Sunday Flowers: Plumeria

Sunday, February 06, 2011

With all of the snow and ice that passed through lately, I think it's about time I resume to my Sunday Flowers series to brighten things up! I was browsing around online for pretty flowers and I stumbled onto the Plumeria. It looks gorgeous and in such beautiful mixes of hues. I like how it looks like the colors were painted on. Each color has their own fragrance! It can smell like citrus, peaches, or jasmine.

It's a tropical plant, native to places like Hawaii, Central America, South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and more.

In different cultures, they mean different things:
In the Pacific islands (such as Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, etc.) use these flowers for leis & also worn in women's hair to indicate relationship status.
In Southern Asia, local folk believe they provide shelter for ghosts & spirits; They're associated with vampires in Malay culture.
In Sri Lankan culture, the flowers are associated with worship.
I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!
Will anyone be watching the Superbowl tonight?
I'll be watching for the commercials! :)

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous flowers! We'll be watching the Superbowl, but I like the Puppybowl more lol.

phelanie said...

we always used to make plumeria leis when we were younger! they're such a pleasant flower :)

Sherin said...

They're beautiful flowers! And thanks for the info about them!

Lia Waroka Putri said...

I found this flowers near my home and they're totally pretty! Thanks for the information =D

cathy. said...

These flowers are so gorgeous! We call them frangipanis in Australia :)


Sharon Lei said...

I love plumerias!! You see them just about everywhere here. ;)

No super bowl watching for me.. I have to work.. but it's alright I don't really watch/understand/follow football. hee hee. I do however love the commercials that come out on Super Bowl Sunday!

xx Love & Aloha

k said...

the superbowl doesn't play until midnight here, so lame!

Sweet said...

such beautiful flowers Audrey....I remember using this one during my childhood days when we play princess and queens...and yes during holy week we offer these to the saints....its called bugan villa in the Philippines I am not so sure of the spelling though...


daniela kate morosini said...

okay. what is the superbowl? i'm british, and see it everywhere and it makes NO SENSE to me...xx said...



Feny said...

I want to watch those Superbowl tonight! But, sadly my tv signal was bad.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These are beautiful! I think I have a no favorite flower. :)

I will be watching the super bowl! If only for the food and commercials. Hehe!

Lila said...

These are one of my favorite flowers but living near Seattle I can not grow them. boohoo.

PS I hope you had a chance to enter my giveaway.

Super Bowl -Uh I am getting a facial and doing some shopping.


I LOVE these - in every colour too !

Have a fab week ahead !!

Grace said...

I love plumerias--such a pretty flower! And I can't wait til after the Super Bowl...there's a new episode of Glee!

Josie said...

Oh, these are BEAUTIFUL! I love the different colors.
xo Josie

Melanie's Randomness said...

Wow those flowers are beautiful! I didn't know what a plumeria looked like I only saw it on the fragrances!

Melanie's Randomness

Bionica said...

the pink plumerias have such a vibrant color =)
their meanings are very interesting
thanks for sharing <3


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