Friday, June 24, 2016

An Italian Beauty!






I was shopping the other day when I saw this plant. I was delighted, because I had never seen this before, and it looked so unusual. It is Italian Heather! The blooms are like long, thin pockets. One legend says that white heather only grows on the burial grounds of fairies. Long heather branches were used to make brooms. I wonder if this is the broom bush referred to in the following bible verse? 

“Then he lay down and slept beneath the broom bush. But as he was sleeping, an Angel touched him and told him to get up and eat!”

1 Kings: 19

14 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

This is new to me too. It looks like all flowers and hardly any leaves. Beautiful!

Margaret Adamson said...

No, I have never seen it either, very pretty Ginny. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandra said...

it is gorgeous and i have never seen or heard of one..

Ann said...

This is the first time I've ever seen this plant and oh my is it pretty.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I love that bright pink.

Gail said...

It is beautiful. At my last home I had a heather garden but not Italian.

Thanks for your kind comment. I come here to answer. I hope you don't mind. I can reply to your comment that comes to my email nor do I have your email address.

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

Jedidja said...

Never seen! It is so beautiful!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What a lovely bloom. I do not think I have ever seen any Italian Heather. Remarkable. Have a wonderful weekend. You all are in my prayers.

Tamago said...

Wow, they are very pretty! I've never seen them before, either!

Patsy said...

Different! I have not seen this and the Bible verse goes well.

Anni said...

Pretty color!! And I learned something....never knew about the legend. Amazing.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. It's always appreciated.

LC said...

Beautiful blooms and a new-to-me plant. Thanks for a Sunday treat!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Very pretty, Ginny.. as always, love the Bible verse.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well isn't that an unusual plant?!?