The Handyman Staffers Favourite Flowers
While discussing this new board, we Handyman staffers got to talking about our own favourite flowers. It turns out no one had a favourite flower in common and everyone explained their choice with a comment like, “it smells nice” or “it’s so pretty”. It seems we are a superficial bunch.
Flowers have a lot more use than looking and smelling good, but it can’t be denied that it is these sensory features that ignite an initial attraction. We are therefore unashamed of the shallow reasoning behind our flower choices. In fact, the reasoning is not so shallow when you consider past experiences, style preferences, interests and personality are all factors that influence what we perceive to be beautiful.
What this discussion really drove home for the Handyman staff is that we should really put extra thought into what flowers we choose to feature in our homes and gardens, as these choices can end up being reflections of ourselves as well!
So, with that in mind, here’s a glimpse into the different personalities on the Handyman staff.
Handyman’s Top 8 Flowers
Managing Editor Lee Dashiell likes gardenias because he is attracted to their scent
Deputy Editor Artemis Gouros says tulips make fantastic vase flowers. Image: Adam Woodhams
Art Director Kate Timms says frangipanis remind her of summer
4. Pink lilies
Chief Subeditor Amanda Shaw has a preference for pink lilies
5. Sturts desert pea
Senior Editor Daniel Butkovich says looking at this plant is like starting into the eyes of an alien, which is why he likes it
Sunflowers are at the very top of Graphic Designer Connie Leung’s list
7. Pom pom flowers
Editorial Coordinator Ashleigh Perriott is fascinated by the aesthetic of pom pom flowers
8. Lotus flowers
Web Producer Talisa Clavijo says lotus flowers give off a peaceful vibe and taste great
The Handyman Staff
All uncredited images by: Thinkstock