I want to buy something special for a friend, but I did not know what to give as it wasn’t a special occasion or anything. It was just to say a friendly “Hello”. Flowers come into my mind – and who doesn’t like a lovely bunch of flowers to brighten up their day, right?! It got me thinking about the meanings of the flowers.
So here, I thought it would be fun, interesting and useful to compile a list of my favourite flowers with their meanings.
Lasting friendship & non-romantic affection
Support from your family & loved ones
Cheerfulness and good spirits, including cheering up a sad person
Rest & recovery after a long trial or challenge
Enduring life & rebirth, especially the birth of a child
Loyalty and devotion, both romantic & platonic
royalty & regal bearing
motherhood & fertility
purity & the beauty of youth
passion & drive
renewal & rebirth
According to Michael Gaffney, Director of the New York School of Flower Design, “flower growers hold back their rose bushes for months in order to have them bloom in time for February 14th—and then they raise the prices, giving roses that sought-after reputation.”
The above photo was taken at Hitchin Lavender Field two years ago. (Doesn’t time fly!) And I only have just found this out that the sunflower moves itself in the most direct position in front of the sun so it can get the maximum sun rays. This is symbolic of spiritual faith and worship, because we follow our belief system as the sunflower moves to face the life-giving rays of the sun.
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