Donations towards the upkeep of the clock can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/morpethfloralclock https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/morpethfloralclock A brief history of the Morpeth Floral Clock
The time piece was presented to the borough of Morpeth by James Fairbairn Smith of Detroit in 1972.
He ambitiously called for "Floral calendars" charting circannual developments of botanical species to be "completed every year in every province," and "Floral clocks
" functioning "under any climate" "to be worked out according to the watches of the plants, so that anyone can make calculation of the hour of the day without a clock or sunshine." (8) Advocating the Horologium Florae or Floral clock
, Linnaeus refers to the phenomenon in which some flowers "watch," or open and close, at specific hours of the day and night, prompting him to theorize that one could arrange certain flowers into the face of a clock and know the time simply by perceiving which flowers are blooming at a particular moment (fig.
Miracle Garden opened its doors to the public in November 2013 with attractions such as a UAE floral flag, a floral clock
, large structures of sunflowers, seven flower hearts, seven stars and huge flowers made with 3D art design.
Yet another unmissable attraction is a 15-metre floral clock
made out of real plants and flowers with designs that change according to the season.
, Niagara Parks, Queenston, Ontario, Canada The Floral Clock
does more than keep time - it keeps changing.
KEEN gardener Peter Gibson has turned back the floral clock
at what was one of the North East's grandest railway stations.
Michael auctioned 2,000 items to raise cash REVEALING The TV interview with Martin Bashir (above left) showed how odd Michael's world had become FRONT-ROW SEATS An opulent private theatre inside Neverland ANOTHER WORLD Michael's Bentley Arnage Turbo appeared in one of his videos FANTASY Floral clock
at the gate and the railway UNREAL Michael gave Martin Bashir exclusive access to Neverland and its fairground for the shocking documentary WELCOME Entrance to Michael's fantasy land SPLASHING OUT The ranch's swimming pool NEVERNEVERLAND Rides and ferris wheel in the park HUMAN ZOO With Bubbles the chimp and pet llama
Eye on the time - Floral Clock
- pounds 25.00 from www.j-me.co.uk If you're forever in a hurry and never have time to catch a glance of yourself as you rush out of the door, let this multi-purpose, time-telling machine help.
EYE ON THE TIME - Floral Clock
(pounds 25, from www.j-me.co.uk) If you're forever in a hurry and never have time to catch a glance of yourself as you rush out of the door, let this multi-purpose, time-telling machine help.
"The Floral Clock
" is a whimsical piece that revels in language for its own sake, listing flower names--"brilliant azure Wild Succory," "pale Common Nipple-wort," and "the golden star / of the Lesser Celandine"--as much for the pleasure of letting them roll off the pen and the tongue, one suspects, as for the purpose of exploring Linnaean natural science.
Laura Ashley also has a pretty floral clock
, pounds 35.
Puppy takes the everyday--the floral clock
in the park, the fluffy toy--and makes it into something baroque and astonishing.