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Pink Roses Meaning and Symbolism

Pink Roses Meaning and Symbolism

A rose is often associated with love and affection. Traditionally a pink rose represents friendship, grace, and admiration. Pink roses exemplify peace, and as finding balance and internal harmony is the perfect antidote to anxiety, pink roses can be considered a type of medicine for one's soul.   However, did you know that the exact meaning and symbolism of pink roses reside in the hue of their petals? The story behind the use of pink roses The rose originated from ancient China, where they were first cultivated circa 5000 years ago. During the Roman Empire, pink roses would be used to create perfumes and medicines. It was only during the 18th century that roses reached the western world. Josephine, Napoleone Bonaparte's wife, made Roses...

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Lilacs Meaning and Symbolism

Lilacs Meaning and Symbolism

Notorious for clusters of gorgeous white and deep lavender, lilacs are flowers that have held the spotlight for centuries. However, there is an untapped well of information about lilacs despite this popularity. While the technical aspects of this flower are certainly intriguing, there is an even deeper and more complex science going on behind the scenes - meaning and symbolism. In 19th-century Europe, when not only industry was booming, but humanity, literature, and social science, society often found it exciting to assign hidden connotations to certain words, phrases, and gestures - and this new practice very easily found its way into the floral industry, which provided thousands upon thousands of subjects for these theories. [caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Karok[/caption] 4 Facts...

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Tuberose Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Tuberose Flower Meaning and Symbolism

The name causes us to think the flower is a member of the rose family, but it’s not. Tuberose is a member of the agave family and a distant relative of the hyacinth. The blooms look or smell nothing like rose blooms.  Tuberose Flower Meaning and Symbolism is full of enigmas intertwined with mystical Greek mythology. Tuberose is native to Mexico and thrives in warm climates around the world. The plant is grown in home gardens for beauty and fragrance, but its primary usage is in the making of perfume. The flowers open at night and fill the air with intoxicating fragrance. Due to the nighttime bloom cycle, many cultures and ears have associated the flower with wild, unbridled passion. Meanings The tuberose dates...

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An Interview with Harry Simpson

An Interview with Harry Simpson

I grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania, where I learned how to grow and care for plants from an early age. My parents were both farmers, so they taught us everything they knew about growing food and raising animals. They raised chickens, sheep, goats, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, and guinea fowl. We even had a few llamas! When I was 10 or 12, I got my first job working in their greenhouse. It was there that I learned how to prune trees and plant seeds. I obtained a certificate in floral design. In college, I took classes in horticulture, botany, and landscape architecture. I also spent time studying the history of gardening and agriculture. The coursework helped me understand...

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An Interview with Victoria Spencer

 I am Victoria Spencer, owner of The Gracious Florist. I started this business after going through a divorce where I was left without any money or means to pay rent. My goal is to provide affordable flowers for all occasions. I have worked hard to get my name out there and build a reputation for myself. What's the thing you like the most about being a florist? Being able to help people create special moments in their lives. When did you decide to be a florist? When I got divorced, I had no money and nowhere to live. I couldn’t buy a house so I decided to start my own flower shop. How long have you been floral designing? I have been designing flowers since 2008. What...

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Ten Best Types of Peony

Peonies: Meaning and Symbolism

There are over 300 types of peonies, each having its own unique characteristics. The best way to choose the perfect type of peony is to look at the flower itself. We have selected the ten best type of peonies for you to buy or plant. You can understand a lot about an individual from the type of peony they prefer. For example, if you like soft and gentle flowers, then you should consider our top ten peonies. What Is a Peony? Previously included in the Ranunculus family, which contains larkspurs, columbines, and buttercups but has recently been moved to its own family, Paeoniae, peonies have been moved to their own separate family, Paeoniadae. Peonies are a type of flower belonging to the genus...

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