Flowers - The Stars of the Earth

I love Flowers. They always brighten up my mood. They look beautiful, delicate, colourful and smell so lovely.

It’s spring now and I really enjoy walking. Only this time of the year, I stop to take photo’s. Sometimes they are even photo’s of people’s gardens and I’m sure one or two people must have spotted me from their windows. So, if you see me on SKY News, you know what happened. Headline: “Lady seen taking photographs” or “Lady seen in Bushes with Camera”.

PS. All the photos in this Hub were taken by me in May 2010.

Do they have any benefits?

  • Flowers lift a persons mood or the mood of the house. They bring about positive, happy emotions and a general sense of well-being about life.
  • More productivity at Work. A research demonstrated that creative performance and problem solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.
  • Flowers make intimate connections.
  • Flowers have healing properties. E.g. Roses are used a lot in the alternative medicine area to ease digestive issues and promote healing in the liver.
  • Positive impact on mental health - Fresh flowers also have an impact on mental health. According to the Harvard University Home Ecology of Flowers Study, individuals have lower levels of anxiety and depression upon viewing fresh flowers, especially in the morning and it can increase energy levels.
  • Nutrition – Some flowers are edible and are used in Recipe’s. I haven’t tried this yet. For now I’m happy admiring them, but if you want to know which ones are edible. Click Here: Edible Flowers

So, flowers are really good for us. Do you have any favourite flowers or do you just love them all?

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Ps: If you are in UK or US, I hope you will visit one of the Botanical Gardens below this summer.

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Anamika S profile image

Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Lovely Post! I love flowers too! I guess you already know that as you have visited my flowers photo collection on Redgage.


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Pete Maida 6 years ago

We have several flower beds around our house and we have marigolds planted in the vegetable garden to ward off some of the bugs. Flowers do wonders for the look of your house and they add color to any scene.

BTW your mention of Sky news made me think of my days working in Gibraltar.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Nothing cheers us up more than flowers. I can't wait until the weather is warm enough to plant. Right now they are blooming and beautiful thanks to the frequent thunderstorms we've had this year.


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

I love flowers but do not possess a green thumb. I could kill a cactus. *smile* Thanks for sharing this enjoyable read.


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suny51 6 years ago

I love them and had it been possible I would have given some of them with this message of mine,Thank you very much,Lady.Beautiful


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Your are right, they definitely lift your mood and the world looks a better place.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Elena, it is said that ones who dont love children and flowers are devils!!

On a positive rhetoric, flowers are the best things on Earth in all their hues and colours, with all its fragrance and with all the freshness it spreads to the human world!!

You read suny's hub on "the valley of flowers" in India and its a must visit for you during your trip here!!

If you visit India, it seems you have to be here for atleast three months because you got to visit Taj Mahal, all my hill stations, now this valley of flowers along with shopping as also meet Amitabh Bachchan .. Lol!! :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Anamika, You have a lovely collection of flowers on redgage. They are gorgeous. I think flowers are a girls best friend. Thanks for stopping.

** Hello Pete, it's nice that you have a vegetable garden. Growing your own healthy, organic Veg. I must make a mental note of the fact that Marigolds can ward off bugs.

Gibraltar? Did you used to be a Journalist/Reporter? Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your time there. Best Wishes.

** Good to know Suziecat. I hope they bloom well. Lovely to read from you.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks so much for stopping Samboiam, hope you have a wonderful summer.

** What a sweet thought Suny. Acha! Much appreciated. Best Wishes.

** Cheers Hello Hello - Amen to those comments. lol.

** Hi Dreamreachout. Glad you stopped by. My Itinerary for India is getting longer by the day, but Amitabh must be the priority. Regards. :)


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

My favorite! I adore any type of flower and this time a year is so wonderful for enjoying them in the wilds.


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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

orange blossoms. mmmm the smell of florida.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hello HappyHer, wishing you a lovely summer. Thanks for stopping. Best Wishes. :)

** Nice to read from you Aware. Orange Blossoms sound nice. I will google the name to see what it looks like. Regards.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

When I bought my house a long time ago, it had a beautiful flower garden that I didn't have the time or expertise to maintain. I still have a few red and pink rose bushes that I find so beautiful, and they are hearty enough to endure despite my lack of a green thumb. I am so happy to have them in the yard and enjoy them tremendously.

Your photos are terrific, and it is nice to see you risk a spot on the news to take these beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing them.

Mike


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I enjoyed this as I am also guilty of taking pictures of other people's gardens. Haha. Maybe we will both be on the news! Thanks for adding a link to my Missouri Botannical Garden hub. Will link yours to mine.


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Word Scribe 6 years ago

What a wonderful Hub, Lady E! Thank you for this one; I love flowers, esp. Roses of every color and Lilies Of The Valley--well, I like their scent, anyway. Well, anyway, take care and keep the great Hubs coming.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hello Mike, I'm glad those lovely Flowers are blooming in your Garden. Nature is so beautiful. Thanks for the compliments. If anyone ever raises an eyebrow, I'll just over-compliment them on what a lovely Garden they have. lol.

Best Wishes.

** Lol Peggy, you never know. We could both be on the News.

Thanks for stopping and thanks for the link.

** Hello Wordscribe, you have good taste. Thanks for your comments. Lovely to read from you.


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John B Badd 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Great hub. My hibiscus just started blooming this morning.


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MeGunner 6 years ago from Lagos

I never paid any serious attention to 'flowers'. Your passion for them is awesome... You refer to them as if they are 'alive!' (of course they are). I can't believe am being lured into the world of flowers. That's how effective this hub is, and that's how good you are...


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

Every little flower gonna grow

Every seed you plant today will blossom

There will be red,white and pink roses

Flowers signifies life,purity,love and oneness

I love flowers but my wife is crazy about them,love the pictures you have here.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Very nice hub and your photos of flowers were beautiful. God Bless You.


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

Beautiful piece, Lady E. It's funny, the simplest things usually bring us the most joy. A lovely flower garden, a gorgeous sunrise/ sunset or waves caressing a white sand beach. A peaceful reminder of nature at work. Great photos! Ciao.


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andromida 6 years ago

Excellent piece of information.I really hard for me to believe that evolution was behind the all creation.Flowers to me are a kind of conscious manifestation of the beauty of mother nature.Thanks for the reference of "Harvard University Flowers Study"-I had no idea about it :)


dreamreachout 6 years ago

I came back today to this hub for a reason!! Congrats on your hub score touching 100 today!! Can you feel how happy I am?!

When my friends achieve a milestone, I always feel it to be my own!!

I wish and hope that you go on to become the best hubber!! :)


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Lady_E - Indeed I love flowers. Thanks for sharing.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

I can't believe this Lady_E. I started a hub on roses a while back, but I can't seem to finish it. I intend to take my camera out with me, but I always forget. But looking at your hub gives me inspiration. I loved it.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

I love flowers with a passion, too deep to put in words. They make me happy, like you pointed out and just one bloom is enough to lift my spirit. I also create fresh floral arrangements for fun. This July, I'm doing all the centerpieces for a friend's wedding, plus bouquets and corsages and bouttonieres--the whole nine. Can't wait. Thanks for the lovely hub.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi John, good to know (about your hibiscus). Your Garden will be looking blooming gorgeous this summmer. Thanks for stopping.

** Thanks MeGunner - Oh, you make me blush. There's something about women and flowers. lol. I hope maybe once in a while you will buy some for the house. Spiritually, they are good too because they are from nature and bring positive energy to the house. Best Wishes.

** Thanks for your warm comments Rossimobis. As stated above, there is something about women and flowers. lol.

Lovely to read from you. Regards.

** Hello Stars439, thanks for the compliments. Glad you liked the Hub. God Bless you and beautify your life as flowers beautify the earth.

** Hi Jai, oh I like all the things you noted in your comments. Makes me want to go on holiday. "waves caressing a white sand beach.". Mmmmh... I'm dreaming of Seychelles.

The simple things of life - Nature, so beautiful. Thanks for stopping. :)


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

Flowers are great for all occasions and can be just the perfect color for any yard, my favorite flower would be the rose, its such a perfect flower.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks for your comments Andromida. It's nice to know that you appreciate flowers. Regards.

Ps. Andromida. I have read 2 of your recent Hubs but there was no comment box, so I just rated them up.

** Hello dreamreachout - thanks for your warm wishes. Much appreciated. I also wish you success on HP. You are a ray of sunshine on this website. :)

** Cheers Philipo - I notice in Lagos, Hibiscus is very popular. I hope you have them in your Garden. Regards.

** Hello Fastfreta - Glad you stopped by and I look forward to reading that completed Hub about Roses. Good Luck with it.

** Hi anglwu, nice to know flowers uplift you too. Good luck with the Centerpieces for your friends wedding. I'm sure they will look gorgeous because of your passion for them. Best Wishes.

** Good to know Research Analyst. Roses are beautiful. It's nice of you to stop by. Regards.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Hey, you seem to be having an off day today!! So, no tuesday morning blues!! If its a holiday, enjoy to the hilt!! :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Aaaah Dreamreachout - So observant. Hope your well. HP upset me abit. They "touched" one of my Hubs. (Adult Content!) I edited it and they still haven't bothered giving me feedback, so I couldn't be bothered logging in. Feeling a bit cheesed off. lol.

Just logged in now and I have 17 comments to get through so I thought I'd start out with one person who always brings sunshine my way.

Thanks for stopping. Have a lovely day. :)


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Lady_E: I love the title of this hub! You are quite the photographer! I'll do all I can to keep the 'paparazzi' away, would not want to read 'famed hubber snoops in other peoples gardens' LOL!! Took a peek at the gardens, they are beautiful! Some of the statues in the Missouri garden are a bit much IMO. I've planted some seeds in pots on my enclosed back porch (not allowed to dig on the grounds), they are growing but have not bloomed yet, I'm looking forward to it. Anyhoo, very aromatic hub, Voted-up/rated!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Lol. Cheers Support Med for helping me with the Paparazzi. I hope you have green fingers, so the seeds in your pots will grow quickly. There's still time for a Blooming summer on your Porch.

Best Wishes. :)


Rhys 6 years ago

Have you visited the Edgbaston Botanical Gardens in Birmingham? They are well worth visiting.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello Rhys, I am yet to but hope to in the near future. Thanks for recommending it. I bet you'd get some nice photo shots there too. :)

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