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Lotus Meaning And Symbolism

Lotus Meaning And Symbolism

The lotus flower is unique. It grows in shallow, murky water with the plant roots planted deeply in the mud below. The bloom submerges into the murky depths each night to re-appear above water the following morning. The petals emerge un-stained and un-harmed after spending the night in muddy water. The lotus is an ancient flower that originated in Asia. The first recordings of this unique flower dates back to 250 BC. The flower grows naturally in Asia and Australia, and the lotus is the national flower of both India and Vietnam. This beautiful, unique, and age-old flower is steeped in history and has a wide array of meanings and symbols developed over the centuries. Read on to discover some of the...

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Peonies: Meaning and Symbolism

Peonies: Meaning and Symbolism

No spring garden would be complete without a peony plant growing in it, filling the air with fragrance. Its delicate appearance, easy-to-care nature,  and intoxicating fragrance make it a coveted flower for bridal bouquets and wedding decor for couples getting married in the spring. The long stems of the peony blooms make them an ideal flower to use in table centerpieces for spring get-togethers. These spring flowers hold deep meanings and symbolism and thanks to greenhouses, we can use peonies year-round to convey messages. The giving or receiving of the peony flower is sending a clear message, read on to discover what they mean and symbolize. Meanings * Freshly opened peony blooms mean good luck. They are an ideal flower to give to...

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Green Rose Meaning and Symbolism

Green Rose Meaning and Symbolism

The Red Rose. The Pink Rose. The White Rose. The Yellow Rose. Many different colors come to mind when we think of roses, but green is rarely one of them. But the green rose, though only grown in specific areas of the world, comes in all different hues and shades. Still, whether you choose a dark green rose or a lighter green, they all have a similar meaning and symbolism. The History of the Green Rose The first time Green Roses were documented in literature date back to the 18th century in China. They were grown in the Forbidden City in the gardens of the Imperial Palace. But as beautiful as these roses were, they weren’t available to the general public. Instead,...

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Gardenia: Meaning and Symbolism

Gardenia meaning and symbolism

The intoxicating fragrance, soft white petals, and dark green glossy leaves make gardenias a favorite flower for bouquets and gardens. Gardenias hold second place on the list of favorite flowers, topped only by the popular rose. Gardenias are exotic flowers that originated in Asia where they have been cultivated for over 1,000 years. The essential oils derived from gardenias are used in making perfumes, soap, and several other fragrant beauty aids. Gardenias also are used to treat a wide array of health issues, like lowering blood pressure, combating inflammation, reducing stress, and improving the mood. The beautiful, fragrant, and beneficial gardenia has many meanings and symbolisms. Read on to discover what they are. Legends of The Gardenia In Chinese legend, where the fragrant flower...

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Primrose: Meaning and Symbolism

Primrose meaning and symbolism

Primroses are famous perennials known for their bright flowers and easy-care nature. The plant blooms in a wide array of bright colors like yellow, orange, pink, blue, purple, red, and bi-colors. The size and shape of the blooms also vary depending on the variety planted. Gardeners love these little flowers for their adaptability to most any type of soil or environmental conditions and the flowers are a staple in cottage gardens. One variety, the evening primrose, only blooms at night. This night bloomer attracts moths for pollination, so blooming in the evening gives this variety the best advantage for reproducing. As you may expect, a flower with so many bloom colors, shapes, and times will be surrounded with mystery and many meanings...

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Begonias meaning and symbolism

Begonias meaning and symbolism

From your local community plot to the expansive landscapes of the wealthiest, most powerful people - begonias are an essential staple for any garden. As they are such a popular flower, there is a flurry of information about their characteristics, care, and origin. Probably, the most nuanced and exciting of all is the unique symbolism that has been attached to its name. However, before we discuss begonia's meaning and symbolism, it is crucial to understand these flowers and why they may have such a vital cultural significance. Begonia Overview Begonias, native to the tropics and subtropics, grow in vibrant red, pink, yellow, white, and even purple - their leaves dark, waxy green. They typically grow in large clusters, and it isn't uncommon for...

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Chrysanthemum: Meaning And Symbolism

Chrysanthemum meaning and symbolism

Chrysanthemums are known as the ‘Queen Of Fall Flowers’ in the United States. These late-season bloomers put on a colorful floral display in the fall after all the other plants have ceased bloom production. These hardy flowers thrive in the cooler fall weather and show off their fall colors at the same time the tree foliage is changing colors. Blooms come in various shades of purple, red, white, and yellow. The plant leaves have serrated edges and add architectural interest to the flower garden from spring until the first fall frost. Chrysanthemum leaves are edible and have medicinal uses too. Chrysanthemum Meanings This fall flower has different meanings for different cultures. Down through the centuries and across the culture, one common meaning the flowers...

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Violet: Meaning And Symbolism

February Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

Violets are happy little purple flowers that symbolize many different things. They are aptly named after their lovely violet color. Violets (violas) are in the family Violaceae and they can be found all over the world. These popular little flowers thrive in temperate climates and grow as native wildflowers. They are hardy and naturally resistant to deer and make an ideal perennial ground cover. Violets are good for growing in containers, borders, and flower beds. There are over 500 species categorized in the Violaceae family, with the purple blooming variety being the most well-known. Some viola species are more popular than others due to aesthetic reasons, while others are popular because of their fragrance or health benefits. Although some species are more popular...

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Cactus: Meaning And Symbolism

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Cacti are native to any location that is dry and has sandy soil. These unusual plants in the succulent family come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some cacti (called air cacti) grow without soil and the saguaro cactus in the Arizona desert can reach a height of 20-feet and live to be 175 years old. Some cactus produce blooms, some have sharp protruding spines, some grow straight up and others spill over the planter and grow downward. All store water and can survive for long periods without added moisture. Before giving a cactus as a gift, discover the meaning of these attractive, easy-care plants so you won’t stick someone with the wrong plant. You’re Tough Cacti are tough and able...

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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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