this year i am going to grow proteas in my garten - protea is the national flower of south africa

Smaller proteas or blushing bride flowers in a teacup or vas is the perfect finish to the tables. Why not add some Name labels to these and use them as your table settings also. combine the decorations with the place settings.

Name: Protea Cynaroides; Nickname: King Protea, Giant Protea, Honeypot, King Sugarbush; Fragrance: None; Ego Maniac: This flower has the biggest head of it’s genus; Hometown: National flower of South Africa; Superpower: Can withstand fires due to its thick underground stem which contains lots of new buds; This would make an awesome bridal bouquet as a single stem!

King Protea, Giant Protea, Honeypot, King Sugarbush ~KJ~ The gardening department at The Park had dozens of varieties of Protea's.

A gorgeous pink waratah flower.

A gorgeous pink Waratah flower. (I had never heard of this flower. It grows in Australia.

King Protea Stem

You're leaving part of the flower's stem for a base for more flowers like the one that you are cutting. It is crucial to be aware that flowers are usually very fragile and may have to be dyed before drying,

Once thought to be extinct, these extraordinary white proteas rose from the ashes like a phoenix after a brush fire was said to have wiped out the only known wild population. The fire caused the seeds to germinate and flourish.

pictures and descriptions of flowers by colors, seasons, etc (protea blushing bride)

KAMERS & The Pretty Blog Photo Competition 2012 - Irene entry by Lyndie Pavier. Vote for your favourites by repinning!  Competition details here: www.facebook.com/Kamersvol/app_288434904514006

KAMERS & The Pretty Blog Photo Competition 2012 - Irene entry by Lyndie Pavier. Vote for your favourites by repinning! Competition details here: www.facebook.com/Kamersvol/app_288434904514006

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King Protea, Giant Protea, Honeypot, King Sugarbush ~KJ~ The gardening department at The Park had dozens of varieties of Protea's.

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