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Ten of Britain's rarest wild flowersMountain avens Dryas octopetala A deliciously pretty plant, made all the more so by the contrast with the rocky, brutal places where it tends to grow. The seed heads are almost as showy as the flowers, looking like the ragged flight feathers of a slightly bedraggled duck. These look best when backlit, giving the hillsides and promontories where they grow a soft, white halo. Its leaves resemble miniature oak leaves – hence its Latin genus name, Dryas, after…

Ten of Britain's rarest wild flowers – in pictures

Mountain avens (Dryas octopetala) Its leaves resemble miniature oak leaves – hence its Latin genus name, Dryas, after dryad, the nymphs of the oak tree.

Flower in Hawaii. My favorite

Flower in Hawaii. My favorite

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Hibiscus Flowers, Tropical Flowers, Balinese Garden, Beautiful Flowers, Garden Ideas, Indonesia, Exotic, Picture, Gardens

Lyon Aboretum, Oahu Hawaii (so many beautiful exotic plants here!)

Lyon Aboretum, Oahu Hawaii (so many beautiful exotic plants here!

Putting your cactus outdoors in early fall is ideal. Be sure it's in a shaded location. Bring it back inside before the first frost.

Thanksgiving Cactus is an autumn-blooming house plant. Find out how to make this holiday cactus bloom year after year. Get tips for pruning, repotting and more.

White and fluffy, pussy willow catkin I remember these as a kid and tickling my brother. How fun…

'Pussy willow' is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. // by SpitMcGee. I so miss my pussy willow tree that I had for decades at my old home!

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