Page 1 of 2 [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

NewTime
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Apr 2015
Posts: 1,899

05 Mar 2019, 2:14 pm

Do you like flowers?



Zinnia86
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 22 Jan 2019
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Posts: 624

05 Mar 2019, 2:36 pm

Yes :)

Here's some of my favorites

Zinnias

Image

Bearded Irises

Image

Fuschias

Image

Bleeding Hearts

Image

Wild Pansies (or "Johnny Jump Ups" as my mom used to call them :D )

Image



Kenya
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Oct 2014
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,900
Location: West Springfield, MA

05 Mar 2019, 10:55 pm

I enjoy smelling flowers as long as they're not fake and don't reek of that plastic s**t smell that makes me want to vomit. If they're real flowers, though, I'll smell them regardless of species.



grahambaster
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 2 Jan 2018
Gender: Male
Posts: 439
Location: Upper Midwest, USA

06 Mar 2019, 1:02 am

Image

Yes I like flowers. This magnolia tree is flowering. I traveled to Lincoln Nebraska once and on the campus of the university there were magnolias like this.


_________________
Friends ♥ Forever Internet Radio ~ Wherever Particular People Congregate


Zinnia86
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 22 Jan 2019
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Posts: 624

06 Mar 2019, 1:15 am

I'm excited because the pomegranate bush in my front yard is going to look like this soon

Image

Image



Sandpiper
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 11 Dec 2017
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Posts: 449
Location: North West England

06 Mar 2019, 6:42 am

Yes, but preferably wild rather than cultivated flowers.

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) and Sea holly (Eryngiums maritimum) are probably my favourites.

https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discove ... rs-bugloss

https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discove ... /sea-holly


_________________
Autism is not my superpower.


TUF
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 10 Dec 2018
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,464

06 Mar 2019, 6:52 am

In the wild or in a garden yes but I don't see the point of buying them from a shop, putting them in a vase and slowly watching them die.

People who buy them as romantic gifts are daft esp when the other cliché alternative is chocolate.



nick007
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 May 2010
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 23,313
Location: was Louisiana but now Vermont in the police state called USA

06 Mar 2019, 1:27 pm

I believe they are very important to keeping plant & animal species alive but I have no interest in them beyond that. Pollen can really aggravate my allergies & sinus problems. I can sneeze alot & my nose could run nonstop. I also break out in a rash if I get a lot of pollen on me.


_________________
But I don't want to go among mad people, Alice remarked.
Oh, you can't help that, said the Cat: we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
How do you know I'm mad? said Alice.
You must be, said the Cat, or you wouldn't have come here.


AnonymousAnonymous
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 55,828
Location: Portland, Oregon

06 Mar 2019, 10:03 pm

Yes I do.


_________________
Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!


auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 95,577
Location: the island of defective toy santas

06 Mar 2019, 10:11 pm

when i lived near DC, i useta make a sorta pilgrimage to the tidal basin every spring to see the cherry blossoms. my folks when i was growing up had huge cherry blossom trees in the front yard. other than that, i'm fond of venus flytraps :alien:



dragonsanddemons
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,905
Location: The Labyrinth of Leviathan

06 Mar 2019, 10:26 pm

There's some aspect to the scent of flowers that I don't enjoy - I'm not sure how to describe it, but it's present in every flower I've smelled. I do, however, enjoy their visual displays.


_________________
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I almost welcome the bitterness of alienage. For although nepenthe has calmed me, I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.
-H. P. Lovecraft, "The Outsider"

When you try to assume, it makes an a** out of u and me.

I have increasing memory issues, and a tendency to forget that I forget everything. Please don't take it personally if I forget something, it probably says absolutely nothing about how important the thing is/isn’t to me.


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 32,503

06 Mar 2019, 10:44 pm

I love freesia, lilacs, powder pink tulips, Iris, snapdragons, poppies and heather.
Geraniums remind me of my father. :heart:

I don't like lilies (they totally stink), sunflowers or orchids.

Wild roses are nice but I don't like cut roses in my house. They give me headaches and they look too formal.



nick007
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 May 2010
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 23,313
Location: was Louisiana but now Vermont in the police state called USA

07 Mar 2019, 12:57 am

auntblabby wrote:
other than that, i'm fond of venus flytraps :alien:
Those are kewl cuz they eat animals like flies. I had them a few times as a kid. We used to sometimes put flies we killed or small pieces of meat in their trap cuz they didn't get that many flies. They were kept in a screened in porch, inside or in the greenhouse. They never lasted long unfortunately. My mom's fairly good with plants cuz she used to be into gardening a lot more. She has physical issues doing a lot of the work nowadays due to pain issues. Anyways the climate where we live which was Louisiana may not be the best environment for flytraps thou hot & humid climate seems like it should be good for them but who knows.
Cactuses/Cacti are kinda kewl too cuz they have lots needles to protect themselves. I had em a few times as a kid & they lasted alittle while.


_________________
But I don't want to go among mad people, Alice remarked.
Oh, you can't help that, said the Cat: we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
How do you know I'm mad? said Alice.
You must be, said the Cat, or you wouldn't have come here.


auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 95,577
Location: the island of defective toy santas

07 Mar 2019, 1:07 am

nick007 wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
other than that, i'm fond of venus flytraps :alien:
Those are kewl cuz they eat animals like flies. I had them a few times as a kid. We used to sometimes put flies we killed or small pieces of meat in their trap cuz they didn't get that many flies. They were kept in a screened in porch, inside or in the greenhouse. They never lasted long unfortunately. My mom's fairly good with plants cuz she used to be into gardening a lot more. She has physical issues doing a lot of the work nowadays due to pain issues. Anyways the climate where we live which was Louisiana may not be the best environment for flytraps thou hot & humid climate seems like it should be good for them but who knows.
Cactuses/Cacti are kinda kewl too cuz they have lots needles to protect themselves. I had em a few times as a kid & they lasted alittle while.

i guess i like exotic types of plants. i am reminded of a true story, on the set of the 60s scifi series "star trek" producer gene roddenberry was frustrated that his greensman kept giving him the same old generic plants as scenic backdrop, so in frustration one day he took one of the potted plants and uprooted it, stuck it back in the dirt and said "THAT is more like what i've been asking for!!" and the bewildered greensman sheepishly shuffled away.



IstominFan
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 25 Nov 2016
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,114
Location: Santa Maria, CA.

08 Mar 2019, 10:06 am

I do like flowers, but they don't give me joy in the same way that animals do. Some flowers are really beautiful. Others, like lilies, as Isabella said, really stink. They make me sick.



Magna
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Jun 2018
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,932

08 Mar 2019, 10:51 am

I do like flowers. I like them best when they're outside. I think cut flowers are nice, but I wouldn't buy them for myself. Two flowers I can't stand the smell of indoors: Lilies and hyacinths. They both have a similar smell and remind me of the smell of an outdoor swampy area in our yard when I was a kid. Lilies especially to me, have a sickly sweet smell of decomposition or something. I would go as far as to say I find the smell of them to be offensive.


_________________
"There is no love of living without despair of life." - Albert Camus

"Ain't nothing but a stranger in this world
I'm nothing but a stranger in this world" -Van Morrison

"Are you Bluish? You don't look Bluish."

AQ-43 (32-50 indicates a strong likelihood of Asperger syndrome or autism).
EQ-14 out of 80
Rdos: Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 173 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 39 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)