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This hand-modeled ceramic sculpture depicts the head and torso of a youthful Maize God emerging from the center of a ripe ear of corn. The young Maize God has idealized facial features and elongated head. He wears a fringed headdress, perhaps of feathers, that has flattened and turned back fringes at the top-center. He wears a beaded necklace and ear spools with projecting centers. He folds his arms across his chest, proper left under proper right, resting his forearms atop the folded down corn husk in the center of the sculpture. The ear of corn sprouts from a long, narrow stem that is unadorned except for some minor areas of extant blue pigment. A tall, almond-shaped leaf stands upright behind the figure with three vertical lines gently incised on its outer surface (the back of the sculpture); another leaf of similar shape and size folds gently down in front to reveal six grains of corn arranged in two parallel vertical rows visually separated by three incised lines. A third blade-like leaf, shorter and narrower than the others, projects diagonally from the proper left side of the sculpture. This object is probably from Jaina Island (present-day Campeche) in Mexico. It bears striking similarities to other hand-modeled Jaina figurines and effigies that depict deities emerging from flowers or other vegetation. While the depiction of identifiable deities is relatively uncommon in Jaina figurines, this sub-group of Jaina sculpture seems to portray gods exclusively.Published References Finamore, Daniel and Stephen D. Houston. 2010. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea. Salem, MA: Peabody Essex Museum and New Haven: Yale University Press. Pl. 16, Pp. 58-61.Further ReadingFor comparanda and original definition of this subgroup of Jaina figurines, see: Miller, Mary Ellen. 1975. Jaina Figurines: A Study of Maya Iconography. Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum. Figs. 22-24, p. 52.O'Neil, Megan E. 2012. Jaina-style Figurines. In Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks (edited by Joanne Pillsbury, Miriam Doutriaux, Reiko Ishihara-Brito, and Alexandre Tokovinine), 398-430. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. For comparanda: Finamore, Daniel and Stephen D. Houston. 2010. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea. New Haven: Yale University Press and Salem: Peabody Essex Museum. [Pp. 60-61, Pls. 15, 16]Schmidt, Peter, Mercedes de la Garza, and Enrique Nalda. 1998. Maya. Milan: Rizzoli/Bompiani. [p. 593, Pls. 299, 300]

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Increased Yield is often related to the health of the plant. To have a healthy plant, the soil must be in top shape. Many expensive flowering nutrients are based on sugars and complex carbohydrates that are a waste of money. The Build-A-Flower Top Dress kit is a well rounded and complete approach to flowering. With one top dress you effectively add all the nutrients and micro-nutrients required for a healthy soil.

Some flowers have only male or female organs, and require a separate flower of the opposite gender to reproduce. We call these Imperfect Flowers. Perfect Flowers, on the other hand, have both a stamen and a pistil, and are able to reproduce on their own.

This picture does not show such a flower (nor the "auspicious Mahameru flower") but rather a plant called the Rheum nobile. While this large plant is native to the Himalayas, it does not bloom once every 400 years.

Quite a few of you were fascinated by the recent photo of Rheum nobile shared from our China tour. Here's a closer look at the plant - demonstrating how the flowers are covered by the white bracts. This keeps the flowers 4-6C warmer in the alpine climate and helps ripen the seed. The plant dies after flowering. . . . . . #rheumnobile #rheum #chinaflowers #chineseflora #wildflowers #alpineflowers #alpineplant #alpinelandscape #mountainflowers #plants #plantlove #plantgeek #travel #china #planthunting #horticulture #botanicaltour

Interestingly, a plant called pagoda flower does exist. The flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum) is native to southeast China and produces huge spikes of coral-pink to reddish-orange, butterfly-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer well into fall, not every 400 years:

This is hardly the first time a rumor about a flower that only blooms once every 400 years in the Himalayas has circulated on social media. In 2018, a nearly verbatim copy of this text was attached to a different picture of a flower. That rumor claimed it was the "ahameru Pushpam," or arya pu, not the pagoda flower:

This is the flower which is known as "Mahameru Pushpam" or Arya Pu. It's seen in Himalaya. It flowers once in 400 years. If we wanted to see it again need to wait for another 400 years. So our generation is lucky. So please share maximum. Let others to see it.

We also investigated a similar rumor back in 2016. That one focused on a flower supposedly called the "nagapushpa flower" and claimed that it bloomed once every 36 years. However, that rumor used a photograph of a marine invertebrate known as a sea pen.

According to The Language of Flowers, Rue symbolizes clear vision and fresh starts. This flowering herb is also known for its hardiness and its effective use in medicinal remedies. The Greeks regarded this herb as a remedy to magic, and in the Middle Ages it was considered a powerful defense against witches and evil spells. Why did I pick this flower for INTJs? Because as Introverted Intuitives, INTJs fixate on developing a vision and foreseeing patterns and possibilities. Just as Rue was considered protection from unwanted spells, INTJs dislike being influenced or manipulated by anyone. Plus the hardiness and effectiveness of Rue resembles the effective, visionary nature of the INTJ type.

Blue Stars symbolize determination, endurance, and strength. These stars have a unique hue that changes from blue to purple depending on the light. I chose this flower for ENTJs because their strong determination and focus are what helps them to achieve success in life. Decisive and strong-willed, they strive to bring their dreams to fruition no matter what challenges they face. Plus, the changing color of the petals reflects their ability to adapt and thrive in any environment.

Lotus blooms represent enlightenment, renewal, and rebirth. I chose this flower for INFPs because of their unwavering commitment to their values and their ability to imagine new beginnings. Even in moments of despair, INFPs have the capacity to visualize beautiful possibilities for the future. They are often seen as dreamers and poets, staying true to their ideals even when the world seems more and more corrupt. While many other types change based on the struggles they face in the outside world, INFPs strive to be true to themselves and unchanged by external influences.

These bright blooms represent mental beauty and ingenuity. I chose this flower for INTPs because of their unique ability to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to complex problems. When faced with a challenge, INTPs will often approach it from an analytical perspective and use their critical thinking skills to come up with a solution that others may have overlooked.

The Violet flower symbolizes grace, faithfulness, and watchfulness. I chose this flower for ISFJs because of their loyal and caring nature. ISFJs are often seen as the guardians of their communities, looking out for those around them and providing practical help when needed. Just as violets symbolize watchfulness, ISFJs are devoted to creating security, stability, and keeping an eye on details. They take their responsibilities seriously and are often the first to lend a helping hand when someone is in need.

The Iris flower symbolizes wisdom, faithfulness, and courage. I chose this flower for ISTJs because of their practical attitude and unwavering commitment to their responsibilities. ISTJs value wisdom gained through life experience, and their grounded outlook makes them a source of strength when life seems chaotic. While they may appear reserved and traditional, they have the courage to stand up for what they believe in and will stay true to their values in any situation.

The Nasturtium flower is a symbol of victory, conquest, and zest for life. I chose this flower for ESTPs because of their passion, enthusiasm and drive to succeed. They are natural risk-takers who jump at the opportunity to take on new challenges and explore the world around them. With a competitive edge, they are always ready to take on a new project and push themselves to the limit. ESTPs approach life with a sense of adventure, and the Nasturtium flower is the perfect representation of that.

I love the exploration of ideas in this article which is a generally unnoticed intersection of my many interests. This INTP approves the choice of Clematis, but I suggest that Passionflower takes the theme one step further.

We all dream of a lush, lovely flower bed full of colorful blooms all season long. What we end up with is usually a different story. Does your color run out when the heat hits? Do the plants clash and give the impression of clown pants? Do the tall plants crowd out the short ones? Is it all looking shabby by late summer?

Oft I gaze upon this flower with its blossoms pure and white. And I think as I behold its gay costume, While through life we all are passing may our lives be always bright Like this flower at my window in full bloom.

A flower bed improves the appearance of your front, side, or backyard. A 5 x 12-foot flower bed costs the average homeowner around $2,500, with a typical range of $1,000 to $3,000 for materials and labor. Prices range from as low as $850 for a flower bed to as high as $6,000. 041b061a72

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