Flower Lady Beandra Anilise Verite

ello, I am the Flower Lady. This is not as ephmeral as you might thingk, It is my task to rearrange the building blocks of living things to make the kinds of things that we need. When we moved to Fairyland we found very little life, but what we found could be reshaped to our needs and wants. This task fell to the Flower Lady. I will explain here some of the more famous of our created flowers and trees and some of the ones we have that are unique to our wourld

Though my title is "Flower Lady" I also reshape the building blocks of animals that we may need to use. Some of my predesessors have enve been involved in re-shaping the building blocks of ourseves to make a more stable body or eradicate some forms of disease

We not only create new kinds of living things from the building blocks of those that alread are, we also adapt those that already are. When it was made clear that we wnated to make material from the milkweed down, one of my ancesters adapted the plant to do so. The Mistress Winter tree was a Flower Lady's creation; and, of course, who can forget the Rainflower tree.

If you are interested, I may put others here for you to learn about

FLORICIA


A Floricia garden used to trim a home

loricia, is one of the ways that Fairies say "flower" and is also a person's name.

they grow low to the ground but have large blooms. They are perennials and need next to no care. they smell differently every 3 or 4 hours and bloom all the year round.

the blooms come in every color there is. We created them to make dyes. they wanted to have a situation where the dye for every color they can see would be the same material and therefore, act the same way when used. To use them, the we just figure out how much water to use for what we want to color. to do this, we use very long, wide and shallow vats and put in the right number of blooms in that amount of hot water and let this stand overnight. We then take out the blooms which have now shrivelled into seed pods to be planted and put the material to be colored in the vat of colored water and leave it there until the water evaporates in a few days. We then "fix" the color by drying the material on lines stretched over a field of these flowers in the sun. some gas given off by the flowers mixes with the dye and makes the color permanent and unfading. This is useful with any material.

We also use this to color the skies for special days by putting the water and blooms into large balloons which we then send up so very high that they cannot be seen. Thses are then exploded with "sun bombs" that are very powerful and used to be used for war, that are put in with them and make a hot but harmless gas that works with the sunlight to make the colors that we want, cools and lingers for days at a time--along with a wonderful scent.


FAIRY STARFLOWER

The classic Queen Glynestra

here are 3 images that we love, The scallop shell, the heart and the star. It is natural that we would breed flowers to represent the star.

the star is part of the night sky. Faiies have very good night vision and are perfectly at home under this sky and the many colors that the stars come in are a natrual cause of fascination. So we then set about creating from the pansy family of violets a flower that would resemble this heavenly body

This is the center flower of many ceremonial boquests for things such as weddings, baby showers and Name Day celebrations.

Since we do not like the idea of picking and therefore killing a flower to make the boquet. All the bouquet flowers have been bred over the hundreds of generations to grow in bouquets. This breeding also includes having the plants grow in such a way that a starflower can grow at the very center. or at the center of tha base of a scallop shell shaped bouquet and at the top "point" of a haret=shaped boquet. The whole is removed and replanted so that it will live longer

As the plants expire, the petals crystalize so that the flowers remain, having transformed into a porcelain like substance that can be mounted in other ways. While most of the petal is white. the colored parts, center starburst, tip and petal border can be other colors. The one pictured here is the Queen Glynestra. They are usually named for the queen during whose reign they are created. There are some with dark petals and light colors but those are not that sturdy and need special growing conditions. There is also a starflower tree but that has not been made to have babies yet. It is used in the midsummer celebration just as the sliver pine is used for the winter party.


The RAINFLOWER TREE

hat for which we are most known in some circles is our special material called rubber because it is very useful for waterproof garments, chastizement garments and our shiny, see-through, metallic, pealescent and iridescent over-dresses, capes and cloaks

In shaping Fairyland to meet our needs,we wanted plants from which to spin fibers for thread to make clothes. We love the very smooth materials like satin and things. One day we noticed the milkweed tufts and noting how smooth the fibers are though it would be wonderful if we could grow these plants and spin this fiber into thread. So we changed the building blocks of this plant so that it would be much larger, yielding pods that instead of fitting in the hand, were as long as an arm and give fibers of the same length which we then could spin into threads to make satin and clothes. We made this plant so plentiful that this became the main source of thread for the things they wear right on the body and which feel soooo scrumptious.

Then we thought it would be nice to make a tree that would have clothes material already in sheets so we needed a very large tree, we created a tree that was 20 or 25 times as tall as one of them. This tree gave two things. Sap could be taken and let dry into sheets of stretchy material and the flowers were large sheets of material that merely needed to be taken from the tree and then unflolded. The tree has a thick sturdy trunk so that may persons can work in it at a time.

The makers of this tree found that, since the material was not woven, there was no weave and once put on the body, it would get sticky, However, they did like the feel of it to the hand and decided to try wearing it with a layer of powder but this only gave a feeling that was described as a "dry sliminess" and was unbearable, However, being all of one piece with no weave, it is waterproof so it is good for rainwear, then general outerwear and baby things, They also found that being made to wear this material was a wonderful chastizement and by rubbing it on the body in certain places. a person could be made to wet and get horribly strong and distracting feelings So they named the material "rubber: Becuase you put it on a bad girl and rub her"

The flowers of this tree bloom during or shortly after a rain and that is when we harvest them. Becuase of this, it is called a Rainflower Tree. These are anywhere from 120 to 200 feet tall


The KIER TREE

nother of our treasured palnts is the Kier Tree. "Kier" means "cherished" And is the root of such names a Kirstra and Kierestelle and why we so love names like Kirste, Kristin, Christine and Chrstina

When my ancestors moved from your world to Fairyland, we found a world with very little life on it. One of the things they did was mix the building blocks of the living things that were there and the living things they brought with them from their original, world. Doing this, they made many new things: The Rainflower tree and Kier tree are among them (the Claro fruit was already there and only needed to be cultivated). They wanted to use the plants, floweres and trees to make the things they needed so that such would grow naturally almost ready to use and not require much additional work. Given their magic, this could be done and they loved pretty things so they could make their things useful as well as pretty. They can grow grasses of many colors and have plants from which to make things like medicines for diseases that you never even heard of. We have a tree that gives huge flowers and sap, We take the flower, stretch it over a framework to whatever shape they wish. cover it with the sap and let it dry into an exceedingly hard material, then remove it from the frame and it keeps it's shape and is very durable and can be colored how we see fit. Our forebears created giant caterpillars that spin silk cacoons. We then unravel the cacoons to find the caterpillars unharmed and free to go about their business. These caterpillars, when not spinning are used to carry many riders for moderate distances with a waving motion that we find pleasant. Of course there are things like lightworms, which, whill they can be pretty when allowed to crawl through a prism or jewel and fall apart into lightworms of different colors, they are also a nuisance and a pest.

The Kier Tree is unique in that it begins with green leaves at dawn and these leaves chage to blue, violet and, at noon, pink then go back the other way until they are green at dusk. It is called the Kier tree because it is dedicated to weddings and thses are celebrated under this tree.

The story is that two betrothed Fairies, Elystra and Brynelle were to be married and were out enjoying the lovely day before their wedding. Both were in the customary pink dress and cloak that soon-to-be married Faoroes wore. They were waylaid by a band of roobers, from whom they fled. Exhausted after many hours, they came to a clearing and found a lone tree which they ascended into. To shield them from their pursuers, the legend, says the tree turned its leaves to match their dresses and the robbers did not see them in this tree.

Since then, this tree has been planted in many places in Fairyland it is under this tree that weddings take place.

There is no records of the creation of this tree and its building blocks do not resemble any that we know of save that it was created by our methods