Flowers are the most beautiful way to express one’s feelings. Their fragrance and colour brings a sense of freshness and beauty in the life of our loved ones. The gifts presented in the form of flowers are the best gifts ever given to someone. However, flowers cannot be stored for lifetime, but gifts in the form of flowers are the most precious gifts, memories of which always remain in the heart of the person forever.
Flowers are for someone that matters in your life, to mark the importance of the occasion. Birthdays, Marriages, Anniversaries, etc are the events on which we generally convey our good wishes through flowers. Flowers connect directly to the nature and give the feeling of contentment and compassion. Every flower has its own charm, quality and message as follows:
What different flowers symbolize
- Red Rose symbolizes love, passion, desire and respect.
- Yellow Rose symbolizes friendship, caring, happiness and freedom.
- Coral Rose symbolizes desire.
- Peach Rose symbolizes modesty.
- Dark Pink Rose symbolizes gratitude and appreciation.
- Pale Pink Rose symbolizes grace, admiration and sympathetic thoughts.
- Orange Rose symbolizes fascination and enthusiasm.
- White Rose symbolizes innocence, reverence, humility and truth.
- Purple/Lilac Rose symbolizes love at first sight, enchantment
- Red & Yellow blended symbolizes gaiety and joviality.
- White and Yellow combined symbolizes harmony.
- Red Roses and White combined symbolizes bonding and harmony.
SOME SPECIAL FLOWERS
- The rose is the official flower of Portland, Oregon and the official National Floral Emblem of the United States.
- The rose is the state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota and Washington D.C.
- About 60% of the roses grown in the U.S. come from California.
- Roses are native to the United States.
- The month of June is National Rose Month
- Bulgaria is the primary source of rose oils in Europe.
“The Legend of the Rose and the Nightingale”
All roses were once white. One night the Nightingale met a white Rose and fell in Love. His love was so intense that he was inspired to song (for before that, nightingales only croaked and chirped). Eventually his love was such that he pressed himself to the flower and the thorns pierced his heart. He perished, but the Rose was forever colure red.
Rosemary symbolizes remembrance.
Snowdrop symbolizes hope.
Sweet Pea symbolizes delicate pleasures.
The tulip originated as a wildflower in Persia. In the 1500s, tulips were extensively cultivated in Turkey. Based on their resemblance to the “tulbend,” a turban worn by Turkish men, they were called tulipan. In 1562, tulip bulbs from Constantinople reached Antwerp by ship. Before the turn of the century, tulips had been so rare that only the wealthiest that in Holland could afford them. It was for this reason that tulips became an obvious status symbol for the rich. By the 1620s, merchants the world over began buying and selling tulips. “Tulip madness” was the result. Tulip trading crashed in 1637, throwing Holland into financial ruin. The Dutch government enacted strict laws for cultivating and selling bulbs, and, appropriately, the tulip became the national emblem of Holland.
Legend tells of a Persian youth, named Ferhad, who fell in love with a young woman named Shirin. She did not reciprocate his feelings for her, so with the broken heart, he went out into the desert to die. As his heart ached, his tears fell into the sand and turned into beautiful tulips. Amongst the Persians, the tulip is an offering a young man makes to his beloved. What he is saying in the Language of Flowers is “as the redness of this flower, I am on fire with love.” Shortly after World War II, the Dutch shipped hundreds of thousands of tulip bulbs to Ottawa, the capital of Canada. This symbolic gesture showed their thanks to the Canadian soldiers for freeing Holland from German occupation, and also the way Canada’s government welcomed Queen Maria to remain in Ottawa while the during the war.
Colour messages abound with tulips
which primarily express a declaration of love in a gift from a lover. Variegated tulips are for “beautiful eyes.” Red tulips indicate an irresistible love, and yellow tulips indicate hopeless love that has no chance of reconciliation. Tulips that are combined in colour express other messages like Red, yellow tulips together are an expression of congratulations, while yellow, and orange tulips together imply passionate thoughts. Red and white tulips signify unity.
Veronica symbolizes fidelity.
Violet symbolizes faithfulness