Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow – John Lennon
It’s February, and that means Valentine’s Day. And flowers. Lots, and lots of flowers, and that is ALWAYS a good thing! Flowers are an exquisite gift from nature – pure joy to give, and to receive!
But did you know that different flowers have different meanings? The Japanese call it Hanakotoba – associating certain flowers with different meanings. It is an age-old art form. Floriography – a fancy name for the language of flowers – is the notion that through flower symbolism we can express what we want to say.
Roses are so beautiful that they deserve extra airtime. Different colors of these fragrant blooms have different meanings though.
Long associated with beauty and perfection, red roses are a time-honored way to say “I love you.”
When it comes to sending a joyful message, yellow roses are your best friend. In fact, yellow roses are a traditional symbol of friendship, so there you go. With their warm, sunny disposition, a bouquet of yellow roses tends to light up the room, making them a perfect way to say thanks, get well or congratulations.
A classic symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as a token of admiration and appreciation. Whether they’re for your best friend, fiancée or work mate, a pink rose bouquet will create a bright spot in a special someone’s day.
White roses are traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings, but their quiet beauty has also made them a gesture of remembrance. A bouquet of white rose is a perfect way to say, “I’m thinking of you.”
These impressive, lush flowers were given the meaning ‘My destiny is in your hands” by the Victorians.
This gorgeous purple bloom means ‘Please forgive me’.
These ruffly flowers have different meanings – white means sweet and lovely, pink means unforgettable but yellow means ‘disdain’!
Legend has it that Spanish explorers thought sunflowers were made of real gold, which of course they are not, so they mean ‘false riches’!
The Yellow Daffodil represents new beginnings. It is also referred to a lucky symbol of future success. If you’d like to wish someone good luck, this is an ideal gift to give.
These beautiful, hot-hued blooms are said to represent trustworthiness. The Blue Violet flower symbolises faith, affection, intuition and love. If you’re looking for romantic flowers, blue violets make a wonderful gift.
This beautiful flower is an elegant option for a bouquet and boasts an appealing fragrance. The lilac’s colour represents the meaning of the flower – purity and youthful innocence.
This blissfully perfumed flower represents modesty, love and sensuality, which makes it an extremely romantic flower. Jasmine also signifies elegance, nobility and grace.
Forget-Me-Nots are an ideal option to gift to a loved one. These plants imply true love, and just as the name implies, they are given in the hope they (or the sender) will never be forgotten. Many believe this plant to signify an authentic love brimming with memories.
And staying with all things beautiful and loving, we’ll be chatting about makeup inspiration next for that most special and loving day of all – the wedding day.
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