All That Glimmers Is Golden

|Ginkgo biloba foliage detail|

|Ginkgo biloba foliage detail|

Unchanged since the days of the dinosaurs, Gingko biloba remains one of the most beautiful conifers ever produced by nature.  It differs from most conifers in that it's deciduous.  I'm posting these images because Gingko biloba, in many opinions, is a tree of inspiration and thought.  It possesses medicinal qualities and symbolizes both strength as well as longevity.

|Gingko biloba textural detail|

|Gingko biloba textural detail|

Its beauty is astounding and brings about a sense of powerful calm.  The leaf itself is a popular symbol in asian art as well as the Arts and Crafts movement.  Here we have a plant with an image so powerful it has become a recognized symbol to many.  I love the idea of the power of plants and how their beauty can resonate in our lives.  That's why as the Plant Provocateur I think plants mean something to everyone.  They all have a story to tell!