Monday, July 19, 2010

A free and gentle flower, growing wild.


Flowers can make anyone’s day, regardless of their age, sex, social status, etc. And flowers can work wonders when used to accessorize a room. But has anyone ever wondered what the significance of different flowers is? Everyone knows what a red rose stands for, but what about the others? Yes, drawing a blank here, aren’t we? Well, that’s alright. Today, we’re here to tell you all about how giving and receiving flowers can be meaningful. It is also helpful to know this floral dictionary in order to avoid misunderstandings. Since it is not possible to cover all species of flowers, we’ve only listed a few popular ones.

• Baby’s breath – a delicate touch of everlasting love
• Buttercup – cheerfulness
• Bluebell – humility
• Carnation – red carnations signify admirations, white ones stand for good luck, the yellows and striped stand for rejection and the pinks equal mother’s love.
• Daisy – innocence, purity of thought
• Daffodil – daffodils convey respect and joy
• Jasmine – Amiability and good grace
• Lily – return of happiness
• Marigold – comfort as well as grief. Probably why it’s used in Indian funerals.
• Orchid – orchids convey to the receiver that “I think you’re very beautiful”
• Petunia – resentment, probably why it was the name of Harry Potter’s resentful aunt in the famous series.
• Poppy – the poppy flowers are used to remember fallen soldiers of war, only in Great Britain, while in the rest of the world they mean hopeless love.
• Sunflower – loyalty
• Tulip – the yellows are hopeless love, the reds a declaration of love and the tulips generally mean fame.
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