Flowers are beauty in its most pure and flawless form. A vase of flowers can add color and texture to your living space. Or, you could use the many colors of wildflowers or the fragrance of a bouquet. Some people travel long distances to see seasonal blooms like the cherry blossoms of Japan and the tulips of The Netherlands.
We compiled this list to give you a daily dose of beauty.
It looks like an artist meticulously created the iris flower. It is possible that this is why the iris flower was a favorite subject of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. It is a stunning artistic arrangement that combines blue, purple and yellow with white.
The dahlia, which is available in a variety of colors from pink and red to orange and white, is one of most vibrant and lush flowers you will find. There are stunning color gradients in dahlia petals, such as bright reds that fade to soft whites over time or beautiful purples that lighten from tip to stem.
Bird-of-paradise was named for its brightly-colored appearance, which includes fluttering wings, slender bodies and long legs. The impressive “wingspan” is made up of vibrant oranges, reds and blues that really pop in the sunlight.
Although poppies may be associated with The Wizard of Oz immediately, it could also be a reality for your window box. This flowering plant is bright red and can grow in single or double blooms depending on the climate.
It is not surprising that the water lily was a source of inspiration for Claude Monet’s visual art. The beauty and symmetry of this flower is rare, and the radiant colors almost seem like they have their own glow.
Many consider the lilac to be one of their favorite flowers. The flower’s bold purple color and elegant white outline give it a majestic appearance. Additionally, the long petals make the arrangement unique.
One of nature’s most striking sights is a brightly colored and orange marigold against a lush green background. You can see the golden hue in the flowers more as you get closer. The marigold’s unique ridges and subtle color variations give it a almost hypnotic beauty.
It almost seems impossible to believe that the lotus is real. The brightly colored petals extend outwardly and radiate vibrant pinks and whites. The golden stamen at the center brings everything together. The petals are nearly perfectly symmetrical in their size. The highlighted tips add dimension and character.
Because of its bold color combinations and unique shape, the orchid is a standout. While many flowers use highlights and gradients to combine colors, the orchid follows its own rules. Although the stunning colors can be arranged in a variety of ways, the end result is always spectacular.
The rose is the ultimate flower because of its elegantly curled and overlapping petals as well as the rich color and variety. Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet are just a few of the famous artists who have used the rose in their work. The rose is the ideal bouquet to express your feelings of love, miss you or congratulations.
Although the cherry blossom is Japan’s national flower it’s widely loved around the globe. The delicate petals make for a stunning sight up close. However, it is difficult to see the beauty from far away. You feel transported to a magical place when you see thousands of cherry blossoms arranged on a tree.
The peonies are big, fragrant blooms with fluffy petals. Peonies bloom from April to June depending on their variety and climate. There are many colors to choose from. While pink peonies are the most common, they can also be white, red, coral, and yellow. Peony scents are as diverse as the varieties. Some are sweet, while others are more citrus-inspired.
Azaleas are a group of flowers that can be used as a flowering shrub, rather than as a single flower. They can also be used to make a beautiful and fragrant alternative for larger, more structured shrubs. In spring, they bloom in a variety of colors from pink to yellow and everything between. They can also grow in areas with low light, unlike many other flowering plants.
It’s easy to get lost among a field full of sunflowers. They are taller than you and often have a brown center with wide-spread yellow flowers. There are many species that can be grown in a garden.
Although daisies are one of the most popular flowers, they are also often called the common daisy. They have a classic round yellow center with multi-petal white surrounds. They are often found in large numbers, and among grassy fields.
Zinnia’s flowers are feathery and almost look like a colorful bird, showing off its beautiful coat. They can be grown in full sun and will germinate in a matter of days if the soil is well-drained. Zinnias can be grown on their own to produce a colorful bouquet. Tones include deep red, colorless white, bright yellow, and buttery yellow.
Ranunculus flowers appear like they are made from a continuous, thin paper spiral. The petals move outward from the center and are close together even when fully open. They can be cut with flowers because they have straight stems that are tall and straight.
Anemones, also known as wildflowers, are brightly colored, and grow in clumps on separate stems. Anemones are easy-going in their growth and belong to the buttercup family. This gives them that classic single-layer petal appearance.
Hydrangeas, orb-shaped blooms with a large size, come in a variety of colors. They bloom in full sun and can be cut for floral arrangements. You can cut each bloom for floral arrangements but they will bloom up!
Lantanas are distinctive because each bloom is like 100 small, colorful blooms. A single stem can actually hold many different colors in concentric circles, including purple, yellow and orange.