All posts tagged flower meanings

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Lily of the Valley is the Right Flower for Special May Occasions

Lilies of the valley are the traditional flower for the month of May. This tradition began in the 1560s when King Charles IX of France was given a stem of lily of the valley as a May Day gift. The flower has since been said to bring good luck. Continue reading [...]
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The Right Perennial Blooms to Give for Mother’s Day

As Mother's Day approaches, many of us are looking for flowering gifts for loved ones. But many moms say they feel bad when the flowers fade after a few brief days of blooming. Consider giving them a perennial flowering plant instead of cut flowers. Continue reading [...]

Daffodils Mean a Gift of Sunshine

Daffodils are considered by many to be an iconic symbol of spring thanks to their brilliant colors and fresh scent. Daffodils mean a gift of sunshine because of their cheerful colors in early spring. Continue reading [...]
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Forsythia are Beacons of Springtime

Forsythia are beacons of springtime. When the branches and buds start to turn a brilliant shade of yellow, we know that warmer weather is right around the corner. Continue reading [...]

A History of Flowers as Gifts

There is a long tradition of giving flowers as gifts throughout history. People across the world have been using flowers to express their sentiments for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, Rome and China, flowers were believed to be divinely inspired and were laden with meaning when given as a gift. Continue reading [...]

The Zinnia; Zesty and Elegant Flowers in Profusion

Zinnia flowers are members of the Asteraceae family, also known as aster, daisy or sunflower family, known for their single long-stemmed flowers that come in a wide variety of bright and cheerful colors, and occasionally bi-colored. The message sent by the zinnia flower varies with the color, and in general signifies fond remembrance of absent friends. Continue reading [...]

Delightful Daisies: Many Kinds Mean Many Meanings

There are two types of daisy flowers, the Common or Lawn Daisy (the one you'll find populating lawns throughout much of Europe and the Americas), and the other members of the aster family that include chrysanthemums, dahlias, zinnias, gerbera daisies and calendula. So many types of daisies, so many flower meanings. Continue reading [...]

Iris, the Rainbow, for Faith, Hope and Wisdom

With so many colors of iris flowers, and a tradition stretching back to the Ancient Greeks, the iris carries deep sentiments and many flower meanings. To learn more about this most spectacular bloom, and to learn what message you send when you pick iris flowers to send, read on. Continue reading [...]

For Friendship and Innocence, Gift the Fragrant Freesia

When you pick the right flower to convey a special meaning, you add an extra thoughtfulness to your gift. The freesia best symbolizes innocence and friendship, and what better way is there to acknowledge your sweet friendship than with the gift of the sweet-smelling delicately blossomed freesia? Available in a range of colors, you're sure to find a favorite. Continue reading [...]

Choosing the Right Flowers for Any and All Occasions

Choosing the right flowers for a social occasion can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you buy them online your choice may be greater, but you've got to be careful that your message is clear. A florist may be able to offer advice, but your flower choice says a lot about you, the giver, and with some understanding of the meaning of flowers, you can be very clear about the message you're sending along with your special gift. Continue reading [...]