Since I was a child growing up in Japan tulips have always been my favorite flower. I’m sure most people don’t know there are tons of tulips in Japan, and where I lived I used to see them all the time on my way to the train station. I always thought they were so beautiful and colorful. I had a set of Encylapedias (remember those) when I was younger and I saw a picture of tulip fields in Holland and that solidified by love for tulips. I have loved them ever since.
In my 20’s I began to love sunflowers. I just felt like if I was a flower I would be a sunflower! I would purchase them every week at the farmers market just to sit on my table during the summer months. I wanted to grow them but I am to scared of bees so that never happened. They just make me happy! To this day I still love sunflowers, there is no way you can not smile when you see one.
On Tuesday I went to buy flowers for a dear love of mine and I discovered a Fuji mum!! There are so pretty!!!!!!!!!!! I think this year I just might alternate between the green fuji mums and sunflowers. Until I can make it to Holland to play in the tulip fields I’ll keep some in my office:)