LAPC #221 – Flower Favourites

This week, Ann-Christine leads the Flower Favorites and Why? She encourages us to share beautiful or interesting plants that we love and the stories behind.

Because lotuses rise from the mud without stains, they are often viewed as a symbol of purity. Since they return to the murky water each evening and open their blooms at the break of day, lotus flowers are also symbols of strength, resilience, and rebirth.

Clematis are unique and beautiful, mainly of Chinese and Japanese origin:

Roses have various beautiful colors. Some years ago, I planted four dozen roses in our front and back yard.They are not difficult to grow, but to get beautiful blooms, you need to trim off the rose as soon as the flower starts fading. It’s a labor of love.

Back then, I odered all my rose bushes from Jackson and Perkins.

Fuchsia Flowers are Lantern-like flowers. They grow well at around 80F degrees and under a shady spot. Fuchsias also prefer cooler nighttime temperatures. They look gorgeous in our local nursery.

Ahh… Peony. I planted it years ago. it bloomed only once when we had a cold winter, and cooler spring. Luckily, in spring, there are plenty to choose from in my favorite local flower shop.

Many thanks to Ann-Christie’s delightful theme. I’m happy to share my flower favorites right after flew back from our two-week vacation yesterday. Nevertheless, this one is challenging since I love flowers including various wildflowers and have so many to choose from my photo files. Click to view AC’s beautiful Flower Favourites.

I will host LAPC #222 tomorrow. 🙂

47 thoughts on “LAPC #221 – Flower Favourites

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  2. Firstly – hope you had a wonderful trip! And your gallery…is just gorgeous. So many beauties, I understand you too had problems picking out which ones to feature! The lotus and the clematis are wow’s indeed. On my wall!

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    • Thank you, Tina! It’s always a pleasure to photograph these beauties and to share. 🙂 Our trip was very relaxing. It probably is our fifth time visiting there. Now I know it can be pretty hot in October in Hawaii.

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