The first clematis bloom in my yard! They are such beautiful flowers but the entire plant is toxic. The name is derived from the Greek meaning vine. There are over 270 species and they can live over 25 years.
My banana plant is blooming. Native to China, it is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. Mine is truly more like a tree, raising its head above my house. Its name comes from its fragrance that resembles bananas, however to me it smells more like pineapples.
Iris means “rainbow” in Greek. In Greek mythology the goddess Iris took messages to/from heaven and earth. The iris symbolizes, faith, wisdom, peach of mind, friendship and hope. White iris represent purity. There are over 300 species with 30 being native to the US.