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My favorite flower
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:31 PM


By Kylee Baumle

In one of my garden writer online groups, someone recently posed the question, “What’s your favorite flower?” Most of us have one, but few of us want to be limited to a single choice, making this a difficult question to answer.

To everything there is a season, and so it is with flowers and favorites. Depending on the time of year and sometimes even the day that you ask me, I’m as fickle as a 13-year-old girl when it comes to declaring which flower I love best.

In earliest spring, it’s the snowdrop, for perhaps obvious reasons. It isn’t one with raucous colors, which you might think would appeal to me after a relatively colorless winter. But this flower that defies the elements and pops out of the ground and shyly shows its white petticoats decorated with little green hearts lets me know that life goes on and announces that spring will come.