The Bird of Paradise ( Strelitzia Reginae) is greatly admired for the exotic flowers, although they also make excellent houseplants.

Bird of paradise flower - plant. May in summer on the terrace. The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) is admired for its exotic flowers. The graceful, orange bracts with 2 or 3 blue petals are like a mohawk on the green leaf.

~~The Look of Spring ~ Frangipani | Plumeria by Renee Doyle~~

I love the fragrance of Plumerias~~The Look of Spring ~ Frangipani by Renee Doyle~~


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Here at the jungalow, the use of plants to liven up a space is paramount–but that doesn’t always mean that the plants have to be rooted in soil to have an amazing, freshening effect. Try using a large leaf in a glass vase to elicit the same result. It’s also a great trick to use while …

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Hawaiian Dahlia-tat cover up idea


The lotus symbolizes the soul rooted in the muck in the bottom of the pool and yet reaching and flowering in the light above

Lotus Flowers taken in Shing Mun Valley Park, Hong Kong. By Johnshlau. I'd love to get a lotus flower tattoo on my shoulder.

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Hawaii 2014 + Catalyst

No matter where you live, you can still relax under a palm tree or experience a little taste of the exotic!