Archive for April 2017

Welcome to Hopes & Dreams, an inspirational and fun-filled website dedicated to those planting the seed of hope and encouragement. Inside you’ll find fascinating articles about God’s awesome creations, imaginative games and creativity for all. A place to sow; a place to grow.

Vanilla Bean

  The vanilla bean is a product of the Vanilla Orchid. This particular orchid is a vine that climbs high into the trees in tropical climates such as Central America, Madagascar, Indonesia, and Mexico.  The Vanilla Orchid produces flowers that bloom for only one day. For this reason commercial growers assist in the tedious process by hand pollinating ...

Living Stone

The Living Stone is native to South Africa and is named for it’s stone-like appearance.  Blending well in it’s natural habitat of pebbles and rocks perfectly concealing itself from living creatures eager to quench their thirst with the stored water it obtains.  The Living Stone is also known as a Lithops, Split Rock, & Pebble Plant.  It comes in a variety of shapes ...

The Pansy

        Just when the summer color begins to fade away, in marches the Pansy to save the day.   This delightful little flower comes in a wide variety of gorgeous colors, does very well in cooler weather and can even tolerate a bit of snow.  Their smiling little faces are sure to ...