Seeing A New Flower Has Cheered Me Up

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
September 6, 2010 9:04am CST
I've just propped up my gladioli plant that now has a rather nice, dark pink flower (or flowers) on it. It's a bit "wimpy" looking because I don't think I planted the bulbs deep enough but the fact I have one with flowers has left me speechless, quite frankly. I've had to prop it up with a stick so it's leaning against the wall. Looks happier there than lying flat on the flower-bed. Do your flowers cheer you up like this? This is one moment when I actually believe in God because, before that I was feeling sorry for myself due to my health..but seeing this flower has brightened up my spirits considerably. It's like it has been sent..rather like my cat knowing my moods and nuzzling me accordingly. Nature is amazing, even in small doses like my little garden.
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@deve_annrn (1857)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
I love to plant in our yard too.., I grew up seeing how my mother love to plant flowers. of any kind in our home.., and me and my sisters love to plant in the afternoon and compete on who among us can produce a healthy plant in a few weeks.. I always knew I had a "green" thumb.., and it made me feel happy and enlightened whenever a flower bud starts to bloom..=) It brightens up my day in a way..=)
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
7 Sep 10
Yes, my Mum told me that she still gets a "buzz" out of new plants growing that she has planted as seeds or bulbs. She said that once I get into it I'll want to plant more and more..she's right too!
@BarBaraPrz (19609)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Sep 10
If I remember correctly, gladioli aren't supposed to be planted too deep. My mother and grandmother each planted rows and rows of them each year, and the occasional one would topple over, but seeing masses of them together was a sight to behold. (I think I might plant some next year against my new fence where the old garage used to be.) Enjoy yours.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
Thanks for that. They come in different colours too don't they? I saw some in another person's garden and they were tall and really quite sturdy compared to mine..but I have the one so I'm chuffed. Anything is better than what was there before so to see any greenery/flowers is brilliant because it proves I can do gardening!
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@BarBaraPrz (19609)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Sep 10
Yes, many colors. They even come in "double" blossoms, but I prefer the regular ones.
• United States
7 Sep 10
My mom used to have a couple of glads and would get so excited when they came up. I remember her in the garden showing them to me several years in a row. I wanted to pick them and bring them inside but she never picked the flowers so they would last longer. I think I shall get some myself for next year's planting. They are really gorgeous flowers!
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• United States
10 Sep 10
I don't really live where there are any flowers, however, they do cheer me up. When I used to go hiking a lot and would come across one out of nowhere I would always smile. It was like they just popped up and gave some color to the scenery and that was it!Then the other day when I was running a race I came up on this huge field that was to the side of the road. All of a sudden there was like this one real tall daisy just standing there so tall. It was like it was just waiting to wave at the runners as they passed by... makes me smile!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
11 Sep 10
Aww I love the sound of that daisy, how sweet! Thanks for sharing!
• India
9 Sep 10
Hi Janey, flowers are the brilliant one which no matter in which mood you may be as soon as you notice one it really uplift our mood at once, and not only it enhance our mood for the day, it makes us if possible to call our near and dear one to show/watch it together again which brings in new life for both the watcher. At my garden too I have noticed a Rose bud had developed in a few days it will bloom out, hence I am planning it to enjoy it with my family and friends. Happy mylotting.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Sep 10
Yes, you are quite right, flowers DO enhance the mood. I'm not surprised you are looking forward to your rose bud developing in the next few days, as I would be too.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Sep 10
Yep they do. My purple iris must be a re-bloomer, the other day it had flowers again. Hooray!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Sep 10
I have this climber that has yellow flowers on it during the spring. Recently, it flowered again and I'm ecstatic as that's never happened before! Mum told me that some plants do this..so to see more flowers than I'm expecting this time of year is an added bonus for me.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
6 Sep 10
Being out in nature is always good for the soul. I believe that everyone should be a gardener as immersing yourself in nature and watching things grow is always a fascinating experience that makes you joyous at how wonderful life is. This is why, when I am feeling down I like to get out for a walk in the rainforest as nature makes you realise that your problems are small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. I did not end up getting out for a walk on Fathers Day as it was pouring with rain the whole day. So I had a restful lazy day inside instead!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
"You Lazy Arab!" as my Dad would say! I'll let you off..this time. I've heard about the floods in Oz, surely it's not going to affect you again is it? I thought it was always sunny where you are but I do remember you saying that it's wet and temperate so I guess you will expect rain now and again. You're right about nature lifting the spirits. When I'm on my computer (during the day at least) I can look outside onto my new creation and marvel at my planting lol. I was ecstatic the other day because I saw a bee pollinate my Hot Lips (they're flowers).
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
7 Sep 10
I remember reading soewhere about flowers and life and God. I forget the entire context of the thing to be completely honest. I do love flowers they are very beautiful, I love the way they look and the feel of them. They can really cheer up a yard. When my husband and I move I plan to have a few flowers here and there, not sure if I will grow them or buy them real because of allergies, but I might buy some of the silk ones that look real, that way we can have them all year round.
@shafiya (26)
• India
7 Sep 10
hi friends, nature is the wonderful one. because it is created by god. every human being like nature. flowers are give attraction. flowers are different colours and different designs. their petals are so soft and their colours are beautiful. i like the flowers very much. flowers are various designs and various colours.
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Sep 10
Oh I do so agree my little garen brings me so much pleasure and makes me realise just how wonderfulnature really is. I get really excited when my first little snowdrops show themselves - usually peeping up through frosty or snow covered ground - I think that they are my favourite little flower - I have them planted in my lawn with crocus so that I have a nice wearly show of flowers.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
7 Sep 10
Sometimes it is the simple pleasures of life that we need the most. Flowers are beautiful gifts of nature. We should enjoy them. It can open new worlds to us.
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
7 Sep 10
O yes! My plants that actually live and bloom make me very happy, especially indoor ones because I have so much trouble keeping them alive let alone bloom. I get very excited to see a new sprout on a plant no matter what it is. The spring is absolutely excruciating because I am already waiting to see the roses, even though I have spring flowers. The tomatoes I planted came in so late, just a few weeks ago they began ripening and I was very happy to see them finally turning so I can eat them and share them. I hope you feel better. It's great you have cats and flowers to cheer you!