Rachel @Raelove's Flower Challenge

@celticeagle (112984)
Boise, Idaho
January 26, 2016 5:39pm CST
I just read @Marlina's post about @Raelove's flower challenge and wanted to be a part of it since I love flowers so much. When my boyfriend passed away back in the 70's from a brain injury I had the florist make up a bouquet of carnations with one died blue carnation and a pink one to signify him and I. My mother used to have a collection of different colored iris in our back yard when we lived in our first house we lived in with my step dad. They were lovely. Every color you could think of. Peach ones, periwinkle blue, white and deep purple, and all purple ones. They are so delicate and lovely. We have a rose garden here and I often go and set among the roses. Orange ones and deep red ones, even some lavender ones. All the colors you can think of. They used to have some pretty miniatures but took out most of them when they put in a new gazebo. My favorite rose is the peace rose. For those of you that have experienced them the are pink and yellow. I have added a picture of one here.
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
27 Jan 16
I am partial to roses of course since that is my name but haven't seen the flower challenge post..sounds like fun..
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• United States
27 Jan 16
Just start a post and put a photo of a flower you have grown. Just to cheer everyone up in winter!
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
27 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I'm now finding all of them by searching everyone's discussions..
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@Rosekitty There is quite a few now.
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@Morleyhunt (15369)
• Canada
26 Jan 16
You didn't tell us what the challenge was.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
Just start a discussion and use a photo of a flower - either one yu took or one you can get from Pixabay, etc. It's to add some color since we are in dull winter.
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@Morleyhunt (15369)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I tracked the challenge down and posted with a photograph of a rose.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@Morleyhunt I found yours.
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@LadyDuck (112981)
• Switzerland
27 Jan 16
I love the color of this rose. Roses are not my favorite flowers, but there are some colors that I really love, this is one.
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
Me too! Always have. I found a bush of them growing in the back yard of a house I used to live in. I just loved the entire bush, colors and all.
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@Auntylou (4410)
• Oxford, England
27 Jan 16
@celticeagle I believe they were bred after WW2 so they contain a wish for peace
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
@Auntylou ....Yes, I believe you are right.
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@Raelove (14493)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
Oh, what a striking color combination. Thanks so much for sharing it!
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
Yes, indeed. It is isn't it?
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@Juliaacv (20529)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
The picture of the rose is quite nice. I replied to @Marlina's discussion with a picture of a flower which attracts butterflies.
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
I thought most did. Interesting.
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@jaboUK (48964)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 16
I have a yellow peace rose and the scent is wonderful.
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
I love its pepperiness.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
Your rose is beautiful - I can almost smell it!
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
Pretty isn't it?
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@Auntylou (4410)
• Oxford, England
27 Jan 16
My parents had a Peace rose in the garden of our childhood home. It had a nice scent as well as the lovely colour and form
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
They are extraordinary flowers. All round.
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