King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

The official flower of South Africa: King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

Sara tree/Cannonball: It will only grow in tropical zones and is very susceptible to frost. Native to rainforest of the Guiana's in Northeastern South America.

Flower from the cannonball tree, aka Sara tree, Couroupita guianensis. A deciduous tree native to Central & South America, also in other countries. The tree is sacred to Hindus and is grown around Shiva temples.

white & fluffy Milkweed- in green pod

Milkweed - by Laura van Dijk. This one of my favorite things as a child. I even got a spanking one time because I snuck out because the milkweed pods were ready.

Caribbean lily

Caribbean lily-- Cuban Lily - Giant Squill - Hyacinth of Peru - Peruvian Lily - Scilla peruviana Spain "This is a lovely bulb, great colour, does well in semi shade.

White magnolias /

Delicate and romantic, white magnolia has natural calming effects and moisturizing properties. (Photo by Kari Herer)

Drosera rotundifolia is a species of sundew, a carnivorous plant often found in bogs and marshes.

Drosera rotundifolia is a species of Sundew [Family: Droseraceae] - a carnivorous plant often found in bogs and marshes.

seed pods

Zones quinata (Chocolate Vine or Five-leaf Akebia) is a shrub that is native to Japan, China and Korea. The flowers are chocolate-scented; the fruits are edible.

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