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What is your favorite flower?

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Madre
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Now that Spring is finally here (Upstate NY) and some flowers re trying to bloom, what is your favorite flower?

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I have 2, the Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart

And Morning Glories.
Morning Glory

Photos from my yard. The Morning Glories are actually for Central Park, NYC. By the giant meadow (Sheep Meadow?) they have morning glories along the fence. When I go in for treatments, I sometimes walk cross town and cut through the park. I did that one fall day when these had gone to seed so I grabbed some seeds and now I have them in my yard.
:-)

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These are so pretty! I can't wait for the nice weather and the flowers to be in bloom. Thanks for sharing.

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Well, I guess it depends on the occasion or purpose.

My favorite smelling flower is lilac. Last year my husband FILLED the house with them. I came home from surgery and every room was filled, even the bathrooms. He had the kids in the garage putting them in containers...he must have spent hours going around collecting them and then putting them in water and around the house.

My favorite flower to receive in the winter is tulips. I got 3 dozen tulips for my birthday in January...really feels like spring is coming when you have tulips around.
Roses are romantic - I like the salmon colored ones the best.

Lily of the Valley along my deck gives me a heavenly fragrance while enjoying my morning coffee in the early summer.

Hydrangea make magnificent arrangements and are easy to grow and cut in my own yard.

I guess I just like flowers!

Kimby

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My wife planted 3 lilac last year and they all have blooms this year and are wonderful! a great choice.
Chip

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Ohhh...hard one!

I love Iris, and Calla Lilies, oh and daffodils and Hollyhocks! I grow roses, but am allergic so I can't bring them inside until I dry them.

Then there are columbines (CO state flower) and clematis...

I guess I can't chose!

Vicki

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all in all i guess i would have to pick the rose. i have yellow and red ones at the front of my drive......johnnbegood

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But Sunflowers. They are just gorgeous, big, bright yellow flowers of happiness.....but a close second is the Bird of paradise, I used to have them growing wild in my yard when i lived in Florida

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I love those too. This is one of my favorite shots that I've taken. I took this at an organic farm that I go to.

Sunflower

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Great picture Phil. I love to plant sunflowers with my kindergarten class because they grow taller than the kids and they are amazed! Also, it is so cool for them to see the seeds. Then, we can plant the seeds and on and on. :)

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I love oodles of flowers.... but if we are talking "Spring" then the ones that stand out the most for me is the gorgeous Cherry Blossom trees! Once they are out in full bloom, then I know spring is here :)

I took this picture right around the corner from where I live. Somewhere, I do have a picture of the Cherry Blossoms on my own street, but I can't seem to find that picture right now.

This is my artsy shot where, standing under a tree that is in full bloom, looking up and seeing the blue sky between the blossoms :)

This picture is not quite as sharp, but was taken downtown Vancouver at the Burrard St. SkyTrain station (the equivalent of an above ground underground tube station). But, it does give the message of how beautiful it can be to walk under an arch of the cherry blossoms :)

I can never get tired of seeing these trees in bloom and when the season is over, walking down the street and it feels like you are walking through white and pink snow :)

Hugggggs,

Cheryl

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Great photos Cheryl, I'd love to go to DC (or BC for that matter) to see them sometime. My brother went last weekend.
This is an Apple/Crab Apple tree we have in our backyard. It hasn't bloomed this year yet but when it does we get pink and white blossoms on it.

Two Apple Trees in One

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Cheryl,
These pics really make me smile. Beautiful!
Kathleen

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thanks all for the beautiful flower shots.....gorgeous...
guess one of my favorites would be the peony which has
huge dinner plate blossoms in late spring....great for
cutting for indoor vases. The Cincinnati Flower Show
is this month and it is always interesting to see the
exhibits which include designing dinner tables around
a flower theme and flower arrangements designs and
outdoor arrangements.....a huge event.

Barbara

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I've thoroughly enjoyed the many posts of beautiful flowers on this thread. I have to confess that I've never met a flower I don't thoroughly enjoy.

I have two small greenhouses and I thoroughly enjoy growing (and sometimes blooming) orchids. The photo with this post is a close-up of one of my absolute favorites, a Cymbidium tracyanum. It is an Asian species orchid, originating in Myanmar, Thailand and China and is astonishingly exotic. Nature is amazing!

Hatshepsut

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It's not really an orchid -- it's a flowering tree in my front yard:

Hong Kong Orchid

Greg

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Irises are among my favorites. My grandmother grew those, so I'm always reminded of her when I see them.

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From Hawaii...plumeria!
Chip

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Hi Chip,
We have 3 plumeria trees in our backyard and they are glorious! Two are yellow plumeria and 1 pink. I'm sure you remember May Day in Hawaii. My students will be wearing yellow plumeria lei when they dance hula on May 1.
Aloha,
Kathleen

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My favorite flowers are definitely my roses- I have 16 rose bushes.
I also love snap dragons! Actually, I love all flowers!!

Ok- I'm too computer dumb- HOW did you guys import the flower pictures??

Lisa

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I put this into my message (except it was enclosed by angle brackets):

img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2312/2490730792_527721937c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Hong Kong Orchid" /

This is a web reference to where the picture is stored on Flickr, which is a site which lets you make a free account where you can upload digital photos. Once you have some photos uploaded there, it gives you an easy way to copy-paste references like the one I used, so you can display your photos in messages.

Greg

FAPMom47
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WITH IT BEING SPRINGTIME I LOVE THE SPRING FLOWERS MOST OF ALL. REALLY LOVE ALL FLOWERS.
MY DAUGHTER LOVES TULIPS.

MANY HUGS AND PRAYERS
JACKIE

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Carnations (sp?)

tiny one
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My favorite flower in the house is the African Violet. I used to have some beautiful ones, however I no longer have any due to my Kitty. Outside though I love impatients, petunia's, hydrangea's, hosta's, astilbe's. Gardening is my most favorite thing to do. It is what keeps me active and what I love to do.

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I really do love all flowers,but I guess my favorites are carnations, and roses. I also love geraniums. And I really love my big Blue Hydrangeas. I could go on and on.
God Bless You , Carletta

shoppergal
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My favorite flowers have always been daffidols(sp)because they always remind me that spring is here. My other favorite is lilacs because I've always loved the way they smell. I also like the roses that are black or lilac because they are so different.

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Flowers are a big part of life in Hawaii. Everyone who lives here talks about the fragrant smell when you get off the airplane in Hawaii and you know you're home because of the flowers. Lei are giving for special occasions and I love lei made from Pikaki or yellow ginger.... ah the fragrant smell. :)

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I love the Rose of Sharon. There's so many to choose from. Some now have double petals. My favorite might be The Blushing Bride. It's a virginal white with tiny pink stripes that run up to the stamen.

I am the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valleys. The Beloved like a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Song of Solomon 2:1-2

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