The Flowers Of West Crete
Posted 02 April 2008 - 01:04 PM
Jenny Neal has been photographing the flowers around Paleochora for the last two years and puts them up on her site as soon as she can get them sorted and identified so the site is constantly being updated.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:42 PM
Posted 19 April 2008 - 04:16 PM
I am having some wreaths made to place at the civilian war memorials in Crete. I know the usual remebrance wreaths are make up of poppies but I want to include possibly the |National flower of Crete/Greece. Any ideas ?
Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:48 PM
The blooming period in Crete starts in January and ends in December as you can see in the calendar.
I shot this one in January.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:07 PM
According to a website "theflowerexpert", the national flower of Greece is the Bear's breech (Acanthus mollis). You can see an example at http://en.wikipedia....Acanthus_mollis. I do believe it grows in the UK. I have not found any flower for Crete yet.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:32 PM
perhaps the blooming period ends in May for most flowers, but there are flowers and plants blooming even in Autumn.
I have never heard of a national flower of Greece in general, or Crete specifically.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:44 PM
Seems you're back in town?