Most people have a favorite flower. I don't, I think I love them all. Although, I do have a special connection with sunflowers. In many ways they are a symbol of my persona, my character. Sunflowers always look cheerful to me and they never cease to make me smile.
Living in different places and climates provided me with many opportunities to get to know closely a large variety of plants. And to appreciate them for different reasons than before I tried to grow them myself.
And the plants that thrive in challenging subtropical conditions of Central Florida, i have the most respect for, One of the biggest surprises for me was to find out that roses are - in my experience, anyway - the easiest flowers to grow around here.
Image credits: Daria
To be continued...