Monday, November 16, 2009

Post, interrupted

I have been going through my blog posts and noticed this post, which I never got around to actually posting. I wrote the following on 6th May. What I failed to do at the time (probably due to Mr BT's broadband playing up) was upload the photo to go with it. And now I have no idea what flower I had in mind.

So, please help me! What flower springs to mind when you read the short post below? A gold star to the best answer.

"If this flower was a song, its soundtrack would be the wonderful, cheesy "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", sung by Andy Williams. Love it."

16 comments:

thegentlemanadministrator.wordpress.com said...

I have no idea what flower it is, sorry. But as a blogger who has half written many posts this made me laugh heartily. Glad I'm not alone!

michelle said...

Well the romantic in me would go with the Cherry blossom I know its more April,but standing under a cherry tree with the song playing I can imagine.

Rothschild Orchid said...

A big, blousy, lucious peony :o)

Anna said...

I was going to say a poppy but then thought further about the date. Maybe a frilly, flouncy tulip :)

fairegarden said...

Hmm, early May might be iris?

Frances

Nutty Gnome said...

... something white, but I don't know quite what - she said, helpfully!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Either a Tree Peony or a black Peony Poppy. Those are the ones of which I have a superabundance of photos.

Wendy said...

a dinner plate dahlia!

Joanne said...

Sorry I sort of feel like that at each and every flower I look at.

easygardener said...

Whatever it was it must have been large and very impressive!

Gail said...

This is too delicious~~England in the spring could it be bluebells? gail

HappyMouffetard said...

Argh. Apologies for not having replied sooner. Work has been stupidly busy over the past week.

GentlemanAdmin - I think I'll blame 'senior moments'

Michelle - I don't think it was cherry, but you have certainly made me look forward to standing under the blossom of a cherry next spring.

RO - it could well be, actually. Gold star possibly awarded.

Anna - frilly double tulip could be second place contender.

Frances - having looked back at photos taken around that time, I did wax lyrical about an iris but it was a few weeks later, but good guess!

NG - I understand why you say ythat, but I don't think I've got a lot of white in the garden (though now I've committed this to print, I'll remember I actually have loads!)

MMD - they certainly would be if I had either of them in the garden - think I'll have to get both!

Wendy - I do love dahlias and they are definitely that sort of flower, but a little early for them.

Joanne - how true.

EG - yes, it must have been a real eye catcher. I just wish I had finished off the post!

Gail - ah, now I did post about bluebells a couple of weeks later, but have none in the garden. I adore huge sweeps of bluebells.

Thank you all for your guesses. I think it's most likely a peony, as it's big and frilly and pink. A bit like the Any Williams song. Thanks for jogging my memory!

Rothschild Orchid said...

Ah there's nothing like a big blousy pink peony to make a girl smile! I'm sorry we missed that photo, I'll tune in next spring in the hope of seeing it!

RO :o)

Martyn Cox said...

I think it would have to be a sunflower

HappyMouffetard said...

Martyn, unfortunately I'm not even organised enough to have planted sunflower seeds by May, never mind having the flowers! I know what oyu mean though, especially the deeply coloured flowers - they're gorgeous.

Andrea said...

I opt for pansy, whatever the hues. Maybe that is a personal preference, you of course have the last choice!