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Lotus Meaning And Symbolism

Lotus Meaning And Symbolism

The lotus flower is unique. It grows in shallow, murky water with the plant roots planted deeply in the mud below. The bloom submerges into the murky depths each night to re-appear above water the following morning. The petals emerge un-stained and un-harmed after spending the night in muddy water. The lotus is an ancient flower that originated in Asia. The first recordings of this unique flower dates back to 250 BC. The flower grows naturally in Asia and Australia, and the lotus is the national flower of both India and Vietnam. This beautiful, unique, and age-old flower is steeped in history and has a wide array of meanings and symbols developed over the centuries. Read on to discover some of the...

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Best Get Well Flowers

best Get well flowers

Belief in flowers' magical power and properties has existed since ancient times. In the following centuries, flower magic was practiced - flower buds, petals, and stems were used to prepare love infusions (but not only), dried and placed in linen bags, in a powdered form were added to herbal mixtures. It is assumed that flowers relax the atmosphere and express respect towards the gifted person. There is much truth in this. A woman who receives a bouquet will feel honored, even more so if she was not expecting such a gesture. It is a good way if a man wants to look good in the eyes of his chosen one and make a good first impression. When the first date is approaching,...

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June Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

 June Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

Flowers have always been, and probably always will be, a great substitute for words. The bloom colors and fragrance enhance the giver’s message. Every flower has a meaning, and every month has a birth flower. If you wish to convey certain emotions, thoughts, or moods to the recipient, discover  June birth flowers and their meaning. These flowers will hold a special meaning to the recipient and be able to convey more to them than any words you could say. [caption id="attachment_1541" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Eva Andreeva[/caption] Rose And Honeysuckle June has two of the most fragrant flowers as its’ birth flower. Those born in this month will always prefer to receive flowers that have a strong fragrance rather than those with a showy...

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Peonies: Meaning and Symbolism

Peonies: Meaning and Symbolism

No spring garden would be complete without a peony plant growing in it, filling the air with fragrance. Its delicate appearance, easy-to-care nature,  and intoxicating fragrance make it a coveted flower for bridal bouquets and wedding decor for couples getting married in the spring. The long stems of the peony blooms make them an ideal flower to use in table centerpieces for spring get-togethers. These spring flowers hold deep meanings and symbolism and thanks to greenhouses, we can use peonies year-round to convey messages. The giving or receiving of the peony flower is sending a clear message, read on to discover what they mean and symbolize. Meanings * Freshly opened peony blooms mean good luck. They are an ideal flower to give to...

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Best Housewarming Flowers

Best Housewarming Flowers

When a loved one is making a big move in their life, it's only natural to want to celebrate with the best of the best. And while most may see them as simply a pleasant view, a bouquet may be the best gift you can give; more than just a simple decoration, they are also a way of expressing your thoughts and feelings to the person in question - no words necessary. The concept of flower symbolism originated in Victorian England, during a time when the lower classes were, at last, being exposed to art, science, and literature and were allowed to explore new and exciting ideas. This practice assigns meanings to flowers and other plants, which can be given as...

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How To Say Thank You With Flowers

How To Say Thank You With Flowers

When someone does something nice for you, it’s customary to say ‘Thank You’. But many times just saying the words is not enough to convey how grateful you really are. Flowers can express how we feel better than words if we choose the right floral type and bloom color. There are universal floral types and bloom colors that will speak the language of gratitude and are suitable for any occasion on which you want to say  ‘Thank You'. [caption id="attachment_1536" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Summer Quinn[/caption] Hydrangea In Japanese culture, the hydrangea flower means “thank you for understanding”.  It’s widely given to convey unity and togetherness within a family and conveys the message of ‘thank you for being there’. The color of the hydrangea’s blooms...

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Best Marigold To Grow At Home

Best Marigold To Grow At Home

Marigolds are the happy and bright flowers of summer. They are drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and thrive in almost any soil or environmental conditions. The easy-care plant comes in a wide range of bloom colors and plant sizes, plus they provide organic pest control for the yard and garden. It’s challenging to select the absolute best marigold to grow at home since they are all beautiful and beneficial in their way. We will examine some of the general characteristics, growing habits, and benefits that marigolds offer, then narrow it down to a few of the best to grow at home. Bloom Colors, Sizes, Petal Counts When marigolds are mentioned, most people think of small orange blooming plants, but the plants can do far more than just...

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Green Rose Meaning and Symbolism

Green Rose Meaning and Symbolism

The Red Rose. The Pink Rose. The White Rose. The Yellow Rose. Many different colors come to mind when we think of roses, but green is rarely one of them. But the green rose, though only grown in specific areas of the world, comes in all different hues and shades. Still, whether you choose a dark green rose or a lighter green, they all have a similar meaning and symbolism. The History of the Green Rose The first time Green Roses were documented in literature date back to the 18th century in China. They were grown in the Forbidden City in the gardens of the Imperial Palace. But as beautiful as these roses were, they weren’t available to the general public. Instead,...

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Gardenia: Meaning and Symbolism

Gardenia meaning and symbolism

The intoxicating fragrance, soft white petals, and dark green glossy leaves make gardenias a favorite flower for bouquets and gardens. Gardenias hold second place on the list of favorite flowers, topped only by the popular rose. Gardenias are exotic flowers that originated in Asia where they have been cultivated for over 1,000 years. The essential oils derived from gardenias are used in making perfumes, soap, and several other fragrant beauty aids. Gardenias also are used to treat a wide array of health issues, like lowering blood pressure, combating inflammation, reducing stress, and improving the mood. The beautiful, fragrant, and beneficial gardenia has many meanings and symbolisms. Read on to discover what they are. Legends of The Gardenia In Chinese legend, where the fragrant flower...

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Primrose: Meaning and Symbolism

Primrose meaning and symbolism

Primroses are famous perennials known for their bright flowers and easy-care nature. The plant blooms in a wide array of bright colors like yellow, orange, pink, blue, purple, red, and bi-colors. The size and shape of the blooms also vary depending on the variety planted. Gardeners love these little flowers for their adaptability to most any type of soil or environmental conditions and the flowers are a staple in cottage gardens. One variety, the evening primrose, only blooms at night. This night bloomer attracts moths for pollination, so blooming in the evening gives this variety the best advantage for reproducing. As you may expect, a flower with so many bloom colors, shapes, and times will be surrounded with mystery and many meanings...

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