FLOWERS are mother nature’s best gift to mankind. They are beautiful and attractive.
Flowers come in different shapes and sizes. They can be as big as the rafflesia or as small as a daisy.
They represent beauty and love, and are often used to mark special occasions such as weddings and celebrations.
Different flowers symbolise different feelings. Red roses are usually given to loved ones, and carnations to express love to mothers.
Even children love flowers. Let’s hear what they like about flowers.
Inesh Dhayal, seven, likes the lotus flower. “I like the lotus because it represents purity. It has beautiful round leaves floating on the water surface. Its root and stem can also be made into soup.”
“I love the flower rose because it has many colours. But red roses are my favourite. There are over a hundred species of roses and thousands of cultivars,” writes Haresh Kovellan, 12.
Tanusya Manimuttu, eight, likes roses too: “Roses are my favourite flower. They come in many colours like pink, red, white and yellow. My favourite rose comes in two colours – pink and white.”
Six-year-old Azzim Aarez Shahrul Nizar admires roses in all shapes and colours. “Roses are beautiful. I wish to have a garden filled with roses.”
Natalie Ang Xin Yan, five, says: “I like colourful flowers because they are attractive and vibrant.”
Chang Zhi En, nine, writes: “My favourite flower is the sunflower. I love its bright colour. Besides the rafflesia, sunflowers are considered big flowers too. Sunflower seeds can be consumed. I love to eat roasted sunflower seeds.”
CassandraLimChingHui , nine, is a fan of sunflowers too: “I like the sunflower