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Daisy: Meaning and Symbolism

Daisy Meaning

We all know the lover's daisy game where a sad and lovelorn person pulls a daisy petal one by one while reciting, "he loves me, he loves me not". But did you know that daisies have a symbolism all to themselves? The common daisy Many flowers share the name "daisy", but for most of us, the classic flower of lover's games and daisy chains is the European species named Bellis perennis. Interestingly enough, the common name for this species of daisy is bruisewort, or occasionally woundwort, which are both unflattering names for such a pretty flower. This name probably originated with the Romans who would soak bandages in daisy juice and use them to cover wounds. And daisies are still used in...

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Pink Flowers: 12 best flowers + Pictures

Pink is the color of love and compassion and when combined with flowers, it symbolises friendship, affection, harmony and inner piece. When you choose to gift someone pink flowers, you can never go wrong. The meaning of  universal love for oneself or others makes this color the perfect choice for a multitude of situations and life events. The range of hues in nature is varied. From blush pink to magenta, there is a shade for every occasion. Pink flowers are also a very pretty choice for any wedding bouquets. I chose classic pink roses for my wedding day, look how pretty my wedding bouquet was: Pink is a very versatile color which is sometimes considered a neutral color. However, the selection of...

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Purple Flowers: best types of flowering plants with pictures

Purple Flower

Purple and green make an excellent color combination and the color combo reduces stress. Bold and royal shades of purple mixed in with other bloom colors create striking contrast in the flower garden. There are many different purple flowers to choose from with bloom hues that range from pale lilac to deep violet. The sizes also range from a few inches tall to vines that can span 30-feet in length when mature. Check out some of these purple flower varieties and their growing habits so you can select some that are just right for your landscape. Alliums (Allium giganteum) Alliums are also known as blooming onions and make a perfect bridge flower to help keep things blooming with purple color from early spring through...

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Daffodils: Meaning and Symbolism

Daffodil Meaning

When I think about daffodils, the first thing that comes to mind is springtime. Long walks in the prairies, that crisp morning air that brings joy and peacefulness, the symmetrical look of freshly cut grass and the white and yellow daffodils. This is how I remember my childhood. I feel a sense of attachment to such a delicate flower and its main meaning, a fresh start, perfectly intertwines with my younger-self memories. Let's discover together the daffodil's meaning and symbolism. [caption id="attachment_1113" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Photo by Mat Reding[/caption] The daffodil symbolizes new beginning and rebirth. It's the flower of second chances, of new opportunities. It's the symbol of hope. In a religious context, the daffodil is associated with Lent, often called the...

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Roses: how to grow them

Pink Roses

Roses are the all-time favorite flower for growing at home and for good reasons. A rose bush is easy to grow, long-lasting, provides beauty, fragrance, it can be grown in-ground or in a container, and it also produces berries, called rose hips, that are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. A healthy rose bush planted in good soil receiving the right amount of sun exposure will produce fragrant blooms for decades. Use these tips on how to grow roses so you can enjoy all the benefits these hardy bushes have to offer. Facts about roses: Rose bushes are sold in one of two ways; bare-root or container-grown. Bare root bushes are dormant and may even look dead in their package, but once they...

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Thinking about a Flower Tattoo? Here is the Inspiration You Needed

Flowers for tattoos

If you have ever thought about getting a flower tattoo, you are not alone. Flowers for tattoos make great pieces because they can represent a variety of themes as well as personal anecdotes. Far from cliché, flowers work to support complex sleeves and even by themselves as solo-pieces. To help you decide the overall style of your upcoming flower tattoo, here are a bunch of cool tattoos with floral elements/adaptations. Creative Manipulation - Floral elements in a bigger picture: In this tattoo, we can see a creative use of the flower’s parts to paint a bigger picture. Specifically, this tattoo has manipulated the pistil to represent what looks like a woman’s face with petals for hair. The hands appear to represent the stem...

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Yellow Flowers: 18 types and What They Mean

Yellow Flowers

Many of us have fond memories of the small yellow blooms of dandelions that sprouted on the lawns every spring. Dandelions were probably the first yellow flower we were introduced to as a child and the plant may find a place in our lawns, memories, and kitchen pantry after we became adults. Dandelion is a yellow flower with multiple meanings - like hope, wish for dreams to come true, and a floral gift given to a loved one as a promise of faithfulness. The entire plant is also edible and used for herbal remedies. To say the right thing, all you have to do is give the right flower. Here 18 other yellow flowers and what they mean so you can give...

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Orchid meaning and symbolism

Orchid Meaning and Symbolism

Orchids are one of the most popular decorative plants in the world. These beautiful and striking flowers come in many different colors. They have a long history of being used symbolically in art, culture, and everyday life. The symbolic nature of orchids varies depending on the culture and the context of their use. Let’s take a closer look at the true orchid meaning. What Do Orchids Symbolize? The popularity of orchids means that they have been historically used to symbolize different things. For example, in ancient Greece, orchids were associated with fertility; ancient Greeks placed orchid plants in their homes in the hopes of increasing their chances for children. In the 19th century, the symbolic meaning of orchids shifted considerably. The Victorians saw...

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Orange Flowers: 19 Types and Pictures

Orange Roses

Vitalizing and visually stimulating, orange flowers bring cheerful energy to the garden. The color palette of orange flowers is diverse, from bright, bold snapdragons to gentle, flushed Frangipani. Orange flowers captivate with their bursts of color. They add depth and allure to the garden landscape, creating focal points, and charisma. These are the most popular orange flowers in gardens today: Snapdragon (Antirrhinum) Snapdragon is a graceful flower that represents growth. This tall flower is the right choice if you need something that stands out. Use snapdragons in events where someone is turning a new page in their life or embarking on anew, exciting journey. [embed][/embed] Pot Marigold Pot Marigolds originate from  Northern Mediterranean countries and represent sunshine and fire.  Marigold petals are a delicious and appealing...

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3 best Ted Talks about gardening in small spaces

Garden with flowers

Growing flowers in small space in a challenge for anyone living in the city, in an apartment or otherwise small place. When I was living in London, United Kingdom, I thought that the idea of gardening was inaccessible for city dwellers. I was so immersed in the every day grind of my city life that I associated gardening with the luxury of living in the countryside. How wrong was I? A while back, I read this article in a magazine about how growing even a tiny portion of your own food would help the environment. Unconvinced about the association of small spaces and growing plants, I tried with some herbs. I started with basil and mint and the result was so satisfying! I...

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