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by Matthew (subscribe)
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Published February 24th 2013
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Roses tend to be associated with romance - Photo by PDphotos


Flowers can carry a great deal of emotional significance. From weddings to funerals, romance – even harmless pranks – just about everyone may receive a measure of enjoyment, comfort, pleasure (even heartache) from the presence of flowers, depending on the context.

Obviously one's fair share of allergies can also result, which is especially disappointing – not to mention ironic – when one's favourite flower happens to make his or her eyes water and nose run. In my case, I adore the scent of the great Australian wattle tree but only from a substantial distance.

According to Wiki Answers there are more than 100,000 different types of flowers on the planet today. By surfing the internet I discovered that this number is subject to incredible variation, with some suggesting more than 250,000 types, while others said that the figure was in the millions. Whatever the case, we have got a lot to choose from when it comes to picking our favourite flowers.

Such a process is not so cut and dried like many flowers are, for it's possible to have a favourite flower for certain settings. For example, one might argue that roses are more closely associated with romance than any other type of flower, and if roses reminded a person about the time he or she proposed to his or her wife or husband, then roses could be his or her favourite flower.

So perhaps it's simply a case of "Well, my favourite flower is such and such when this or that is happening" or it could very well be, "It doesn't matter what the occasion is, my favourite flower of all time is…"

Either way, it's about time you wake up and smell the roses – or chrysanthemums, daisies, daffodils, or maybe even coronations – and tell us, what is your favourite flower?
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Alstromeria and Freesia :-)
by fluffynut (score: 2|859) 1429 days ago
Tulip
by danus (score: 0|2) 2059 days ago
orchids
by fayms (score: 0|2) 2061 days ago
Peony Rose
by green (score: 0|6) 2060 days ago
dianthus
by nina_ (score: 0|4) 2058 days ago
Dark Red Roses
by birgi (score: 0|2) 2056 days ago
Alstromaria!
by fluffynut (score: 2|859) 2047 days ago
Oh absolutely roses, and now I have a wonderful garden where I grow many. I also like lavender, because not only does it look good, the smell is relaxing and calming and the oil has many health benefits. Did you know, the heart medication they use today(digitalis) was derived from the flower of the foxglove. But dont go eating the flowers as they are poisonous!
by Kat May (score: 3|1284) 1421 days ago
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