The Victorians perfected the art of Flower Meanings, with every blossom carefully chosen to send a particular message. Their restrictive social existence needed an outlet, and thus Flower Meanings, in bouquets or worn on a gentleman’s lapel, were important ways to say something the bearer could not openly express.
So complex was this art that Flower Meanings dictionaries were published as reference manuals. Send yellow carnations, and you’re saying “No thanks,” while a spider flower means “Let’s elope!” In the British movie “Greenfingers” an ex convict loves the prison garden so much that he steals yellow roses to get back behind bars—sending a Flower Meaning message to his prospective girlfriend the message that he’s only interested in something platonic!
Nowadays Flower Meanings may seem quaint and amusing, but it’s still worth looking into the language of flowers if you have something to say. Intent is a powerful energy, and if you are conscious of what you’re giving, the Flower Meanings behind your floral arrangements will have an added dimension.
Let’s just say that your daughter graduated from high school, and is about to go on to her degree. You’re proud of her, and you wish her luck and every success. If you wanted to express that with Flower Meanings, then you’d choose pink heather and stephanotis for luck, and gardenias for joy. A tall amaryllis shows how proud you are of her efforts. (You can find many choices for your Flower Meanings bouquets at daFlores.)
Each culture has its own rules on Flower Meanings, so be sure you know what you’re saying and to whom. In many Eastern European countries, for example, you would not want to send red and white flowers mixed; these are a symbol of death and often used at funerals. In the United Kingdom, however, red and white roses have a different Flower Meaning: they are the symbols of two sides in a civil war, but they merge to form the famous Tudor rose and a message of unity.
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