We are all familiar with the rhyme “April showers bring May flowers," so having May 30 designated as 'Water a Flower Day' seems appropriate.
No one knows the origin of this day, but gardeners and flower fanciers are glad someone created this day.
A World of Flowers
There are over 400,000 types of flowers in the world. I found this list of the top 12 most beautiful flowers in the world:
- Bird of Paradise
- Calla Lily
- Water Lilies
- Passion Flower
It's not surprising (to me) that the Rose is Number One on this list. What is YOUR favorite flower? As you can see by the above postcard photo (available on Zazzle), Cynthia Sylvestermouse of the Review This! blog likes the Rose of Sharon.
For a list of many kinds of flowers, with pictures, check out this Floral Pursuits website.
My Favorite Flower is the Lilac
I have always loved Lilacs. As a child, the back door of our house had lilac bushes on either side, one white and one lavender. To this day I can remember the lovely lilac scents in the Springtime.
And our city, Rochester, New York, is famous for the Lilac Festival held every Spring in May in Highland Park where over 1200 lilac shrubs and bushes can be found. Mary Beth Granger (mbgphoto) here on Review This! offers this lovely photo of Lilacs by the Water in her Zazzle Store.
|Floral Coasters on Etsy|
I like to craft and I love flowers, so it was natural to me to create a few floral beverage coasters as a way to keep flowers in your home year-round. And these flowers never need watering! These, and a variety of floral design beverage coasters, can be found on Etsy in the Coastal Crochet Crafts shop.
|Rose Floral Coaster|
|Jonquil Floral Coaster|
This is a lovely set of beverage coasters handmade using plastic canvas and acrylic yarn. The design is a yellow Jonquil flower with green leaves set on an eggshell-white background. The Jonquil flower is a member of the Daffodil family of flowers of the genus Narcissus.
|Orchid Beverage Coaster|
Bring a bit of Hawaii to your home with these pretty Orchid Coasters. Perfect with those 'tropical' drinks, or just a simple cup of coffee or tea. Can't you just picture the balmy island breezes?
This is a set of four (4) handcrafted drink coasters with a design of a lovely Hawaiian Orchid flower. Created in plastic canvas and acrylic yarn in three shades of pink and rose, the Orchid design sits on a dark green background.
Celebrate 'Water a Flower Day'
Water a Flower Day is a yearly reminder every May 30 for us to show our flowers how much we appreciate them for their beautiful colors and fragrant blossoms.
Whether you like to smell the flowers, grow the flowers or photograph flowers, never forget to WATER the flowers!
Check out the links below from some of the contributors on Review This! for advice on how to grow and photograph your favorite flowers!
- Mary Beth Granger: Creative Flower Photography
- Cynthia Sylvestermouse: Spring Flowers and Plants
- Bev Owens: Indiana Garden
- Dawn Rae: Budget Balcony Living (Growing flowers in a small space)
- Olivia Morris: Grammie Knows How (on Flowers)
A Book of Flowers
|Available on Amazon|
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