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Flowers Of All Kinds: Real, Plastic, And More

Updated on January 24, 2015

I LOVE FLOWERS - ALL KINDS OF FLOWERS - Real, wood, glass, plastic, metal

I love flowers! No, I mean I really love flowers, all kinds. I love real flowers, painting of flowers, especially watercolors, plastic flowers (if done well), paper flowers, silk flowers, glass flowers, metal flowers (jewelry - pins); I believe it is because of the color and design. Now there is another topic: color and design.

It is my opinion that God made flowers to give us joy and a sense of how are world is made. Did you ever see a flower that wasn't symatric? They just seem to have such balance in their design and their color. An the extra bonus, fragrances.

Now take my friend the Passionflower (took this pics myself). Look at the design in that beauty. Ten lovely petals consisting of two tones of color. The Passionflower (Passifloria incarnata) has medical benefits as well. It is known for its "calming" effect and used to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hyserria. God knows we could sure used it today. It comes from South American and Europe. Scientists believe that the passionflower works by increasing levels of the chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA in the brain, causing the lowering of activity of some brain cells. This causes relaxation. Fascinating!

RED POPPY by O'Keeffe

Magnification: Georgia painted her flowers as large and as noticeable as the skyscrapers being built nascet in the cities via the prosperity of the "Roaring Twenties". quote: Women in History.

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Try Watercolors

PAINT YOUR FLOWERS

Van Gogh Watercolor Travel Set, Box Of 12 Half-pan Colors - 12

A handy little travel box just right to slip into your pocket. The blue compact case holds 12 half-pans of quality watercolors.

O'KEEFFE

Now There Is a Flower of a Different Color

Do You Know..

PARTS OF THE FLOWER

Do you know a stalk from a style from a sapel from a pistil??? Me neither, but here you a learn:

Parts of a Flower

A Touch of Metal

I have had these metal flowers since the '60s. They have held their color well.

Purple Passion!

This purple flower brooch I picked up on eBay. I love the color. I believe it is a reproduction from the '40s.

Yellow Flower

Plastic

An old pin with matching earrings. The stem and leaves are of metal coated with green paint. Maybe they were to be sunflowers??

NASTURTIUMS

Nasturtiums. I picked this little picture up in a thrift shop. I believe it is old. The frame appears to made of pressed paper. I am not sure if the picture is painted or a print. I don't have the heart to disturb the frame and glass to find out!

HIBISCUS

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn. (family Malvaceae), known colloquially as the Chinese hibiscus

Took this picture myself with my little digital camera*.

* Want to know how to take great pictures like this one? Check out my digital camera

The Iris

BY FLOWER.VG

Iris (plant)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Other plants named "iris" are found elsewhere in the Iridaceae.

Iris

Blood Iris (Iris sanguinea),known as ayame in Japan

Blood Iris (Iris sanguinea),

known as ayame in Japan

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

(unranked): Monocots

Order: Asparagales

Family: Iridaceae

Subfamily: Iridoideae

Tribe: Irideae

Genus: Iris

L.

Subgenera

Hermodactyloides

Iris

Limniris

Nepalensis

Scorpiris

Xiphium

Synonyms

Iridodictyum

Juno

Junopsis

Xiphion

Iris is a genus of between 200-300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name; for one thing, it refers to all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. In North America, a common name for irises is "flags", while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as "junos", particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower in the United States.

The genera Belamcanda (blackberry lily), Hermodactylus (snake's head iris), Neomarica (walking iris) and Pardanthopsis are sometimes included in Iris.

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Wooden Roses

I just recently discoverd these; wooden roses. Some are made from high quality birch wood shavings with handcrafted petals and a life-like, with green-wrapped wire stem.

The Rose Family

The rose is a rose,

And was always a rose.

But the theory now goes

That the apple's a rose,

And the pear is, and so's

The plum, I suppose.

The dear only knows

What will next prove a rose.

You, of course, are a rose -

But were always a rose.

Robert Frost

What's in a name? that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.

Shakespeare

Glass Blown Rose

22 k gold

Read Rose Dipped in Gold Color Paint

 

Chocolate Roses

Chocolate Roses

Red Foiled Milk Chocolate Roses: 12-Piece Florist Box

Semi-solid molded milk chocolate rose covered in bight red foil, nestled in a graceful 14 inch stem with silk leaves.

Rose Dimensions(Inches): 1 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 16

Unit Price = $6.00/rose.

Orchid Painting - Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia

It is so pretty, looks like a photograph instead of a oil painting!

Flower

Flower, flower grow for me,

Become a flower from a seed,

Grow your roots and a stem,

Let the water come right in

Flower, flower you are true,

You make me happy when I am blue,

You became a flower from a seed,

You did all that just for me

By: Olivia Taylor

Send Flowers

A Closure Look at an Orchid

Floral Show, Philadelphia 2011

 

Longwood Gardens

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Flower Shop - Patio Display

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOP - PATIO DISPLAY
PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOP - PATIO DISPLAY

A Bouquet of Guests

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    • GramaBarb profile image

      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      I love and flowers and my Canon Powershot too. Very cool!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      I love flowers too! Like you, I love in in just about any shape, form or fashion. They bring beauty to the world and remind me of how God provides such beauty if I will just take the time to notice it.

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      spunkyduckling 7 years ago

      I am not a lover of flowers and I often wonder why. Sure they are beautiful as those you have in your pictures. If I had to choose I would prefer real ones in my home than fake ones unless they are made of glass or on a plate as shown. Interesting flower facts though. Thanks.

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      grannysage 8 years ago

      I starting sneezing as soon as I opened this len. So I think one of your flowers doesn't like me! Thanks for visiting Fairies Not Flowers. I agree, I like flowers of all kinds. Every once in awhile my son surprises me with some. Very nice lens.

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Hi I'm back to lensroll this lens to my TulipTown lens.

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Hi Sandy, I just saw you on Senior Squids and thought I'd come to look at your Bio and read a lens or two. I love flowers too so this lens attracted me. You mentioned wooden roses. If you want to add some wooden tulips to your collection. I found some at Tulip Town. I have written a lens about this festival and actural place. I loved it there!

      Tulip Town

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      kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I have a few glass flowers. They are lovely.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to CreativeArtist] I believe it. After all they are living organisms and God creation. Thanks so much for stopping by. I love what I see in your creations. Best of luck in all that you do.

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      Cheryl Paton 8 years ago from West Virginia

      Beautiful lens on flowers. Did you know that flowers benefit from human attention? A study was done where all things being equal, plants that were focused upon by people grew larger that the others.

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      AppalachianCoun 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens. We enjoy all types of flowers, also. Thank-you for the awesome pics

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      Sherry Venegas 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Wonderful fun lens. Truthfully, I like flowers. My paper folding obsession makes me think of flowers everyday. The colors flowers produce are a wonder to see.