Flowers: Understanding Their Meaning And Significance To Special Occasions Flowers have taken on various meanings throughout time, and for as long as people have existed. However, it is believed that during the Victorian era, flowers were used not only as decoration, but also to convey a strong, and commonly understood meaning. Colour, shape, and scent were all used as part of the overall message that was conveyed. In addition, the art of growing, arranging, and preserving flowers was thought to refine a woman. Hence, Victorians developed fluorography, or the study of flowers. In 1818, Mme. Charlotte de la Tour compiled the various meanings of flowers and published Le Language des Fleurs. Later, in 1879, Miss Corruthers, a Victorian lady of Inverness, wrote an entire book on fluorography. These two books are used as the standard sources for flower symbolism in England and the United States. The love of flowers and the interest in the meanings of flowers did not end during that period. Instead, it continues to this day, and the significance of flowers is still quite influential.
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Because flowers carry many meanings, it is important to realize the message that they hold and to use them accordingly. Listed below are the most common flowers and their respective meaning to help you choose the perfect flowers for any occasion. Although the symbolic meaning of a flower is important, it is crucial to keep in mind the recipient and their flower preference. In addition, it is often helpful to include a small note to express your feelings, especially if the individuals flower preference has a negative connotation. Flowers and their Respective Meanings:
Aster - Symbol of Love, Daintiness Azalea - First Love Camellia Pink - Longing For You Camellia Red - You're a Flame in My Heart Camellia White - You're Adorable Carnation Red - 'My heart aches for you' Carnation Pink - 'I'll never forget you' Carnation White - Sweet and Lovely Carnation Pink - I'll Never Forget You Carnation Striped - Sorry I Can't Be with You Carnation Yellow - You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection
Chrysanthemum Red - 'I Love You' Chrysanthemum White - Truth Chrysanthemum Yellow - Slighted Love Daffodil Yellow - Respect or Joy Daisy - Innocence, Loyal Love Dogwood - Love Undiminished by Adversity Fern Maidenhair - Secret Bond of Love Forget-Me-Not - True Love, Memories Gardenia - You're Lovely, Secret Love Ivy - Wedded Love, Fidelity Jonquil - Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire
Lavender - Devoted Love Lily White - Youth or Beauty Lily Tiger - Prosperity Lily Purple - Beginning of Love Lotus Flower - Any Estranged Love Moss - Maternal Love, Charity Orange Blossom - Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness Orchid - Love, Beauty, Refinement Peony - Bashful Love Primrose - Happy Love Poppy - Hopeless Love Rose Red - 'I Love You' or Passion Rose Pink - Happiness Rose Yellow - Friendship Rose White Innocence or Purity Rose White - Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You Rosebud Red - Pure and Lovely Spider Flower - Elope with Me Sunflower - Yellow Adoration Tulip General - Perfect Lover Tulip Red - Love Tulip Yellow - 'Sunshine of my life'
Tulip Variegated - Beautiful Eyes Zinnia - Absent Love Sometimes, a single flower does not convey the message you desire. In this case, a beautiful display of one type of flower or a bouquet of multiple flower types can be ideal. Birthdaysâ€”Selecting the Ideal Floral Arrangement: Creating the perfect birthday arrangement for a friend or loved one can be difficult. However, by selecting the traditional flower associated with the individual's birthday month, the bouquet can be tailored to suit their needs. Because each flower is selected according to its most prolific flowering time, you are receiving the most beautiful flowers for the season, at a reasonable price. The following are examples of the types of bouquets that can be created for a loved ones birthday: January Carnations / Snowdrops February Violets / Primroses March Daffodil / Jonquils / Violets April Sweet Peas / Daisies May Lilies of the Valley / Hawthorn / Lilies June Roses / Honeysuckle July Larkspur / Delphinium / Water Lily August Poppies / Gladiolus September Aster / Morning Glories October Calendula / Marigold / Cosmos November Chrysanthemum December Narcissus / Poinsettia / Holly As discussed above, flowers carry many meanings; birthday flowers are no different. For example, daffodils are regularly regarded as a symbol of rebirth as they are so often associated with springtime. Carnations generally carry connotations of love, fascination, and distinction. In addition, Lilies typically symbolize purity of heart because people instantly connect lilies with the colour white â€“
signifying innocence and sweetness. Although flowers are most often associated with Valentine's Day and birthdays, a flower bouquet can be a thoughtful and well-appreciated gift for any occasion. It can also be used to say "I'm sorry" or to brighten up the lives of a loved one who is sick. The effect that flowers have on our lives is astounding; it creates a sense of well-being and happiness and can be used for any occasion. Online florists, flowers4.co.uk can help you select flowers for birthday months. You can send flowers using their same day flower delivery service to UK and other European destinations. You can also use their next day flower service to send flowers to loved ones to countries outside Europe. Clinton Porter is a search engine optimisation consultant with Nvisage (http://www.nVisage.co.uk/whatwedo/search_engine_optimisation.asp) for Flowers4 Online flower shops and florists (http://www.flowers4.co.uk/) specialists in Wedding and bridal flowers, Funeral and sympathy flowers. Order and send fresh flowers online for same day and next day delivery. Video Source: Youtube Click Here for Great Deals on Loose Colored Gemstones
Published on May 4, 2012
Lilies typically symbolize purity of heart because people instantly connect lilies with the colour white