Monday, November 21, 2005

Best Flower Variety Name EVER

You know how varieties of flowers are given crazy names? For example, we have the Miss All American Beauty rose, the Estella Rijnveldt tulip, the Easter Bonnet daffodil, and the Bayou Scarlet begonia, just to name a few. Well, I think I have the flower with the best variety name EVER. It's an epiphyllum, sometimes called an orchid cactus (it's not really an orchid, though, so don't be fooled!). Just look at its loveliness. Now, what name did some grower think would be perfect for this lovely bloom?

The VIRGINIA STRONG.

Nope, no pictures of my actual mother on the Internet, but when I did a Google search for my mommy, I got a picture of this flower. Awww!

Happy Birthday, Mom!

the Virginia Strong epiphyllum (and Mom's birthday, too) - A+

7 comments:

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Card is in the mail, I swear!! :) See you soon!

Natalie

Daddy said...

Amanda...you are the best.

equippedtofascinate said...

Happy birthday Mrs. Strong.

Grandbigdaddy said...

It does seem fitting, though, if you know the whole story. We Strongs are decendents of Luther Burbank, the famous botonist..and Virginia Nell Strong is the third Virginia Strong. Granddad's second wife; Boise City cousin John Strong's wife, Virginia; and Virginia Nell Strong, Little Sweetie, the mother of Amandarama and Patrick.

Chargenda said...

Oh, you wacky Strongs!

szarqahe said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Strong!
(Amanda, I was really concerned when I started to read this entry. I thought you'd run out of things to blog about. It turned out to be one of the best yet! You go girl!) ps..I'll work on my blog. :( Sorry....

beth said...

Happy birthday, Nell. Wishing you a flowery and e-scentful time. Cheers!