ALL SEASONS – ENJOYMENT IN MARCH

Hello All Seasons Bloggers,
The link this week is open from Sunday March 17 to Friday March 22 at noon, Pacific time
Wow, you all were on the ball last week. With lovely, interesting posts, and your comments were priceless! So enjoyed it:)  Be kind to the newcomers and visit them:) Many thanks.

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY to the ones who celebrate it!

Flowers, plants and trees are quite high on my list of entertainment, whether in someone’s garden, or landscape in the city, or in a botanical garden, like that one of the Huntington. The first time I painted a series, I chose flowers.
The custom in the Netherlands to take flowers for a visit (especially the first time) to a new friend definitely has contributed to my fondness of flowers.

 

Camellia hovering over the lion bench. Doesn’t it sound
like a page from a book?

 

 

 

Light pink Camellia – in Southern California they start blooming
not long after New Year.
Don’t these look like bells?

 

 

 

 

In winter they shut off the fountain, but hearing the water
in summer makes one feel refreshed.

 

 

 

 

Almost white cacti  in the African garden- this image does not do justice to its beauty.

 

 

Also in the African and Australian garden. Taller than man’s height
and quite striking!

 

Which flowers are your favorite for these occasions?
These are mine-
– in general: roses and orchids
– to take to a friend’s house:  carnations, freesia, or iris
-which would you choose for a  wedding bouquet: Lilliy of the Valley with Baby Breath

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. Sharon says:

    The custom of taking a flower on a visit in the Netherlands is charming. Your pink camellia is so lovely. We are spoiled with flowers year round in California, aren’t we?! I’m enjoying the daffodils popping up now that spring is here!

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Sharon, have you ever gone to the Huntington Library Gardens in Pasadena? 90% of my flower images come from there. They have a whole lane with Camellia trees in all different varieties in the spring:) Yes, we are spoiled with flowers!

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  2. betty - NZ says:

    Flowers of any kind are my favorite! I was just noticing that my camellia has buds on it but it’s not suppose to bloom for several months and I didn’t get a chance to trim it!

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  3. Kelleyn says:

    If you want to discover more about your mother there might be hope for you at your local LDS short for Church of Latter Day Saints building as the church does extensive genealogy research. Then with the French documents, they may be able to find a missionary who served in France who can help you. It’s free to anyone who wants help. As for what we spoke about in church, I spoke about Coming closer to the Savior through adversity. My husband spoke about How our priorities can bring us closer or farther away from the Savior.

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  4. I like that fountain. The sound of a fountain can indeed give one a nice refreshed feeling on a hot summer day.
    We have a small stream with a tiny waterfall at our little pond. I’m longing for those summer days again …

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  5. KB says:

    Beautiful flowers

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  6. Jeanna says:

    I love the sound of a fountain too, it’s so soothing and I think familiar. Beautiful shot of the pink Camelias! I think spring is in two days and I’m hoping it’s soon going to look and feel like it. It’s my favorite season, maybe because it’s also ways too short. Have a great week my friend.

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  7. JAPAN says:

    We always give a bouquet as a gift when we visit a friend’s house. Although we favour scented flowers at home, it is always safer to take non-fragrant flowers as some people cannot cope with them at home – unless of course we know that the receivers like a fragrant bouquet!

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  8. MELLOW says:

    We have a large variety of seasonal flowers growing in our garden, Jesh, including about 50 rosebushes. Fragrant varieties figure prominently and when in season, there are always bouquets of roses in the house or picked for gift-giving. Bulbs are another favourite, with jonquils, daffodils, hyacinths, tuberoses, irises, cyclamen and freesias in seasonal bloom.

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  9. I love my flowers, I have beautiful roses in my garden. But wildflowers are my favourite, and we have so many in Western AUstralia I am truly blessed. I should think to take flowers when I visit a friend. So lovely to give and receive. Have a fabulous week.

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  10. I’ll take any kind of flower. 🙂 As for giving flowers. mmm, if the sunflowers look happy, I’ll reach for them.
    I saw camellias in bloom at a friend’s house recently. They’re so beautiful. Have a great week up there.

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  11. kenschneider says:

    We planted Camellias when we lived in Dallas, but they needed lots of care and our alkaline soil did not agree with them (or with azaleas).They are so beautiful yet fragile flowers.

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  12. Angie says:

    Jesh – the picture with the lion bench really got me – it makes me want to wander through a garden … Spring Fever has arrived! When I take flowers to someone’s house, I like to take a houseplant that has some fresh flowers in it; that way, they have something to keep after the fresh flowers have wilted! Thanks for hosting All Seasons!

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  13. Jackie says:

    I will always choose white flowers first. Love gerbanas. Roses if they are ivory coloured. Never red flowers!!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day from this Irish born friend.

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  14. Carol says:

    Camellias are gorgeous and bloom in Florida in the winter too. Have a great week!

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  15. Debbie Smyth says:

    I love using flowers as a gift – and receiving them! I’m not good at keeping plants alive indoors, but I love a vase of flowers. Do you know, I never realised you celebrate Valentines Day on a different date to us – we’ve done our red levy-duvvy day already!
    Have a great Sunday, Jesh – I’ll be back with an All Seasons this afternoon.

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