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A strong flower - photograph by me

A strong flower - photograph by me

Located in the Liaohe River Delta in northeastern China, Red Beach is a protected reserve that attracts a lot of attention in the early fall, when its grass collectively blushes. The crimson flora is a variety of seepweed, a type of salt-tolerant grass, that turns red as it matures. It's most dramatic in September, when most tourists come to experience the organic Technicolor.

Travel bucket list: 21 destinations for The Great Escape (Part 7)

Red Beach, Panjin, China (red sea weed that flourishes in the saline-alkali soil in autumn). Only a small section is open for tourists.

What charmingly elegant floral print porcelain Easter eggs.

FLORA DANICA by Royal Copenhagen~ Cachepots with matching porcelain egg.

FLORA DANICA  ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN The most expensive china pattern in the world. Each piece is painted completely by hand; each piece is painted with a different plant from botanical illustrations. HM Queen Margrethe of Denmark has the full original complete set. She has graciously lent it to museums for exhibits.

FLORA DANICA ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN The most expensive china pattern in the world. Each piece is painted completely by hand; each piece is painted with a different plant from botanical illustrations. HM Queen Margrethe of Denmark has the full original complete set. She has graciously lent it to museums for exhibits.

PLUMERIA / CHINESE MEANING: In China, plumeria flowers are tokens of love. In China, it is not accustomed to share personal feelings, but giving a plumeria flower to your sweetheart has the same meaning as saying "I love you" or "You are special." Chinese consider plumerias even more precious than orchids.

PLUMERIA meaning: In China- tokens of love, giving a plumeria flower to your sweetheart has the same meaning as saying "I love you" or "You are special." The Chinese consider plumeria even more precious than orchids.

Nearly 1,000 Chinese yews were suspected to have been illegally chopped down in Lijiang city, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, according to netizens on Sina Weibo. The trees were hundreds to thousands of years old, and are one of the highly endangered species of China and the world. The Chinese yews are also known as “the giant panda of the flora” for its rarity and preciousness. Local police have launched an investigation.

Nearly 1,000 Chinese yews were suspected to have been illegally chopped down in Lijiang city, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, according to netizens on Sina Weibo. The trees were hundreds to thousands of years old, and are one of the highly endangered species of China and the world. The Chinese yews are also known as “the giant panda of the flora” for its rarity and preciousness. Local police have launched an investigation.

luxurious printed velvet cushion with vintage floral design. The Flora cushion collection is inspired by vintage floral prints found on china plates. The theme of this collection of products is a tribute to the trinkets that link us to past memories, the ornaments and objects of past generations, worthless in monetary terms but precious and cherished heirlooms. This Cushion is available in two colours - Summer Pinks and Royal Blue. affiliate link for noths

Flora Printed Velvet Cushion

Jennifer Slattery Textiles makes family heirloom table linen - table runner designs, linen napkins and table mats which evokes charming nostaligic memories.

Calcite with Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China

Calcite with quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China. The pictured specimen is tall. The quartz at the center of the stacked calcite disks is better exposed in some of the specimens that they have at the show. Photo credit: Jeffrey A.

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