Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER?

By Judy Haughton-James


          I  love nature and show me flowers and I am in awe. I have seen some of the most beautiful flowers from around the world via pictures, postcards, Blogs, television, magazines, you name it.


          However there is always that favourite flower. Janine and I just loved roses. We have had pink, white and red roses in our garden over the years. I know that there are roses in other colours and I have seen beautiful yellow ones in other gardens.


         The summer heat is on over here on my tropical island and my roses aren't doing so well now so I welcome rain. Anyway I got some shots of this beautiful red rose in our garden.


      
         Speaking of flowers, I am getting in that mood to go and buy some packs of unusual flower seeds and plant them as soon as the weather is just right for them to thrive. Actually I am thinking of setting up a little garden in memory of my twin sister Janine. I may even put some bird figures in there. Who knows I could put it somewhere so that I could put a bird feeder high and maybe I will see a lot of birds again including our favourite bird - Jamaica's Streamer Tail Hummingbird. Of course I would have to make sure that it is protected from animals like goats, donkeys etc.


          Where foreign flowers are concerned my memory went back to some pictures and postcards that we saw of lavender flowers some time ago.  This occurred recently when I received the  Victorian  Lavender Sachet pictured below from my English pen-pal Pam.  I know that this flower has also been used for perfumes. Right now  I can actually picture those breathtaking scenes of lavender.




        Well, there is a flower for every month and we were born in November so ours is the Chrysanthemum.  Some years ago I had a lot of these flowers in our garden.  Another flower that thrives well even during summer at my home is what is called the Ginger Lily. Some of them can be seen in the pictures of the rose. Nothing daunts them and we have put several of them on Janine's grave from time to time. So, what is your favourite flower? I know there are so many to choose from.  

58 comments:

Candice said...

How pretty...your flowers are such a beautiful color. My loves roses too....yellow in particular :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Candice,
A good Wednesday to you! Roses are really beautiful! I have seen some beautiful yellow ones. I hope to have some in my garden in the future. Take care.
Judy

molly said...

Hi Judy!

I love flowers. There is nothing like growing flowers and having a fresh bouquet on the table.

My favorite is blue hydrangea. Blue is my favorite color and we used those for our wedding day.

May said...

I wish your sister is alive. But God knows best. May her soul continue to rest in peace. When i was growing up the common flower we love and cherish as kids back then was Habiscus flower, i don't know if you have idea about it. But now as an adult I'm in love with red roses.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi May,
I understand what you mean. As my mom always says "Never question God." Oh yes, I know the Hibiscus. I have seen some beautiful ones here. As a matter of fact some years ago someone gave us a hibiscus tree that produced flowers of two different colours. My favourite has always been the red ones. Take care and have a good day.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Molly,
I can just imagine how beautiful that blue flower is. Blue is also one of my favourite colours. Have a good day.
Judy

Frugal in WV said...

Pretty flowers! I love lilies, my mom loved them and now so do I :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Frugal in WV! Lilies are also lovely. I have some and will post them in the future. Take care.

Sunray Gardens said...

Hi Judy. Your flowers are lovely. I think it's a good idea to find something in tribute to your sister, especially if you look for something with her name. I have a family garden that I love.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello Sunray Gardens,
Thank you very much. It is a great idea about looking for something with my twin's name! I just love the pictures on your Blog! Take care and all the very best to you.
Judy

Nicole Mariana said...

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Brae Craig said...

So beautiful! My favorite flowers are daisies and sunflowers. They seem so happy. Thank you for your follow on my blog. I am now following you.

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Genejosh said...

Thanks for following my blog. I'm following back here:) Sorry to hear about your sister...you two are pretty!

My fave flower is rose. I just love receiving bouquet of very red roses:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Genejosh! It is really lovely to receive red roses!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Brae,
Thank you very much for your comments and for becoming a Follower of this Blog. I will definitely check out the new blog networking site that you have mentioned. I am truly grateful for this information. Take care and all the best to you.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Nicole! I will definitely become a Follower of your Blog. Take care.

Ding said...

putting up a small garden in memory of your late twin sister would be lovely! We keep our mom's orchid garden back home and it always remind us of her. Cheers!

Thanks for dropping by my travel blog!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Ding,
Thanks for your comments. It is so wonderful that you still have your Mom's orchid garden. Orchids are so beautiful. Take care.
Judy

seriousnuts said...

Your roses are so pretty. I wish I had a garden too, but we couldn't tend a garden since we live in an apartment in a city. I can't think of a favorite flower, because all flowers are beautiful. I am thinking about carnations because someone gave me a bouquet of those, and I've found out that they could last long in a vase. I love roses, sunflowers, lilies, and lavenders too.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi seriousnuts,
Always good to hear from you. There are so many beautiful flowers. I love flowers and will post some more pictures from my garden soon. Take care and have a good day. It is just after 9 p.m. in Jamaica and will soon be bed time for me. I think it is morning over there!:)
Judy

chubskulit said...

I love roses too.

New follower from the hop, would be delighted to have you on board and join my Nostalgic Marveling blog. Thanks!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your comments chubskulit. I am heading to your Blog right now. Take care and all the very best to you.
Judy

Mom Fashion World said...

Sunflower is my favorite flower.
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I'm glad I'm now following you via GFC.

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Wicked Wicker - Customized Gift Baskets said...

My favorite is the pink rose. New follower from the blog hop :)

AVCr8teur said...

I like roses, but I think my favorite is tulips. I have to admire other people's flowers because I can't grow a thing.

imriz said...

flowers can move everyone's heart. i love the scent of lavender :)

good luck on the garden.

My Inspired Space said...

Thank you for commenting on my kids pictures....I love flowers...right now my favorite flowers for the approaching fall season are mums....they grow so full and beautiful and are great for pressing and creating art...have a great day...

Clairejustine said...

Lovely flowers ,I love taking pictures but I'm no good with names,love all colours of roses though :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine,You made me smile this morning as I have some pictures of flowers in my garden but I also do not know the names of these flowers! Have a good Thursday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks My Inspired Space. The mums flowers sound like wonderful flowers!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks imriz! Have a good Thursday!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi AVCr8teur,
Thanks so much for your comments. I have seen tulips and they are so beautiful.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog Wicked Wicker Customized Baskets. Pink roses are pretty. I miss the one we had some years ago.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for becoming a Follower and writing these comments Mom Fashion World. Sunflowers are indeed beautiful. I will definitely become a Follower of your Blog. Have a good Sunday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for becoming a Follower and writing these comments Mom Fashion World. Sunflowers are indeed beautiful. I will definitely become a Follower of your Blog. Have a good Sunday.

Nekky said...

I love many flowers but roses always make my top list. I wish I can always have them around me all through the year. Here are some list of old flowers I just found. You may want to check out their names in English because I only know what they are called in German. (Blaunessel, Engelwurz, Duftveilchen, Nieswurz, Rittersporn, Pfingstrose, Ringelblume)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Nekky,
Always good to hear from you. Thanks for your comments and telling me the names of some flowers. I will check them out. There are a number of flowers in my garden that I do not know the names of!:) Take care and have a good Thursday.
Judy

faye said...

nice blog!
thnks for dropping by my blog!
shall we exlinks?
have a nice day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Faye,
Thank you very much for your comments! It would be good to exchange links with you.
Judy

Sophie said...

My favorite flower has always been lavender, I have about ten of them around the house so that I can always smell them as I go by. I just added a bunch around my veggie garden this year, among the rocks. I like to include both flowers and veggies in every garden.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sophie,
Thanks for your comments. I have heard a lot of good things about lavender. Take care.
Judy

Deidre said...

I love orchids and johnny jump ups!

Flowers are so happy aren't they?

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Deidre! You are so right! I love flowers!

The New Me said...

I absolutely love lilies! They are my favorite!! :) I'm visiting from the Hop Along Friday blog hop. I"m your newest follower!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there A New Me,
Thanks for becoming a new Follower and writing these comments. I am truly grateful. Lilies are indeed beautiful. I will post a picture of a lily that I have in my garden soon.
Judy

Katherines Corner said...

Hello Judy, thank you for visiting me at Katherines Corner. It would be hard for me to pick one favorite. I like so many hydrangeas, iris, carnations, tulips, lavender. I am partial to purple colors though. Hugs!

Judy Haughton-James said...

There are really a lot of beautiful flowers Katherine. Some time tomorrow I will post some more flowers from my garden. Take care. Hugs to you also.

jellybelly said...

I love sunflowers and tulips. Visiting from Friday Bloghop!

Design It Chic said...

Garden roses are just the prettiest. They're a lot different than the ones you buy at stores, but they smell more powerful and they look more fragile and pretty. I'm glad I discovered your blog and I am now following you thanks to Hop Along Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
Happy Friday!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello Design it Chic,
Thank you very much for your comments and for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will definitely become a Follower of your Blog and participate in Boost My Blog Friday. I have just added a new post to my Blog. Take care and have a good weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much jellybelly. Tulips and sunflowers are indeed beautiful. I wish I had some in my gardens. I have just added another post with flowers and a poem I wrote about them. Take care and have a great weekend.

Maria said...

Such beautiful photos! And flowers!! I have definitely learned to appreciate nature as I get older. It has such a way of bringing peace.
My favorite flowers are always wild flowers, exotic flowers...anything with bright colors!
Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Xo
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Maria! I have really been appreciating flowers more and more! Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

pargasjunkyard said...

Some beautiful flower pics! Catching up on my Friday Hops! Really enjoyed your post! Follow back @ http://www.pargasjunkyard.wordpress.com and/or on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pargas-Junkyard/259287017434763

pargasjunkyard said...

forgot to mention...I have twin sisters and a twin-less daughter myself! (I lost her twin in utero)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments pargasjunkyard. I am sorry to hear that you have a twinless twin daughter. It is great that you have twin sisters. I will definitely follow your Blog. I love Blog Hops. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

The Belly Dancer said...

Judy you must live in Paradise. I bet you enjoyed them this spring :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Spring is indeed a wonderful time in Jamaica The Belly Dancer. Nature in all its glory!

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