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My Top 10 Favorite Flowers

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My Top 10 Favorite Flowers

Now that gardening season has returned in full force, it’s time to revel in the glorious abundant beauty of nature (unless, that is, she is thrashing us with her rages). One of my favorite things about the spring-and-summer season is flowers.  So I’ve made a list of my favorites, and why I adore them.

1. Peonies: Don’t tell the roses, but I think peonies are my favorite. They have all the luscious glory and fragrance of roses, without the thorns or the persnickety-ness. They rise up like little flames from the spring soil, burst like fireworks (covered in ants), and then gently fall back to the earth—perhaps a little mildewy—and hide again until the next spring. I could just stick my face in them forever.

2. Roses: Root-grown, old-fashioned, fragrant—that’s how I love them! I adore them so much that I can’t bear to pick them. I like pink, peach, white, magenta—I think next year I might try striped. I don’t know why people fear them so much—but then, they are probably not buying the root-grown kind.

Discover how easy and rewarding these lovely flowers are to grow.

3. Hyacinths: I buy them in the supermarket in the late winter, then plant the withered bulbs in my garden in the spring, and the following year have patches of deliriously fragrant blooms. Few things in life are so easy and so satisfying.

4. Hydrangeas: Well, they don’t smell much, but they sure do look good! I’ll take them all. One of each! They remind me of the hats women used to wear to church when I was growing up, but I’ll forgive them for that!

Hydrangeas give you so many choices for brilliant color when the days grow long and hot.

5. Poppies: Simply fascinating to look at up close! Like a combination of a tarantula spider and some alien sexual organ. I finally found a deep red variety, and it is awesome.

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7:30PM PDT on Jun 12, 2014

Floral Dreams :)

7:10AM PST on Nov 28, 2011

I love flowers! A funny aside about peonies..when they are in full bloom the scent is so intoxicating is actually makes flies drunk.....

4:36PM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

All beautiful

2:44PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Living in the tropics, a lot of these flowers are alien to me because they don't grow here... sadly... but well, we get other types here!

2:34PM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

I like zinnias, especially the green ones. I like their look. Also I like wildflowers- especially ones you can eat.

10:26AM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

lovely thanks.

2:19PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

I love lilacs,tulips,and, even though it seems that people don't grow them in their gardens, carnations(why not?).Maybe I'm strange,but I never cared for roses.

7:18PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

My personal favorite is the gerbera daisy!

3:45PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

lovely thanks

10:36AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

thanks for sharing.

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