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Meaning And Symbolism of Tulips

Meaning And Symbolism of Tulips

Tulips originated in Asia but their beauty and symbolism have spread to all parts of the world.  Tulips come in many different bloom colors and the petals can be smooth or ruffled, (also known as a parrot or fringed tulips) single, double, or triple, and they are one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. The meaning of the bloom colors varies from country to country, but this flower is commonly associated with deep love and new birth. With over 3,000 different varieties and world-popularity, it’s easy to understand why the meaning and symbolism of tulips may vary. Let’s look at some of the meanings, symbolism, and stories behind this spring beauty that has been around for centuries. Tulips Turkish Legend Tulips were...

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Red Roses: Meaning and Symbolism

Red roses

An iconic flower around the world, the red rose never wains in popularity. Thousands of years ago, it became the universal symbol of love, and today, it still holds that honor. Red, the color of passion, combined with the beauty and fragrance of the blooms, creates the perfect flower to represent all things of the heart. Symbol of Love Red roses appear in many cultures as a symbol of love and devotion. Their intense color, sweet scent, and shocking ability to inflict pain clearly illustrate all matters of the heart. Red roses, just like love, bring joy, bliss, happiness, and all too often, a sharp stinging ache. [embed][/embed]   In Greek and Roman mythology, the goddess of flowers, Chloris, created the rose from the body...

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Hydrangea meaning and Symbolism


Hydrangeas were originally discovered in Japan. Translated into English, the meaning of the Hydrangea roughly translates to “water barrel” as a nod to the flower's large, cup-like shape and their need for plenty of water. Its undeniable beauty makes hydrangea a lovely addition to any bouquet or garden. [caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="2400"] Photo by Gaetano Cessati[/caption] Hydrangea Meaning Hydrangeas' meaning can be traced back to Japanese culture. According to legend, the hydrangea symbolizes heartfelt emotion and understanding. It is said that a Japanese emperor gifted hydrangea to the family of a woman he loved as an apology for choosing his business over her. In the Victorian era, hydrangeas were viewed as flowers that were boastful, vain, and pompous. This negative connotation might have been...

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Peonies: tips and advices on how to grow them

Pink Peony

Peonies have many great qualities that make them a springtime favorite - peonies are perennial, very fragrant, produce large blooms, are long-lasting cut flowers, low-maintenance, make ideal green foliage plants throughout the summer, and are easy to divide and transplant. It’s hard to find anything negative about this spring beauty so if you have any outdoor planting space, use this guide to plant and grow peonies. You won’t regret it. Choosing the right location Peonies grow best in a sunny location and need at least 6-hours of sunlight every day.  Soil that drains well is also vital to the health of peonies as soggy soil will cause the underground tubers to rot. If you have established peonies that used to produce blooms but no...

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Perfect Perennials: ideal flowers and plants that keep on giving


When it comes to adding color and variety to your garden, planting perennial flowers is a no-brainer. They're colorful, easy to grow, keep coming back for more, and they can be the showpiece of any landscaping project. But What Are Perrenials? Perennials Definition Technically, a perennial is any plant that grows for more than two years, including shrubs and trees. But when it comes to gardening, the term is more commonly used to refer to plants with little or no woody growth - especially small flowering plants - that, once planted, reappear in your garden over many years. (As opposed to annuals and biennials that need to be replanted every year or two years). [embed][/embed] Some Popular Perrenials Geraniums love warm, dry weather and...

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Primrose: How To Grow Primula Vulgaris


Primrose is a small plant with a large garden presence, producing both visual appeal and evening fragrance. The perennial plant is an early spring bloomer that produces a colorful bloom before other plants have come out of dormancy. Under the right growing conditions, primrose can continue to grow and bloom throughout the summer. The brightly-colored, sweet-smelling primrose is ideal for use in garden beds, borders, containers, or for naturalizing areas in the landscape. Under the right growing conditions, primrose will multiply each year and create a carpet of floral color to the landscape. [embed][/embed] Planting Location Select a planting location that has rich humus soil and provides shade from the afternoon sun. Primrose plants like full sun in the spring but they must...

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The violet flower: Tips and How to Grow it


The violet (Viola) is a cool-season plant that has bloom markings that make the flower look like a smiling face. This happy little plant is easy to grow and can provide bloom color in early spring and aging in the fall. In climates with mild winters, violets may remain in bloom throughout the winter. Growing violets is easy, the plants are maintenance-free and practically grow themselves. Use these tips for successfully planting and growing violets in your garden. [embed][/embed] Planting Location Select a planting location that will be in full sun during the early spring months. Violets, which are closely related to pansies, grow and bloom while the weather is still cool but the plants need plenty of sunlight to produce their best bloom...

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Poisonous Flowers; Beautiful, But Deadly

poisonous flowers

Even the hardest of hearts love a beautiful flower. But did you know some of our most beloved flowers hide deadly secrets? Here's a list of some of the world's most beautiful poisonous flowers. Hemlock (Conium maculatum) If there's one flower that most comes to mind when thinking about poisonous flowers, it's definitely hemlock. It was most famously the poison used to execute Socrates after he was found guilty of morally corrupting the minds of Athens' youth. After drinking some hemlock infused tea, Socrates was asked by his executioner to walk around until his feet felt numb. He then laid down and waited as the numbness crept up his legs and torso until his heart stopped and he died. Not the nicest...

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Peace Lily Care: Tips and Advices on how to care for this beautiful plant

Peace Lilly care

Peace lilies are plants that have a powerful meaning. A peace lily symbolizes the rebirth and transcendence of the soul, these plants are considered as a symbol of peace and hope. An interesting fact about them is that peace lilies are usually sent when someone in the family dies as a way to show sympathy. This is a type of plant that is preferred by most plant enthusiasts as it's an adaptable and low-maintenance houseplant. On top of that, they are one of the best plants for indoor environments, many people love peace lilies because they are one of the best choices for cleaning the air, according to NASA, peace lilies can clean the air from toxic gases such as...

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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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