Cherry Blossoms comes first at my favorite flowers list, I am not the type of girl who like roses! I prefer tiny little and very small roses like, Allium, Alstroemeria, Amaryllis, Bouvardia and Baby´s Breath.
A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is sometimes called sakura after the Japanese. Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus.
Cherry Blossoms are all around Istanbul giving a sign of spring, these flowers are very popular here because In 2005, Japanese cherry trees were presented by Japan to the Nezahat Gokyigit Botanical Garden in Istanbul, Turkey. Each tree represents one sailor of Ertugrul Frigate which was the a famous frigate of the Ottoman/Turkish navy. She had encountered a typhoon on the way back from a goodwill visit to Japan in 1890. That heavy weather condition caused her to sink. That disaster resulted with unfortunate loss of 587 Ottoman/Turkish sailors. That unfortunate occurrence is being remembered in every anniversary. The Japanese Cherry Trees represent memory of those passed away and provide remembrance.
I have always seen a side of wisdom in these little flowers; that in times of storm and rainy days its better to just be patient and wait for the time where things can blossom naturally.
@> What do you guys think? and what is your favorite flower?