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Positive words to describe flowers "flower words"

Flowers are one of the most beautiful things in nature and they have been used to express emotions and convey messages since ancient times. 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic phrase or an adjective to describe the beauty of a flower, these flower words have something for everyone. From “amaranthine” to “verdant”, we will explore a range of flower words that will help you express yourself more eloquently and accurately. 

Flower words vocabulary from A to Z with definitions

This article will provide you with an A to Z of flower words that you can use in your writing and conversations in creative manner. With this knowledge, you can use flower words to create beautiful poetry, greetings, crosswords or powerful copywriting pieces.

Let's take a look at some of the most commonly used positive words to describe flowers and their associated meanings.

Flower words starting with A 

Abloom flowering or being in bloom; blossoming; thriving in beauty , health and vigor. Abundant present in high quantity; more than adequate; fully sufficient; plentiful; rich. Aerial light as air; lofty; ethereal; imaginary. Airy lofty; aerial; delicate or light; merry; light-hearted. Amaranthine  unfading; eternal; infinite. Angelic heavenly; pure; cute; lovely. Annual occurring, performed or done every year; yearly. Aquatic relating to water; growing or living near, in or on water. Arboreal of or pertaining to a trees or tree. Aromatic sweet-smelling or fragrant; having an pleasant aroma or odor. Arranged planned in advance or placed or disposed in a particular kind of order. Artful artificial or imitative; showing artistic and creative taste or skill. Artistic aesthetically pleasing; of or pertaining to characteristic of art or artists; showing skill and imagination. Assorted selected; arranged in varieties or sorts; mixed. Attention-getting eye-catching; likely drawing attention to someone or something.

Flower words starting with  B

Beautiful having qualities that delight and pleases the senses; attractive; excellent; wonderful; very satisfying or pleasing. Biennial living or lasting two years; happening every two years. Blooming blossoming; flowering; flourishing; thriving in vigor, health and beauty. Blossoming the process and time of budding and unfolding of blossoms. Blushing having a delicate and warm color like some flowers; roseate; blooming. Bold distinctive and clear to the eye; having a vivid and strong appearance (especially of a color or design). Booming lively and profitable; having a period of rapid growth and great prosperity; active; advancing. Botanical of or pertaining to plants or plant life. Bountiful producing or giving in abundance; free in giving; abundant; plentiful. Breathtaking exciting or inspiring; extremely beautiful; astonishing; amazing; astounding. Bright shedding, emitting, reflecting or having much light; shining; luminous; radiating; glorious; splendid; full of hope and promise; cheerful; happy. Brilliant remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree, magnitude, quality or effect; sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; glorious; magnificent; wonderful; superb. Budding beginning to develop or being in developmental stage. Buoyant apt or able to stay afloat or rise to the top of a water or liquid.

Flower words starting with  C

Calming causing to become tranquil; tending to calm or soothe. Captivating capable of arousing and holding the attention; beautiful; fascinating. Charming delighting; fascinating; attractive. Cheerful having life or vigor or spirit; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing. Cheery promoting good spirits or mood; cheerful; pleasant; lively; bright. Cherished highly valued and loved or having a high personal value. Chic attractive and fashionable; stylish. Choice of very fine quality; selected with care; especially good or preferred. Classic belonging to the highest rank or class; having lasting significance or worth; enduring; simple and harmonious; elegant. Classy stylish; elegant; fashionable. Clustered occurring and/or growing close together in clusters or bunches. Color-coordinated with all elements or parts matched, related or blended to a particular color scheme. Color-infused infused or dyed with a color. Colorful having striking color; iridescent; interesting, multifaceted, energetic or distinctive. Combined joined, made or united into one. Complementary serving to complete, fill out or making better; going or working well together. Contemporary of the present age; modern; current. Country of or pertaining to the countryside; rustic. Creative expressive; imaginative; productive. Crisp fresh; firm; sharp; quick and accurate; lively; cheerful. Cute attractive; adorable; dainty; pretty; clever; sharp.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. - Oscar Wilde TWEET THIS

Flower words starting with  D

Dainty delicate; elegant in form or manner; fine; delicately beautiful, pretty or charming. Darling cherished; dear. Dazzling brilliant; splendid; extremely bright, impressive, skillful or beautiful; astounding; shining and shimmering intensely. Decorative ornamental; serving to embellish or decorate; used to make something more beautiful or attractive. Delicate lovely; graceful; alluring; luxurious; smooth; dainty Delightful highly pleasing; bringing pleasure, enjoyment or satisfaction. Dense compact; thick. Designed made, done or performed with intent or purpose. Developing arising; becoming. Distinctive having a special quality, attributes, style attractiveness etc.; notable; different from others; capable of being classified. Divine heavenly; perfect; godlike; sacred; beautiful. Dramatic striking and vivid in appearance or effect. Dreamy serene; soothing; sexy; attractive; wonderful; fantasy-like.

Flower words starting with  E

Early arriving before expected time or event; very young. Elegant displaying tasteful, refined and pleasing beauty and behavior or style; polished; polite; graceful. Enchanting having the ability or power to enchant; fascinating; charming; delightful. Ephemeral living, lasting or existing for only for one day or short period of time. Evolving developing or growing gradually. Exotic strikingly unusual or different; from another place. Expanding spreading; enlarging. Expressive effectively conveying feeling or thought; significant; communicative; serving to express. Exquisite flawless; exceedingly beautiful, elegant or dainty. Extravagant profuse; extremely abundant. Eye-catching visually beautiful or attracting; something that draws attention.

Flower words starting with  F

Fanned spread in a shape of fan. Farm-fresh fresh as just picked from the farm or ground. Fashionable stylish and elegant. Fast-growing growing or increasing in size or quantity at a rapid rate. Favorite preferred above all others. Fertile fecund; fruitful; productive; prolific; capable of developing and growing. Festive joyous; merry; mirthful; sportive. Fine attractive; good-looking; of superior quality; smooth; nice; thin; keen; characterized by elegance Fleshy having a pulpy or juicy texture; plump; succulent. Floral of or pertaining to flowers. Florid flowery; bright in or flushed with rosy color; excessively or elaborately ornamented. Florist's choice picked, chosen or recommended by expert (florist). Flourishing very lively; flowering; prosperous; thriving. Flowering having a bloom or flowers. Fluffy airy and light; soft; frivolous. Fragrant having pleasant or sweet odor. Fresh new; clear and bright; clean; fruitful; recently made or harvested; just arrived; first-rate; refreshing; youthful. Fresh-cut just or recently cut. Fresh from the garden Freshly picked just or recently picked, collected or dug. Fruit-bearing producing fruit. Fruitful fertile; prolific; producing abundantly; bountiful; liberal; producing results, profit or yield. Fruity containing fruit; rich in flavor, taste and smell as a fruit; excessively or very sweet; extremely interesting, effective or enjoyable. Full plump and/or rounded in shape; being at the peak of maturity or development; rich and full of aroma; complete in every way; of maximum degree or highest degree or quality; total; entire; providing an abundance; filled up.

Flower words starting with  G

Garden-fresh picked, collected or duck very recently; very fresh; having a desirable quality or taste of garden-fresh produce. Gathered brought or grouped together in one place. Gauzy thin and light; transparent. Gentle soft; soothing; tender; amiable. Glamorous stylish; alluring, fascinating; beautiful; visually showy. Glorious having, deserving or advancing glory; famous; delightful; wonderful; ecstatic; hilarious; splendid; characterized by great splendor and beauty. Glowing softly radiant or bright; full of praise; highly energetic or enthusiastic; beautiful. Gorgeous very beautiful or magnificent; wonderful; delightful. Graceful characterized by beauty of style, shape or execution. Graminaceous f or pertaining to the grasses. Grandiose characterized by greatness of intent, scope, size or extent; grand; pompous; splendid; impressive. Growing increasing in size, amount, maturity or intensity.

Flower words starting with  H

Hand-arranged Hand-delivered Hand-gathered Hand-picked Hand-selected Hardy stout; firm; able to survive under harsh conditions. Harmonious having components appropriately or pleasingly combined. Heartfelt sincere; hearty. Heavenly enchanting; delightful; extremely beautiful or gorgeous; extremely pleasurable or good; divine; celestial. Herbaceous characteristic of or relating to non-woody plant or herb.

Higher advanced in elaboration or complexity. Hued having a color or hue.

Flower words starting with  I

Idyllic carefree, serene and charmingly simple; delightful and excellent in all aspects. Impressive anything that is or creates remarkable or striking impression; appealing. In bloom In flower In fruit

Flower words starting with  J

Jewel-toned Joyful feeling or causing delight. Juvenile not fully developed or grown; young; youthful.

Flower words starting with  K

Kissable inviting to be kissed; capable of being kissed; attractive.

Flower words starting with  L

Large big; of relatively or considerable great size, extent or quantity; abundant; full; boastful. Lasting enduring; durable; existing, remaining or continuing for a long time. Lavish very abundant; profuse. Leafy having or covered with leaves; resembling or similar to a leaf. Leguminous of or pertaining to the family Leguminosae (peas, beans, clover, alfalfa etc.). Light bright or having light; light weight; gentle. Lofty exalted or elevated in character; pompous; affecting grandness; high. Long-lasting Long-stem Lovely beautiful; enjoyable; very nice in general sense; cute. Luminous emitting light or full of light; illuminated; bright; clear. Lush plentiful; abundant; extremely productive or pleasing; voluptuous. Luxurious characterized by luxury; being extremely fine; superior and rich in quality.

Flower words starting with  M

Magical enchanting; supernatural. Magnificent grand, splendid or elegant in appearance; outstanding or exceptional for its kind. Majestic noble; grand. Mature having reached full development or growth; perfected. Mesmerizing holding and attracting interest and amazement as if by spell. Mixed blended together into one group, unit or mass; made up of different varieties; mingled; crossbred. Modern pertaining to the current style and time; avant-garde; ahead of the times of current era. Multicolored having multiple or many colors; having patches or sections colored variedly and brightly. Musky having the or relating to the scent of musk.

Flower words starting with  N

Natural not altered; produced by or present in nature Nature's bounty Nature's finest Nestled New just or recently created, found, discovered or learned; additional; currently fresh or fashionable. Noticeable worthy or capable of being perceived or notice.

Flower words starting with  O

Oil-bearing One-of-a-kind Open not tied or sealed; obvious; unfolded; accessible to all; free from restrictions; generous. Orchard-fresh Ornamental beautifying; embellishing; aesthetic. Oversize larger than usual or normal.

Flower words starting with  P

Paired growing in or organized into pairs. Passionate capable to arouse strong feelings (especially motivating, romantic or sexual); ardent; amorous. Pastel soft and light in color. Perennial active or lasting through many years or year; enduring; lasting; recurrent. Personal belonging or affecting to a particular person rather than to anyone else. Petite small and slender. Playful recreational; frolicsome. Pleasant pleasing; delightful; enlivening; sportive; agreeable. Pollinated supplied with or having pollen. Polymorphous occurring in or having variety of distinct styles, forms or characters. Precious valuable; highly esteemed and cherished; beloved; dear. Premium of superior value or quality. Pretty attractive and pleasing in a delicate or graceful way. Pristine remaining free from decay or dirt; clean; pure; original. Prized cherished; highly valued. Productive capable of producing; producing abundantly or yielding good results; characterized by fruitfulness. Progressive advancing; promoting or favoring progress. Prosperous flourishing; very profitable and lively. Pulchritudinous physically and breathtakingly beautiful, appealing and attractive.

Flower words starting with  R

Radiant emanating great love , joy, happiness or health. Ravishing extremely attractive or beautiful; entrancing. Ready-to-bloom Ready-to-burst Ready-to-open Recherché exquisite; lavishly elegant; exotic. Regal splendid; magnificent; of or pertaining to a royalty; royal. Resplendent splendid; brilliant; dazzling; colorful and shiny. Rich characterized by abundance, fullness, fruitfulness or great quality; of great worth; productive; strong; intense; sumptuous; magnificent. Ripe fully developed or matured; seasoned; ready for gathering, action or effect; prepared; most suitable for a particular purpose. Romantic expressive of or romance or love. Roseate bright or cheerful; blooming; full of roses; rosy; rose-colored; pink or purplish. Rosy blooming; blushing; optimistic; cheerful. Rustic charmingly and pleasantly simple (as lacking elegance or refinement); rural; of or pertaining to the countryside.

Flower words starting with  S

Scenic affording or constituting pleasing views of natural features; picturesque. Scented having a pleasant aroma or odor; perfumed. Scrumptious splendid; delicious; delectable; fine; first-rate. Seasonal being used or occurring in a specific season. Select of special value or quality; top-notch; one that is chosen in preference of special value or to others. Sensational outstanding; spectacular; exceptionally good. Sentimental extravagantly or affectedly emotional; romantic. Serene peaceful; clear; unclouded. Showy aesthetically pleasing; flashy; brilliant; stylish; striking. Sightly visually pleasing and appealing; scenic; conspicuous. Silky of or pertaining to silk; silken; lustrous; soft, smooth and gleaming. Silky-smooth Soft smooth; fine; affectionate. Sophisticated elegant; refined; appealing or suitable. Special surpassing what is usual or common; exceptional; extra. Spectacular worthy of special notice; amazing; impressive; sensational. Splendid brilliant with color or light; radiant; splendor and very beautiful; showy; very good; magnificent; pompous; famous; celebrated. Striking sensational or exciting in appearance or in effect; impressive; very noticeable. Stunning exceptionally attractive or beautiful; impressive; amazing; surprising. Stylish having taste or elegance. Sublime majestic; noble; awe-inspiring and impressive; supreme. Submersed growing or being under water. Summery of or pertaining to summer. Sun-kissed made beautifully tanned or pleasantly warm by the sun. Sunny cheerful; genial; warm; bright; shining; radiant. Supple pliant; adaptable. Sweet pleasing to the senses; gratifying; kind; gracious; fragrant; cute; lovable. Sylvan of or pertaining to the trees, forest or woodlands; residing in a tree, wood or forest. Symmetrical having similarity in characteristics; harmonious.

Flower words starting with  T

Tasteful pleasing to ideals or expectations of what is appropriate. Temperate characterized by moderate quality or degree. Tender delicate; sensitive; sweet. Thriving flourishing. Timeless eternal; ageless; classic. Tolerant tending to accept, allow or permit existence of something; enduring. Touching moving; affecting. Traditional habitually found, done or used; done, produced or used in accordance with or as part of a tradition. Transcendent surpassing others; supreme or superior in excellence. Treasured highly valued and liked. Tropical of or pertaining to the tropics.

Flower words starting with  U

Unforgettable easily memorable. Unique unparalleled; unequaled; highly unusual; the single of its kind. Unusual not usual, normal or ordinary; uncommon; rare. Uplifting emotionally, morally or spiritually elevating; inspiring hope or happiness.

Flower words starting with  V

Vascular of or pertaining to or having vessels that circulate fluids. Verdant green in color (especially vegetation); lush with vegetation; flourishing; fresh. Verdurous having youthful, fresh or new qualities; verdant; freshly green. Viable capable of continuing effectiveness or success; capable of living. Vibrant lively; vigorous; bright. Vigorous active, energetic and strong.

Flower words starting with  W

Whimsical fantastical or odd in appearance; playful; amusing; light-hearted; peculiar. Wild growing, living or occurring in a natural state. Wonderful extraordinary; surprising; astonishing; admirable; excellent; great.

Flower words starting with  Y

Year-round present, active, continuing, happening or throughout the year. Young fresh; vigorous; youthful; in the early part of life, growth, development, stage or state.

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. - Walter Hagen TWEET THIS

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Anther Bract Bud Calyx Corolla Filament Involucre Ovary Pedicel Peduncle Perianth Petal Pistil Pollen Receptacle Root Sepal Shoot Stamen Stigma Style Thorn

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400+ Words to Describe a Flower Garden: Best Writers Guide

How you describe a flower garden can capture a reader’s imagination. Choosing the right words can make your garden descriptions truly bloom.

Here is a quick summary of words to describe a flower garden:

Words to describe a flower garden include colorful terms like “vibrant,” “lush,” and “fragrant,” atmospheric words such as “tranquil” or “enchanting,” and specific descriptors related to time, size, culture, and types of flora. Examples include “dawn-lit,” “sprawling,” “exotic,” and “rose-filled.”

This article presents 400+ words to describe flower gardens, categorized into distinct categories to make them easy to find and use.

Words to Describe the Colors in a Flower Garden

Digital art of a lush flower garden - words to Describe a flower garden in Writing

The colors in a garden make it a feast for the eyes.

Here are some color words that can help you show your reader a flower garden in a really clear, bright way:

  • Azure : It’s like the bright, awesome blue you see in the sky on a perfect summer day.
  • Crimson : Deep, vibrant red.
  • Ebony : Dark black, often used to describe shadows or dark soil.
  • Emerald : Bright, rich green typical of healthy leaves or grass.
  • Ivory : Off-white color, often used to describe pale flowers or light reflecting off petals.
  • Mauve : A pale purple color.
  • Scarlet : A bright, intense red.
  • Sepia : A reddish-brown color, like dried leaves.
  • Amber : A warm, golden color.
  • Cerulean : A deep, sky-blue color.
  • Lavender : A soft, pale violet.
  • Tangerine : A bright, orange color.
  • Teal : A medium to dark greenish-blue.
  • Coral : A pink-orange color.
  • Onyx : A shiny black.
  • Sapphire : A deep blue.
  • Canary : A bright yellow.
  • Ochre : A light, earthy brown.
  • Fuchsia : A vibrant pink-purple color.
  • Pewter : A bluish-gray color.
  • Jade : A rich, green color.
  • Umber : A natural brown or reddish-brown.
  • Auburn : A reddish-brown color.
  • Vermilion : A bright red or scarlet.
  • Periwinkle : A soft, purplish-blue color.

Words to Describe the Textures in a Flower Garden

Describing the various textures in a garden can make it feel more tangible and real to the reader.

Some texture-related words include:

  • Velvety : Smooth and soft, like the petals of certain flowers.
  • Prickly : Sharp and rough, like a thorny stem.
  • Gossamer : Delicate and thin, like a spider’s web or fine petals.
  • Gritty : Rough and grainy, like the feel of soil.
  • Waxy : Smooth and glossy, like the surface of some leaves.
  • Feathery : Soft and airy, like a feather.
  • Leathery : Tough and durable, like an old leaf.
  • Silky : Smooth and glossy, like silk.
  • Grainy : Coarse, like sand.
  • Spongy : Soft and porous, like a mushroom.
  • Bristly : Rough, covered with short stiff hairs.
  • Rough : Not smooth or even.
  • Furry : Covered with a coat of soft hair.
  • Slick : Having a smooth, glossy surface.
  • Papery : Thin and dry, like paper.
  • Crumbly : Breaking apart easily, like dry soil.
  • Dewy : Wet with dew or moisture.
  • Flaky : Coming off in thin pieces or layers.
  • Gummy : Sticky and viscous.
  • Netted : Covered with a network of raised lines.
  • Satiny : Smooth, glossy, and silky.
  • Threadbare : Thin and worn.
  • Downy : Covered with fine soft hairs or feathers.
  • Bumpy : Covered with high spots or lumps.
  • Smooth : Having an even and regular surface.

Words to Describe the Scents in a Flower Garden

Scents are an integral part of a garden’s allure. They can trigger powerful memories and emotions in readers.

Here are some words that describe scents:

  • Fragrant : A pleasant, sweet smell.
  • Musky : A heavy, earthy smell.
  • Citrusy : Fresh and tangy, like lemons or oranges.
  • Spicy : Pungent and warming, like cloves or cinnamon.
  • Herbaceous : Fresh and green, like newly cut grass or crushed leaves.
  • Woody : Like the smell of fresh cut wood or bark.
  • Earthy : Smelling of damp soil or wet earth.
  • Floral : Having the smell of fresh flowers.
  • Pungent : Having a strong, sharp smell.
  • Sweet : Similar to the smell of sugar or honey.
  • Minty : Fresh and crisp, like mint.
  • Fruity : Smelling like fresh fruit.
  • Piney : Resinous, like a pine tree.
  • Musky : A strong, heavy smell, often considered sensual.
  • Fresh : A clean, cool smell.
  • Acrid : Sharp or biting to the taste or smell.
  • Moldy : Smelling of dampness and decay.
  • Smokey : Like the smell of smoke.
  • Vanilla : Sweet and creamy, like vanilla.
  • Cinnamon : Spicy, sweet, and warm.
  • Salty : Reminiscent of sea air.
  • Peppery : Sharp or spicy, like pepper.
  • Nutty : Resembling the smell of fresh nuts.
  • Grassy : Smelling of fresh-cut grass.
  • Balmy : Mild and refreshing.

Words to Describe the Sounds in a Flower Garden

The sounds in a garden can provide a sense of peace and tranquility.

The following words can help you describe these sounds:

  • Buzzing : A busy, humming sound, like bees or insects.
  • Rustling : A soft, whispering sound, like leaves in the wind.
  • Trilling : A high, quivering sound, like a bird’s song.
  • Babbling : A gentle, flowing sound, like a small garden stream.
  • Crunching : A crisp, breaking sound, like footsteps on gravel.
  • Swooshing : A sound of rushing or sweeping.
  • Humming : A low, continuous, droning sound.
  • Singing : Melodious or harmonic sound.
  • Squeaking : A short, high-pitched sound.
  • Murmuring : A soft, low sound.
  • Creaking : A high-pitched, scraping sound.
  • Whooshing : A swift, rushing sound.
  • Peeping : A short, high-pitched sound, like a small bird.
  • Whispering : A soft, hushed sound.
  • Gurgling : A bubbling, liquid sound.
  • Tinkling : A light, clear, ringing sound.
  • Rustle : A soft, fluttering sound.
  • Splashing : The sound of water being disturbed.
  • Chirping : A short, sharp, high-pitched sound.
  • Hissing : A sharp, sibilant sound.
  • Purring : A low, vibrating sound.
  • Warbling : A melodious, fluid series of sounds.
  • Droning : A continuous, low humming sound.
  • Fluttering : A rapid, vibrating sound.
  • Rumbling : A deep, heavy, continuous sound.

Words to Describe the Mood of a Flower Garden

The overall mood or atmosphere of a garden can be a powerful element in your story.

Here are a few words that can help set the mood:

  • Serene : Peaceful and calm.
  • Mystical : Full of mystery and magic.
  • Lush : Abundantly green and healthy.
  • Rustic : Simple and rural, often charmingly so.
  • Decadent : Luxurious and indulgent, often to excess.
  • Whimsical : Playfully quaint or fanciful.
  • Ethereal : Extremely delicate and light, almost otherworldly.
  • Melancholic : A deep, pensive sadness.
  • Romantic : Marked by expressions of love or affection.
  • Euphoric : Intense excitement and happiness.
  • Nostalgic : A wistful desire to return to a past time.
  • Tranquil : Free from disturbance, calm.
  • Gloomy : Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and depressing.
  • Exuberant : Filled with lively energy and excitement.
  • Meditative : Absorbed in deep thought.
  • Foreboding : A feeling that something bad will happen.
  • Radiant : Sending out light, shining, or glowing brightly.
  • Dreary : Dull, bleak, and lifeless.
  • Joyful : Feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness.
  • Reverent : Feeling or showing deep and solemn respect.
  • Optimistic : Hopeful and confident about the future.
  • Pensive : Engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep serious thought.
  • Inspiring : Having the effect of inspiring someone.
  • Relaxed : Free from tension and anxiety.
  • Invigorating : Making one feel strong, healthy, and full of energy.

Describing Flower Gardens by Time of Day

The time of day can dramatically alter the garden’s atmosphere.

Sunrise, midday, sunset, and night each offer a different perspective, with varying lighting and activity levels in the garden.

  • Dawn : When you first start seeing light in the sky before the sun comes up.
  • Sunrise : When the sun first peeks out in the morning.
  • Morning : The period of time from sunrise to noon.
  • Midday : The middle part of the day; noon.
  • Afternoon : The period of time between noon and evening.
  • Twilight : The soft, diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon.
  • Dusk : The darker part of twilight.
  • Sunset : The time in the evening when the sun disappears.
  • Evening : The chill-out time from around 6 p.m. until you hit the sack.
  • Nightfall : When it gets dark and the day officially calls it quits.
  • Midnight : The middle of the night; twelve o’clock at night.
  • Moonlit : Lit by the light of the moon.
  • Starlit : Lit by the light of the stars.
  • Golden Hour : That time just after the sun comes up or before it sets when the light is super soft and glowy.
  • Crepuscular : Relating to twilight.
  • Nocturnal : Active during the night.
  • Matutinal : Of or occurring in the morning.
  • Vespertine : Relating to, occurring, or active in the evening.
  • Glimmering : Shining faintly with a wavering light.
  • Illuminated : Provided with light; lit up.
  • Shadowy : Full of or characterized by shadows.
  • Silhouetted : Shown as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background.
  • Radiant : Sending out light; shining brightly.
  • Gleaming : Shining brightly.
  • Luminescent : Emitting light not caused by heat.

Describing Flower Gardens by Size

The scale of the garden could be an essential factor in description.

Tiny, personal gardens may feel intimate and cozy, whereas vast, sprawling gardens can evoke a sense of grandeur or even bewilderment.

  • Sprawling : Spread out over a large area in an untidy or irregular way.
  • Expansive : Covering a wide area in terms of space.
  • Vast : Of very great extent; enormous.
  • Miniature : Much smaller than normal.
  • Compact : Closely and neatly packed together; dense.
  • Petite : Attractively small and delicate.
  • Broad : Having a distance or expanse from side to side.
  • Narrow : Small in breadth relative to length.
  • Boundless : Unlimited or immense.
  • Confined : Small and restricted.
  • Spacious : Having ample space.
  • Cramped : Feeling or causing someone to feel uncomfortably confined.
  • Infinite : Limitless or endless.
  • Restricted : Limited in extent, number, or scope.
  • Massive : Large and heavy or solid.
  • Tiny : Very small.
  • Cozy : Makes you feel all snug and comfy, like you’re wrapped up in a warm blanket.
  • Grand : Large and impressive in size.
  • Minute : Extremely small.
  • Rambling : Spreading or winding irregularly in various directions.
  • Generous : Larger or more than usual in size.
  • Diminutive : Extremely or unusually small.
  • Extensive : Covering or affecting a large area.
  • Secluded : (of a place) not seen or disturbed by others.
  • Labyrinthine : (of a network) like a labyrinth; irregular and twisting.

Describing Flower Gardens in Different Cultures

Flower gardens look different across the globe due to cultural influences and local flora.

Japanese Zen gardens, English cottage gardens, or Arabian geometric gardens each have a distinct feel and appearance.

  • Zen : A state of calm attentiveness (Japanese Zen Garden).
  • Cottage : A cute little house, usually found close to a lake or beach (English Cottage Garden).
  • Geometric : Characterized by or decorated with regular lines and shapes (Arabian Geometric Garden).
  • Formal : Doing things by the book or really proper, like a garden a big-deal event.
  • Tropical : It’s like the tropics – think hot, sticky, and humid.
  • Mediterranean : Of or characteristic of the Mediterranean Sea, its climate, or the cultures bordering it.
  • Exotic : Originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country.
  • Rustic : Having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside.
  • Oriental : Of, from, or characteristic of East Asia.
  • Native : Belonging to a particular place by birth.
  • Victorian : Of, relating to, or typical of the reign of Queen Victoria.
  • Colonial : Of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony or colonies.
  • Wildflower : A flower that just does its own thing, growing wherever it likes without any help from people.
  • Indigenous : Born and bred in a certain place.
  • French : About France, French people, or the French language (like in a French Formal Garden).
  • Italian : Of or relating to Italy, its people, or their language (Italian Renaissance Garden).
  • English : Of or relating to England or its people or language (English Landscape Garden).
  • Japanese : Of or relating to Japan or its people or their language.
  • Dutch : It’s all about things from the Netherlands, like the people, language, or even their famous tulip gardens.
  • Desert : A landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation.
  • Rainforest : A lush, thick jungle with lots of different plants and animals, usually found in hot places where it rains a lot.
  • Botanical : Of or relating to plants.
  • Alpine : Of or relating to high mountains.
  • American : Of or relating to the United States of America or its people or their language.
  • Caribbean : Pertaining to the Caribbean Sea, its islands, or the surrounding lands.

Describing Flower Gardens by Type of Flora

A garden could be filled with a single type of flower, such as roses, or have a variety of different species.

Knowing how to describe different types of plants could help add authenticity to the story.

Consider these descriptive flower garden words:

  • Rose : A spiky bush that usually has nice-smelling flowers in red, pink, yellow, or white.
  • Orchid : A plant with fancy or weirdly shaped flowers.
  • Lily : A plant with big, fragrant, trumpet-like flowers on a skinny stem.
  • Carnation : A showy plant with double flowers, green-gray leaves, and pink, white, or red flowers.
  • Daisy: A small plant that lives in grasslands and has yellow and white flowers.
  • Sunflower : A tall plant with big, yellow flowers. It’s related to daisies.
  • Tulip : A plant that has bright, cup-shaped flowers in the spring.
  • Hydrangea : A bush or climber with round or flat groups of small flowers.
  • Fern : A plant with no flowers, but feathery or leafy fronds.
  • Ivy : A climbing plant that keeps its leaves all year round.
  • Peony : A plant with large double flowers, native to Asia, North America, and southern Europe.
  • Iris : A plant with sword-like leaves and showy flowers, typically purple or yellow.
  • Marigold : A plant, related to daisies, usually with yellow, orange, or brownish flowers.
  • Jasmine : A climbing plant, with fragrant flowers which are used to make perfume.
  • Daffodil : A plant with bright yellow flowers that have a long, trumpet-like middle.
  • Azalea : A shrub that loses its leaves but has brightly colored, sometimes fragrant flowers.
  • Dahlia : A bushy plant with tubers, from Mexico and Central America.
  • Lavender : A small shrub that smells nice and has narrow leaves and blue-purple flowers.
  • Magnolia : A tree or shrub with big, usually pinkish, waxy flowers.
  • Hibiscus : A plant with big, bright flowers, usually found in warm climates.
  • Begonia : An ornamental plant with showy flowers of various hues, typically white, pink, or yellow.
  • Geranium : A widely cultivated plant with brightly colored flowers.
  • Wisteria : A climbing shrub with clusters of sweet-smelling flowers.
  • Camellia : A shrub with glossy evergreen leaves and waxy, typically red flowers.
  • Zinnia : A brightly colored flowering plant, with heads of large long-lasting petals.

Describing Flower Gardens in Mystery

Here are some words to describe a flower garden in your cozy, procedural, or gritty mystery:

  • Conspiratorial

Describing Flower Gardens in Horror

Evoke feelings of unease and terror with these chilling descriptors.

Even the prettiest flower garden can become a setting for horror with the right choice of words.

  • Frightening

Describing Flower Gardens in Fantasy

Use these words to create flower gardens that are as enchanting and extraordinary as your fantasy world:

  • Fantastical
  • Spellbinding
  • Supernatural
  • Transcendent
  • Otherworldly
  • Imaginative
  • Mesmerizing

Describing Flower Gardens in Historical Fiction

Travel back in time with these descriptors that capture the essence of past eras.

These words will help you portray flower gardens that mirror the richness of history:

  • Traditional

Describing Flower Gardens in Romance

Ignite passion and evoke emotions with these romantic words.

Perfect for setting a scene of love and desire in the midst of blooming flowers.

  • Affectionate
  • Captivating

Describing Flower Gardens in Science Fiction

Use these words for creating unusual and fascinating flower gardens in your sci-fi narrative:

  • Technological
  • Extraterrestrial
  • Interstellar
  • Holographic
  • Biotechnological
  • Astrological
  • Time-travel

Describing Flower Gardens in Adventure

These words will help you illustrate a flower garden that’s as lively and adventurous as your plot:

  • Exhilarating
  • Unpredictable
  • Exploratory
  • Adventurous

Describing Flower Gardens in Thriller

Infuse spine-tingling tension into your flower garden descriptions with these thrilling words:

  • Suspenseful

Here is a good video about words to describe a flower garden:

Examples of Words and Phrases to Describe a Flower Garden

Now, let’s see how we can use these words and phrases to describe a flower garden in fiction:

  • “The flower garden was a lush tapestry of colors, from azure petals that mirrored the summer sky to emerald leaves that gleamed in the sunlight.”
  • “A serene ambiance filled the air, aided by the babbling of a small stream and the trilling of birds hidden amongst the foliage.”
  • “I bent down to breathe in the citrusy scent of the yellow blooms, their velvety texture brushing against my nose.”
  • “Walking through the garden was an exercise in decadence, each step crunching on the gritty path, and every breath filled with the spicy aroma of exotic blooms.”
  • “In the evening light, the garden took on a mystical quality, shadows playing on the prickly roses and the last rays of the sun turning the ivory petals into gossamer shapes.”
  • “The vermilion tulips stood tall among the jade leaves, a beautiful contrast against the cerulean sky.”
  • “Each petal was a feathery masterpiece, the sepia hues almost glowing under the soft light of dawn.”
  • “The garden was a sensory delight, filled with the musky scent of damp leaves.”
  • “Nestled between two stone walls, the rustic garden hummed with life, bees buzzing busily amongst the crimson poppies and butterflies alighting on velvety rose petals.”
  • “The fragrant wisteria draped over the garden gate, their lush, emerald leaves contrasting beautifully against the dark, ebony wood.”
  • “Shades of azure, crimson, and the deepest purple blended into an intoxicating display of color, while the soft rustling of leaves whispered tales of the garden’s past.”
  • “Strolling along the garden path, the crunch of gravel beneath my boots and the rustling of petals in the cool wind felt strangely comforting.”
  • “The flowers themselves were a study in texture: the waxy camellias, the prickly thistles, and the gossamer delicacy of the baby’s breath.”
  • “Beneath the bright sun, the emerald leaves glowed, casting dappled shadows on the velvety petals of blooming roses and the gritty path that wound through the garden.”
  • “The air was filled with the herbaceous scent of lavender and thyme, mingled with the spicy notes of the towering carnations.”
  • “Every new day, the garden presented a different tableau of colors and scents, from the musky roses to the sweet-smelling lilies, against a backdrop of emerald and ivory.”
  • “A sense of serene calm washed over me as I sat on the worn bench, surrounded by the gentle buzzing of insects, the soft rustling of leaves, and the melodic trilling of a distant bird.”
  • “The mystical twilight turned the flowers into shadowy shapes, their colors muted but their fragrant scents growing stronger, filling the garden with a haunting, earthy perfume.”
  • “Beneath the azure sky, the garden pulsed with a vitality that was at once captivating and calming.”
  • “A stroll through the lush, fragrant pathways was akin to a journey into a watercolor painting, every flower brushed with hues from a vibrant palette.”
  • “Every touch, from the velvety roses to the prickly thorns, added depth to the symphony of textures that the garden proudly boasted.”
  • “As I sat amidst the decadent surroundings, I couldn’t help but marvel at the myriad of scents that wafted through the air—citrusy here, spicy there.”
  • “As dusk approached, the garden transformed into a mystical, half-lit world where every flower seemed to hold an age-old secret.”
  • “The garden had always been a sanctuary, the rustling of the leaves and the gentle trilling of the birds creating a serene soundtrack to my thoughts.”
  • “Awash in the soft glow of the setting sun, the emerald canopy above and the ebony shadows beneath danced a slow, quiet waltz.”
  • “The fragrance was a heady mix, full of herbaceous notes underlined with a soft musk, as though the earth itself was whispering its secrets.”
  • “Every corner of the garden told a different story, from the rustic charm of the gnarled apple tree to the decadent luxury of the orchid bed.”
  • “Petals of crimson, ivory, and azure spread out in a fragrant carpet, bringing to life a painting more exquisite than anything a human hand could create.”
  • “Bathed in the golden glow of sunrise, the garden sparkled like a jewel, the dew-kissed flowers gently stirring to the melody of a new day.”
  • “As night fell, the garden transformed into a serene paradise, the moonlight casting an ethereal glow on the emerald foliage and ivory blooms.”

Final Thoughts: Words to Describe a Flower Garden in Fiction

No matter how you describe flower gardens in your fiction, the words you choose can make or break a scene.

Choose wisely.

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  • 1~ Depression and darkness
  • 2~ Happiness
  • General note
  • My last exam
  • 5~ Panic Attack
  • Something a bit different
  • 10~ Fantasy
  • A first date
  • Autumn breeze
  • 'Magic'
  • Fake smiles
  • 'Kiss'
  • The 'date'
  • Descriptive writing (short story)
  • 'the weirdo'
  • Hallucination
  • The Good Friday outing
  • Painful memories
  • The wonders of green eyes
  • The joys of pain
  • Being human
  • Childhood memories
  • Emerald green mysteries
  • 4,417 miles apart
  • For I am a butterfly
  • So I have this thing...
  • The dragon transition
  • It's the new year, but how much will change?
  • Apocalypse pt 1
  • Into the future
  • Bloody hands
  • This is not a joke, this is serious
  • Hidden (dark theme warning)
  • Suicide prevention
  • Waiting For Superman
  • To put it simply, lockdown is killing me
  • It's too cramped and I don't like it
  • This can't be real...

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Jazz held the flower in her fingertips so that it did not touch her scuffed palms. How was it that in all this chaos this delicate bloom should survive? Its stem was the hue of spring grass and it's brilliant purple petals so thin that even the air, made dim by the plumes of debris and smoke, could shine through them; bestowing an unearthly glow. The smile that had played at the corners of her cracked lips faded. This flower, while reaching for the sun was a living corpse, it was alive and dead. Without its roots it's vibrancy would fade sooner than the daylight. It had been three days since she's seen another person she recognized, she was rootless, like the bloom, cut off from support and supplies. She had to act now, make the right decisions or risk perishing before the moon had time to wax and wane just one more cycle. Her first trip would be to the supermarket for water or food. She had no money but somehow she didn't think that would matter.

On writing about flowers and gardens

SlowFlowers Journal

Last month, I joined the Fleurvana Virtual Summit as an instructor, sharing a 30-minute course with hundreds of attendees.

“ A Bouquet of Words :  Develop Your Creative Vocabulary to Enhance Your Personal Storytelling and Brand Message ” introduced several important writing tools that help floral professionals with their marketing toolboxes. We walked through prompts to help creatives — florists, farmer-florists and flower farmers, and others — elevate their writing game and transcend commonly-used language to enhance their floral storytelling.

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After the course posted on August 24th, several attendees reached out to share what they wrote in response to the exercises. I have permission to share from two of them here. And I’m inspired to tell you that the course was the most-watched Fleurvana offering. The act of writing or fear of writing can be a roadblock for all of us. But as I told the attendees, writing is a skill that takes repetition and habitual use.

Like anything worth achieving, frequent, daily use of your floral language and confident floral storytelling techniques will keep your writer-muscles strong.

Thank you to Denisa Anderson of Merrily Along Floral Design , and Maureen Christmas , AIFD, CFD, EMC, of Floral Notes Acton , for sharing their writing samples.

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Here’s what Denisa shared:

Thank you for the summit. What a constant source of ingenuity you are! I loved your creative writing tutorial. My mother was a creative writing teacher and is a published poet. I majored in language arts along with my education degree – later Library Science. All word-based loves, so very much in my wheelhouse. I used to write songs and play guitar but those days are in the past, for now ~ and my creative energy has waned this year. However, for fun I’m attempting a few short similes and metaphors to charge up the brain again! Thanks for a fun project. 

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Here’s a message from Maureen:

I am inspired by your thought-provoking presentation this morning. (I even rewrote that sentence three times!)

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Language can be as personal and distinct as your aesthetic. In writing vernacular, it’s called “voice.” As you find your voice, you can use it as a tool to better communicate your brand, your unique perspective as an artist and the value it delivers to your clients.

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Coming up: You’re invited to sign up for my introductory Slow Flowers Creative Workshop , an online course, in which you will develop and write your juicy “about” description and use storytelling techniques to write at least one article or blog post for publication, not to mention work through expanded modules on floral adjectives, color descriptions and simile/metaphor modules.

The online Slow Flowers Creative Workshop launches November 1st Registration will open on October 15th, so click on this signup link to receive more details when we announce on October 1st.

And there’s more! The Fleurvana Holiday Workshop is coming up in late October — and I’ve been invited to join the instructor lineup again. Click here to be notified when that workshop is announced.

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Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and leading advocate for American-grown flowers. Through her many Slow Flowers-branded projects, she has convened a national conversation that encourages consumers and professionals alike to make conscious choices about their floral purchases. Debra is the producer of, the weekly "Slow Flowers Podcast" and the American Flowers Week (June 28-July 4) campaign. Debra is author of 11 books, including Slow Flowers (2013), The 50 Mile Bouquet (2012) and Slow Flowers Journal (2020). She is the co-founder of BLOOM Imprint, the boutique publishing arm of Slow Flowers.

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1001 Writing Prompts About Flowers

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Flowers would make great inspiration for any kind of story, whether you are writing a novel or short story, as they offer infinite possibilities. This is because they work in any genre, from coming-of-age and romance to science fiction and fantasy. What’s more, you could also incorporate them into your story in many ways. You could talk about them in a literal sense or use them as metaphors and symbols with hidden meanings. 

If you’re an aspiring writer who wants to write about flowers or an author in a bad writing rut looking for inspiration, here are some writing prompts to help you out:

Hold a pencil with your non-dominant hand and describe the color of the flower that comes to mind.

  • Write a poem about a forest with no flowers.
  • Write a song describing flowers.
  • Write a scary story about flowers.
  • Write a song or poem about flowers in your life.
  • Then write a story where plants or trees are your main characters.
  • Write an obituary for your favorite flower.
  • Write about your garden.
  • Write about a human born as a plant.
  • The first flower on the planet after the end of the ice age
  • Some parts of your body use pollen and others flowers.
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  • Write a scene in which two characters argue about plants
  • Write about a flower that keeps vanishing from its vase.
  • How does this flower make you feel?
  • You are lucky enough to live on an island full of flowers.
  • Write a story about your life quilt.
  • Write a poem that tells the mood at the height of spring.
  • Write a story told through plant-speak.
  • Write about a toxic plant that grows in your backyard.
  • What flower captivates you?
  • For five minutes, write about a marvelous flower you have never seen.
  • Write a poem to a cat about mice
  • Write about a garden war between vegetable life and flower life.
  • Write a story that takes place in a garden
  • Write about your favorite plant.
  • Write a dialogue between a flower and person
  • Write about an encounter with a flower
  • There are flowers in the woods.
  • Flowers can bring peace to those lost in the forest.
  • Create a new flower for the world.
  • Write a love poem about two people who met the year their grandfather gave them the same rose bush.
  • Write about a heartbreak or loss of any kind that happened during the same time a special flower bloomed.
  • List as many uses for flowers as you can think of.
  • Write a story that involves a special plant
  • Write about your garden
  • How does your garden grow?
  • Describe a flower in great detail.
  • Flowers in California have just begun to bud. Write about your favorite flower.
  • What has been the sweetest day in your life?
  • Write about an amazing flower you’ve seen.
  • Write about something you once saw in a garden or in the wild.
  • Make up a story about that.
  • Plants are living beings, just like you and me.
  • What would flowers say if they could talk?
  • Describe the best funeral you’ve ever attended.
  • Describe your life in a garden.
  • What if your pen was a flower?
  • Write about someone who is a “master gardener.”
  • Write about a memory or moment you’ve shared with your best friend.
  • Write about a flower.
  • Write a story from the point of view of a flower.
  • What if flowers could talk?
  • Would they feel any emotions?
  • What kind of flowers do you think your personality is like?
  • How does love change a person’s life?
  • What thing makes flowers blooming?
  • Write about a magical flower garden.
  • Write about a giant flower.
  • Write a story in which flowers have magical powers.
  • What kind of flowers would sing best in your garden?
  • Step inside the point of view of a flower.
  • Write about a choice you made in your life that you’re happy about.
  • Write about a flower that betrayed you.
  • Write about an interesting flower you have seen.
  • Your protagonist grows up in a flower shop.
  • Flowers and Farmers
  • What kind of flower would you be, and why?
  • Write a story about a sentient plant character.
  • Make up a story about your garden and don’t forget the flowers.
  • Write a story about a flower that gave advice.
  • Do you know your flower personality?
  • Write a list poem about flowers
  • Write a story about a plant growing magic.
  • Come up with a new name for a flower.
  • If a flower were a musical instrument, what kind of music would it make?
  • Write about a garden you visited.
  • Write a story where you go back in time. You find a plant or seeds of a plant. You take them back and plant them, unintentionally changing history.
  • Who doesn’t love flowers. Write about what you love about flowers
  • Write a short story on how you imagine flowers communicate.
  • A character learns the meaning of friendship because of flowers.
  • The paper flowers still look beautiful after being used. Write about that.
  • What do plants dread at night?
  • What would happen if flowers could walk?
  • Write about the experience of missing someone.
  • What might they say?
  • Write a poem about two flowers talking to each other
  • A plant-definition of self-care
  • What kind of flowers would you most like to have for a pet?
  • Mention a favorite flower in three poems.
  • Write about someone struggling to grow a beautiful wild flower.
  • If you know a plant that can live forever, what would you ask it to talk about?
  • Take a walk in your garden or around your neighborhood and describe flowers in your surroundings to capture the essence of youthfulness.
  • What would your plant do if no one were around?
  • Write a story about a gardener trying to save a crop of important flowers.
  • Write an imaginary story about a flower.
  • Three story starters based around flowers.
  • Write about a trial seeing as if it were flowers.
  • Write about what your favorite flower would say to you.
  • When you look at the flower, what do you see?
  • Write your own flower fable.
  • The world you created is about to be destroyed. You can only save one object. What would it be?
  • Write about a time when you had mixed feelings about getting flowers.
  • Write about a flower that cures everything.
  • Write a story that is told from the point of view of a flower.
  • Write a dialogue between a plant and a flower about whether the plant should change colors.
  • What would a plant say to you if it had a mouth and could speak?
  • The quest of a flower to bloom, and to get noticed.
  • What if flowers could scream?
  • The most beautiful flower in the world dies. The flower explains why.
  • You’ve just transferred to a new school and there is a new girl you are
  • The world’s only perfect rose has wilted.
  • What is the origin of a flower?
  • What would flowers tell you/us if they could?
  • Write about an old abandoned greenhouse.
  • Write a poem about flowers that a girl named Jane could read aloud.
  • Write about a fantastic garden of rare and unusual flowers.
  • Write a story that either takes place in a greenhouse or a forest.
  • Describe how a flower smells to you
  • Flowers can represent too many emotions.
  • What will you do with that flower?
  • Write about someplace you dream about.
  • Use ‘red’ in a story about nature.
  • Describe your first experience with a flower.
  • Write a story in which flowers are the main characters.
  • Name your favorite flower or, write a story about a favorite flower.
  • What happens when flowers get their message to people?
  • How would your life change if you were able to talk to plants?
  • The most beautiful flower in the world has just died.
  • Incorporate a flower into your story somehow.
  • Write about a love affair with a tropical flower.
  • A boy/girl finds a flower that can talk. How does he or she react?
  • Every day your boyfriend brings you flowers. What would you do to express your gratitude and love for him?
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  • I threw a bouquet, it got caught in a bird nest.
  • Write about the first time you discovered a flower.
  • What sorts of unpleasant interactions do flowers have with insects and animals characteristic of your area?
  • What would a plant be great at communicating?
  • Create a poem about a flower you’ve seen.
  • Describe your dream house.
  • Write from the point of view of a plant.
  • A flower is the trait-maker of the plant family. Write about flowers growing in your neighborhood. What are their traits?
  • Write a story that deals with nature and the environment and make the plant’s feelings and emotions a main theme.
  • How would a plant respond if you told it that you hated it?
  • Create a poem featuring flowers.
  • Write a poem about an unusual flower.
  • What does your favorite flower say about you?
  • Write about a daydream you had about a beautiful flower.
  • Allow your imagination to run wild, creating a fantasy garden where the plants speak to you.
  • Describe the perfect garden.
  • Write about a person who is constantly uprooting flowers while looking for a lost diamond ring.
  • You are a flower.
  • What kinds of flowers grow in your garden or in nature?
  • Persuade someone that your flowers are the prettiest thing they have seen
  • Write a story using flowers that have some hidden secret.
  • Write about the Color of Flowers
  • Write a legend about a lucky flower.
  • Write a descriptive essay about a flower.
  • Write about a garden
  • Write about being a flower
  • What other use do flowers have?
  • Make up a story about plants in Heaven.
  • Find something that flowers.
  • When you are done writing, choose your favorite story and type it into your computer.
  • Write a dialogue between two flowers.
  • Write a poem that uses either the wind or water to convey your thoughts about the outdoors.
  • Write about a flower that came back from the dead to bloom again.
  • The cherry blossom petals float gently down to squelch under my heavy boots.
  • Write about an unrequited love story of a flower.
  • Write a story where someone dies and comes back as flowers or a tree. What would they do?
  • What will the world be like in twenty years? Do you think humans will coexist peacefully with plants and animals or will we ravage their planet as we continue to do today?
  • What’s the difference between blood and sap?
  • Write a poem about flowers.
  • Which flower is the most symbolic to you?
  • Somewhere, there is a blue flower
  • Write a poem about a “favorite” plant.
  • Write a poem about a time when someone said that flowers were a waste of life.
  • Write about a tragic hero that is a plant.
  • Coral grows in the Caribbean Sea.
  • Write about why flowers grow where they grow and how.
  • Write a short love story where the main characters are an orchid and a rose.
  • What do you do with a runaway tulip?
  • Write a poem or short story that incorporates an illustrated book you read.
  • Write a haiku using the last syllables of each line.
  • If flowers had feelings, what would be their response to a garden full of weeds and thorns?
  • What kinds of things do you imagine wildlife would say to each other?
  • Write about a seedy side of life.
  • Imagine yourself as a flower.
  • Write a fantasy story that includes plants as people.
  • What do the flowers living at the top of this mountain tell you about your fate?
  • Write about a flower shop.
  • Write about your favorite flower
  • When plants could talk
  • Odysseus tied himself to the mast when he heard the Sirens’ song. But that only worked because he had wax in his ears.’ Write a story from the point of view of the plants.
  • How have flowers affected your life?
  • What if a flower said something?
  • Write a story where they do.
  • Write about an important person in your life setting something that you planted on their grave
  • Write about a character or situation that reminds you of a flower.
  • Have you ever had a conversation with plants or flowers?
  • “The Yearning Stem” Write a story about a potato plant blossoming under unusual circumstances.
  • If a plant could speak, what would it say?
  • A flower’s dying is the most tragic thing in the world.
  • Why do flowers die?
  • Write a poem about friendship.
  • Is there a right and wrong time to tell a particular person your feelings? Have you ever had that experience when you were in the “wrong” place at the “wrong” time?
  • The greatest legend has now come to life.
  • Write about a day in which you were altogether too busy, and when it was too late, you realized something important and special you’d forgotten or let go by the wayside. It can be anything at all, from mowing the lawn to tea with the queen of England.
  • Write about your relationship with tools and work.
  • Write about terrible tragedies and make them seem funny by using flowers somewhere in your story
  • Write a story describing the most beautiful flower you’ve ever seen.
  • If your life were to change in an instant and all your wishes came true, which flower would you become?
  • Can flowers tell the time from sunrise to sunset and vice-versa? Does red rose mean someone loves you, and so on?
  • What would your garden look like?
  • Write about talking trees
  • No one has ever seen a pink chrysanthemum before. Write about the first time someone sees a pink chrysanthemum.
  • In honor of Easter. Imagine you have a magical flower in your hand. Write about the magical powers of this flower and what you think might happen to you while holding it.
  • Or have a look at this page for more flower composition writing exercises.
  • A group of flowers try to get you to pay attention to them. What do they say?
  • Describe a flower from your future garden.
  • Flowers sometimes tell us secrets.
  • Write about a rainy day.
  • About childhood memories and your life as a child.
  • Write a story about a pair of birds who grow flowers
  • Write about a flower garden.
  • What if it turned out flowers aren’t flowers but spies?
  • Is writing green, eco friendly?
  • Flowers, Nature, and Guilt
  • If you could bring a garden into a book, what kind of story would it go into?
  • Write about your date last night. A flower took part.
  • Write a poem in the voice of a flower.
  • There is a small bit of magic in the land where the four seasons are one year of flowers.
  • Write about crazy plants.
  • Do flowers feel pain?
  • The garden loses all its flowers due to catastrophe or disease, and the gardener is the only one who can find the cure.
  • Books of flowers, telling of battles righteous and otherwise and of love won and lost.
  • Do you think flowers have feelings?
  • Describe the taste or color a flower takes on, depending on the personality or mood which owns it.
  • Write a story where a flower comes to life
  • Write about a flower that only blooms at night.
  • Write a story about an evil flower. Write about a plant that conquers the world.
  • Write about the ugliest flower in the world.
  • Write about your favorite flower.
  • Write a poem about how humans feel when in the presence of others.
  • Write about someone that’s gone away.
  • Write about blossoming love between childhood friends.
  • The weather is too cold, the flowers wilt.
  • Write about the day a penpal sends you a bouquet of flowers out of the blue.
  • How strange did things get when we give animals humanlike qualities and vice versa?
  • Write about the last flower you purchased for someone.
  • Write a story about a flower that has a voice.
  • Write three different endings for one flower story
  • Who was your favorite or least favorite member of your prom royalty court?
  • Is there a flower that brings good luck to you? Write a story about that flower.
  • Describe a moving / touching story about a flower.
  • Ebony was standing in the cold at her birthday party. Tissues were blowing down the hall and other kids were throwing them at each other. But, she has nothing to cover her head with except a flower given to her by a homeless person that had no place in this world. He was asking for loose change down in the dirty streets, and she scarcely had still a penny in her pocket. But, what she did has changed her life forever. She took the tissue and cleaned the flower and planted the flower in the soil in front of their house.
  • What if flowers had no needs or wants?
  • If someone were to suddenly stop caring about how you looked, how would that affect your life?
  • How beautiful flowers are meant to die.
  • Write what the plants are saying to each other.
  • Write what you would say to a flower if plants could talk.
  • Petals sway to the thrumming of the bees.
  • Write about a flower that you wish existed in real life.
  • Cast some of the characters in your story or poem as vegetation.
  • What is your most favorite place for flowers to hang out during the day?
  • Write about the beginning of spring.
  • Write about a flower on your birthday.
  • Write about your favorite season and why you like it
  • Write about a lone flower waiting for the rain.
  • A lonely skeleton is planting flowers in A lonely skeleton is planting flowers what seems to
  • The end of civilization is but a flood away from happening. Global warming has caused the ice caps and glaciers to melt, causing the oceans to rise and gush on to the land, covering everything from the streets and homes to the trees and entire winter wonderlands with seawater. Before it’s too late, there are only a few places in the world where people are trying feverishly to collect all the seeds of every plant on earth, packing them in suitcases and making their way toward the mountains in the hope of starting the world over again by isolating/preserving some of the most beautiful specimens of plant life on the planet. They only have so much time to get as many plants as they can before the whole world turns salty and gets consumed by the ocean. Which plants are the most beautiful of all? This is a writing prompt about plants and evolution.
  • Write about a black flower on a white hill
  • Use a flower to illustrate a moment in your life.
  • Write about a flower that represents a special person or thing.
  • Your cousin is hot for flowers.
  • Write about a garden that’s haunted by a long-vanished gardener, or haunted by a live person.
  • Ever feel blue?
  • What sort of flowers, if any, would each season have in my opinion?
  • What if all plants disappeared from the earth?
  • Write a story about a moment in time captured by flowers.
  • Write about a flower in bloom
  • Write about the loneliest flower.
  • Write a poem about a flower’s metamorphosis.
  • Your wife / husband sent you a bouquet of flowers. Next, you find out flowers are just produced for the commercialization. They have no physiological response to being human touch. Write about that.
  • Write about a friendship that begins with a flower.
  • Many ancient customs have incorporated flowers into the wedding ceremony. Tell about a cultural tradition you know.
  • Write a wish that plants might grant.
  • What if your favorite flower could talk?
  • Write about the time you were surprised to discover a bed of flowers.
  • All of the flowers in my garden were destroyed yesterday in a storm.
  • What would a plant say to a human if it could?
  • Location, Location,
  • Describe the color of flowers
  • Watch “Black Narcissus” and write about it
  • Describe the worlds you want more in.
  • Tell what animals think about flowers.
  • Write from a plant’s perspective.
  • What if they could move?
  • A man hands a woman a beautiful bouquet. What could the bouquet symbolize?
  • What’s buried deep inside a flower?
  • Watching a meadow in bloom could fill your mind with ideas for …
  • Flowers are more beautiful and the ant is scarred.
  • Write about your favorite flower and describe how it smells.
  • Write about the time you planted a special flower that didn’t grow.
  • Write about what it feels like to be a flower.
  • Describe a flower that you have always thought was really ugly.
  • What is your least favorite flower?
  • Write about a garden you’ve visited.
  • Write about the kind or selfish person.
  • Flowers have feelings.
  • What if the flower could win your heart?
  • Write about the resurrection of Napoleon’s army.
  • Describe your perfect garden
  • Floating in space is a flower of marvellous glow.
  • What kind of flowers grow in your character’s garden?
  • Write a tale about a marigold next to a rose.
  • Write about a time when you and your significant other spent time with flowers.
  • Write a scene where each character is holding a different flower at the end, blossom-down
  • Write a flashback about the first time you were picked flowers.
  • Write about someone taking care of flowers.
  • Flowers give me a lifting feeling.
  • Your favorite flower has been stolen by the dreaded Acme Bad Guy.
  • What is your best specimen?
  • What would flowers say if they could speak to us?
  • A flea falls in love with a flower.
  • Write a story in which there is a flower that inspires love or something that has beauty
  • Write about things on your plants
  • Write a poem about your favorite flower
  • Write about a garden.
  • Write a short story in which all the plants are beautiful, but one plant, a flower perhaps, that is ugly.
  • Write about a mysterious flower
  • Write about a local flower that you like
  • Tell an event that happened that changed the way you view flowers.
  • Write about your first memory of flowers
  • You are an artificial flower
  • What were the weirdest flowers you could find?
  • Write a story from the perspective of a flower.
  • Write a story about a flower that speaks up and another flower that listens.
  • What would your garden say about who you are or what you’re feeling?
  • What if on your wedding day, your parents gave you an unusual bouquet?
  • What happens when revenge using a flower?
  • Write about a funny event that occurred in a flower shop.
  • You hear a very strange noise behind you and slowly turn around.
  • A girl is trying to sell flowers on the street. What does she sell?
  • Are these roses from Robert, or his little nephew?
  • What are the characteristics of your favorite flower?
  • Write a story about a girl who loves flowers…or hates them!
  • Write about a flower that changed your life
  • Write about a plant that is lonely because man has deserted it. a man that never had a friend.
  • The trees of this forest had said, “We will never let men come in and destroy our
  • A character loses a prized possession. How could it have happened?
  • Imagine you are about to be punished. What kind of flower would your
  • Write about a flower that opens at a non-traditional time of day.
  • Think of a flower that is an odd color. Why is it that color?
  • Write a story in which flowers play an important part
  • Write a poem about a Tulip
  • What makes flowers so pretty?
  • Write a poem using petals as the end punctuation.
  • What if flowers were people?
  • Write a postcard to the creator of your favorite flower
  • Describe a scene where emotions are represented through flowers.
  • One of your favorite foods begins to talk.
  • Create a story about plants living in outer space.
  • Write about flowers blooming when a war has just ended.
  • A flower has died and you hear it screaming in agony
  • Write a sad story about a flower in winter.
  • What do you think flowers are saying in your story?
  • Write about a voyage to another planet, where you discover an unknown flower.
  • What would flowers say about your life/character?
  • Describe the last time you had a bouquet of flowers.
  • Write a story from the point of view of flowers in a vase.
  • Write about a plant invention or a weapon introduced in your world.
  • Write a story or poem using only allegory or literary symbolism.
  • Write about an imaginary garden
  • Write a story about flowers.
  • What if flowers had feelings and feelings were emotions.
  • Your protagonist should find flowers that spell a word or phrase.
  • Write about nature.
  • Write a poem to your favorite flower.
  • Write about your worst experience with flowers.
  • Write a poem to a flower.
  • What if you married a flower?
  • Write a poem or a letter in which you tell someone that they are your favorite flower.
  • Many people are sensitive only to the scent of specific flowers. Write about that sensitivity.
  • There’s no need to limit yourself to just one prompt—write a short story using as many of these as you …
  • Write a poem describing flowers.
  • Write a poem about cobwebs in the forest and the beautiful flowers behind them.
  • Ghost writing
  • Write a story that is told through flowers.
  • Write about the petals of a flower.
  • The scent of your roses is unbearable.
  • What stories does your garden tell?
  • How do light and color affect your impression of a flower?
  • Write about a time when a flower helped you
  • What was the most glorious flower you ever saw?
  • Write a poem giving advice on how to stay happy when it’s raining.
  • Write something about your favorite flower from a different vantage point.
  • Write a story about artificial flowers?
  • Write about an imaginary couple blossoming from an encounter.
  • If you could see the soul of a person through their eyes, what could you tell about them by their irises?
  • What if a flower could talk? Share in four paragraphs.
  • Channel all your poetic intensity into a poem about flowers.
  • How would you teach plants how to read?
  • A girl talks to the person who helped her choose a special flower to bury her grandmother.
  • Write a letter from your favorite flower to its mother.
  • The King or Queen of the flowers would probably be…
  • Write a story about the seed that never came up as a flower, but a different kind of organism.
  • Write a conversation between a plant and human.
  • What if you planted a secret? Write about a secret blossom that houses a special secret.
  • Write about seeds and growing.
  • Imagine that you are a flower. What message would you like to give to the world?
  • What if flowers could make a wish?
  • Write about a character who gets turned into a flower.
  • Describe how a flower makes you feel.
  • Write about a connection between a person and a flower.
  • What is the most important or significant thing you’ve learned from a flower?
  • Describe how one flower makes a person feel.
  • In your opinion, what is the most beautiful flower in the world
  • Write about someone who is in love with a flower
  • What would plants want us to do?
  • Is there a flower that is significant to your family, country, state, etc.
  • What is the meaning of a particular kind of flower?
  • Write a story about a garden that has lots of magical or unusual plants growing in it.
  • Any story you want.
  • Talk about two of your positive traits.
  • A flower for my teacher.
  • Write about something you’d never thought about before.
  • Write about a day in the life of the oldest flower in existence.
  • The beginning or the ending of the world?
  • To a gardener a flower is a treasure most delicious.
  • Write a story in which a primrose represents your main character.
  • Write about a time you felt abandoned
  • Write about what the flowers are saying.
  • Write a story about a plant that kills people
  • Write about, what you think would be the most appealing flower to have growing on your street?
  • Write a magical story where flowers come to life.
  • Write about a conversation you imagine between two different types of flowers.
  • Write about what a garden would say
  • What is your ideal flower?
  • What if people could talk to plants?
  • An old man is planting a flower garden.
  • A bee loses its way.
  • Make up a legend about flowers.
  • Write from the dog’s perspective of seeing Mrs. Jones swooning in her garden.
  • A bouquet of fresh-picked flowers makes a lovely gift when given with love.
  • Write a story using the talking plants as characters.
  • Write about going to the flower shop.
  • Mention one flower in every chapter of your novel and have them add to the plot.
  • Write about a pet flower that has been treated poorly.
  • Write about a battlefield covered with pretty flowers where once there were soldiers.
  • What if flowers gave gifts to each other instead of us?
  • Write about a flower that your mother loved.
  • Are they some flowers that have unique shapes of leaves?
  • Write a story that uses flowers as a metaphor.
  • Write about a flower that came out at a wrong time. Write about a flower that refused to bloom.
  • Write a poem about a mountain valley covered with wildflowers.
  • Write about an unrequited love
  • Do you believe flowers have healing powers?
  • Would they be silent?
  • Write about a fossil that could talk and love when you walk by the sea.
  • Write a poem about a day in the life of a tree.
  • Looking at a garden can give inspiration for a poem
  • Write a story related to flowers.
  • Write about your favorite edible flower.
  • Write about a flower you would like to grow but have not started.
  • What does a flower say to you?
  • Write a poem about a mother’s love
  • Write a story in which there is a flower that hears other flowers talking.
  • There is an abandoned greenhouse in an old castle that is being renovated and turned into a tourist attraction.
  • Who Wants a Cheap Cut Flower?
  • Create a rhyming poem about an animal finding its favorite food.
  • List 5 flowers you found earlier today. Use them in a story.
  • Write something for Mother’s Day about your mom’s favorite flower.
  • Write about your own favourite herb and why you love it.
  • Write a dialogue between a flower and a bug.
  • Write about the day you met your very best friend
  • Zombies attacking gardens…
  • People decide to send inanimate flowers to a loved one in hospital.
  • Describe your ideal writing space.
  • What would plants say if they could talk? Write an essay that repeats the same thing using different types of flowers.
  • Some kids think it’s fun to swing down flowers
  • Observe a flower and describe it using five words.
  • Describe the first time you ever saw a flower.
  • List the different types of flowers the main character in a story…
  • Write what your favorite plant would talk about and who would it tell this story to.
  • What would a flower for you look like?
  • Write about a dream you had where you saw unusual flower fairies.
  • On a summer’s day, the scents taunt him from the garden…
  • When is the best time of year to see your favorite flower?
  • Make a list of ten entertaining uses for plants willing to talk.
  • What is the silliest name you can think of for flowers?
  • Make up a flower of your own, its name, its favorite place to grow, what kind of friends it has, etc.
  • Write a story that includes words, lines, and phrases related to flowers.
  • Is adult love a flower or a weed?
  • Make a list of as many synonyms for the word “flower” as possible, and then arrange them in a poetic sentence.
  • Write a story where the main character is a flower, rather than a person.
  • Write a story about run-ins with ghosts or other supernatural creatures.
  • Write about the origin of your favorite flower.
  • Describe your least favorite flower. How do you react when you see it?
  • Write a story that includes flowers
  • Write about a forbidden garden.
  • What if all flowers in the world died out except one?
  • What would flowers say to people?
  • What would you dream of if you slept with a rose?
  • Plants don’t talk…what do they think then?
  • The plant’s perspective on this book A Monster Calls
  • Flowers bring joy to everyone who touches them. Describe how a character strategically touches a flower. What does this reveal about the character?
  • Write a poem about a flower
  • A writer falls in love with a flower.
  • Your best friend bequeathed her grandmother’s antique china set, but there is one odd plate that she doesn’t know much about.
  • Write a conversation between a flower and a butterfly
  • Write about something that you should have said to someone but didn’t.
  • Would you want to be a flower? How would it change you?
  • Write about fairy dust.
  • Have your protagonist give you a flower.
  • What if humans could grow like plants?
  • Write a poem inspired by flowers.
  • Make a list poem about flowers.
  • Write about a conversation between a person and a plant.
  • Write about a wild flower that you see in the wild.
  • What is the most important quality in a relationship?
  • Life in the flower world
  • What does your love look like?
  • Write about some of your personal experiences involving plants.
  • Write about a flower that has never been seen in the world before.
  • What’s the strangest flower you’ve ever seen?
  • Write about flowers with personalities
  • Describe a beautiful flower garden.
  • What kind of flower would your best friend be?
  • Write a conversation between two plant friends that describe the changes in their seasons.
  • Secret admirers
  • Write about a character that has flowers growing from their head.
  • About a time or person that was lost.
  • What are some different moral dilemmas you could explore?
  • Write about a magical plant
  • Be my Valentine, one never knows when Cupid’s arrow might strike
  • There’s a gooey pizza on Amanda’s open biology book.
  • Write a story about how your life might change if people could understand what flowers said to them.
  • Write about flowers with powers of language.
  • Write about an imaginary flower.
  • Write a floral fly-on-the-wall account of one day in your life or someone else’s.
  • What might be the significance of trees having flowers? How might they talk? What is their point of view?
  • Write about a time you saw a flower unexpectedly…
  • Write about a meadow that just experienced autumn’s first snow. Write about the silence, the first snowflake, the first snow…
  • What do flowers symbolize to your character?
  • Write a poem/song about flowers.
  • Write a story from a plant’s point of view.
  • Write about an unrequited love that is never attained.
  • With friends you are walking through the desert when suddenly you realize that certain vegetables are talking to you. What do they have to say?
  • Write about what a plant would say.
  • Describe a time you felt overly worried about something that turned out to be nothing
  • Free writing about your favorite flower
  • Write your own version of a Shakespeare sonnet.
  • Write a short story describing a battle between a flower and a boy
  • Describe your favorite flower using three analogies
  • Oscar is allergic to flowers. Write about things he might say whenever he smells flowers
  • Everyone envied the flower that grew in the crack of a wall until it began to weep tears of ink and melt into a puddle.
  • One of the rarest flower species is on display at a museum or public garden or somewhere.
  • Describe the most beautiful place in the world where flowers grow
  • Write about a time when a flower saved your life.
  • Write about a flower that you were given by your lover.
  • Write a story about a 100 year old flower.
  • Write a story about tree like a person
  • You discover a flower that can grant you two wishes.
  • Write a story about a kind old woman in an old village, the only one who can heal people with her cooking…and flowers.
  • Enter the world of flowers.
  • What would they be?
  • What are some scary flowers?
  • Describe a location with only flowers.
  • Real or not, what’s your favorite flower?
  • I woke up one morning to find something had ravaged all the flowers in my garden.
  • Write a story about a sad memory of a flower
  • Write about what you find most beautiful of a flower.
  • Write a diary entry describing the first time you planted a flower, garden or bowl.
  • Plants are objects. Can you write about them? Try this exercise.
  • Write about a garden you have dreamt up.
  • Write a story about a plant or tree.
  • Flowers that grew on the moon, like in The Little Prince.
  • What would they say to you?
  • Write a poem about plant leaves or flowers.
  • Open a flower shop in outer space.
  • Write about a dragon flower.
  • Write about an imaginary garden.
  • Write about a plant that is unappreciated in someone’s life.
  • Try writing about something reddish.
  • Do plants feel?
  • What would a plant say to you?
  • Write about a plant that you think is ugly.
  • Describe a flower you envy
  • Your world is about to end and this is the day you were born. Write about the world ending.
  • Write a story that uses flowers as a setting
  • What is your favorite flower?
  • Write a story about the most feared flower/plant.
  • Which flower do you think has the sexiest smell?
  • Write about a sappy love story.
  • What if people could talk to flowers?
  • What makes a flower unique, interesting or beautiful?
  • Write the story of the birth of your favorite flower.
  • Flowers are beautiful to everyone, but sometimes even the most ugly flowers produce wonderful fruits.
  • Girl falls in love with fallen flowers
  • What’s the nicest thing someone could say about a flower?
  • Write a story using flower names or titles for each main character.
  • Describe an ugly flower.
  • Write a story in which a plant is the main character.
  • Write a story set in the forest
  • If flowers were machines, what would they be?
  • You’ve been given a magic lantern that lets you travel to your favorite flower.
  • A teenager tripping over his own feet walked up to the table next to mine.
  • Make a dream-catcher out of everyday flowers.
  • What would you say to the sun? What would it say back?
  • When was the last time you walked in the woods?
  • Have a plant talk to their owner.
  • Describe the last time you spoke to an animal.
  • Write a story about talking flowers and plants
  • Write about the death of a loved one.
  • Write a story where flowers have their own agenda.
  • What is the most worrying flower in your gardens?
  • Write about a person that moved to the country.
  • Write a story that has a flower on the cover.
  • Write a story that takes place in a flower shop.
  • What if plants decided to take over the world?
  • Whom would flowers most like to have as their child?
  • Now write a story where a plant does talk.
  • Write a story about two flowers who fall in love with one another.
  • Okay, all you nature lovers—it’s time to write now.
  • Flowers are amazing objects that fulfill their own needs and are not self-absorbed.
  • Write from the point of view of a flower.
  • Write about the day you planted a flower.
  • Write a story in which flowers are afraid of something.
  • Write an ode to some beautiful flower.
  • Describe the first flower your character ever received.
  • What is your earliest memory of a flower?
  • Choose any fantasy creature and plant it in your garden. What happens?
  • If you were a flower, what sort of flower would you be?
  • Write about the consequences of talking to a plant
  • How does a garden help you feel better?
  • Write about a flower that loses its color.
  • Write about something growing without water.
  • Write a story where flowers lead to the realization of a true love.
  • Let your main character chase after flowers to express some higher emotion.
  • What feels like preparing to be with?
  • Write about your favorite flower in a vase.
  • Write about one of your memorable first dates.
  • Write a story about somebody’s hobby being gardening
  • Write a “flower diary” for one year, in poems, song lyrics, short stories, diary entries, personal letters — whatever way that seems appropriate to you.
  • Write about someone entering a flower shop or orchard for the first time.
  • Write about an adventure that you have?
  • The plant we sought so hard is a weed.
  • What if your fingers could speak?
  • Write about a plant that has magical powers.
  • Write about a budding romance in nature.
  • Based on the text in this work, deduce what Oswald’s favorite flower is. Which is it? Draw your answer.
  • Write an herbal tea recipe.
  • What would the conversation between your favorite flower and your favorite pet be like?
  • Write about a flower that represents some special person in your life.
  • Do flowers have imaginations?
  • Write a description of a flower using as many senses as you can.
  • Watching the flowers wilt.
  • Write a story that explains why you are or aren’t fond of flowers.
  • Write about artificial flowers.
  • Describe the first time you saw a flower blossom.
  • How often do you go flower shopping?
  • Write a nursery rhyme about your favorite flower.
  • In your story, one of the characters wakes up as a flower.
  • Where would be the most exotic place to find plants?
  • Write about a bitter or a sweet experience you had with a flower.
  • Write a story about the meanest flower in the world.
  • Write a poem about plants
  • Write for 10 minutes about the last bouquet of flowers you received.
  • Write a story that involves plant communication.
  • Write about being a flower girl/groom at a wedding.
  • If you were a flower…
  • Fairy tales often include blossoms
  • Write a poem about your favorite flower.
  • If you could choose to be a flower, which flower would you choose?
  • Write about a flower that wants to be appreciated for what it is.
  • Describe something. You can use as many adjectives as you want. The more the better.
  • Write about a species of plant that you don’t think deserves to be around anymore.
  • Create an interview of a flower.
  • List your favorite flowers.
  • Write a modern fairy tale using flowers.
  • Write down the colors in your dream garden.
  • Write a poem about flowers, anytime of year.
  • Describe a bad day Write a sorrow poem
  • What would you say to a man buried in flowers?
  • Your character opens a box and finds a bouquet of flowers and a tag on which is written “I love you”
  • It is the end of April. Write a story about something that has occurred in your life this past month.
  • Have a different as you imagine unusual stories of dinosaurs – vegetal co-existence. Use coloured descriptions to create a visual impact.
  • The season is changing and with it comes a reflection on the changing plant life. Give a name to a new plant species that has evolved in your story.
  • What would happen to flowers if it never rained?
  • Write a fantasy story about the Fairies capturing the Sun’s light. Have the fairies put the captured sunlight into a flower. Who has the sun’s light hidden away? How do the fairies end up saving themselves and the flower that holds the sun’s light?
  • My worst first date
  • Can flowers talk? Write about a flower that can talk
  • Write a story that includes both humans and plant life.
  • Write a poem about one flower.
  • What is the perfect flower, according to you?
  • Write a story in three parts. In each part, tell about one thing that is affected by the flowers.
  • Write about the most beautiful and exotic flower you’ve ever seen.
  • Write about love between a mother and a daughter.
  • Write from the perspective of a flower.
  • The plants in the garden are conspiring an attack.
  • What is your family tree like?
  • What are the things you treasure most? Write about them.
  • What’s the most unusual costume for a flower?
  • Write about the smell of flowers.
  • Write a story about lost love and flowers.
  • Write about a magnificent and rare flower.
  • Write about the most beautiful, exotic flower you can think of.
  • What language would plants speak?
  • Poem about a flower
  • Have plants, animals or objects in your distant past?
  • Write a poem about a flower your mother gave you.
  • Write about some of the patterns produced by flowers
  • Write a story about a cyborg with a talking plant.
  • Write a poem beginning with the words “The snowdrop seems …”
  • Describing a person or their personality can be as difficult as identifying a beautiful flower.
  • 9. Free Writing Prompts About Food
  • Write a story about a girl who owns a flower shop.
  • Write about your feelings for a flower
  • Explain why you like flowers.
  • Write about a quest for a mysterious flower.
  • Write about the love of flowers without describing them
  • Be careful what you write because you’re not the only one with the ability to write!
  • Write about your perfect wedding.
  • Write about a character working in a flower shop.
  • Write a note to a flower to give it courage.
  • What if fairies lived in flowers?
  • Write about a flower’s growth and journey to fullness.
  • Imagine if flowers could talk. What would they tell you?
  • What if someone could make wine out of the odd looking flowers from Pennsylvania?
  • Flowers lighten dark places
  • Write about a magical flower
  • Does technology and robots replace the need for flowers and plants?
  • Write a wedding speech for a flower girl.
  • What if flowers had feelings?
  • A fairy godmother grants wishes to strangers with a kiss. Disaster results.
  • Write a story from a flower’s point of view.
  • Write about a flower completely different to the ones that you know.
  • A flower survives a drought and a terrible storm
  • Imagine a world where flowers had faces and lips.
  • Write a story about talking plants.
  • A serial killer treats a building like their garden of fresh victims.
  • Write a poem about a plant.
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20 of the Best Words to Describe Flowers in a Post

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Posted on Last updated: October 20, 2023

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20 of the Best Words to Describe Flowers in a Post

You can ask any social media user (especially Instagram users), and they’ll tell you that snapping those gorgeous photos of flowers is the easy part.

Getting unique and meaningful words to describe flowers in a post is no easy task. If you love sharing flower-based photos, you probably experience this bottleneck daily.

Is there a solution? We think so. See our ideas of the best words to describe flowers below, accompanied by sample captions and explanations.

Best words to describe flowers: by smell

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By arrangement/style/design

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  The best captions on Instagram are often the ones that are the simplest and most thoughtful. Building outstanding captions for flower posts requires the use of unique words to describe flowers.   If you don’t have a clue about the best words to describe flowers, we have word ideas for you above, accompanied by explanations and sample captions.  


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Announcing my first online course, in which you will learn to use storytelling techniques to write at least one article or blog post for publication, not to enjoy four expanded lessons floral adjectives, color descriptions, sensory language and simile/metaphor.

I’m a florist. I’m a flower farmer. Why is it important to improve my writing skills? Having a set of floral storytelling tools allows you to design a bouquet of words – words that enhance the visuals that your audience sees. If you’re like me, once you find a useful new word that describes exactly what you feel about a color, flower, landscape or the seasons, you will not only add it to your toolbox, but you’ll feel empowered and more confident in the writing you use in your creative enterprise.

Three Modules. Ten Lessons. Six Worksheets. Three Writing Templates.

Registration opens on October 15th, with course beginning November 1st.

Investment: $297

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What you’ll accomplish: Develop a clear vision for communicating your brand distinctives Build a glossary of effective storytelling language to support the marketing for your floral business. Communicate more effectively and with ease. Use enhanced, on-point messaging.

My Promise: As you build a floral vocabulary that reflects you and your aesthetic, you’ll find that you save time agonizing over “what to say” – and that savings translates into money as you leverage your newfound confidence and expanded writing skills to better express your ideas, your aesthetic and the way you see the world.

After all, as Seth Godin says: “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relationships, stories and magic.” Let’s create magic with words .

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Course Outline:

1 – ENHANCE YOUR LANGUAGE with Floral Adjectives, Color Descriptions, Sensory Language and Simile/Metaphor. This section expands on the mini-course I recently taught for Fleurvana with several lessons to develop your floral language fluency.

2 – INTRODUCE YOU AND YOUR STORY on your About Page. Let’s break down the do’s and don’ts and craft a personal “about” bio for you to use on your website and for other purposes. We’ll cover the best elements of your media kit and how and what your lecture page should include.

3 – DRAFT, REVISE AND COMPLETE a fully-developed article, blog post or memoir-ish essay, suitable for publication. We’ll cover useful templates you can use to jump-start your blog, or expand your content, such as a personal journal, article or essay.

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Describing The Garden

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The top photo shows baby birds. The bottom photo shows and old fashion peachy pink rose in bloom.

Although I truly love sharing with you what my senses perceive when I am in the garden,  describing the garden  is not easy because descriptive writing is not my forte.

Bringing the smells, the sights and the sounds alive on paper is – in fact – very difficult.

How do you accurately describe the wonderful, translucent way a rose looks and the changes in color that take effect when the sun is shining through the petals in a way that makes them glow? 

In this article, I hope to share with you how to describe a garden using a combination of senses such as sight, sound and smell as well as words often used to accurately describe a garden.

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How To Describe A Garden

The best way to learn how to describe a garden is to think about what your words convey to the person reading them.

A good description needs to convey what something looks like, what sounds you hear, smells you notice, things you taste if applicable, as well as what things you touch actually feel like.

Dill weed growing in my garden.

When it comes to describing a garden, it is possible to describe the taste of certain plants or even what they feel like.

For example, the photo above is dill weed.

Dill weed has a slightly tangy taste often associated with pickles and the plant itself is very soft to the touch sort of like a feather, but you will notice the hardness of the stem running through the center of the plant.

The more common descriptions however are going to be how the garden looks, what sounds you hear while you are in the garden as well as any scents you notice.

The key is to show your reader through the details of sight, smell, taste, texture and sound exactly what you are experiencing, instead of simply telling them about your experience.

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Ways To Describe A Garden

There are many ways to describe a garden using a combination of vivid adjectives, metaphors and similes.

Describing a garden requires more of the writer than just these things though.

Sharing your thoughts and emotions help give the reader a real sense of what the garden is actually like and this is not necessarily easy.

Often we are taught to stick to the facts, be concise and objective, however when it comes to descriptive writing, these rules must be bent.

While it is important to be observe and report the details in a concise manner, adding in vivid adjectives, metaphors and similes are an important part of descriptive writing.

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Words To Describe A Garden

There are so many words to describe a garden that honestly that could be a post all of its own.

However, here is a short list of some popular words to describe a garden.

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Descriptive Writing On A Garden

Sensory details are essential to descriptive writing on a garden.

The reader must get a vivd sense of what you are describing.

Ideally the words you use should paint a picture in their mind of what you see and possibly even invoke feelings of what it is like to be in the garden, as if they were standing right beside you.

This is why it is important to select the right details to share.

You want your reader to see what you see, feel what you feel and experience exactly what you are experiencing as you walk through the garden.

Using precise language is important because if the words you choose are too vague the description of the garden will not be clear enough to the reader and that will impact their ability to fully immerse themselves in the article or essay.

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Description Of A Garden

Below is my attempt at describing my garden. 

I can see it with my eyes when I am gardening or even walking through the garden, but I can’t quite capture the effect with a photo – then again, I am not a photographer.

These days, even though I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital camera, it is my iPhone that I take most pictures with, after all, it is always with me and you can’t get more convienent than that.

Add in the delightful smells that waft through the summer air , the sound of birds and the tinkling of wind chimes and you will begin to understand that my garden is truly a delightful mix of fragrance that is brought alive by the sounds of nature and enhanced with colors that only Mother Nature herself can create.

Stargazer lilies in bloom.

What My Garden Smells Like

From the beginning I knew I wanted a highly fragrant garden .

It’s been nine years in the making, but I can say this year has made it all worth it. 

This year is a time when I wish there was a scratch and sniff button on my website so you could smell the flowers as I begin describing the garden scents.

The fragrance from the garden gently drifts through the open doors and windows creating an array of heady, floral scents in my house that changes as often as the wind does.

The smell of honeysuckle rules most of the time – it’s heavy, overpowering fragrance conquers all the other scents in the garden – except the old fashion mock orange whose citrus notes compete and at times, overpower or combine so well with the honeysuckle that it’s hard to tell which is which.

Roses abound in my garden , as those of you who look at the photos know.

Each one of the roses has a different scent – and this was a deliberate choice.

Some smell like pure old fashion roses , some have citrus notes, some are not scented at all and to confuse the nose even more, the sweet briar rose has apple scented leaves that adds its own dimension of fragrance to the garden.

Combine these fragrances with the dame’s rocket, peonies, sweet shrub, lilies plus some of the other scented plants that are flowering at this time (the plants change from day to day) and you truly have the makings of a highly fragrant floral perfume.

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What My Garden Sounds Like

I love the sound of tinkling wind chimes, birds, burbling waterfalls and plants gently rustling in the wind.

When these sounds combine, it’s really amazing.

Throughout the garden there are wind chimes of different sizes and shapes.

Every one makes a different tinkling sound.

Some are barely noticeable, others are very loud with more of a noisy clanging than a gentle tinkling – but it generally takes a pretty strong wind to get the larger chimes to move.

Sometimes a chipmunk or squirrel set them off, but not very often.

When the squirrels come across them, you hear a chirping sound followed by a high pitched barking before they scramble up a tree.

I add new windchimes every year.

I tend to choose cheaper ones because they don’t last.

I don’t bring them in when summer is over.

They are bought for the garden and that is where they remain until the fall apart.

I then collect the pieces of the wind chimes and hope someday to put them back together.

Baby birds in a nest in my garden.

This year my garden is filled with the sounds of birds chirping.

It wasn’t always like this.

In fact, in the beginning, the bird feeders would sit for days untouched.

Sometimes I would have to toss the bird seed because it rained and ruint it. 

Those days are long gone.

This year there are bird nests – filled with baby birds – all over the property.

I have lots of bird houses, but some birds choose to build their nests in trees, shrubs or among the plants.

All types of birds are welcome here and I absolutely love the sound of birds chirping.

Nothing says good morning quite like the cheery sound of happy birds.

The other thing that I am noticing for the first time this year is the gentle rustle of the plants – specifically some of the ornamental grasses .

The sounds of the plants rustling are not prominent, but when you walk past an area – or are sitting in an area – where the wind is gently moving the plants, you do notice.

The rustling is soothing in a way – not harsh or irritating.

In fact, were it not for the occassional vehicle driving by or sound of voices, I could easily forget I was right at the edge of the city.

A pond and waterfall in my garden.

My other love is the sound of moving water – which may seem strange given the fact that I am afraid of water.

I have always been afraid of water since I was a young child, but when my ex-husband tried to drown me in the bathtub, that fear became greater.

There are three ponds currently on the property and there are plans to add a fourth one.

The new pond is going to be large enough to raise catfish in – the other three are strictly ornamental ponds that goldfish and water lilies thrive in.

I have an array of fountains, waterfalls, colored lights and even a fogger in the ponds.

I truly find the burbling sound of falling water soothing.

The birds, butterflies, bees and other small animals are also attracted to the sounds of water and every year there are numerous frogs and toads that come here to live.

I love seeing tiny frogs and toads in and around the pond areas.

A butterfly, a rose and lilies in bloom in my garden.

What My Garden Looks Like

Oh – the lovely sights of the garden – are truly a sight to behold.

There is color everywhere – bright color, subtle color – pinks, reds, yellows, oranges, purples, greens – you name it.

I have contrasting colors and harmonizing colors side by side.

Red and purple.

Green and red.

Pink and red.

Grey and yellow-green.

Orange and purple.

The garden is simply a riot of color – and the colors change on a regular basis as some flowers on certain plants fade and new plants with different colored flowers burst into bloom.

The grouping that spoke to me today was a mix of a ground cover with yellow-green flowers that was planted in between a vibrant red rose and a patch of soft, grey lamb’s ears.

The three colors together look really good.

Describing The Garden

The lamb’s ears beckoned to me to gently caress them.

Their leaves are so soft – they remind me of petting a small kitten.

The red rose towered above the yellow-green flowers of the groundcover really brought the other two plants together and made the red of the roses stand out even more.

There are numerous groupings like this all along the garden path.

Some just seem to stand out more than others on different days possibly because of how the sunlight plays off the petals and leaves of the plants at different times of the day.

So, I hope you have enjoyed my attempt at describing the garden.

It has not been an easy task.

The good news is there are lots of videos on my YouTube Channel of the garden if you wish to see parts of the garden for yourself.

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Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

it helped for my creative writing bye

Kathleen Anderson

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

This is just wonderful. And you do have an interesting and beautiful talent for descrdiption.

Sheri Ann Richerson

Thursday 31st of December 2020

Thank you very much!

Jenny Coffman

Tuesday 30th of April 2019

Hi Sheri, Your use of the English ;language to write the feelings, thoughts and sounds of your garden are very inspiring. One of my collections is of flowers, so when creating my website, I found yours to describe flowers. I was so inspired by you, that I even linked my clients to your page in my description. I hope you are ok with me using your words. Feel free to take a peek at how I used them here: And if your quote was not represented well, please let me know! Thanks! Jenny Coffman Digital Illustrator Artski & Hush

Saturday 31st of March 2018

Nice I loved it it helped me for my English assignment

Sunday 13th of May 2018

Really nice descriptions! Your garden sounds truly beautiful.

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

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We all enjoy flowers, regardless of our age. We hope you like the flower words we’ve shared with you as much as we do. Flowers are nature’s true beauty, and they play an important part in beautifying everything. ‎

They are necessary in nature because they supply food for insects, birds, animals, and people, as well as natural remedies. Without flowers, it is difficult to conceive our nature as exquisite and fragrant as it is.

They may put a smile on a child’s face and brighten a patient’s day by staying by their bedside. ‎There are thousands of flower species, and many of us are unfamiliar with their names.

However, the flower vocabulary we have compiled for you will provide you with a flood of new flowers’ names. So let us now go through the list of words to describe flowers.

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Flower Words That Start with A

There’s a reason we find solace or delight in the brilliant, magnificent flowers. Flowers are not only a beautiful décor, but they are also a sign of power and purity. Here are some flower terms that begin with the letter A. ‎

  • Attention-getting

Flower Words That Start with B

Thinking on what your words express to the person reading them is the greatest method to understand how to describe a flower. An excellent description must portray the appearance of flowers. Here are some flower words that begin with the letter B. ‎

  • Breathtaking

Flower Words That Start with C

Sensory elements are vital in flower description writing. The reader must have a clear picture of what you’re discussing . Here are some flower words that begin with the letter C. ‎

  • Contemporary
  • Color-infused
  • Captivating
  • Color-coordinated
  • Complementary

Flower Words That Start with D

Here are some flower words that begin with the letter D. Hopefully, you’ll delve through this list and find a term that will brighten your day like a lovely bouquet.

  • Distinctive

Flower Words That Start with E

The words you choose should ideally construct a mental image of what you see and potentially even evoke thoughts of what it’s like to stare at flowers as if they were standing right beside you. Here are some flower words that begin with the letter E. ‎

  • Extravagant
  • Eye-catching

Flower Words That Start with F

Are you seeking for some descriptive words to describe the lovely flowers in your yard ? You’ve come to the correct location. Here are some flower terms that begin with the letter F. ‎

  • Fruit-bearing
  • Fast-growing
  • Flourishing
  • Fashionable

Flower Words That Start with G

You want the reader to see what you see, feel what you feel, and feel exactly what you are feeling as you stroll through the flower-filled garden. Here are some flower words that begin with the letter G that you might find interesting. ‎

  • Graminaceous
  • Garden-fresh

Flower Words That Start with H

Flowers are also a popular method to communicate one’s love and devotion , therefore they play an essential part in Valentine’s Day gifts. Here are some floral words that begin with the letter H that you may pair with your gift. ‎

  • Hand-gathered
  • Hand-selected
  • Hand-picked
  • Hand-delivered
  • Hand-arranged

Flower Words That Start with I

Because they signify love and passion, red roses, orchids, and myrtle flowers are some of the greatest presents to offer to your loved ones. So, to stand out from the crowd, why not pair your flowers with these flower words that begin with I? ‎

Flower Words That Start with L

To assist you in selecting a word to amaze your loved one this holiday season, we have created a list of some of the greatest flower words available.

Send a heartfelt flower phrase to communicate deep feelings , or a hilarious flower word to make that particular someone smile. Here are some flower words that begin with the letter L. ‎

  • Long-lasting

Flower Words That Start with M

It’s not simple to find unique and meaningful phrases to describe flowers in a post. If you enjoy sharing flower-themed images, you are definitely aware of this bottleneck on a regular basis. Here are some flower words that begin with the letter M. ‎

  • Magnificent
  • Multicolored
  • Mesmerizing

Flower Words That Start with N

Flowers can make any day a bit brighter. Flowers provide beauty and excitement to every setting, whether in a bouquet, on a stroll, or in your garden. You’ve come to the correct place if you’re seeking for flower words that begin with N. Here are some words for you. ‎

  • Nature’s bounty
  • Nature’s finest

Flower Words That Start with O

Flowers are a gift to the planet. “Every flower is a soul emerging in nature,” Gerard De Nerval famously stated. They use contrasting colors to paint along the ground, bringing delight to many people. Here are some flower terms that begin with the letter O. ‎

  • Orchard-fresh
  • Oil-bearing
  • One-of-a-kind

Flower Words That Start with P

To honor the beauty that flowers bring into our lives, we might make floral art, learn about flower symbolism, or read words that describe flowers. Here are some flower words that begin with the letter P. ‎

  • Polymorphous
  • Pulchritudinous
  • Progressive

Flower Words That Start with R

I think all flowers are lovely, from a greenhouse-grown bloom to a field of wildflowers. So, if you’re merely gifting someone a bouquet of their favorite flowers and need a floral phrase for the card, here are some suggestions. ‎                                            

  • Ready-to-open
  • Ready-to-bloom
  • Ready-to-burst
  • Resplendent

Flower Words That Start with S

Bringing the scents, sights, and sounds to life on paper is, in reality, really tough. Here are some flower words that begin with S to get you started. ‎

  • Silky-smooth
  • Sentimental
  • Symmetrical
  • Spectacular
  • Sensational
  • Scrumptious
  • Sophisticated

Flower Words That Start with T

These flower phrases are a beautiful complement to a floral bouquet for brightening someone’s day. We hope you’ll enjoy all of these flower phrases, but choose the flower word that stands out to you!

  • Traditional
  • Transcendent

Flower Words That Start with V

A floret expanding from bud to bloom is an excellent metaphor for human development, while the way a flower wilts and dies represents the fragility of life. Here are some flower terms that begin with the letter V. ‎

Flower Words – Full List (250 Words)

How can you appropriately describe the lovely, transparent appearance of a flower, as well as the color changes that occur as the sun shines through the petals in a way that causes them to glow?

In this section, I intend to show you how to describe a flower utilizing a combination of senses including sight, sound, and smell, as well as phrases that are frequently used to appropriately describe a flower. Here are some words related to flower. ‎

  • Jewel-toned
  • Unforgettable

Final Thoughts on Flower Words

Thank you for reviewing the list of flower words we gave. Hopefully, you’ve learned a few new and exciting words to describe flowers.

Flowers are among Mother Nature’s most beautiful creations, with their bright hues and lovely smells. Flowers play an important role in aiding the ecosystem around us while we are out in the wild. ‎

Inside our homes, we frequently use blossoms to commemorate life’s noteworthy events, such as the birth of a child or as a pick-me-up when something sad or distressing occurs, as a get-well wish during an illness, or as a joyous occasion, such as a birthday or wedding. ‎

So, if you appreciate flowers and wish to communicate their key characteristics to others, utilize these words related to flower. Some of the words listed above are just about the beauty of blossoms, while others have a deeper meaning regarding growth or love sentiments. ‎

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There are the daisy flowers of the sweet meadow, their petals as sails in an ever gentle wind. How they adorn both the earth and the sky they stretch into, welcoming each gift of water the clouds bequeath.
The daisy is a tiny boat floating in that green sea, she has all the time in the world to simply be. In soft breezes the grass becomes her dance partner, both of them free and together. I see how the light brings her petals to the kind of white that dazzles just a little, so bright next to her sunny core. Yet, in truth that middle is a bouquet of golden blooms, one for the bees and the keen eyes who seek.
As a girl I loved the daisy flowers for their daring simplicity, their tenacious spirit, growing where they weren't supposed to and yet bringing more beauty to our street. In the springtime the daisies sprouted to the dismay of the gardeners, their perfect lawns looking more like the meadows they yearned to be. I never thought about the meaning of the daisy flower until I was a woman, too old to be making chains in the late afternoon sun. The daisy is about loyalty to love and commitment, and I'm all about that. My garden is for the cornflowers, the poppies, buttercups and, of course, the daisies. Grasslands are natural communities not monocultures. That's why lawns are such hard work, they're going against the natural way.
A daisy flower, a lone speck of white and yellow, grows precociously amid the perfect green of father's new grass. She glows proudly in the May sunshine, her golden core a perfect image of the sun above. This pioneering flower won't last long, or even live a short but glorious life in a daisy chain. Before the day is done she'll be dug up, roots and all, and cast into the compost.
April sees my birth-flower appear like buttons over the lawns, the daisy flowers meaning innocence and purity. Every petal lies perfect under the sun, white, yet kissed pink at the tips. I love that they come not in ones or twos, but in hundreds like an intense floral flash-mob.
Daisies have never been welcome in the city gardens. The stripes of grass between the perfectly square beds are a uniform green, the only variations coming from which direction the lawn-mower past over. Yet this morning, shining like a perfect miracle, there is a daisy bejewelled by dew. Her newly opened petals, held outward like a ballet dancers arms, reflect the morning rays. I bend onto my knee to glance at the flower; common though she is just to see this daisy brings something to my morning that has been missing these many months...
On the mossy steps by the church, Fifi sits, a pile of daisies spreading over her Sunday skirt. A few flowers tumble down unto the damp concrete, and all about her are lone petals making the tiny confetti flecks. Her face as a tight look about it, her brows set firmer than the ministers. One by one she plucks a daisy from her lap, admires it briefly, and then sets about plucking each delicate white petal in turn. Under the sound of the car tires that hiss on the road her voice can just be made out - "He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not..."
A common daisy is all Sammy brings, the ends of its white petals blushed pink. He holds the flower up to me like a great treasure, and in its way I guess it is. The form of the bloom is no less impressive than the asters I keep in a vase, only its size makes it a simple weed. I beam Sammy a smile that's all teeth and offer him my fingers to hold as we set off to the kitchen for an egg cup vase.
The daisies made such a fine bouquet. They weren't the small flowers that be-speckle the lawn each spring, but the large asters, the giant daisies, that grow a couple of feet tall in the summer sun. It wasn't until I first held them all together that I ever considered their perfume. It wasn't the sweet cloying scent of a rose, but rather it was unbashful and tart, cutting through the air as easily as lemon.
The flower was daisy-like in appearance. Tear drop petals of sun-burnt orange fanned out better than a lion's mane. To the end of each petal the orange hue deepened to such an intensity that it became almost red. To the centre, where the true flowers lay, tiny and yellow in their perfect circle, was a bee. Every few seconds there would be a buzz from the wings that lay transparent over the body of black and yellow fuzz...
The daisy flowers are arranged in a garland over the heavy oak table. Though to me "daisy" means a simple white flower no larger than a stamp, these are anything but. Each bloom is an extroverted shade: shocking magenta, sherbet-orange or a yellow brilliant enough to rival the July sun. Their thick green stems are woven at the back into something close to a perfect ring. In just a day they will wilt, let their petals rain to the ground, yet it matters not. Today is the wedding and the garland is the reception centre piece. The bride and groom are nothing if not vibrant and full of joy and these asters are the perfect choice.
Sitting just behind her ear is a daisy tattoo. The flower isn't a simple outline, but a bloom as full as any painted on a canvass. The petals have a soft pink hue, delicate against the sunny centre. I want to ask her what it means to her, why a simple daisy flower? But before I summon the courage she's swept away in the crowd...

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This writing craft will help your students practice writing narratives . Help students get out of the rut of using ''tired words'' when describing a character's actions thoughts and feelings. This writing craft is open ended, so the students could write many different stories about the emotions of a flower.

Your students will choose a face of one of the flowers that corresponds with a feeling:

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They will write a story about why the flower is feeling that way. They will use the descriptive word list to replace the word 'happy' with other words such as 'glad, joyful, chipper' etc. The students will assemble the writing craft and you can hang it in the hallway for the perfect bulletin board display. Use this at the end of a narrative writing unit , use this when teaching a character's actions, thoughts and feelings or use this in a writing center !

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10 Words to Describe the Smell of a Garden

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words to describe the smell of a garden

Are you writing a scene in your novel that is set in a garden?  Let us give you some tips! Below, we’ve included 10 words to describe the smell of a garden.

A smell so bitter or unpleasant that it causes irritation to the eyes or nose.

“The acrid smell of the dying flowers in the garden was so overpowering that it actually brought tears to visitors’ eyes.”

“I don’t know what kind of flowers she planted but the smell was so acrid that I couldn’t stop coughing.”

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Not all flowers give off a lovely smell. Some of the more beautiful flowers can actually give off a tangy, sour smell when blossoming. If you have a garden full of these flowers, describing the smell as acrid shows how overpowering it is and the physical effect it has on anyone who visits.

Characteristic of woodlands or areas covered in trees and wood.

“As soon as I entered the garden, I could smell the woodsy scent of the apple trees and mulberry bushes.”

“Pruning the branches of the lime trees and shrubs filled the garden with that woodsy scent of a forest in springtime.”

If you are describing a garden during fall or winter, then you want to highlight the lack of flowers by focusing on the fallen leaves and exposed branches and stems. Using woodsy evokes for the reader not just the smell of broken and bare branches and dried-out crunchy leaves but how they sound and look, as well.

Containing characteristics associated with earth , such as dirt, flowers, insects, etc.

“She loved the earthy smells of gardening: the upturned dirt, the newborn worms, the broken-down compost.”

“He always knew when the gardener was around as the earthy smells of mown grass and pruned flowers filled the house.”

Earthy calls to mind images of freshly plowed dirt and new flowers. Using earthy to describe the smell of a garden shows that the garden is in transition or being tended to. There are new flowers and smells to be found soon, but right now, the garden is mostly just moist dirt and compost.

So sweet that it’s almost sickening.

“The cloying smell of the sweet flowers overpowered their visual beauty.”

“The garden, when in full bloom, was cloyingly sweet; I couldn’t bear to visit until the flowers began to drop.”

Too much sweetness makes us feel sick. This goes for sweet smells, as well. If you have a small or enclosed garden with lots of sweet flowers blossoming, use cloying to show the reader how unpleasant the sickly-sweet smell can be.

  • Without corruption or impurities.
  • New or recently renewed.

“She took a deep breath and inhaled the fresh air of the garden.”

“You knew it was spring when the freshness of newly grown flowers filled the air.”

Springtime often brings new plants and flowers. Describing the smell as fresh shows how new these plants are and emphasizes that the flowers haven’t started blossoming yet; they’re still growing but should have their own aromas soon.

6. Perfumed

Filled with a sweet, pleasant smell.

“The perfumed aroma of the roses and lilacs in the garden lulled her into her happy place.”

“The garden smelled of perfume and rose petals.”

Perfumes often use flowers such as lilac, lavender, and roses to create their signature smells. Use perfumed to describe the smell of a garden shows that these flowers are likely planted there and creating a similar aroma, like walking through the perfume section of a department store.

Thin , almost nonexistent.

“The wispy smell of the few blossoming flowers greeted her at her back door.”

“We knew it was nearly spring time when we could detect the wispy aromas of lavender and mint in the garden.”

Sometimes, gardens don’t have an overpowering smell to them. Wispy suggests that there is only a hint of something in the air. Use wispy to show that the garden has only a few flowers or that the flowers it has don’t have a lot of smell.

Characteristics of fruit , particularly with regarding citrus or grapes.

“The fruity smells from the garden made my mouth water.”

“Whenever the garden smelled of ripening fruit , she remembered collecting fallen oranges from her grandmother’s backyard as a child.”

If the garden has more fruit trees or vines than they have flowers, then you might want to use fruity to describe its smell. Fruity is also a good word to describe a garden where the fruit has overripened and been left to rot in the dirt.

Having the freshness and sweetness of mint .

“The minty smell of the herb garden brought a freshness and lightness to the balcony.”

“I knew it was almost Christmas time when my herb garden smelled more of mint than anything else.”

Herb gardens are known for their smells as herbs can often have quite powerful aromas. Mint is probably the most powerful smelling of the herbs and is connected to certain types of foods and drinks. Describing the garden has minty taps into both the sense of smell and taste, as the reader can almost immediately recognize what the herb garden smells like while also imagining what the mint will be used to create.

Having a moldy smell as if from decay or degradation.

“The years of decaying leaves and flowers gave a musty smell to the abandoned garden.”

“We dug into the musty garden, ripping out dried out vines and piling dead leaves for burning.”

If you are describing a garden that has been neglected or abandoned, then you want to emphasize not only how many plants there are but also how dead or rotting they are. Use musty to describe the smell of these overgrown plants to help the reader see how degraded the garden has gotten over the years.

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Writing flowery description.

Discussion in ' Descriptive Development ' started by Nilfiry , Apr 22, 2010 .

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); Contrary to the popular query, this isn't one of the threads asking for assistance in reducing flowery -- or purple as some call it -- description. As a matter of fact, it's entirely the opposite. Yes, I am here to request assistance in increasing flowery descriptions. All kidding aside, unlike many who seem to have trouble with keeping excessive description and flowery imagery out of their writing, I cannot seem to put any IN my writing. It is naturally not my style, but there are still some scenes or moments where I would like to dress up my descriptions a bit. However, when I actually try to do it, I draw a blank. Perhaps it is my straightforward style or the seemingly formal tone that appears in my writing that's interfering; nevertheless, I would like some advice on flowering up my writing if possible. So there you have it WF. Help me make my writing more flowery. ^^  


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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); Think about your five senses and the various ways they can be stimulated. Sight and sound are easy, but there are three others as well. As an exercise, try to write one description in each paragraph (at least) that beckons to one of your senses. The gritty feel of the sand between your toes, the overpowering scent of exhaust fumes wafting from the freeway, the sweet crunch of a fresh cherry tomato. There is no better way to immerse a reader into your writing than to give them a true sense of the environment.  


Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); Also, look at the fiction you're reading. If you want to write more flowery prose, then read more flowery prose. A lot of high fantasy is particularly good at this, if you can get around the fundamental boredom of the stories all being near-enough identical...  

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); Try reading Anne Rice novels before you do some writing. Always helps me.  


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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); A lot of Victorian novels have what we would now call purple prose. Reading a few of those books should help.  
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); It's a bit strange. I don't have problems writing desciptions in general; I just can't seem to dress it up. I've read and seen plenty of such prose, and poetry for that matter, but when I actually try to do it myself, I can't seem to find the words. When I do manage to come up with something, it feels bland and not pretty at all. I'll try reading some more of such, however. I think this is one of the things I'll need to be able to do to make my writing feel more complete.  


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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); Last year, someone said (maybe it was on this forum) that I didn't have 'enough emotion' in my writing. So, I turned to poetry (of any and every era) in an attempt to discover how writers had managed to capture feelings and describe complex situations, often in only a few lines, without just being blandly factual all the time. I hadn't read much poetry for several years, and I'm inclined to skim over long descriptions (I mentioned this on another thread before), but I made myself consider what held my attention and what exactly was memorable in some of the descriptions, and took notes on my favourite lines. Actually, one line that has always stayed with me from school was: 'The hare limp’d trembling through the frozen grass' from Keats' The Eve of St. Agnes. Why has that (and, in fact, the entire poem) stayed in my head for 37 years? It's not too 'flowery', but the contrast of a hare limping (instead of flashing past) on the 'frozen' grass (grass is normally yielding) has always just made me picture that scene so vividly. It always makes me shiver. *sigh* That, to me, is beautiful description that could work equally well in prose. I also tried to think about how the descriptive writing sometimes lifted me out of myself and appealed to my senses--as Unsavory said above, using the five senses really involves the reader. I think trying these things helped me.  


Kursal New Member

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); I agree with madhoca that trying some poetry might work. It really focuses the mind. Actually, if you PM me something you've written then I'd be glad to look over it and see if I can help out somehow. I'm guessing that you could do with using metaphor and simile a little more. This is the second time tonight I have mentioned Douglas Adams, but in the beginning of one of the 'Dirk Gently' books he has a lovely passage about the sun dancing and creeping across a room in the early morning. You might find it an idea to look at anthropomorphism as well. The real trick, however, is to USE these things when you learn about them. You'll probably find that some stick and others don't and that is one way that your voice develops.  
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); I sort of have a thing against using metaphors and similies in description so they only appear rarely. I'd prefer to find another way. In any case, I do try to envoke the senses or a feeling when I want something to be flowery, but I just can't think up of a way to write it. This problem only occurs in prose, though. I don't have much trouble making things a bit flowery in poetry (and I seldom write poetry), but I can't seem to bridge the two and put that same style into prose.  


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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); If a description is relevant I would hardly call it flowery, otherwise i try not to interject pretty adjectives into my works for the sake of purple-ness. If I think something could use a bit more detail, I think about what is important to mentiion. Every description is a chance to develop a character, or let the reader know more about what's going on. Writing flowery-ly is a wasted opportunity that would be better used developing the story, IMO. That's not to say relevant descriptions can't be purple, but i'd recommend against purple prose for the sake it, personally, but you seem to understand that.  


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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); I actually have the same problem in a lot of my writing, and what I usually end up doing is just writing out a scene, giving it to my husband or sister to read, and asking them to tell me where they would like to see more description/detail. Then I go back and think "how can I add more here?" and push myself on from there. Now that I've typed that out, it really doesn't seem helpful...but without dissecting my brain to provide you with more information on how this process works for me, it's the only advice I have...  
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('funpub_37fe16d2c55df52669d272b918c0f4b3'); }); Alright then. Thanks everyone for their advices. ^^ I'll go and try to work on it. My problem could just be that my flowery descriptions just doesn't sound pretty at all. It sounds more plain and blunt, but watch this space. I'll see what goes from here.  

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A flower can be a beautiful object. Many can observe it. If a flower is cared for, provided with its needs than the flower is able to blossom and grow. If the flower is left out alone in the cold and rain it will die.

A flower has feelings and emotions. It reacts to the weather and does not like the darkness. A flower needs nourishment and tender loving care. A flower must be dealt with in a tender and kind way. If not it will die.

A flower must be left alone at times but must be attended to occasionally. A flower needs its light and warmth as well to be understood. If not it will die.

A flower is a gentle and expressive thing. A flower when displayed properly can be the most beautiful thing in the world. It must be admired and cared for otherwise it will die.

A flower will be insulted if not appreciated and cared for. A flower must not be neglected or abused. A flower can provide much happiness and joy to those who appreciate its exquisiteness and beauty. A flower needs a person just as a person needs a flower. If a flower is not cherished it will die.

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    They are colours to weave dreams from, as soft and gay as any silk. How they come from earth, sunshine and rain feels akin to magic, even though the science is well known. The older I become, the more I see the miracle they are, better than any picture or movie could be. By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, May 28, 2018 .

  2. Positive words to describe flowers "flower words"

    Flower words starting with A Abloom flowering or being in bloom; blossoming; thriving in beauty, health and vigor. Abundant present in high quantity; more than adequate; fully sufficient; plentiful; rich. Aerial light as air; lofty; ethereal; imaginary. Airy lofty; aerial; delicate or light; merry; light-hearted.

  3. 400+ Words to Describe a Flower Garden: Best Writers Guide

    Words to describe a flower garden include colorful terms like "vibrant," "lush," and "fragrant," atmospheric words such as "tranquil" or "enchanting," and specific descriptors related to time, size, culture, and types of flora. Examples include "dawn-lit," "sprawling," "exotic," and "rose-filled."

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    Flowers 1.1K 4 by Nikkicat_123 Jazz held the flower in her fingertips so that it did not touch her scuffed palms. How was it that in all this chaos this delicate bloom should survive?

  5. 25 Wonderful Writing About Flowers Prompt Ideas

    25 Writing About Flowers Ideas Write a story about a friendship that begins with a bouquet of flowers. Teach your students that many flowers were once used as medicine. Have them research one medicinal flower or herb, and write an essay comparing and contrasting the flower's purpose between then and now. Write a poem about your favorite flower.

  6. The Art of Writing Flowers: A Comprehensive Guide for Writers

    Basics of Flower Description. In writing about flowers, it's crucial to have a solid understanding of how to describe them. This means taking the time to really think about the flower from all angles, and to use language that captures its unique beauty and essence. To do this effectively, it's important to understand the five senses and how ...

  7. On writing about flowers and gardens

    Last month, I joined the Fleurvana Virtual Summit as an instructor, sharing a 30-minute course with hundreds of attendees. "A Bouquet of Words: Develop Your Creative Vocabulary to Enhance Your Personal Storytelling and Brand Message" introduced several important writing tools that help floral professionals with their marketing toolboxes. We walked through prompts to help creatives —…

  8. spring flowers

    spring flowers - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing spring flowers Petals blessed the spring sky as a constellation of suns, blossomed from winter-endured vine. By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, May 26, 2023 . When the weather lifts to that warmer note, the flowers come.

  9. 1001 Writing Prompts About Flowers

    Hold a pencil with your non-dominant hand and describe the color of the flower that comes to mind. Write a poem about a forest with no flowers. Write a song describing flowers. Write a scary story about flowers. Write a song or poem about flowers in your life. Then write a story where plants or trees are your main characters.

  10. 10 Words to Describe a Flower Garden

    10 Words to Describe a Flower Garden By Isobel Coughlan Do you need some words to describe a flower garden in a scene you're writing in your novel? See how the following 10 could be included in your writing 1. Serene Definition A place that's quiet and calm. Examples

  11. 20 of the Best Words to Describe Flowers in a Post

    Best words to describe flowers: by smell 01 Musky "Musky" is a good word to use when describing your flowers in a social media post because it shows that you truly understand flower scents, and it's the best way to generally describe flowers that smell exotic or unusual.

  12. Blossom

    From wintry wands to a flourish of bouquets, the blossom is given to every passing eye. By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, March 18, 2021 . Descriptionari is a place where students, educators and professional writers discover and share inspirational writing and amazing descriptions

  13. Slow Flowers Creative Workshop: Floral Storytelling

    Writing is Storytelling Storytelling is Personal Personal Stories Connect . Course Outline: 1 - ENHANCE YOUR LANGUAGE with Floral Adjectives, Color Descriptions, Sensory Language and Simile/Metaphor. This section expands on the mini-course I recently taught for Fleurvana with several lessons to develop your floral language fluency.

  14. Describing The Garden

    Sensory details are essential to descriptive writing on a garden. The reader must get a vivd sense of what you are describing. Ideally the words you use should paint a picture in their mind of what you see and possibly even invoke feelings of what it is like to be in the garden, as if they were standing right beside you.

  15. 250 Flower Words to Describe the Blossom Season

    250 Flower Words to Describe the Blossom Season Last updated: August 26, 2022 We all enjoy flowers, regardless of our age. We hope you like the flower words we've shared with you as much as we do. Flowers are nature's true beauty, and they play an important part in beautifying everything.

  16. Daisy flower

    A daisy flower, a lone speck of white and yellow, grows precociously amid the perfect green of father's new grass. She glows proudly in the May sunshine, her golden core a perfect image of the sun above. This pioneering flower won't last long, or even live a short but glorious life in a daisy chain.

  17. When flowers bloom

    The door opened and there was a big throne in front of her.The throne was a masterpiece in itself.There were pink large rubies shining on it.Some blue sapphires were adding the sparkle to those rubies as well. As she looked up, her eyes stunned to find Elisabeth, her own daughter sitting on that throne.

  18. Flower Writing Craft for Narrative Writing with Vocabulary ...

    This super cute emotions flower descriptive writing craft is the perfect way to help students practice creative writing skills in a fun way! This writing activity helps students use adjectives and descriptive words to tell how the flower is feeling. What? This writing craft will help your students practice writing narratives.

  19. 10 Words to Describe the Smell of a Garden

    Earthy calls to mind images of freshly plowed dirt and new flowers. Using earthy to describe the smell of a garden shows that the garden is in transition or being tended to. There are new flowers and smells to be found soon, but right now, the garden is mostly just moist dirt and compost. 4. Cloying.

  20. Writing Flowery Description

    That, to me, is beautiful description that could work equally well in prose. I also tried to think about how the descriptive writing sometimes lifted me out of myself and appealed to my senses--as Unsavory said above, using the five senses really involves the reader. I think trying these things helped me.

  21. Creative writing: "A flower" Essay

    Creative writing: "A flower" Essay A flower can be a beautiful object. Many can observe it. If a flower is cared for, provided with its needs than the flower is able to blossom and grow. If the flower is left out alone in the cold and rain it will die. A flower has feelings and emotions. It reacts to the weather and does not like the darkness.

  22. Flower quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing

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