I love white daisies and consider it 'my flower'. I was very young when I first noticed these growing abundantly in fields where I grew up, as well as along the roadside. I'm not sure if it's the 'clean' white petals, in contrast with the bright yellow center, that first attracted me, but I was immediately drawn to this flower. Although there were plenty of other wildflowers growing in the same area, like the Black-eyed Susan-a flower similar to the daisy, only with bright yellow petals and a brown center, it was the daisy I used to pick whenever I could.
When I was about 12 I discovered that the daisy is April's birth flower-my birth month, and wondered if there was a deeper connection as to why this flower had resonated so early with me. When I did a hub about Birth Flowers I discovered that the daisy represents innocence. I think of the soul as having an openness, like a young, curious child, and the daisy symbolizes that for me.
In addition, I am not a pretentious person-I like simple things. There is a homey, simplicity with the daisy-nothing fancy, just a cheerful beauty that brightens a room. I am more satisfied with a bouquet of white daisies than a dozen red roses.
Thanks for asking this question, Michelle.
Innocence is truly a commodity to be treasured,.Sadly, it is lost once we grow into adulthood! Thanks for sharing, Denise!
It took me a long time to grow out of my 'innocence'. My husband used to tell me I was the most naive person he ever met; I would tell him I was just trusting. I think it's important to remain open, curious and innocent in some areas of our life.
Midget....I am partial to "Sweet Williams." They look like a tiny carnation and come in various colors. It was a favorite of my late father's....and he planted them in the flower beds around our shrubs, of my childhood home. All these years, I have associated Sweet williams with my home and family, which makes them especially lovely and sweet to me.
I'd have to say I associate with the rose more than any other flower. I grew up around fragrant roses in the back yard of my childhood home. They were annually covered with white cones to protect them from the Wisconsin winters.
I also enjoyed drawing roses with the delicate petals. Rose buds and the flowers in full bloom were both great to attempt to draw.
Over the years I can easily say I've had rose connections. Sometimes it was a person named Rose that did something nice for me. A gift with a rose in it or on it such as a picture frame or card.
I love flowers, and the one that fascinates me the most is the Texas Winecup. Here in central Texas in the spring, one will see solid blankets of blue (bluebonnet), yellows and oranges (Indian Blanket and Indian Paintbrush) and among them an occasional Texas Winecup. It is a mallow, and there seems to be two types, a sprawling one and a tall one. I am drawn to the tall one. They are scarce, and they stand out among the other flowers because of their color, a deep, dark ruby red/fushia. Gorgeous, beautiful, translucent, unique, rare; I feel privileged when I see one. Once we parked on the side of the road so that I could observe them more closely. I looked into the center of one and there was a fat bumblebee resting there. Disturbed, he lifted off and flew away wobbling as though drunk on the nectar of the flower. The beauty of one Texas winecup against the background of thousands of Texas bluebonnets is a wonder to behold.
My favorite flower is the peony. My grandmother grew all kinds of flowers in her yard, but I always loved the peonies best. They are big, and showy, have lots of petals, and a fragrance that can fill a room. I like the colors too - white, lavender-purple and fuscia.
Ah, the flower of riches and honor. Thanks for sharing, Joan!
I'll never forget the white and pink peonies petals spread on the sidewalk as myself and other children walked into the church to receive holy communion. A very special memory.
I was a grownup when I saw peonies for the first time. I'll never forget it. There were large circular beds of peonies on the grounds of Cruikshank Mansion in Hannibal, Missouri, and I was amazed by their showy elegance.
When I was about nine years old I lived with my family over a carry out store. The fire escape led to the parking lot for the store and not being paved it was either muddy or covered with dried cakes of mud. I used to gather the cakes and stack them under the fire escape -- I don't know why. The one thing that amazed me was the corn flowers that grew on the edge. The amazing blue color and delicate beauty of the flowers seemed out of place but to me they were my special friends.
I noticed that by late in the day the pretty flowers were dusty and tired. It made me sad, but next morning they would be fresh and clean. I loved that! It was like when I went to bed at night they scrubbed up just like me ready for a new day.
I still love these flowers, they add so much beauty to places that have none or grow along the side of roads adding the speckles of blue and green that is much appreciated.
I associate more with the Rose than any other flower. It has always been a favorite of mine And now with Valentine's Day coming, all the men should be ordering their love some red roses because they symbolize love and passion. I've already written a Hub about the Rose.
The rose is a very tough plant and rewards one with years of beauty.
fun question! I adore "forget-me-nots"...they grow wild in parts of my yard and I especially love their beautiful blue tones. They're so tiny but so hearty, dainty and beautiful!!
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