I love flowers. If I was able to, and wasn't so scared of bees, I'd have a garden right now. Even with my fear of bees I think I'd like to have a garden full of flowers. Also a vegetable garden. But vegetables aren't flowers.
I have a few favorites. By far my absolute favorite though is the hydrangea. I love the look of the flowers clustered all together. They can be light blue to light purple. If I'd had a bouquet for my wedding it would have been one hydrangea cluster. If we ever renew our vows with a formal ceremony (we've talked about so many options), I'm going to have a hydrangea cluster for my bouquet.
I also love lavender. I love the look of the purple flowers. I love the scent. The scent is a natural calming agent for me. The smell relaxes me and takes me out of the moment to another place. I think it's awesome how many things can be made with lavender from soaps to lotions, from tea to biscuits. Lavender can be both scent and food.
In some ancient societies, flowers were used to send messages. When a woman wore flowers she did so with great care for they gave status and meaning to what she was saying/doing. Flowers could be sent as messages even when words could not, for not everyone was literate but a flower was as good as the written word.
In Fury, one of my current projects - a sci fi novella - flowers are used by the primary antagonist in the story to pass a message along to Fury, who is then pushed down different paths because of them.
What are your favorite flowers? Do you grow them or are they something you'd have to purchase at a floral shop? What messages do you think your flowers would say if you sent them to someone?