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Downtown Abbey’s Flowers

DOWNTOWN ABBEY'S FLOWERS

Every week, we move back to England along with the Downton Abbey cast and watch the final season of our beloved series with bated breath. While we still don't know how the characters' lives will unfold, we pause to look back at the Downtown Abbey's Flowers that gave color to their world. [caption id="attachment_2143" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Christina-deravedisian[/caption] Whether it's the loose, cream-colored petals falling from a simple bunch of garden roses in the opening credits of the series or the more formal towers of flowers arranged to celebrate the wedding of Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge in the season five finale, flowers are ever-present in Downton Abbey, the award-winning British morality drama about the trials and tribulations of the Crawleys,...

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Geranium meaning and symbolism

Geranium meaning and symbolism

Geranium is a well-known and popular flower that we see, among others, in gardens, terraces, or balconies. But what does geranium mean? The geranium is a fragrant plant ideal for both the balcony and the garden. Its long flowering vines evoke romantic associations, and this is hardly surprising. Find out how to water, propagate and store geraniums so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible. [caption id="attachment_2011" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by manuel-torres-garcia[/caption] Geraniums: characteristics and varieties Although their garden varieties are also trendy, pelargoniums are not dethroned queens of Polish balconies. These ornamental flowers came to Europe in the nineteenth century and arrived as far as Africa. Geraniums' variety can differ significantly in appearance. They may also have minimally different needs, although...

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Bible flowers and their meaning

Bible flowers and their meaning

Faith in its purest form has never needed symbols, yet they have always accompanied it precisely to restore and strengthen a person's confidence. Christian symbolism began to mean many different things in the eyes of the people as the number of followers of Christ increased. Among the most potent forms of symbolism were those associated with the everyday experiences of life. Various kinds of plants are mentioned in the Bible. Like the fig, pomegranate, olive tree, and vine, most were long known and easy to recognize. In ancient times, flour products were the leading food of the people. It was wheat that made the best flour and the best bread, while barley was the food of the poorer people. In the...

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How to Insult Someone with Flowers

Dahlia meaning and symbolism

Back in the 19th century, there was a detailed social code stipulating what flowers could be given in a given situation. A fiery rose given to a maiden by a bachelor was considered an insult! A young woman had to be presented with light, pastel flowers, which corresponded with her purity and innocence. Slightly darker shades were reserved for official brides. The intensity of the colors should increase as the wedding date approaches; purple roses a bride could receive the day before the ceremony. Sending carmine roses to a married woman was a source of gossip and inquiry about her relationship with the giver. In this article we explain How to insult someone with flowers! [caption id="attachment_2098" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by...

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Ranunculus Meaning and Symbolism

Ranunculus Meaning and Symbolism

Like almost all flowers, the Ranunculus is more than just a beautiful bloom. Gifting someone a Ranunculus takes on a much deeper meaning - and that meaning is deeply rooted in Ancient Lore. Let’s look at the Ranunculus' Meaning and Symbolism and how it came to be. The Ranunculus and Persian Symbolism The legend of the Ranunculus is deeply rooted in Persian Lore. A young prince fell in love with multiple Persian nymphs (female divinities), as legend has it. The prince would sing to the nymphs every night, but night after night, they remained unimpressed. Now the legend goes on to take two different endings. In the first ending, the nymphs transform the prince into a Ranunculus flower to make him stop singing....

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How To Grow Hyacinths

How To Grow Hyacinths

Hyacinths are great flowers. They have a pleasant fragrance, and they are easy to grow. Hyacinths have a range of colors from pink to traditional purple, blue, white, deep red, and mauve. Hyacinths plants can be planted in front of garden borders for spring display. You can also plant hyacinths in pots for fragrant splash colors near your house. How To Grow Hyacinths in 4 steps Let's dive into a step-by-step guide on how to grow hyacinths. Selecting A Hyacinth Hyacinths are available in various vibrant colors with different scents. You can choose a hyacinth to grow in the shade and perfume that you like. Buying hyacinths to plant Hyacinth bulbs can be bought online from late summer to autumn and from garden centers. There are two...

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