All posts tagged meaning of flowers

Purple and white African Violet blossoms

Violets: A Popular Gift Since Ancient Times

Violets have been given as gifts of affection for hundreds of years. There are numerous myths about their creation and their significance as gifts going back at least two thousand years. Continue reading [...]

Tulips and Their Meanings as Gifts

Tulips are so beautiful that one bulb was once worth one hundred times the annual wage of many of Holland’s residents. At the height of Tulip Mania in the mid-1600s, these highly coveted bulbs were exchanged for large quantities of food and livestock. 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 [...]

Sakura, or Flowering Cherry Trees: Japanese Treasures

Many in Japan consider the national flower of Japan to be the "sakura", or the flowering cherry tree. These glorious blooms are enjoyed by all as a sign that spring is here. Outdoor parties are arranged every cherry blossom season, to view and smell the blossom, consider the transient nature of life, and have fun while eating food and enjoying good company. In Japan today, cherry blossoms symbolize innocence, simplicity, and spring time. Continue reading [...]

Asters For Love, Patience and Devotion

Asters are ancient wild flowers, stretching back 4000 years, and with many alternative, common names. Michaelmas daisies (they bloom around the time of Michaelmas, September 29th), starwort, and Frost flowers. Asters usually have small to medium-sized flower heads, with some as much as a foot across. They're similar in shape to a daisy, or the star after which they're named, and available in a wide range of colors. And their meaning? Read on to find out. Continue reading [...]
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Alstroemeria Sends a Message of Friendship and Devotion

Alstroemeria, also known as Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas (and sometimes Ulster Mary, a perhaps deliberate mispronunciation) is a delightful shape, resembling a small lily, and comes in a wide variety of single colors and bi-colored blooms. With the flower meaning of friendship and devotion, you will want to include alstroemeria in a floral gift to someone close to you, to show them the strength of the bond between you both. 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 [...]

Send Carnations to Send Love, Gratitude and Affection

Carnations are popular because they come in a wide variety of colors, and carry a delicious clove-like scent; the carnation also lasts for a long time after being cut. Carnation flowers are also very pretty, and most often send the recipient a message of love, gratitude and admiration. Some colors send other messages, though, so to be sure you're sending the right message, read the rest of this article. Continue reading [...]