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Tag Archives: Greek

What’s Blooming? Amaryllis



Amaryllis is also known as the belladonna lily or naked lady. The plant has beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms, long strap-like leaves, and is local to the tropical areas of South America.

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In the Gallery: Greek – Attic black-figure Amphora



The amphora was a common piece in Ancient Greece and typically sculpted with a tapered base and neck, a wide body and two handles. This vase-shaped container was used as a storage vessel or transportation vessel for both…

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What’s Blooming? Daffodils!



The Daffodil, or Narcissus, as it is technically named, originated in Spain and Portugal and consists of over 50 species and about 13,000 hybrids. The ancient Greeks believed the daffodil plant originated from…

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In the Gallery – Lucas Cranach the Elder: St. Christopher and the Christ Child



Lucas the Elder was the foremost member of a family of artists by the name Cranach working in Saxony in the sixteenth century. In 1505, he settled in Wittenberg, where he…

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What’s Blooming? Summer Skies Delphinium!



Summer Skies Delphinium is marked by immense, light to medium blue flower spikes with white ‘bees’ or centers. If seeds are sown in early spring…

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What’s Blooming? Dianthus!



The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios (“god”) and anthos (“flower”), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.

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