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jaysonsmom

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This photo is for you, then. :)

My dad took this photo in his front yard some years ago, and I use it as the wallpaper on my computer as it always cheers me up.

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Thank you! So beautiful. I often buy the small mason jars sunflowers from target for myself, or just to brighten someone's day.
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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Other than the usual suspects that others have already mentioned: lilies, camellias, carnations, gerbera daisies etc. I particularly love genda phool, I think they’re called marigold in English.

They come in yellow/orange/red colours mostly, though orange is most ubiquitous. You can’t have a festival without genda, and they smell heavenly.

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Polished

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I've never been one to pick flowers and have them in vases in the house so I've never paid so much attention to their scent. However I worked for a blind lady for years and she always wanted flowers in vases placed around the house as the scent was how she enjoyed flowers. I remember endless vases of Daphne.

Also interesting is how we might differentiate scent by colour. For example deep red rose we associate with a particular scent and pink ones another. But the colour of the rose isn't what determines the scent.
 

AprilBaby

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Peony! Too bad they don’t bloom long.
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I love how sensual black petunias are - I can’t help but lightly touch them when I see them


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i also just adore cherry blossoms and other flowering trees (like magnolias)…

One of my favorite things about living in NYC was seeing the cherry blossoms bloom!

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I love how sensual black petunias are - I can’t help but lightly touch them when I see them


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i also just adore cherry blossoms and other flowering trees (like magnolias)…

One of my favorite things about living in NYC was seeing the cherry blossoms bloom!

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Dogwood too!
 

Kim N

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kenny

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Oh yes the purple flowers of the Jacaranda tree make late spring otherworldly, but ...
Nearby us is street where huge old Jacarandas line both sides of the street.
They meet in the middle forming a solis overhead canopy of amethyst.
While driving there is magical, I love/hate going for a walk.

Love for the sensationally-magical view & experience; it's like you dropped LSD.
But I also hate them because they they turn brown and slimy after falling to the ground. :knockout:
After a walk I have to take off shoes off before entering the house to pick/wash off a zillion dead brown mushy flowers.

Also those beautiful flowers can ruin you car's paint.
 
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canuk-gal

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This photo is for you, then. :)

My dad took this photo in his front yard some years ago, and I use it as the wallpaper on my computer as it always cheers me up.

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Yup. Had these growing UP in our yard when I was growing up...they have such a sunny presence!
 

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Nigella otherwise known as Love in a mist! My favorite flower name though I would say peonies and daylilies are my favorite perennial flowers.
 
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