top 5 tuesday: most favorite blooms

TODAY IS MY 100th POST!!!! YAY!!!!!!

Back to my regularly scheduled program. I've got flowers on the brain. Yesterday, because of Valentine's Day, there were a ton of them out at Target and the grocery stores. Plus, I stinking love flowers (pun intended) anyway and usually have some around my house at any given time. I got to thinking about what my favorite kind of flowers are because I generally don't go the roses or daisies route. I like unique and different ones. So, without further adieu and in random order, here are my top 5 favorite flowers.

1. Daffodil (narcissus jonquilla) Though there are many, many forms of these. My most favorite are the solid yellow ones. I loved that in Willy Wonka they were edible teacups and saucers.

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2.  Poppy (Papaver somniferum) I love the traditional red one but there is also a Himalayan Blue Poppy that's beautiful.


3. Blue Irises (iris spuria) This reminds me of one of my favorite Vincent Van Gogh paintings. I think these flowers are just gorgeous.


4. Sunflower  (helianthus annuus) Even as a young girl I loved these flowers. I went through such a sunflower phase that I had a sunflower bedroom with a sunflower border, yellow walls and sunflower bedding. This flower just makes me happy to look at it.

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5. Plumeria (frangipani) These are exotic and unique. They come in the most beautiful array of colors, I've seen. This one, specifically is Tahitian Sunset Plumeria.

What are some of your favorites?
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  1. Congrats on the hundredth post! I've never seen a Plumeria, but it is beautiful.

    I love lilies (all kinds) and tulips. I bought me some cheap tulips at wal-mart this weekend that were a gorgeous shade of red. The best part is, I can plant them later and they'll come back next year!


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