Pretty Proteas

I've never been the biggest fan of a Protea, but I'm slowly developing a real love for these flowers. My hubby brought home a box full of these beautiful flowers for me the other night when he returned home from a business trip to Cape Town. I mixed them with a few pink roses that I already had in a vase, don't they just look stunning together?

Here are few interesting facts about Proteas:
- Did you know that 300 million year old fossils indicate that the Protea are one of the most ancient
   plants in the world?
- The name 'Protea' is derived from the mythological Greek Sea god, Proteus, who had the power to
   spontaneously change his shape.
- There are over 1 500 types of Protea, originating from Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

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