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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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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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10 flowers that are actually weeds in disguise

Dandelions

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and with these weeds, those rules don’t change at all. Spring has sprung, and so have many colors through the budding of flowers, trees, and even weeds. The winter white of snow has melted away and buds have begun to bloom everywhere. From gardens to the cracks between sidewalks, life has sprouted in front of our eyes. And while we may see the blues, purples, and pinks of flowers, looks really may deceive your eyes because while you may think you’re collecting a bouquet of wildflowers, you may actually just be pulling weeds. What is the definition of weed? According to Merriam-Webster  a weed is:  "a plant that is not valued where...

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