HANA: Part VI

Featured Flora:

Bells of Ireland

Moluccella laevis (Bells-of-Ireland, Bells of Ireland, Molucca balmis, Shellflower, Shell flower) is a summer flowering annual, native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. It is cultivated for its spikes of flowers. In the language of flowers, it represents luck.

 

Matthiola Incana

A possible native in South Wales, Southern England and The Channel Islands, this is nationally a very scarce plant which likes to be warm by the sea. It used to be gathered in armfuls from the cliffs of the Isle of Wight for its "delicious perfume". Nowadays, although there are still a good number of plants to be found, there are not enough to gather in "armfuls". The leaves are usually entire and the long fruit pods are characteristic.

It is mostly found along the south coast of England, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man with a few outposts here and there in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

 

Georgie at Red 11 Models and Talent

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HANA: Part V

Featured flora: 

Helenconia

The Greek root helikonios is where the word and name for helconia derives. This by far, isn’t the only name known to this plant. Some of the nicknames that are popular are imposter bird of paradise, wild plantains and lobster claws. It is a widely popular plant even with a host of other names that it goes by. Its popularity is in part due to the fact that it is beautiful and that it looks like many plants that are much more difficult to grow.

Renee at Clyne Model Management

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HANA: Part IV

Featured flora: 

Gerbera

The fifth most popular flower in the world, Gerbera daisies can mean innocence, purity and cheerfulness. When you want to send the gift of cheer, Gerbera daisies are your sure choice. Distinguished by large flowering heads that closely resemble those of sunflowers, Gerbera daisies come in vibrant rainbow of colors. Bright pink, snow white, sunny yellow and ruby red are just a few of the gorgeous colours that these flowers boast. 

 

Natalya at Clyne Models

Special thanks to Kingsize, as always.

HANA: Part IV

Featured flora: 

Leucospermum Cordifolium

From the middle of July to the end of November, groups of Leucospermum cordifolium shrubs provide vivid splashes of orange and red in the Fynbos section of Kistenbosch. Leucospermum cordifolium belongs to the Protea family and is indigenous to South Africa. It grows in acid, nutrient poor soils in a fairly small area in the South Western Cape. An added attraction during flowering time are the numerous birds found near the plants. In the early hours of the morning the abundant nectar flow attracts a variety of small insects, which in turn attract the Cape Sugar bird. These birds consume the small insects as well as the nectar, and in the process, transfer the pollen from one flower to the next. The birds are accustomed to the visitors in the Gardens and provide great photo opportunities when feeding on the flowers. 

 

Kimberly at Red11 Models