Make Someone’s Day With A Gift Of Flowers

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



Make Someone's Day With A Gift Of Flower

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.”



My Mini Style: The Lavender Outfit.

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.


Of-course, I’m now browsing the FLOWERS & GIFTS sections on Marks and Spencer – to see which lovely ones I should get. What’s your favouraite flowers? x




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  1. 08/07/2017 / 8:46 pm

    I love this article and I love the photos 🙂

  2. 10/07/2017 / 8:49 pm

    Such a lovely post – flowers and lovely photography – brilliant x

  3. 14/07/2017 / 3:05 pm

    When we were dating, my husband bought me flowers all the time….little did he know that I don’t love them like most women…ha ha!!
    They are incredibly pretty, and I Love seeing them in nature!

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:26 pm

      Haha He is so very sweet! You are so lucky! Wish my OH would do the same. Teehee. x

  4. 14/07/2017 / 8:40 pm

    We love flowers at our house. My two girls are always gathering bouquets…well, maybe not right now because all the wildflower have withered up and blown away in the Texas summer sun, ha! The sunflowers along the edge of the garden are still hanging in there, though!

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:28 pm

      Wow! You are so lucky to live near lots of wild flowers. I wish I can do the same over here. x

  5. 14/07/2017 / 8:49 pm

    Beautiful 🙂 I always forget that flowers have meaning and it’s lovely to be reminded. Thank you

  6. 15/07/2017 / 3:08 am

    Flowers are so lovely! It’s nice to learn a bit about what they mean. My favourite flowers are ones that will bloom in my garden – or something that lasts ages in a vase! I got a carnation on Mother’s Day and it was still going strong 3 weeks later!

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:34 pm

      Wow! Carnation after 3 weeks! That’s Amazing! I will ask for carnation next year. hehe x

  7. 15/07/2017 / 11:29 pm

    Ahh flowers are such a lovely way to make someones day. I love yellow roses the most, or sunflowers, anything bright and cheery! #fabfridaypost

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:38 pm

      I love those bright & cheery colours flowers too. It does make the room brighter doesn’t it. x

  8. 16/07/2017 / 10:23 pm

    I absolutely adore having fresh flowers in my house as it just brightens up the place for me so it’s lovely to find out the meanings of them. #FabFridayPost

  9. 17/07/2017 / 2:03 pm

    I love fresh flowers, especially anemones and sweet williams. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:43 pm

      I need to look these up – I have not ideas what they are. They sound like very sweet flowers. x

  10. 17/07/2017 / 10:39 pm

    Knowing the meaning behind the flowers is very useful! Thanks Su, for this great post and for showing me that Protea! Never saw or heard of it before! Fabulous! #FabFridayPost

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