Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The meaning of a flower

thanks to martha stewart, i can view the meaning of a flower from a short list. i love flowers, gardens, and nature in general. that i thank my mom for raising me in a home with a nice garden. unfortunately our gardens were demolished after a couple of years of moving in our current home. i tell everyone who visits my backyard this story because till this day i am still devastated about our loss. gardens are hard to maintain, and unwanted animals/reptiles live in them.

it would be nice if more people started randomly purchasing flowers as gifts. and to buy a flower with the appropriate meaning of the moment would make it even more special. my favorite flowers are tulips and roses, *hint hint*.

Baby's breath = Everlasting love
Bachelor's button = Celibacy, delicacy
Calla lily = Magnificent beauty
Carnation (pink) = Woman's love
Carnation = Pure love
Cornflower = Delicacy
Crocus = Cheerfulness
Daisy = Innocence
Dogwood = Duration
Fern = Magic
Forget-me-not = Remember me
Freesia = Innocence
Fuchsia = Confiding love
Geranium = True friendship
Hellebore = Calming
Hyacinth = Sport and play
Iris = I have a message for you
Ivy = Friendship
Jasmine (pink) = I attach myself to you
Jasmine (white) = Amiability
Lady's mantle = Comfort
Lilac = First emotions of love
Lily-of-the-valley = Return of happiness
Mint = Virtue
Myrtle = Love
Oak leaf = Bravery
Orchid = You're in my thoughts
Peony = Bashful
Peppermint = Warmth of feeling
Primrose = Youth
Ranunculus = Radiant with charms
Rose (white) = I am worthy of you
Rose = Love
Rosemary = Remembrance
Snowdrop = Hope
Sweet pea = Delicate pleasures
Sweet violet = Modesty
Sweet William = Sensitivity
Tulip (pink) = Caring
Tulip (variegated) = Beautiful eyes
Tulip = Declaration of love
Violet (blue) = Faithfulness


mlle sarah said...

tulips are one of my faves too... and i agree... flowers make better random gifts... 'just because' <3