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{Shakespeare garden} themed garden that cultivates plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. In English speaking countries, particularly the United States, these are often public gardens associated with parks, universities, and Shakespeare festivals ... A Shakespeare garden usually includes several dozen species in a geometric layout with boxwood dividers ... and a bust of Shakespeare ... the Shakespeare garden in Central Park, New York City includes a graft from a Mulberry tree planted by Shakespeare in 1602. The Central Park Conservancy identifies the original tree as a personal gift from King James I of Scotland who hoped to introduce a silk industry to the British Isles ... Shakespeare's plays often mention plants to symbolize emotions. The best known of these is the rose for love, as in Romeo and Juliet, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" ... [and] Ophelia's mad speech from Hamlet.

Asteroids Named After Flowers, etc

#935-CLIVIA (Asteroid).
#943-BEGONIA (Asteroid).
#957-CAMELIA (Asteroid).
#968-PETUNIA (Asteroid).
#970-PRIMULA (Asteroid; see CORTUSA).
#973-ARALIA (Asteroid).

discovered 18-Mar-1922 by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth; genus of plant family Araliaceae, consisting of about 40 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, and some rhizomatous perennials; typically mountain woodland plants originating in Asia & Americas; see: Aralia spinosa (Hercules' Club), Aralia cordata (Japanese Spikenard), Aralia elata (Japanese Angelica-tree), Bagshot Beds ("In geology, series of sands & clays of shallow-water origin, some being fresh-water, some marine; belong to the upper Eocene formation of the London & Hampshire basins [England]; derive name from Bagshot Heath in Surrey ... leaf-bearing clays of Alum Bay & Bournemouth are well known yielding a large & interesting series of plant remains, including Eucalyptus, Caesalpinia, Populus, Platanus, Sequoia, Aralia, Poly podium, Osmunda, Nipadites, etc.") & Tengu (minor kami [deity] or yokai [apparitions, spirits, or demons] found in Japanese folklore; their purpose in tales is often to parody Buddhism; ome legends give them hauchiwa fans made from feathers or the leaves of the Aralia japonica shrub, which they can use either to control the length of their noses or to cause gale-force winds).

#1054-FORSYTIA.
#1056-AZALEA (Rhododendron).
#1060-MAGNOLIA.
#1061-PAEONIA (Peony).
#1063-AQUILEGIA (Columbine).
#1064-AETHUSA (Fool's Parsley).
#1066-LOBELIA (827 List).
#1067-LUNARIA (Honesty Plant).
#1070-TUNICA.
#1072-MALVA (Mallow Plant).
#1075-HELINA.
#1076-VIOLA (Violet).
#1077-CAMPANULA.
#1078-MENTHA (Mint).
#1080-ORCHIS (Orchid - 827 List).
#1081-RESEDA (Mignonette).
#1082-PIROLA (Wintergreen).
#1083-SALVIA (Sage).
#1085-AMARYLLIS (Belladonna Lilly).
#1087-ARABIS (Mustard Plant).
#1091-SPIRAEA (827 List).
#1092-LILIUM (Triplet Lily).
#1095-TULIPA (Tulip).
#1097-VICIA.
#1100-ARNICA (Lamb).
#1101-CLEMATIS.
#1103-SEQUOIA (Sequoia National Park).
#1104-SYRINGA.
#1105-FRAGARIA (Garden Strawberry).
#1106-CYDONIA (Quince).
#1218-ASTER.
#1220-CROCUS (Iridaceae - 827 List).
#1227-GERANIUM (Cranesbill).

asteroid GERANIUM plus the next seven asteroids discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth; first letters of these names form acrostic for G.STRACKE — in honor of German astronomer Gustav Stracke (Straße?) of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) — more ARI-related asteroids: 1372-HAREMARI, "Harem ARI"; in honor of the ARI women, 1382-GERTI (827 List), Gertrud Hoehne, ARI secretary & 1395-ARIBEDA, Astronomisches Rechen Institut, Berlin Dahlem.

#1228-SCABIOSA (Dipsacaceae).
#1229-TILIA.
#1230-RICEIA (named for Hugh Rice, American amateur astronomer at Hayden Planetarium; 2004, International Year of Rice (UN) - 827 List).

{The Cycle of Pluto} In December 1983 heliocentric Pluto will reach Scorpio and remain in that sign until September 1995. While passing through Scorpio the planet moves as fast as it ever does, indeed faster than Neptune. It reaches its perihelion (nearest point to the sun) in 1988, at Scorpio 12°43'. Just before entering that zodiacal sign Pluto cuts across the orbit of Neptune and finds itself closer to the Sun than Neptune. This is a most interesting phenomenon due to the great elongation of Pluto's orbit — which in this resembles, on a much larger scale, that of Mercury. One could speak of it as a fecundation of Neptunian ideals by the relentless activity of Plutonian factors. The period was said to last nine years, according to the astronomer Hugh Rice (New York Planetarium); but more recent astronomical calculations estimate it to extend over twenty-two years — between November 1978 and May 2000. —from: Astrological Timing: The Transition to the New Age by Dane Rudhyar.

{Stars, Constellations and Signs of the Zodiac} Today Aldebaran is located in the zodiacal sign Gemini (about 9°); Antares, at about 9° Sagittarius; Fomalhaut, at about 3° Pisces; and Regulus at the very end of Leo — entering what I called the Sphynx degrees (Leo 30th degree and Virgo 1st degree), because the Sphynx, being half-lion and half-Virgin, obviously represents symbolically the transition between Leo and Virgo. Regulus was entering the sign Leo in 137 BC (according to the astronomer Hugh Rice), i. e. it had longitude 120°; and this may be another way of defining the beginning of the so-called "Piscean" Age. Regulus will reach longitude 150 degrees (the sign Virgo) around 2010 AD The great star Betelgeuze in the constellation Orion, will enter next century the sign Cancer (longitude 90°) — thus it will pour its energies upon the summers of our northern hemisphere; and this will be one of the factors pin-pointing the beginning of the so-called "Aquarian Age", as we shall see later on. —from: Astrological Timing: The Transition to the New Age by Dane Rudhyar.

#1231-AURICULA.
#1232-CORTUSA (Primulas).
#1233-KOBRESIA (Monocotyledon).
#1234-ELYNA (Monocotyledon).

Elynas, King of Albany, poetical euphemism for Scotland, father of Melusine, personification of "feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs & rivers"; She is usually depicted as a mermaid; heraldic figure for German & Scandinavian Coats of arms; see NERINA & Sepet, movie produced by Elyna Shukri; related asteroids: #373-MELUSINA, #2713-LUXEMBOURG, #4849-ARDENNE, #3954-MENDELSSOHN & #4474-PROUST.

#1318-NERINA (Amaryllidaceae, Discoverer: Cyril Jackson - 827 List).

character "Nerina", Baroness of Vo Mandor from The Belgariad, five-book fantasy epic by David Eddings; SylviaSylvia ou La Nymphe de Diane, ballet performed by [Lead: Nadia Nerina], the Royal Ballet in 1967; Delerium — band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — i have most of their CDs — one of Delerium's guest vocalists: Nerina Pallot — from her single, "Everybody's Gone To War" :: If God's on our side, then God is a joker / Asleep on the job, his children fall over. Running out of the door and straight to the sky, I don't want to die.; List of Italian actresses [Nerina Montagnani]; Sepet — movie, love story set in Ipoh, Malaysia between a Chinese boy, Ah Loong, & Malay girl, Orked, Producer Elyna Shukri [see: ELYNA] & actress Ida Nerina ["Mak", Orked's mother; see: ORCHIS].

#1319-DISA (Orchid, Discoverer: Cyril Jackson - 827 List).

#7649-BOUGAINVILLE.

thorny, woody, flowering vine native to Amazonian rain forest of South America; asteroid discovered 22-Sep-1990 by Belgian astronomer E. W. Elst, named for French navigator & military commander Louis Antoine de Bougainville who discovered the plant in Brazil (1768); Bougainville joined the army in the corps of musketeers (1753), fought in Canada during French & Indian War (1756); 14th navigator in western history & first Frenchman to circumnavigate the world (see: noble savage & Philibert Commerçon).


currently, asteroid NERINA {29PI30} conjunct EUREKA {29PI14}, SCHEAT {29PI27} (Great Square of Pegasus), MAXIMILIANA {29PI33}, HUMPTYDUMPTY {29PI38} & RABELAIS {29PI41}.

{Hopper Asteroids}

{Shakespeare's Flowers}

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