Category Archives: Pretty Flowers

The Best Spring Flowers To Plant

After a long, cold Winter it feels great to replace the gloom with beauty!   Early spring flowers are a sure sign warmer weather is on its way. Here is a list of early Spring flowers to plant so you’ll have some beautiful Spring landscaping.

  • Pansies – Pansies prefer cool weather.  Pansies are annuals gardeners love because they are one of the very best flowers to plant in early Spring, early -season containers or window boxes.

pansy picture

  • Snowdrop Anemones – The Snowdrop Anemone is very fragrant and it has a burst of beautiful color.  As an added bonus, when cooler weather arrives in the Fall the Snowdrop Anemone often does a second round of blooming.

snowdrop anemone picture

  • Redbud Trees – Yes I know this is supposed to be a list about flowers to plant in the Spring, but beauty of a blooming redbud tree can rival the beauty of any flower.

pretty redbud tree

  • Lilac – Not only is the Lilac a beautiful flower that comes in lots of shapes and sizes, but it also gives off a wonderful fragrance.

Lilac flower picture

  • Iris – With its huge blooms and wide variety of colors, the Iris is a fan favorite to brighten any flower garden.

iris picture

 

Most Popular Flowers in the World

Here are the top, most popular flowers in the entire world.

red rose

The rose is one of the most popular flowers in the entire world.  A red rose is a universal symbol for love and romance.

tulips

Beautiful Tulips

Tulips are on of the top five most popular flowers in the world.

daisies

Pretty Daisies

Daisies are one of the most popular flowers of all.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers are not only tall and beautiful, but they also provide sunflower seeds which are deliciously edible.

lilac flowers

Lilac Flowers

There is nothing more beautiful than a field of Lilac flowers.

orchids

Orchids

Orchid blooms are bold and broad.  Being one of the bigger flowers on the list, the orchid is a top 5 most popular flower in the world.

stephanotis flowers

Lovely Stephanotis Flowers

Stephanotis flowers may not be the most popular name of a flower, but these beautiful white flowers are one of the most popular wedding flowers in the world.

hydrangea flowers

Hydrangea Flowers

Hydrangea flowers have hundreds of tiny blooms that work together to form large round blooms that are simply beautiful.

Lily of the Valley flowers

Lily of the Valley Flowers

Lily of the Valley Flowers point downward, almost like they are upside down, but their shape and color are exquisite.

Gardenia flower

Gardenia

This was supposed to be a list of the Top 10 Most Popular Flowers in the world but we couldn’t leave out the beautiful Gardenia so we’ll just make it the top 11 most popular flowers.

Cockscomb Crested Pictures

Cockscomb Crested flowers are also known as Celosia and Woolflowers.  The word Cockscomb comes from their appearance that resembles a rooster’s comb.  Even though Cockscomb flowers are beautiful to look at, they are also known as a nutritious leafy vegetable.  These edible, ornamental flowering plants grow in many different vibrant colors.  They don’t need a lot of attention and they reseed themselves and come up sporadically in their immediate areas.

Here are some pictures of Cockscomb Crested Flowers.

Here’s a close up of a pink cockscomb.

pink cockscomb crested flower

Here’s an orange cockscomb crested.

orange cockscomb crested

Here’s a fuscia cockscomb crested flower.

fuscia cockscomb crested

Here are red cockscomb crested flowers growing in a flower bed.

red cockscomb crested flowers

You can get a good look at the leaves of the cockscomb flowers in this next photo.  These leaves are often used in stews and eaten.

edible crested celosia-cockscomb

Here’s on last photo of some beautiful cockscomb crested flowers in a variety of colors.

pretty cockscomb crested flowers

If you have any pictures of Celosia you’d like to share with us please send them in.

Caspia Pictures

Limonium-Caspia is a flower that is often used as a floral filler in flower arrangements.  It is often dried and colored many different colors.  It’s natural colors are pale blue to lilac.  Caspia is also known as Sea Lavender, although it is not related to lavender.  Caspia is often used in conjunction with Baby’s Breath and Mistly flowers to add depth and motion to bouquets and floral arrangements.  Dried and preserved Caspia is often used in crafts and decorations.

Here are some pictures of Caspia.

This is what Limonium-Caspia looks like.

blue caspia flower blooms

The Caspia above has more bluish blooms, whereas the Caspia blooms below are more of a lilac color.

pretty Caspia flowers

Caspia is often sold in bulk at wholesale prices and used for crafts.

dried Caspia flowers

Caspia looks awesome in teal wedding themed decorations and flower arrangements.

Caspia bouquet

Caspia looks great in its natural color as well as dyed other colors.  It makes a great filler for most any bouquet.

caspia wedding bouquet

Here’s a beautiful white Caspia and white Lily bouquet.

white caspia and lily bouquet

If you have any pictures of Caspia you would like to share please send them in.

Candytuft Pictures

Candytuft, also known as Iberis, are made up of annuals, perennials and subshrubs.  These flowering plants product pretty flowers that look great individually and look amazing in bunches.  Candytuft flowers look beautiful in flowerbeds and flower gardens or along walkways.  The most common colors of Candytuft are white, pink and purple.

Here are some pictures of Candytuft flowers:

This is a close up of an individual white Candytuft flower so you can see what they look like up close.

white candytuft flower

Here’s a picture of a walkway surrounded by white Candytuft flowers.

candytuft flowerbed

Here is a close up of a purple Candytuft flower.

pink candytuft flower

Here are some pretty pink Candytuft flowers in full bloom.

pretty Candytuft flowers

Here are some more beautiful purple Candytuft flowers.

purple Candytuft flowers

If you have any photos of Candytuft flowers you’d like to share with us please send them in.

Bird of Paradise Pictures

Bird of Paradise flowers, also known as Crane Flowers or Strelitzia, are flowering plants that bloom into beautiful flowers that resemble the head of an exotic crested bird.  These flowers are very bright, colorful and beautiful to behold.

Here are some pictures of Bird of Paradise flowers.

bird of paradise flower

Strelitzia Reginae typically have bright yellow and orange petals.

bird of paradise

Bird of Paradise also typically have red colors as well as blues and purples.

Here’s a beautiful flower arrangement that includes Bird of Paradise Flowers.

Adding Bird of Paradise flowers to a bouquet really gives the arrangement a bold and exotic flare.

bird of paradise bouquet

Here are some Bird of Paradise plants growing in Hawaii.

bird of paradise plants

Here’s one last photo of a beautiful Bird of Paradise flower.

bird of paradise strelitzia

If you have any photos of bird of paradise flowers (or crane flowers if that’s what you want to call them) please send them in and share them with us.

Baby’s Breath Pictures

Baby’s Breath Flowers are delicate white flowers that grow on stems that can get up to around eighteen inches in height.  This flowering plant is known as Gypsophila  which is among the carnation family.  These beautiful white flowers have small blooms and bring elegance and lightness to any flower garden.   Baby’s breath have become a very popular flower to use in weddings.  They make beautiful bridal bouquets, table top decorations, centerpieces, and can also be used in the bride’s hair.  In recent years Baby’s Breath has become popular in crafts as well.  Baby’s Breath wreaths are very trendy right now.

Here are some pictures of Baby’s Breath Flowers.

This is what Baby’s Breath flowers look like up close.

baby's breath flowers

Here’s an individual stem of Baby’s Breath Flowers.

baby's breath flowers

Here’s a Baby’s Breath plant with thousands of blooms.

baby's breath plant

Here’s a picture of a Baby’s Breath bridal bouquet.

baby's breath bridal bouquet

Here are some Baby’s Breath wedding decorations.

baby's breath decorations

Here is a wreath made from Baby’s Breath flowers.

baby's breath wreath

As you can see from these photos, baby’s breath is a beautiful flower that can be used for many different things.  If you have photos of baby’s breath you would like to share please send them in so we can include them.

Button Funray Pictures

Button Funray flowers are perrenials also known by their botanical name as Dendranthema Morifolium.  These button flowers are very similar to Mums.

Here are some pictures of button funray flowers.

Here’s a close up look at what button funray flowers look like.

button funray dendranthema

Here are some pink button funray flowers.

pink button funray flowers

Here are some colorful two toned button funrays.

button funray flowers

Here are some yellow button funray flowers growing in a flower garden.

button funray yellow flowers

Here’s a closeup of a pink button funray flower.

pink button funray

If you grow button funray flowers and would like to submit some photos to us we would appreciate it.

Bouvardia Pictures

Bouvardia is a beautiful flower that is often used in wedding bouquets.  The most popular colors of bouvardia flowers are white, pink, red, and purple.  Here are some pictures of bouvardia flowers.

This is what bouvardia flowers look like in full bloom up close.

white bouvardia flowers

Here are some red bouvardia flowers.

red bouvardia

These purple Bouvardia flowers were used in a wedding and were pinned to a groomsmen’s jacket.

purple bouvardia

Bouvardia flowers are often used in conjunction with roses to form bridal bouquets for weddings.

bouvardia wedding bouquet

Bouvardia look beautiful in any bouquet, even without other flowers.

white bouvardia bouquet

If you have any photos of bouvardia flowers you’d like to share with us please send them in.

Boronia Pictures

The Boronia is an evergreen shrub flower with bright and pretty blooms.  This flower can be found all over Australia and it is often used as a filler for beautiful bouquets.  Here are some boronia flower pictures.

pretty Boronia flowersI love this photo above.  You can see just how beautiful the blooms of this flower actually are.

boronia for landscaping

Boronia are often used in landscaping and in flower gardens.

Boronia rivularis whiskey

Here’s a gorgeous close up of Boronia flower blooms.

Boronia flowers

Here’s a great picture of a Boronia shrub with dozens of beautiful pink blooms.

Boronia flower bouquet

As I mentioned, Boronia are often used as fillers for large bouquets.