Have you ever thought about flower meanings and what message do you send by picking specific flower bouquet for the next occasion? In fact, how do you choose the flowers - according to your taste; according to the preferences of the recipient; according to the specific event?
Everyone knows that a red rose stands for romantic love and yellow roses are not appropriate for someone in mourning. However, flower meanings are associated not only with roses but also with other flowers.
Do you know that every single flower means something? And, that there are flowers befitting specific occasions?
Reveal the secret language of flowers with this handy guideline. You'll find interesting facts about 15 of the most popular flowers, each flower meanings, how do they correspond to the personality and what flowers are great choice for birthdays, engagements, weddings anniverary and more events.
“It didn’t matter how big the bouquet was.
What it meant was what counted.”
Victorian Flower Dictionary
# 1 Graceful Orchids - refinement, thoughtfulness & femininity
Orchid is a delicate flower which belongs to the largest plant families in the world, with more than 30,000 species. Millions and millions of people are devoted and obsessed to planting and growing orchids. Which makes the Orchid a precious gift itself that could be given to significant people. Actually, Orchids in pot are considered to be the 28th Anniversary modern gift.
With their unusual but still delicate look, Orchids are symbol of refinement, exotic beauty, mature charm and femininity. In ancient Greece it was believed that orchids were a symbol of fertility and virility. It is said that if the father of an unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers then the woman would have a boy; on the other hand, if the mother ate small orchid tubers she would have a girl. In fact, Orchid is the Chinese symbol for many children. Therefore, this could be a pretty and meaningful gift for someone who is expecting a baby.
People who love Orchids are classy, stylish and sophisticated; misterious in a way. They have many acquaintances but let only a small circle of close friends to reveal part of their mysterious personality. Orchid lovers speak up their mind and truly respect honesty.
Orchids are the 14th wedding anniversary (the Ivory one) flower which makes them a great gift for your spouse or a couple that's celebrating their Wedding Anniversary.
On the whole, you won't be wrong picking Orchids bouquet for wedding anniversary (as I said above - especially the 14th & 28th wedding anniversaries), birthdays (especially to mature ladies), Father's Day, baby showers or simply as a gift for a pregnant friend. Orchids also help you to express congratulations and gratitude, and to wish long happy life.
# 2 Dreamy Tulips - fame, imagination & perfect love
Tulips are the 3rd most popular flowers world-wide (next to the Rose and Chrysanthemum). They symbolize imagination, dreaminess and fame. Tulips are given also to declare love as being symbol of the perfect love that everyone can dream of.
Only some of the tulips variaties are fragrant. But all of these flowers are very easy to grow. Blooming in a rainbow of colors, fresh tulips can add a distinct air of elegance and beauty to your home. Which makes them the erfect flower for New Home occasions.
Just like the Sunflowers, Tulips are sun-seekers. Therefore, their other meanings are: opportunity, adjustment, advancement and aspiration.
Tulips are extremely popular in Europe. In the 17th century most of Europe, particularly Holland, was gripped in a craze for Tulips. Many entreprenueurs started trading with tulips. The prices were so high, artifiacially inflated. Soon after that they collapsed. Which caused many falits. That period in the Dutch Golden Age was popularly known as the Tulipomania.
People who love Tulips are sweet, sensitive, thoughtful & charitable; they love travelling, friends & family; easygoing & give their best - whatever they do.
Obviously Tulips are your decision for occasions like birthday, Mother’s Day and new home or to express your gratitude, love-you-forever declaration, or just because. In fact, tulips are the 11th wedding anniversary flowers.
# 3 The Queen Rose - love, passion, beauty and ......perfection!
Wild Rose from my mom's garden
There are many things known about this gorgeous flower, the most favorite worldwide. The rose is rich with history, symbolism and meanings. It's name is nothing complicated- it is named for the Latin word ‘rosa’ which means red.
As one of the most enduring symbols for love and appreciation, no wonder that roses are among the most admired and evocative of flowers. There’s no better way to send a heartfelt message than with a classic red rose.
Rose meanings vary according to color.
On the whole, roses are symbolic of deep love, concentration, intelligence, balance, and passion.They are also sometimes seen as a message for healing, revitalization, rejuvenation & courage (appropriate way to express sympathy and sorrow).
More than just Valentine's Day favorites, roses signify honor, devotion and intense commitment on many levels.
Apart from the other meanings, the rose has always been used as a symbol of love - for hundreds of years! Give roses only when you are serious about your intentions.
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