Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What's Your Favorite Flower?



My husband brought me tulips for Valentine's Day.  Four bunches of them, including these beautiful white ones.  




I love having fresh flowers in the house in winter.  The funny thing is, I think my husband does, too.  Isn't that great?




My daughter gave me pink roses for Valentine's Day.  Isn't that cute?  I love pink roses, and white roses.  Oddly enough, red roses just don't float my boat.




So tell me, what is your favorite cut flower?

37 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Tulips are my favorite flower! Blessings, Loretta

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  2. Yellow tulips, better if with orange shades....but the ones you received are just beautiful in winter!
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

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  3. I don't have a favorite. I love them all. I guess it depends on the season . . .

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  4. I don't know if I have a favorite, but I carried white tulips in my wedding, so they have a spot close to my heart.

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  5. Aren't you the lucky lady? Those flowers are gorgeous. I think lilys and roses have to be my favorites.

    Teresa

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  6. Roses are my favorite. And, my favorite rose is Garden Party.

    But, I love all flowers. Those tulips are breathtaking.

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  7. Hi Mary,

    Not a fan of the red rose either..I like a pale ornage rose, a sterling silver rose. Tulips are one of my faves. But my hubby knows to get me a pot pouri of flowers...I love the look of a whole bunch of different flowers in a vase, with lily of the vally and bells of Ireland, tiger lilies...well you get it I am a flower lover :)

    Your hubby is a keeper !!

    Kathy :)

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  8. Tulips and white lilies. Yours are beautiful!

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  9. What lovely flowers you received - lucky you.
    There is no way I can choose one favorite flower. Tulips, for sure, but also calla lilies and poppies and Gerber daises. Oh, and hydrangea and daffodils and sunflowers and....
    I am quite ready for spring.

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  10. Yellow roses are my favorite cut flower followed closely by yellow tulips, but I'll take anything just to have fresh flowers in the house. Yours are beautiful!

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  11. Yellow tulips or daffodils, it's a tie. I don't like red roses at all either; I will take yellow roses or that beautiful copper colored rose.

    Janet

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  12. Oh, to choose one flower is so difficult! My favorite flower has to be black eyes susans, but I also love irises, daisies, and hydrangea. I adore wildflowers. Roses are lovely, but give me a vase of simple handpicked wildflowers, and I'm a happy girl!

    Paula

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  13. My absolute fave flower -- Peonies! Masses of Peonies, deepest pink, spilling over a big crystal rose bowl, set upon a chest in the sitting room of a suite at the criminally expensive Brenner's Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, in late May.... right next to the chilled champagne and bowl of ripe fruit.

    Otherwise: Those little dandelion scrunched-up bouquets from my kids, the flowers (any kind!) my husband picks up at Shop Rite most Sundays... and his 2-dozen red roses on Valentine's Day. He is a traditionalist.

    I feel lucky to get any flowers! I love them all. But, oh ... those Peonies!

    Enjoy your lovely flowers, Mary! Great photos of them.

    Cass

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  14. Lovely flowers. I think my favorite (for now) is Astramaris. My all time favorite over the years tends to pop back to yellow roses.

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  15. Hi Mary,
    Your tulips and rose are lovely. I don't really have a favorite flower I guess. Each one seems to spark a memory..just like music.
    There seems to be a melancholy tone to your posts lately and for you I will be glad when the Winter snow melts, Spring is here and the sun warms your face again..

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  16. Far and away, it's got to be LILAC! The scent, the color, the old fashioned-ness of them. Perfect.
    Hugs, Laura

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  17. Good morning Mary! Finally a moment to catch up weith your beautiful blog. I love the pristine whiteness of the tulips but I have such a soft spot for pink roses! Red roses don't do a thing for me either, give me pink or white every time:>)

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  18. You are so right, Mona! I'm trying really hard to keep from complaining because, after all, just missing spring is not a real hardship compared to all the pain and suffering out there... but oh how I wish for warm breezes and soft earth and green shoots poking out of the ground... :)
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  19. Beautiful pictures.. I love tulips but my favorite flower has always been gerber daisy. Awesome pictures.. what kind of camera do you use? I gave my daughter a new one for Christmas and haven't been pleased with it's quality even though it's a kodak with 11 megapix. I'm hoping to replace mine soon and don't want to make the same costly mistake I did in purchasing hers... any recommendations?
    Thanks
    Debbie

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  20. my all time favorite cut flower would be hydrangeas or daisies

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  21. violets are a fave. lots of them in a little jug. or johnny jump ups (same family) and the lilac bunch is hard to beat for scent - or sweet peas. oh! so many to choose! just thinking of them all is a fun activity, and very spring-y. jkj

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  22. Debbie,
    I use a Nikon D40. In addition to the wide angle lens it came with, I also have a macro lens for close-ups and a zoom lens for distance shots. If you don't want a digital SLR camera, I could recommend the Canon digital Elphs. My kids have them, and they are easy to use and take a nice photo. Hope this helps. :)
    xoxo
    Mary

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  23. I love live flowers more than anything and I would have to say any color or variety of Daisy.

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  24. Your flowers are beautiful, Mary. I'm partial to daisies.

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  25. Hello! I visit you nearly every day but have only left a comment once or twice. Funny how you are talking about having cut flowers in our home during the winter. I watched "Something's Gotta Give" over the weekend and, besides loving the beach house Diane Keaton's character owns, I love that she had fresh cut flowers in every room!

    My short answer: hydrangeas.

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  26. I love pink roses... had tons of them at my wedding... and I adore hydrangeas, altho you can't really cut them until close to fall after they turn dark. But I love to dry them and use them for wreaths and holiday decorations. Wonderful pictures, Mary!

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  27. Beautiful pics...my hubby is the tulip man....i prefer lilacs or wisteria...but i love all flowers.

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  28. Honestly, it is hard to beat a big bunch of bright yellow mums - so bright and they last forever!

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  29. tulips, peonies, and daisies of all sorts. it's so wonderful your loved ones know your love of flowers and give in abundance. those tulips are so beautifully arranged.

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  30. I have a hard time deciding. I love peonies. I used to have a bright pink peony bush at my last house. I miss it! I love wisteria. It makes me think of England. Remember the movie Howard's End? But I think roses are my most favorite because my mother used to grow them.

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  31. I'm with you...tulips are my very fav, followed closely by lilies. Since I worked for over 20 years in a flower shop, my husband still thinks that I can pick them up for myself...something I've had to have babies for to receive from him (and let me tell you, I'm done with that noise!)

    So, occasionally, I will pick some tulips up for myself. Glad you're enjoying yours!
    Kelly

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  32. Hand down ... purple irises ..... the darker purple the better!

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  33. Old fashioned roses...and peonies! :)
    I love the history behind this house! So special.

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  34. I love most flowers, but I prefer white ones. White Ranunculas with frezia just opening, baby carnations and greenish white flowers in a tight head in silver mint julep cups. White tulips massed are a favorite.

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  35. PS. I used to love lilies until my cat ate one. Lilies are deadly to cats if not caught within 5-6 hours. FYI.

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  36. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Alessandra

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  37. I love all the flowers and I couldn’t say what flower is my favourite. You see, I first saw your tulips and I thought how lovely and charming they were. And then I saw those roses that took my breath away.

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