Flowery music.

A song I hadn’t heard in eons came on the radio the other day and I got to thinking about song titles and then that somehow morphed into thoughts about the garden, as pretty much everything does…  At any rate, this post is the result of my brain meanderings, and hopefully some fun for everyone who participates.

Let’s come up with songs that have “flowery” subjects in the titles!  It’s a chance to perhaps hear some tunes we haven’t in a long while, some awesome ones and some maybe a bit more middling….  😉

THE RULES: Songs must have a variation of the words “garden” or “flower,” or the name of a specific flower, vegetable, fruit etc. in the TITLE.  (Not in the lyrics).  Otherwise, everything and anything goes (well, except the really offensive stuff – let’s keep this above board). 

Go ahead and post the title of the song and the name of the artist in your comments. I will try to track the song down on You Tube and put a link to it up on the actual blog post.  This may take a few days, especially if we get a lot of selections, but I will work on it as quickly as I can.  I think WordPress has a playlist feature as well so if this takes off nicely, I will see about setting up something more permanent to put in the sidebar at some point.

I’m hoping everyone has a “flowery” song or two (or more) to suggest – have fun submitting your choices and having a listen!

I’ll start us off:

Seal – Kiss From a Rose

Fran Healy – Buttercups

Scott Mackenzie – San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) 

Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 

Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Nana Mouskouri – Roses Love Sunshine

Tom Petty – Wildflowers 

(ADDED March 2019) The Young Gods – Skinflowers 

Bon Jovi – Bed of Roses

Nirvana – Marigold

Jeff Buckley – Lilac Wine

Your turn!  🙂

****Finally!  I’ve updated this list with all the fantastic suggestions you’ve left in the comments – have fun listening!  (And if you have any more to add to the list, please continue to share!)

The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever

Sammy Turner – Lavender Blue

Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill

Harry Nilsson – Coconut

Jimmy Buffet – Coconut Telegraph

The Foundations – Build Me Up, Buttercup

Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf

Chelsea Wolfe – Carrion Flowers

The White Stripes – Apple Blossom

The Kills – Sour Cherry

Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music)

Bobby Vinton – Roses are Red

Nick Lucas – Tiptoe Through the Tulips

The White Stripes – Blue Orchid

Agnes Obel – Wallflower

Pete Seeger – Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Jimmie Rodgers – English Country Garden

Andy Williams – Days of Wine and Roses

Ray Thomas – From Mighty Oaks

Bette Midler – The Rose

Statler Brothers – Flowers on the Wall



  1. “Coconut” (or “Lime in the Coconut”) — Harry Nilsson
    “Coconut Telegraph” — Jimmy Buffett
    “Build Me Up, Buttercup” — The Foundations

    This has turned into a real trip down memory lane.

  2. Well, considering legalisation is only a few months away in Canada, how about “Sweet Leaf” by Black Sabbath.
    “Carrion Flowers” by Chelsea Wolfe
    “Apple Blossom” by Jack White
    “Sour Cherry” by The Kills

    Not sure if this one counts but as a band name If These Trees Could Talk. Too much of a stretch maybe?

  3. Edelweiss from the Sound of Music
    Roses are Red by Bobby Vinton
    TipToe Through the Tulips

    Sorry, I cheated and Googled it. You took all the ones that immediately popped in my head 😊

  4. “Blue Orchid” by The White Stripes
    “Wallflower” by Agnes Obel and while we are on the subject of wallflowers, how about the band The Wallflowers 😁😎

  5. Fun, but I’m afraid I’m a bust at this! If I think of any that haven’t been mentioned, I’ll chime in.

  6. San Francisco by Scott Mackenzie (in the list above) was put on just before my weekly garden report. I did not exactly use it as a theme song, but it was something that people recognized as a prelude to the show. Finding flower themes music was not as easy as you would think. I tried to find something better than ‘San Francisco’ for my show, but could find something that I like more.

  7. Reblogged this on Flowery Prose and commented:

    Some of you may remember this fun post from last year…but I’ve added some fresh new tracks and updated all the links so you can click and listen to “flowery music!” I love all the song suggestions readers have offered – if you think of any more, let me know! Enjoy!

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