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An Array of White Flowers

Updated on November 25, 2011
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White Flowers

Photo 6 - These have a touch of pink, especially in the bud stage.  They are more white than pink in bloom, however.
Photo 6 - These have a touch of pink, especially in the bud stage. They are more white than pink in bloom, however. | Source

White Flowers in a Garden

White flowers add so much to garden settings, especially at night. When you hear the reason why I say this, it makes sense. White flowers are bright and cheerful during the daylight hours, but once dusk comes around, then the night time, the white flowers continue to stand out more than the others which have faded. To any available light, even if just light from a full moon, white flowers reflect the light so much better than say a bright pink or red or purple flower. The idea is, whether out on a nightly walk, or coming home from work, one can continue to enjoy your white flowers even after dark.

I recently had the opportunity to test this again, with the zinnia in the photo you see below. The white zinnia was growing among other zinnias. When it was night, and dark outside, that one flower continued to "bloom" and give off its beauty. Something to keep in mind before you look down on the idea of white flowers.

This is an example of random white flowers shown in a gallery format, just to share what I have come across over time. Its a celebration of white flowers.

Photos of White Flowers in Bloom

Photo 1 - The water lily is always a favorite of mine. This would be especially pretty at night, with a little light nearby to light up and reflect off the white. The lily pads and flowers are always so beautiful with water lilies.

Photo 2 - A butterfly is getting some nectar from a little white wildflower growing, which I believe is an aster or something similar, perhaps a kind of daisy. Regardless, I love the little flower as does this butterfly visitor.

Photos 3 & 4 - These are lovely ruffled white iris blossoms. These always blow me away with their fanciful beauty. So pure white, they are just lovely. I can see these in a lovely bride's bouquet, or bridesmaid's bouquet.

Photo 5 - A daisy type of wildflower, with a yellow center. These are often favorites of moths and skippers, and butterflies among other flying insects. They are so cheerful in my opinion.

Photo 6 - Pretty white flowers, that appear almost pink at first glance because of the tint of pink in the buds. I like this white flower because it is so offset by the plants very dark leaves. Its a very pretty plant.

Photo 7 - Considered a weed by many people very likely, but not me, I love these little white flowers. The bee seems to like them too. There are so many of these types of flowers that so many consider weeds, but are a food source for a lot of wildlife. Which helps the whole circle of life.

Photo 8 - Here is my white zinnia I was speaking of. Its a different kind of zinnia, a different variety with a bit of different shape in the petals. Zinnias are a favorite for a butterfly gardener like myself.

Photo 9 - This flower is a white clematis flower. These like to grow on a vine on a trellis or other support. Many people love this perennial and you can see why. I have found them to be hardy, but they definitely need their support to grow.

Photo 10 - White alyssum flowers. I think that I can remember these snowy white little flowers growing from my very youngest years. We must have had them growing often nearby, because I can't ever remember not having them going back as far as I can go in my mind. They are a good old standby plant that goes well with others. You may have seen this flower grow in the purple or yellow varieties. White is the one I am most familiar with and makes a great companion plant.

* Over the years, my fondness for white flowers has only grown because they can be enjoyed much more than I previously gave them credit for. They have a pure beauty all their own.

Photo 7 - Notice the bee visiting the flowers.
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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you very much, SanneL. I really appreciate your comment, and it makes me happy you liked the flower photos.

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      This hub is an assortment of pure loveliness and beauty.


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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Dorsi! :)

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      Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Gorgeous photos - very well done!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      PrairiePrincess, thank you so much! What you said about the white flowers, is exactly what I love about them too. Their purity and how beautiful they are. Glad you stopped by.

      Arusho, thank you!

      HappyBoomerNurse, so you saw what I meant about white flowers still showing themselves off at night. I think its wonderful, they can be enjoyed both day and night. I actually have yet to do what you did, and go with all white. It would be so nice to though. I think petunias would do great with this idea too. Really frilly big white blossoms.

      Mary, thank you, your comments are such a joy!

      Vasantha, thank you for your comment, thank you so much!

      Steph, thank you very much for your comment. I also love it when bees visit flowers, so that is a favorite of mine as well. So glad you stopped by.

      Anglnwu, thank you for your kind words. Thanks for dropping by :)

      Simone, thank you! I would love to create a photo book, and no I have not done that yet. Its a great idea though, and I ought to look into it. Happy you stopped by. :)

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      I'm astounded by the number of gorgeous flower and garden shots you have, oceansnsunsets! You could create a wonderful photo book with all of these... perhaps you already have!!

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      White flowers are so beautiful and pure. You've managed to capture the essence of that. Thanks and rated it up.

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Gorgeous white flowers! I really love the photograph with the bee visiting the flower. Rated up!

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      vasantha T k 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful flowers, just superb voted beautiful.Good luck

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      I am running out of adjectives to describe your flower galleries! I love a white flower, but then, I love them all! Another beauty for you! Goodnight.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Another beautiful photo gallery. I agree with what you've said about white flowers. This past year I limited my "annuals" to the color scheme of white and was pleased with the effect. Two large barrels of white begonias on either side of my front steps were particularly "sunny" even when guests would come or go at night.

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      arusho 6 years ago from University Place, Wa.

      Nice hub.

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      Oh my goodness! Absolutely stunning. Another wonderful gallery. The white flowers are just so beautiful and pure-looking.