Category Archives: Flowering Plants

Cockscomb Crested Pictures

Cockscomb Crested flowers are also known as Celosia and Woolflowers.  The word Cockscomb comes from their appearance that resembles a rooster’s comb.  Even though Cockscomb flowers are beautiful to look at, they are also known as a nutritious leafy vegetable.  These edible, ornamental flowering plants grow in many different vibrant colors.  They don’t need a lot of attention and they reseed themselves and come up sporadically in their immediate areas.

Here are some pictures of Cockscomb Crested Flowers.

Here’s a close up of a pink cockscomb.

pink cockscomb crested flower

Here’s an orange cockscomb crested.

orange cockscomb crested

Here’s a fuscia cockscomb crested flower.

fuscia cockscomb crested

Here are red cockscomb crested flowers growing in a flower bed.

red cockscomb crested flowers

You can get a good look at the leaves of the cockscomb flowers in this next photo.  These leaves are often used in stews and eaten.

edible crested celosia-cockscomb

Here’s on last photo of some beautiful cockscomb crested flowers in a variety of colors.

pretty cockscomb crested flowers

If you have any pictures of Celosia you’d like to share with us please send them in.

Casa Blanca Lily Pictures

The Casa Blanca Lily (Lilium) is an oriental hybrid lily.  It blooms in the Summer and gives off a sweet fragrance.  These flowers can be as large as ten inches wide.  They have rigid stems and make great fresh cut flowers.  They also look magnificent in bouquets and flower arrangements.  Because of their pure white petals, Lilium Casa Blanca are often used in weddings for decoration, bridal bouquets and centerpieces.

Here are some pictures of white Casa Blanca Lilies.

casa blanca lily

You can see it has pure white petals with reddish brown anthers in the middle.

Here’s a better look at the anthers.

Casa blanca in bloom

Here’s a bunch of Casa Blanca lilies in bloom.

casa blanca flowers

Here’s a bridal bouquet made of Casa Blanca Flowers.

casa blanca wedding bouquet

Here’s a Casa Blanca flower arrangement used as a wedding centerpiece.

casa blanca flower arrangment

Bird of Paradise Pictures

Bird of Paradise flowers, also known as Crane Flowers or Strelitzia, are flowering plants that bloom into beautiful flowers that resemble the head of an exotic crested bird.  These flowers are very bright, colorful and beautiful to behold.

Here are some pictures of Bird of Paradise flowers.

bird of paradise flower

Strelitzia Reginae typically have bright yellow and orange petals.

bird of paradise

Bird of Paradise also typically have red colors as well as blues and purples.

Here’s a beautiful flower arrangement that includes Bird of Paradise Flowers.

Adding Bird of Paradise flowers to a bouquet really gives the arrangement a bold and exotic flare.

bird of paradise bouquet

Here are some Bird of Paradise plants growing in Hawaii.

bird of paradise plants

Here’s one last photo of a beautiful Bird of Paradise flower.

bird of paradise strelitzia

If you have any photos of bird of paradise flowers (or crane flowers if that’s what you want to call them) please send them in and share them with us.

Bells of Ireland Pictures

Bells of Ireland, also known as Moluccella Laevis, is a flowering plant that is an annual which blooms in the Summer.  Bells of Ireland are thought to be lucky flowers.  Because of this, many brides include Bells of Ireland flowers in their weddings either in bridal bouquets, wedding decorations or wedding table top centerpieces.  Because they are long and tall, Bells of Ireland look great in flower arrangements.  They make good looking bouquets with or without other flowers.  They also look nice growing in flower beds or flower gardens.

Here are some pictures of Bells of Ireland plants and flowers in bloom.

This is what a Bells of Ireland plant looks like up close.

Bells of Ireland up close

Here’s a Bells of Ireland plant in a flower bed.

bells of ireland plant

Here’s another lucky Bells of Ireland plant in a flower garden.

Bells of Ireland plants

Here’s a Bells of Ireland arrangement using only Bells of Ireland and no other flowers.

Bells of Ireland arrangement

And here is a Bells of Ireland flower arrangement using other flowers as well.

Bells of Ireland flower arrangement

Here’s a regular Bells of Ireland bouquet.

Bells of Ireland bouquet

And here’s a beautiful Bells of Ireland bridal bouquet with roses.  This type of bridal bouquet is not only beautiful and elegant but it is also thought to be a lucky for the new bride and groom.

Bells of Ireland bridal bouquet

Here is a luxurious Bells of Ireland wedding centerpiece.

Bells of Ireland centerpiece

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos.  If you have any Bells of Ireland photos you’d like to share with the world please send them to me.