Garden, Life, Photography

My Favourite Flowers

I have always loved nature and flowers and love to photograph and draw them. So I thought I’d put together a little list of some of my favourites, to brighten my and hopefully your day. The earth is so amazingly beautiful, but sometimes we don’t see the beauty in everyday things, may this post remind you of the natural beauty in the world!

First of all, I can’t really think of a flower I don’t like and I pretty much love all flowers this is just a list of some that really stand out to me. It’s in no particular order.

Tulips

Tulip are such vibrant flowers, I love the unique shape of them and the large but delicate leaves. I love how they open up slowly, changing shape. I also love the huge variety of types and colours. We have a few in our garden at home and I love it when they start to bloom.

Interesting Fact: The Netherlands is the main commercial producer of tulips, producing nearly 3 million bulbs each year.

Sunflowers

Bright, giant and striking. Sunflowers stand tall and beautiful. Yellow is one of my favourite colours and the sunflower is such a beautiful shade of yellow. It hard not to feel joyful when looking at Sunflowers, I just love how unique they are.

Interesting Fact: Sunflower is the only flower with the word flower in its name.

Poppies

Poppies are such a beautiful bold colour. I love how delicate their petals are how they gently sway in the wind. Poppies have become symbolic to war-time remembrance, and can evoke reflection and powerful emotions. They are truly stand out as one of the most recognisable and distinctive flowers.

 

I recently tried to learn how to draw poppies.

Interesting Fact: Poppies can also symbolise sleep. This symbolism was used in film the Wizard of Oz when a poppy field threatened to make the characters sleep forever.

Golden Celebration Roses

You may not have heard of this type of rose, I hadn’t until I visited a Rose Garden. I just became obsessed with it as soon as I saw it. It is such a beautiful type of rose, I love the golden-yellow colour. It also has such beautiful sent. When I have a garden I definitely want this flower in it.

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Interesting Fact: Due to its almost golden colour, the Golden Celebration Rose is often sold as a 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary gift.

Peonies

The peony is such a beautiful and elegant flower with such a unique and beautiful boom. I love how large the flowers are and how they have layers and layers of petals. I love seeing them slowly open up into a huge and beautiful flower.

Interesting Fact: Peonies are sometimes seen as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.

Like I said I pretty much love all flowers this list could have been a whole lot longer but these are just 5 that stand out.

Do you have a favourite flower? I’d love to hear about other peoples favourite types!

Hope you enjoyed this slightly random post and thanks for reading,

Ella xxx

Image Sources: Creative Commons (the golden celebration rose one is my own)

20 thoughts on “My Favourite Flowers”

  1. Flowers just seem to light up a dull season, & am very glad when spring finally arrives.

    We are under nearly 2 meters of snow at the moment, more than half of which has fallen in just the last week…..& still snowing. We need it desperately for the forest fire situation here, but all at once???????

    I live lilacs, pansies, peonies, & petunias.

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    1. They really do! I can’t wait for spring. Wow that’s so much snow, must make getting around difficult! It snowed a bit last night here, which is not common where I live. Just when I though we were beginning to see a change to spring. 🌷🌸

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  2. The city has decided that the sidewalks no longer need to be cleaned & its up to the homeowners & business owners now. We are seniors & just can’t handle it, but luckily we have terrific neighbours who are doing it for us. Many have also purchased snowblowers, & ATV’s with a blade on the front for plowing, & are doing the public sidewalks….(pavements). One neighbour is personally doing our driveway & front walkway twice daily. I told my husband our tax money should be going to them!

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    1. Wow that’s unacceptable, people shouldn’t be expected to take on those responsibilities. It lovely your neighbour is helping, but there must be a lot of people out there who don’t have help. This should be the councils responsibility.

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      1. They clean the roads, but the residential areas can go stuff themselves. Many are up in arms about this, & we have plenty here who are seniors, disabled, or for whatever reason, can’t, or shouldn’t clear snow. My husband has a severely bad heart & waiting right now for surgery to have his defib changed. I’ve just had hip replacement, need the other one done, & ultra sound has shown all the muscles in my shoulder are totally torn…..not repairable. We’re supposed to snow shovel??????

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      2. It sounds like such a horrible situation that must cause a lot of stress. Has anyone questioned the council about it?

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      3. Yes, constantly, but all we get are cutbacks, cutbacks, cutbacks. WE don’t count….including the mayor’s wife, who is in a wheelchair!

        We also no longer get home delivery of our mail….so we have to make our way to the community mailbox to pick it up! I’m steaming about this one…..we’re doing a job we didn’t apply for, get no wages, benefits or time off!!!! Again…..cutbacks!

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      4. That’s so horrible, I know there’s been a lot of cutbacks in the U.K. too. A lot of libraries and children’s centres have closed but luckily not in my area. They seem to cut the most important things, which isn’t fair at all!

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      5. We have lots of snow & ice during the winter, but nothing is set up for seniors, or the disabled. We have to risk falls ourselves, or the city has said we need to ask neighbours for more favours than they’re already doing for us.
        We’re disgusted. After all, we all know what our winters are like & the taxes are spent on what? Over decorating the main streets with xmas stuff, & then complain the budget isn’t big enough to clear snow in the residential areas.
        Of course the postal thing is country wide so we would have to call Ottawa to try to arrange home delivery in winter, & we don’t feel we should have to tell them our medical issues just to be refused, because there are many like us, or many who are worse off..

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      6. It just sounds awful, it seems they’re not thinking through the way they spend their money at all. They shouldn’t expect you to have to ask your neighbours, some people might not have people who are willing to help.

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