Ranunculus Purple (Purple Persian Buttercups) - Royal purple roses have big 3" - 4" blooms – and a single bulb can produce dozens of flowers! Ravishing perennials, they grow 10-15" tall. Where winters are mild (zones 8-11), plant ranunculus bulbs in Fall for early spring flowers. Good container plants.
Magickal Properties of Trees~ Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow. Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows. Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God's insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower. Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland. Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.
Ceiba speciosa (formerly Chorisia speciosa, silk floss tree, toborochi tree, drunken tree) - Aspire Park in Doha, Qatar. Belongs to the same family as baobab and the kapok. Native to tropical and subtropical forests of S.America. Rated among the most beautiful trees in the world due to its spectacular blooming with thousands of flowers in pink, white and purple. The tree is resistant to drought and moderate cold // photo by terp16 @ http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40891139