Commercial uses of Acacia trees

Lightwood tree (Acacia implexa) in Canberra

Various trees and shrubs known as Acacias, including plants known by such names as Thorn Trees, Whistling Thorns, Wattles, Yellow-fever Acacia and Umbrella Acacia, belong to a genus of trees of the family Fabaceae. About 1300 species of acacias have been identified worldwide, out of which about 960 species are native to Australia. Acacias grow […]

Tommy Atkins, the most exported mangos in the world

Indian mango tree with Tommy Atkins unripe mangoes in Rockledge, Florida wallpaper 1600x1200

The very sight of mangoes, whether tender, unripe or ripe can be a mouth-watering experience for many people. According to folklore in some Asian countries, pregnant women crave for tender or unripe mangos in the early stages of pregnancy, and they eat mangoes raw. Well, I don’t know the reason why, as neither I have […]

Vincent van Gogh: Irises (Les Iris)

Vincent van Gogh: Irises (Les Iris), oil painting of 1889

‘Irises’ (Les Iris) is an oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. It is currently on display at J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA. Vincent van Gogh painted ‘Irises’ in May 1889, days after he was admitted at the psychiatric center at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, southern […]

Mrs. Herbert Stevens: Hybrid Tea Rose Flower

Mrs. Herbert Stevens Hybrid Tea Rose free wallpapers

Perhaps you know Mrs. Herbert Stevens. For those who do not know Mrs. Herbert Stevens, it is one of the most loved Hybrid Tea Roses, a white variety that can be found in most home gardens because it has a high stamina to grow even when it is not cared for much. These hybrid roses […]

Theobroma cacao: trees that provide chocolates

Cocoa pods of Theobroma cacao trees, free hand-colored photo

Cocoa trees (or cacao trees) of the species Theobroma cacao are medium-sized evergreen trees of Sterculiaceae family, native to the Americas. The famous products of the Sterculiaceae family are chocolate and cocoa powder (from Theobroma cacao) and cola nuts, though some of species of this family may also be used for timber. Cocoa plants have […]

Clitoria ternatea: medicinal garden plant

Flower of Clitoria ternatea (butterfly pea) in Burkina Faso, free wallpaper 1024 x 768

Clitoria ternatea, also known as butterfly pea, is a leguminous vine plant belonging to the Fabaceae family. Clitoria ternatea is native to several countries in Southeast Asia and Australasia where tropical or equatorial type of climate is predominant. The plant can be found in Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, Maldives, etc. Later, […]

Rosa Barkarole: Free red rose flower wallpaper

Rosa Barkarole: free red rose flower wallpaper 1600 x 1200

For those who love red rose flowers, and especially those who are looking for beautiful desktop wallpapers featuring red roses, here is a beautiful flower of the variety Rosa Barkarole. Rosa Barkarole is developed by cross-breeding Hybrid Tea Roses with Hybrid Perpetual Roses. Rosa Barkarole is a hardy garden rose cultivar believed to have been […]

Different species of rose flowers

Yellow-ochre hybrid rose flower, free wallpaper 1600 x 1200

How many species of rose flowers have you seen? Perhaps too many to remember! As for me, I have seen several varieties of them that produce flowers of different shapes and colors that I simply cannot make out which is which. When I became convinced that there are too many to remember, I left the […]

Pohutukawa trees: the New Zealand Christmas Trees

Pohutukawa trees at Cornwallis Beach, West Auckland

Here is a beautiful photo of one of the most beautiful trees on Earth! It is called Pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), one of the 12 Metrosideros species of trees endemic to New Zealand. It is an evergreen tree of the myrtle family. Pohutukawa trees have their natural and endemic habitat in the coastal areas of the […]

Hybrid Tea Rose Flower: Free Wallpaper-size Photo

Hybrid Tea Rose Flower: Free photo of wallpaper-size 1280 x 960

At one time or the other in your life you must have fallen in love with Rose. If you are so hard-hearted to say, “No”, you are most probably lying. OK, let us believe that there are some people who just do not love roses, no need to tell others why. But even to that […]