Just a small sampling of the things people love about flowers.
We see flowers as being pretty for the same reason we love the stars, a sunset/sunrise, mountains, the tropical ocean, and all other forms of natural beauty.
New research shows the sight and smell of flowers can change your brain chemistry and make you feel more positive.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health - flowers.
Some guys think that giving flowers is pointless because the flowers will eventually die. Well, guess what? That's actually the part that we love.
"Our hypothesis is that flowers are exploiting an emotional niche. They make us happy," McGuire says. "Because they are a source of pleasure - a positive emotion inducer - we take care of them. In that sense they're like dogs. They are the pets of the plant world."
"From the first time I had my own place, I have always bought cut flowers. Aged 18, living in a squat near London’s Portobello, I would shop near the end of a Friday or Saturday market to stock up on fresh fruit and veg. But the trip wasn’t complete without a few bunches from the flower stall outside Westbourne Park station."