                       {A} Blue Heaven Rose   
                       {B} A hybrid tea rose with mauve blooms   
                       {C} The Book Of Isaiah Chapter 1 Verse 2 
                               Hear, O ye heavens and give ear, O earth, for the Lord hath spoken.   
   
                          :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 09, 2018, 05:29:25 PM
                        {A} Daylily Messiah   
                        {B} A daylily with a light golden yellow polychrome brushed pink with gold to green throat   
                        {C} Luke Chapter 3 Verse 1 declares that the coming of the Messiah will cause all people to see God's salvation.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 16, 2018, 05:12:57 PM
                {A} Purple King Iris   
                {B} A Tall Bearded Iris that is medium purple   
                {C} Some of the Advent wreath candles are purple.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 23, 2018, 05:31:47 PM
                   {A} Christmas Bells Heather   
                   {B} A cone-shaped, evergreen shrub that produces bell-shaped, bright white flowers   
                   {C} The Mass of Christmas Day uses the Gospel of Saint John.   
   
                       :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby: :mommaandbaby:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 24, 2018, 02:28:12 PM
                          {A} Sky's the Limit Rose   
                          {B} A climbing rose with buttery yellow blossoms   
                          {C} And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the   
                                 hosts of heaven in the sky praising God.   
   
                                :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 30, 2018, 05:45:25 PM
{A} World Peace Tulip   
 {B} A golden yellow tulip that blooms in Mid-Spring   
{C} The Prince of Peace was born at Christmas.         
   
 :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:   
 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 31, 2018, 02:24:02 PM
                     {A} Rhododendron Christmas White   
                     {B} A rhododendron with white flowers with a blush of pink   
                     {C} St. Francis of Assisi arrived at Greccio on Christmas Eve in 1223.   
                             He constructed a crib and grouped around it figures of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph,   
                                 the ass, the ox, and the shepherds.   
 
                        :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 06, 2019, 05:00:53 PM
                          {A} Daylily Epiphany in Gold   
                          {B} A gold daylily that reblooms   
                          {C} Melchior brought gold to the Christ Child at Epiphany.   
 
                             :littlewings: :littlewings: :littlewings: :littlewings: :littlewings: :littlewings:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 07, 2019, 05:23:03 PM
                     {A} Graceful Allium   
                     {B} An allium that was originally native to North America.   
                           The florets are pale pink when they open and gradually turn white.   
                     {C} For a sun and shield is the Lord God, bestowing all grace and glory   
                              Psalm 84 Verse 12


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 07, 2019, 10:10:35 PM
I would like to plant some of these in the future.  :flower: :flower: :flower: :farmer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 11, 2019, 04:38:06 PM
                        {A} Rainbow Rhythm Storm Shelter Daylily     
                        {B} A beautiful daylily with mauve colored blossoms with an eggplant purple eye. 
                        {C} And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew John Chapter 6 Verse 18   
                                Christ's disciples were afraid of the storm for the sea had risen. 
 
                           :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday: :rainyday:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 13, 2019, 05:15:32 PM
                          {A} Veins of Truth Daylily   
                          {B} A daylily which has flowers that are cream and red   
                          {C} From the Act of Faith       
                                     I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on January 17, 2019, 05:22:55 AM
{A} Garden anemone
{B} Flower for the feast of St. Antony, Abbot, and Patriarch of Monks, these perennial flowers are low growing and also known as wind flowers.
{C} St. Anthony's humility and ascetic life made him the Patriarch of Monks. St. Athanasius wrote the Life of St. Anthony.

'And the place was all the sudden filled with the forms of lions, bears, leopards, bulls, serpents, asps, scorpions, and wolves, and each of them was moving according to his nature. The lion was roaring, wishing to attack, the bull seeming to toss with its horns, the serpent writhing but unable to approach, and the wolf as it rushed on was restrained; altogether the noises of the apparitions, with their angry ragings, were dreadful. But Antony, stricken and goaded by them, felt bodily pains severer still. He lay watching, however, with unshaken soul, groaning from bodily anguish; but his mind was clear, and as in mockery he said, 'If there had been any power in you, it would have sufficed had one of you come, but since the Lord has made you weak, you attempt to terrify me by numbers: and a proof of your weakness is that you take the shapes of brute beasts.' And again with boldness he said, 'If you are able, and have received power against me, delay not to attack; but if you are unable, why trouble me in vain? For faith in our Lord is a seal and a wall of safety to us.' So after many attempts they gnashed their teeth upon him, because they were mocking themselves rather than him.'

St. Athanasius, 'Life of St. Antony'



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 20, 2019, 04:43:49 PM
                               {A} Night Embers Daylily     
                               {B} A daylily which has double blooms of dark cherry red   
                               {C} The Book of Exodus Chapter 12 Verse 42     
                                       This was a night of vigil for the Lord, as he led them out of the land of Egypt.   
   
                                  :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea: :tea:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 25, 2019, 03:58:38 PM
                          {A} Anna's Promise Rose     
                          {B} A Grandiflora rose that has golden tan flowers with a pink blush.     
                          {C} In the temple as a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.     
                                 
                               :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer: :littleprayer:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 27, 2019, 06:15:24 PM
                              {A} Angel Face Rose     
                              {B} A Floribunda rose of medium lavender flowers with ruffled petal edges.   
                              {C} The Church joins with the angels in adoring God.   
 
                                :tinyangel: :littlewings: :thrones: :angelblue: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 03, 2019, 05:43:18 PM
                          {A} Paul Thirion Lilac   
                          {B} A lilac that has magenta buds open to fully double purple flowers with a touch of pink   
                          {C} When Paul parted from Barnabas (Acts 15: 36-41) at the beginning of his second   
                                missionary journey, he chose Silvanus (Silas) as his traveling companion.   
 
                               
:tiphat: :tiphat: :tiphat: :tiphat: :tiphat: :tiphat:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 10, 2019, 05:26:30 PM
{A} New Day Rose   
{B} A Hybrid Tea Rose that has lemon colored blossoms     
{C} A Novena is a nine days' private or public devotion to the Catholic Church to obtain special graces.     
 
 :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :+: :littleprayer: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot: :teapot:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 14, 2019, 04:36:06 PM
                          {A} Plum Gold Foxglove   
                          {B} A plant with towering spikes with large, gorgeous red flowers   
                          {C} The interior of the cup of the Ciborium is lined with gold.   
           
                             O:) O:) O:) O:) :crucifix: :crucifix: O:) O:) O:) O:)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 17, 2019, 06:03:58 PM
                      {A} Jacob Cline Monarda   
                      {B} Also known as bee balm, it has extremely large red flowers.   
                      {C} When Jacob slept at a certain place, he put a stone at his head.   
                             In his sleep he saw a ladder reaching from the earth even unto heaven.   
 
                          Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 24, 2019, 05:49:58 PM
                            {A} Lord Jeff Daylily   
                            {B} A tall spider-flowered daylily with flowers of maroon red and yellow with yellow midribs.   
                            {C} The Canticle of Zechariah     
                                      Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people   
                                        to set them free.     
   
                                 :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 03, 2019, 07:24:12 PM
                              {A} Pearly Gates Climbing Rose   
                              {B} A climbing rose bush with pastel pink flowers coming on in clusters of large, fully double blooms                         
                              {C} Love the gates of Zion more then any dwelling in Jacob.   
                                      Psalm 87 Verse 2


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 10, 2019, 06:08:46 PM
                               {A} Wayside King Royale Daylily   
                               {B} A daylily with plum purple blooms that have a rich, glossy finish   
                               {C} In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar     
                                       of Babylon came and laid seige to Jerusalem.   
                                        The Book of Daniel Chapter 1 Verse 1   
                                               
                                   :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 17, 2019, 06:00:57 PM
                        {A} Highland Lord Daylily     
                        {B} A daylily that is wine-red. The blooms have lemon yellow centers.       
                        {C} I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed   
                                is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'   
                               Matthew Chapter 23 Verse 39


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 24, 2019, 05:45:05 PM
                           {A} Veins of Truth Daylily     
                           {B} A daylily with blooms that are a combination of rose and cream   
                           {C} In all truth I tell you, whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do     
                                   myself, and will perform even greater works, because I am going to the Father.         
                                   John Chapter 14 Verse 12


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 31, 2019, 05:36:13 PM
                                   {A} Unlock the Stars Daylily     
                                   {B} A double daylily with lavender pink flowers   
                                   {C} Does he not know the number of stars, and call each by its name?   
                                             Psalm 147 Verse 4


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 07, 2019, 08:07:24 PM
                           {A} Big Purple Rose     
                           {B} A hybrid tea rose with huge purple blooms   
                           {C} And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed   
                                  him in a purple cloak, and they came to him and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!"   
                                      John Chapter 19 Verses 2-3     
                             
                              :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 14, 2019, 06:34:50 PM
                        {A} Lavender Big Time Blue   
                        {B} This lavender has abundant large purple-blue flower wands   
                                  striking silver foliage.   
                        {C} Third Station: Jesus falls the first time. 
     
                              :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 19, 2019, 04:03:50 PM
{A} Veronica persica   
{B} This annual is blue-violet.   
{C} Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 21, 2019, 07:09:40 PM
                       {A} Hemerocallis Easter Egg   
                       {B} A cream daylily with a green throat and pattern lavender violet eye   
                       {C} Many churches begin the Easter observance in the late hours of the day   
                             before (Holy Saturday) in a religious service called the Easter Vigil.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 28, 2019, 07:47:48 PM
                            {A} Narcissus Easter Bonnet         
                            {B} A daffodil with ivory white petals and large yellow cup with a pink rim       
                            {C} Pope Leo I called Easter the greatest feast (festum festorum).


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 05, 2019, 08:03:05 PM
                               {A} Easter Daisy     
                               {B} Easter Daisy is also known as Hoary Townsend Daisy.   
                                      It has typical daisy blooms that are almost as wide as the plant is tall.   
                                         It has white flowers with yellow centers.     
                                {C} Pope Symmachus celebrated Easter on March 25th, following the old Roman cycle.   
 
                                   :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 12, 2019, 07:15:21 PM
                                  {A} Easter Charm Iris   
                                  {B} A Tall Bearded Iris with medium light blue standards.     
                                  {C} Easter is more than a day. It is a season of resurrection.     
 
:harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 19, 2019, 07:57:40 PM
                        {A} Heavenly Flight of Angels Daylily     
                        {B} A daylily with yellow-green spider-type blooms with a white, wavy edge   
                        {C} The angels are represented throughout the Bible as a body of spiritual   
                                beings intermediate between God and men.     
         
                         :tinyangel: :littlewings: :thrones: :angelblue: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 26, 2019, 08:05:33 PM
                                  {A} Heuchera Forever Red   
                                  {B} This plant is also called Coral Bells.     
                                         The leaves are red. There are short spikes with white flowers.   
                                  {C} Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord;     
                                         Praise and exalt him above all forever.     
   
                                    :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell: :angelbell:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 02, 2019, 07:57:17 PM
                            {A} Easter Basket Rose   
                            {B} A floribunda rose with creamy yellow blooms edged with pink   
                            {C} Every Easter Sunday the Pope gives an Easter message called "Urbi et Orbi".


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Fatherpet on June 04, 2019, 02:47:49 AM
Oh.... Amazing thread. I am richly blessed here.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 05, 2019, 03:26:49 AM
{A} Three Leaved Rose
{B} The rose named 'Three-leaved rose' appears after a little reading to be one described as a large rambling rose with bright semi-evergreen leaves with three leaflets, it has white blossoms and golden stamens. In many places around the world it would be blooming today.
{B} The flower on the floral calendar for today, the Feast of St. Boniface, the Apostle of the Frisians, the three leaflets remind of the Holy Trinity. St. Boniface stood before the pagans and took an axe to the gigantic tree the pagans worshiped, and after a single cut, God blew the tree down, and so they came to the true Faith in the Holy Trinity.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 05, 2019, 08:19:36 PM
Oh.... Amazing thread. I am richly blessed here.
     
 
Fatherpet, Welcome! Do you have a favorite flower?   :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 09, 2019, 09:05:39 PM
                        {A} Orchid Oncidopsis Living Fire Darkfire   
                        {B} A violet red orchid       
                        {C} On Pentecost the Holy Spirit appeared to the apostles as tongues of fire.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 16, 2019, 08:19:54 PM
                                 {A} Altar Light Tall Bearded Iris     
                                 {B} A midseason iris with light yellow standards and cream falls     
                                 {C} The Church prescribes that the candles used at Mass and at     
                                        other liturgical functions be made of beeswax.   
     
                                     O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 22, 2019, 03:18:54 AM
{A} Clustered Bell Flower, Latin name, Campanula glomerata
{B} A perennial plant that grows a globe of flowers, it is hardy and can grow 2 1/2 feet tall.
{C} The flower for the feast of St. Paulinus of Nola, today's feast. St. Paulinus was once a pagan poet and Roman senator. Some years after the assassination of Emperor Gratian, he was baptized and became a Christian. Later he became bishop of Nola, and wrote yearly poems in honor of St. Felix, the previous bishop. The bell flower reminds us of the bells used in churches and monasteries, calling people to God. 


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 23, 2019, 09:16:21 PM
                           {A} Miniature Rose Saint Mary     
                           {B} A mauve blend rose with a good repeat bloom habit.   
                           {C} Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Jesus had a tender devotion to the Infant Jesus.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: Shin on June 27, 2019, 05:48:10 AM
{A} Woolly St. John's Wort
{B} An evergreen groundcover St. John's Wort, with tiny yellow flowers, and uses in herbal medicine.
{C} The flower for the feast of St. John of Moutier. St. Gregory of Tours relates that St. John confined himself to a little cell and oratory, with an orchard against the church, and turned down all unnecessary commerce with men. He planted laurel trees, and would sit under them reading and writing. After he died, he was buried there, and many sick were restored to health by his intercession with God. Both St. John's Wort and St. John of Motier are bringing relief and blessings to the ill.



Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 30, 2019, 09:22:50 PM
                            {A} Daylily Act of Faith     
                            {B} A daylily hybridized by Monette in 1980   
                            {C} The Act of Faith: O my God, I firmly believe that You are one God in three Divine Persons.   
   
                 
:+: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :+:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 07, 2019, 09:35:15 PM
                                          {A} Queen of Night Tulip   
                                          {B} A Single Late Tulip which is a deep velvety-maroon, appearing as black   
                                          {C} The Queen of Sheba, having heard of Solomon's fame, came to test him with subtle questions.   
                                                      1  Kings: Chapter 10, Verse 1


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 14, 2019, 09:21:51 PM
                            {A} Unlock the Stars Daylily   
                            {B} A double daylily which has lavender-pink flowers with a picotee of yellow ruffles     
                            {C} He (God) took him (Abram) outside and said, "Look up at the sky, and count the stars if you can."   
                                      Genesis Chapter 15, Verse 5


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 21, 2019, 09:21:29 PM
                                      {A} Tall Bearded Iris Rejoice       
                                      {B} An iris which is all white     
                                      {C} We rejoice in the Lord and glory in the gift of His Grace.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 28, 2019, 09:13:24 PM
             
{A} Daylily Leo Lion   
{B} A daylily that is yellow     
{C} Pope Leo VII was Pope from 936 to 939.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 04, 2019, 09:33:38 PM
{A} Hosta Two Step     
{B} A medium hosta that has flowers and grows in half shade/shade   
{C} sons of Arah, six hundred and fifty-two     
 Nehemiah Chapter 7 Verse 10


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 11, 2019, 09:16:37 PM
                                            {A} Rising Moon Tree Lily   
                                            {B} A plant of creamy pastel yellow lilies featuring pink edges     
                                            {C} Mary Our Strength   
                                                  O Virgin, fair as the moon, delight of the angels and saints in heaven,   
                                                    grant that we may become like you     
 
                               
:seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim: :seraphim:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 18, 2019, 09:18:24 PM
{A} Mary Webb English Rose   
{B} A rose bush that has pale yellow cupped flowers     
{C} The Assumption of Mary is August 15th.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 25, 2019, 09:11:04 PM
                                              {A} Daylily Israel's Sunset   
                                              {B} A midseason daylily with pink and lavender flowers with a chartreuse throat   
                                              {C} In the Bible the name David is borne only by the second king of Israel.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 01, 2019, 09:10:54 PM
{A} Cana Lily Leo     
{B} A showy perennial that has large intense deep pink flowers   
{C} Pope Leo III was Pope from 795 to 816.


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 08, 2019, 08:44:47 PM
{A} Opening Night Rose     
{B} A hybrid tea rose with dark red blooms   
{C} Lift up your hands by night in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.     
Psalm 123 Verse 2     
 
 :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp: :harp:


Title: Re: Belle Fleur
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 15, 2019, 09:18:26 PM
{A} Daylily Open My Eyes     
{B} A daylily with warm yellow to soft orange flowers with dark purple eyes and rims     
{C} Prayer to the Heart of Jesus     
Knock continuously, O Jesus, make our hearts open to you,   
at least in remembering the Passion you have suffered for us.