Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flowers of Guam

 

If you have followed me on my other blog, you have probably come to the conclusion that I love flowers. One of the first things I noticed when we moved here were bushes with white and yellow flowers with waxy petals. These are plumeria flowers and are abundant on Guam.

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After researching about plumerias, I discovered that each district has an official flower. Below is a pictorial list of official flowers and their respective villages from The Guam Visitor's Bureau. Untitled

List of Villages and their Official Flowers

(If the picture is too small, hover your mouse over the pictures for the name of the flower and their respective village)

BougainvilleaPlumeriaGolden TrumpetTuberroserock rosePoinsettiapink hibiscushibiscusgardeniaChichirika

They’re all so beautiful! Which is your favorite?

Wearing Flowers

Many women on Guam whether residing or visiting, love to wear fake or fresh flowers in their hair or as a garland. But did you know how you wear your flower tells people whether you are single or taken? Ladies, if you are single and looking, place the flower on the right side, if your heart is taken, place it on the left! You can find fake flowers to wear at many places, including discount and dollar stores. If you want to be a little fancier, you can wear fresh flowers. Purchasing a fresh garland of flowers may be expensive, but I found a great tutorial for plumeria leis.

I hope you have enjoyed this colorful post. Adios esta despues!

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