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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Flowers Have a Language of Their Own



Flowers are in full bloom now and I think they are particularly pretty this year. My husband has planted Marigolds and Vincas in pots on the porch. We live in Texas, so Vincas do the best in the heat, unlike me who wilts in eighty degrees.

Vinca Flower Garden Seeds - Pacifica XP Series - Color Mix - 1000 Seeds - Annual Flower Gardening Seed Image 1 of 2

In Victorian times, each flower had a meaning and bouquets were given with much thought given to the recipient. This was first brought to my attention in the movie, The Age of Innocence. Daniel Day Lewis's character gave Michelle Pfieffer's character flowers specific to how he felt about her. In, Kate and Leopold, Hugh Jackman taught Kate's brother how to show his feelings with flowers. In previous years, I remember an ad that appeared in magazines that said, Say It With Flowers. Ah, romance!

Popular Flowers & Their Meanings
• ASTER Symbol of Love, Daintiness
• AZALEA Moderation, temperance, fragile passion, your blush has won me (Chinese Symbol of Womanhood)
• CALLA LILY Magnificent beauty
• CARNATION (GENERAL) Fascination, Woman Love
• CHRYSANTHEMUM (General) You're a wonderful friend, Cheerfulness and rest.
• DAISY Innocence, Loyal Love, I'll Never Tell, Purity
• HYDRANGEA Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness
• IRIS Fleurdelis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor, My Compliments
• LILY (WHITE) Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You, I'm Walking on Air
• LILY (yellow) Coquetry, falsehood, flirtation
• ORCHID Love, Beauty, refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for many children
• ROSE (pink) Perfect Happiness, Please believe me
• ROSE (orange) Fascination
• ROSE (red) Love, I Love You
• SUNFLOWER (large) You are splendid

• TULIP (general) Perfect lover, Flower emblem of Holland
Have a great week! Get out and smell those blooms!



  1. Flowers play an important part in our lives. Florists love Mother's Day, prom nights, and weddings where showy blooms say, "I love you."

  2. Flowers are wonderful symbols of love and caring. My Mother's Day roses have begun to wilt. So sad.

    1. Hi, Laurean. I received tulips for Mother's Day, and they didn't last a week. :-(


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