It’s what we expect to see when we walk past the front of some houses but instead sometimes see lawn, rocks, or a disaster.
They are what makes the difference between a delightful street and an ugly one, and by that I mean flowers.
By definition though, it means the state or period in which the plant’s flowers have developed and opened/
Just beware the man who turns up with a bunch of flowers that look vaguely familiar to those that grow in your neighbour’s gardens.
They are also in abundance in horticultural gardens, and in florist shops.
My favourites are roses.
And just a word of warning, look out for triffids. If you read John Wyndham science fiction you’ll know what I mean.
Another mean for the word is to reach the optimum stage of development, though the word bloom could also be used to describe the same thing.
There is another similar-sounding word, flour, but this is the stuff used to make bread, scones, and puddings.
By definition, it is the result of grinding wheat or other grains to a powder.
If something is said to be floury, then it means it is bland.