orange orchids

Herbs/Food/Plants by Purpose

Banishing: Basil, Betel Nut, Black Pepper, Black Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Cactus, Cloves, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Juniper, Morning Glory, Mullein, Mugwort, Oleander, Onion, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sea Salt, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wood Betony, Yarrow Flower

Beauty: Avocado, Beet, Catnip, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Flax, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Henna, Lady’s Mantle, Lemon, Lilac, Lucky Hand (Orchid Root), Magnolia, Maidenhair, Myrtle, Orange, Orange Blossom (Neroli), Orchid, Pea, Prune, Rose, Sunflower, Violet, Yerba Santa

Binding: Agrimony, Calamus, Crowfoot, Hydrangea, Ivy, Knotweed, Morning Glory, Skullcap, Snapdragon, Solomon’s Seal, Spiderwort, Vinegar, Witch Hazel

Cleansing/Purification: Angelica, Anise Seeds, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cedar, Coconut, Dragon’s Blood, Fennel, Fern, Frankincense, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Guava, Honey, Horehound, Horseradish, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Lime, Marjoram, Melon, Mesquite, Parsley, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Sea Salt, Solomon’s Seal Root, Tangerine, Thyme, Turmeric, Vinegar, Yucca

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Timeline issues. It’s September 16 at the end of The Greybar Hotel. Clearly, timelines mean nothing on The Mentalist. Jane’s birthday is supposedly July 30, 1969 (seen on his driver’s licence in 7.11; it’s Simon’s Birthday) or September 16, 1974 (seen on his marriage licence form 7.13). Both made impossible by this moment.  Also, Vega’s file (in 7.10) says she joined the FBI on November 30, 2014 (date of the Season 7 premiere). And Erica Flynn escaped from prison ‘about a year ago’ in 7.03, even after a two-year jump between 6.08 and 6.09.

The Houses’ Mood Color Palettes: Slytherin

-Happy: Emerald, Apple Red, Rouge, Lavender, Honey, Silver, Spring Green, Ocean, Marmalade Orange

-Sad: Sage, Currant Red, Eggplant, Peach, Ballet Pink, Fern, Cornflower, Mauve, Lemon

-Angry: Juniper, Violet, Denim, Dark Amber, Basil, Rose Pink, Sangria, Blood Red, Dandelion

-Lovestruck: Pine, Periwinkle, Rose Quartz, Mint, Tuscan Sun, Azure, Scarlet, Amethyst, Tangerine

-Excited: Parakeet, Canary Yellow, Cyan, Seafoam, Tiger Orange, Watermelon, Pineapple, Orchid, Candy Red

-Deep: Pear, Bronze, Ultramarine, Magenta, Blonde, Garnet, Mulberry, Lime, Ginger, Rose Pink

-Seductive: Jade, Persian Blue, Pink Lemonade, Wine, Viridian, Merigold, Iris, Lipstick Red, Cream

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█ ▌When one felt that the world had changed, it was a special sensation. Alastair felt this strange shift as he made his way from the cobblestone streets towards the woods on the city outskirts, hoping that he would once again find himself transported. In his arms, he held two pots of flowers: bundles of deep red Amaryllis for the Lodger, Dvojnik, and the Orderly to keep in their home, and a few long, slender orange orchids for Sottarfar and Waverly. He had no idea how long it had been since any of them had seen flowers in person, but anyone could use a cheerful glimpse of color in such a dull, dreary landscape.

As he walked, he once more felt the most peculiar tingle in his spine, just as one feels when coming home after a long adventure to find things had changed. Everything looked the same to him so far, so why was it so … different?

He saw the shape of the Lodger’s home against the dreary sky, growing larger as he moved closer to it. It was quiet. He did not expect anything less, but the thought that so much had changed in that short time put knots in his stomach. Were they still there?
           What was this odd new shift in the world they knew?

Alastair stood at the doorway, awkwardly balancing both flower pots in one arm to knock on the door with a free hand. His knuckles created three dull thumps that shook the wooden surface; he only hoped someone was inside to hear it. █ ▌

Colors I associate with the signs

Aries: scarlet, crimson, orange
Taurus: brown, orchid, teal
Gemini: powder blue, jade green
Cancer: moss green, mustard yellow, pear
Leo: cherry red, tangerine, copper
Virgo: pastel blue, dusty pink, puce, anything glittery (if that counts)
Libra: gold, canary yellow, beige
Scorpio: cerulean, caramel, sapphire, cinnamon
Sagittarius: currant, burgundy, burnt orange
Capricorn: ochre, tawny, seaweed
Aquarius: cornflower, lilac, sky blue, forrest green
Pisces: navy blue, violet, cobalt


Springtime Sarracenia pitcher plant flowers. Many people erroneously call the tubular, carnivorous leaves of pitcher plants “flowers”. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard “Oh, those plants with the long tube flower things?” when discussing Sarracenia. In fact, the flowers of these plants are spectacular and one of the highlights of spring for me. These North American natives have flowers that range from white (S. alata), yellow (S. flava, minor, alata), pink (S. rosea), and red (S. leucophylla, rubra, psittacina, purpurea). Hybrids oftentimes produce flowers with color intermediate between their parents, producing beautiful colors of orange and rose. 


Each season PANTONE® creates a Fashion Color Report outlining the key color trends. Here the top 10 colors for Fall 2015 come to life in iStock by Getty Images photographs – from Reflecting Pond, a cooling blue that adds dimension and intrigue, to Oak Bluff, a mellow, comforting and warming shade. 

Find more images inspired by the Fall 2015 Fashion Color Report.