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There is a Flower for Every Month of the Year

Along with the different meanings of flowers there is also a flower to represent every month of the year.

January is the carnation
February is the iris or violet
March is the daffodil
April is daisies or peonies
May is the lily
June is the classic rose
July is the delphinium
August is dahlia or gladiola
September is the aster
October is marigold
November the Chrysanthemum
December… not surprising, is the poinsettia

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One thing I’ve noticed while working at the flower shop over the years and doing my research is that the meanings for most flowers differentiates depending on where you are getting your information. Remember not everything you read on the internet is true!
My suggestion….Go from the heart! Include a couple of the flowers that their meanings are suitable for the occasion and a couple of their birth flower (if in season) but most important- think of the recipient and what they would like. What would look great on their dining room table, make them smile or make them want to plant a big kiss on you after you hand over the flowers.
That’s what giving the gift of flowers is all about!

Every Flowers Has a Meaning

While working in the shop I have noticed that a lot of customers (mostly men) have been inquiring about different kinds of flowers because of their meaning. Thanks, Google! 🙂 Every flower has a meaning. In the more popular flower varieties even the colours of the flowers mean different things. Almost everyone is aware of the meaning for the red rose and, gentlemen, if you are not aware you better listen up!

The red rose means love or passion- and best way to get out of the dog house!

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There are many words to describe the pink rose but mainly it represents gladness/admiration/appreciation.

The yellow rose is for friendship.

And lastly the white rose signifies innocence or purity.

So, you’ve just started dating someone and would like to get them some roses. My suggestion is to work from the bottom up adding a few other flowers into the mix. Don’t go straight out of the gate with a red rose…. You don’t want to scare anybody off. Ease into it.

Brilliant orange gerbera and roses

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The ever popular carnation is another one of those flowers where the different colours mean different things .

I like this one… A Red Carnation means flashy ( on one website I looked at- others said love but I like Flashy!)
Pink is gratitude.

Yellow, appropriately enough on one website, means cheerful. On another it says rejection/disappointment- Tread water lightly on this one!

And white is remembrance.

Untold meaning of flowers at the moment of being Man and Lady

Have you decorated or brought flowers to the wedding? Well then the absence of flowers at a wedding or decoration makes it incomplete. Flowers are the symbol of romance, commitment and beauty, a best gift that could be done in the form of creative and beautiful bouquets. Confused with what flowers to begin? Stop! Don’t abruptly pick the flowers without knowing their meanings as the hosts of beautiful blooms are out there. Every spray in a wedding bouquet has its own extraordinary significance dating back to the Victorian era, when the flowers were used to convey secret messages of undying love between courting couples.

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers

Opting perfect bloom for perfect combination would not only add interest, colour and beauty to your bouquet but would also show a significance which would be truly personal.

It has always been a conventional choice to show romance for weddings whose meaning vary depending on the colour, even though you stick to only a single flower.

  • White rose means “Innocence”
  • Pink rose means “Perfect Happiness”
  • Red rose means “Romantic Love”
  • Tea rose means “A memory that lasts forever”
  • Rosebuds signifies “Beauty and Youth”
  • Yellow rose means “Joy and Friendship”

Lily of the Valley:
It is white bell shaped flowers that convey “Return of Happiness”. In addition to this it adds poignancy to the couple who have overcome difficulties or for second marriage. Moreover it also includes other meanings, i.e. Purity and Sweetness. In a wedding bouquet it is often combined with other flowers because it adds fresh scent and dark green foliage with its classic touch. Traditionally white lily is best known but you could also add a rare pink version to your arrangement.

Wedding Table Centerpieces

Wedding Table Centerpieces

These exotic wedding flowers signify “Love and Beauty” and it is often chosen to add excitement to bride’s bouquets. Even though they are associated with the tropics, they are found all over the world. Many of the varieties are grown most of the time in the hothouses. It has been often considered as a popular choice for wedding because it comes with host of colours including pink and white.

It is an appropriate choice for a table centrepiece, a wedding bouquet or an arrangement of reception because these impressive flowers symbolize “Generosity” and “Sincerity”. They are available in wide varieties of colours, including magenta, deep wine red, evergreen and as well as bicolour varieties.

This brightly coloured member of the sunflower family symbolizes “Innocence”. It could be an add-on to your wedding flowers because this popular cut flower comes in a range of colours including orange, pinks, yellow and white. Thus, the reception or ceremony would be impressed with the addition of these stunning and cheap flowers.

Generally it is combined with other flowers to give a sense of joyful enthusiasm, informality and also to add frothy effect and light; furthermore it also goes with any colour scheme. In America, the young girls going at a wedding decorate their hat with this flower while this might not be custom followed in the UK where there it is still a popular arrangement of flowers at ceremonies. This popular flower symbolizes “Fertility”.

Finally, by creating a beautiful floral arrangement for a wedding reception or ceremony a visual impact with enduring meaning over the years would be created.

Author Bio:
Ryan Holman, a blogger and a florist who sells cheap and beautiful flowers over London is keen to share the meaning of different flowers to make the moment of his readers enduring all over the years.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: Gladiolus for Your Heart

Gladiolus Flower

Gladiolus Flower

Each month and each Zodiac sign have its own flower and August is no exception with the Gladiolus. With their sword-shaped leaves and brightly coloured funnel-shaped spiky flowers, the Gladiolus are widely cultivated and are native to various tropical locations and South Africa.

Gladiolus are also known as Gladiola and Sword Lily The latter could be traced as far back to the Roman Gladiators, as the flowers symbolized their mighty swords. In mythology, there were many tales of gladioli springing blood shed by the sword of the gladiators.

On a lighter note, the Roman Empire it was believed that during birthday celebrations, family and friends would offer many gifts as a symbol of congratulations. Among these gifts would be gemstones such as the peridot (probably the beginnings of the monthly birthstone), jewelry and you guessed it – flowers!

In Victorian times the Gladiolus (or Sword Lily) was believed to “Pierce through a lover’s heart”, with the hidden message being “Love-at-first-sight”. This was very important during this era, where the rules of etiquette surrounding the laws of romantic attraction were highly guarded. Hence their hidden conversation could easily be communicated through flowers. If you were not well versed in this language, you could inadvertently turn away your soul mate, if you chose the wrong flower-response!

The widely accepted meanings of the Gladiolus are strength and character, which coincides with their brightly coloured flowers of pink, red, white, yellow and orange, likened to a power rainbow! The best times to present someone with these lovely flowers would be to celebrate Friendship Day (the first Sunday in August), Sisters Day (August 5th) and Senior Citizen’s Day (August 8). To add real significance, you could add another August flower, the Poppy to the bouquet. Did you know that Dame Edna wears the Gladiolus all year long? Yes, because she adopted it as her trademark flower during her stage acts!

These beautiful flowers grow between July and September and require full sunlight. They are as easy to care for as the rose and are just as stunningly beautiful to look at. Some of the medicinal uses of the Gladiolus are to cure the common cold, diarrhea, painful menstruation and constipation. It was believed that to “get things moving” such as congestion from colds, blood clots, getting rid of poisons in the body, constipation, et cetera that one should paint their room an invigorating colour like red. As a result, the Gladiolus with its bright red flowers were an excellent choice to add to the “red-room” and aid in their recovery.

Next time if you, or someone you know is feeling sad, depressed or under the weather; pick up this beautiful flower and throw it in to a brightly-coloured, “pick-me-up” bouquet. The intended recipient will be GLAD!

Ken Bolt

PS. Have you seen all our Lily arrangements?