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July Birth Flowers And Their Meanings

The language of flowers is known as floriography, and it was used to convey messages long before our modern means of communication were invented. Each month has a birth flower, and that flower (or flowers) will hold a special meaning to people born in that month. In past centuries, floriography was the way to tell someone how you felt without saying a word. In our modern society, we have many forms of communication to express sentiments. It’s not frowned upon in polite society to express feelings of love, interest, or even disapproval as it was in past societies. We have the freedom to say what we think or feel, but it’s still nice to say it with flowers. Read on to discover the July birth flowers, and what they mean so you can surprise the July baby with flowers that are special to them. July Flowers Larkspur and water lily are the flowers for those born in this mid-summer month. Either flower generally conveys the message of happiness and well wishes, but each bloom color has a unique meaning and symbolism. Larkspur Larkspurs come in many colors, including indigo, purple, and pink. The plants produce very tall towers of flowers that are sure to catch attention. The flowers look like the spurs of a lark. That’s how the plant got its’ name. Color Meanings In general, larkspurs symbolize positivity and a strong bond of love. Each bloom color holds a different meaning. * Pink larkspurs symbolize fickleness. * White blooms symbolize happiness. * Blue blooms mean grace. * Purple blooms mean first love. Legend Of Larkspur Water Lily Water lilies are unique lotus-like flowers. They are the star of many water features and are second only to lotus flowers in their aquatic appearance. In general, the water lily symbolizes purity and majesty. The plants are hard workers when grown in a home water feature. Water lilies are used in ponds to deter algae growth and shade and cool the water for the fish and other aquatic life living in the water. Water lilies grow and can be seen floating atop the water from mid-spring until late summer. Each bloom only lasts four days until it sinks under the water. The lovely, short-lived blooms make these July birth flowers even more unique and beautiful. Symbolism and Meaning Of Water Lilies The flower symbolizes purity or rebirth. They also represent eternity, beauty, purity, and divinity. Giving water lilies means you express wishes of joy, happiness, and well wishes to the recipient. Bloom Colors White, yellow, pink, red, blue, purple, and pastel orange. Some water lilies are called ‘changeable’ because the flowers change color as they bloom develops. * White blooms mean mental purity. * Yellow flowers symbolize energy, good health, and new starts. * Pink blooms mean joy, youth, and friendship. * Red blooms symbolize pure love and romance. * Blue blooms represent power and knowledge. * Purple water lily flowers mean power. * Orange blooms represent energy, warmth, and confidence. Water Lily Legend The name is derived from the Greek myth of nymphs. These beautiful yet dangerous water spirits often drowned innocent people who visited the creeks or ponds they protected. Combinations A water feature containing water lilies with larkspur growing nearby will be a hit with anyone born in July.

The language of flowers is known as floriography, and it was used to convey messages long before our modern means of communication were invented. Each month has a birth flower, and that flower (or flowers) will hold a special meaning to people born in that month. In past centuries, floriography was the way to tell someone how you felt without saying a word. In our modern society, we have many forms of communication to express sentiments. It’s not frowned upon in polite society to express feelings of love, interest, or even disapproval as it was in past societies. We have the freedom to say what we think or feel, but it’s still nice to say it with flowers. Read on to discover...

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Best Housewarming Flowers

Best Housewarming Flowers

When a loved one is making a big move in their life, it's only natural to want to celebrate with the best of the best. And while most may see them as simply a pleasant view, a bouquet may be the best gift you can give; more than just a simple decoration, they are also a way of expressing your thoughts and feelings to the person in question - no words necessary. The concept of flower symbolism originated in Victorian England, during a time when the lower classes were, at last, being exposed to art, science, and literature and were allowed to explore new and exciting ideas. This practice assigns meanings to flowers and other plants, which can be given as...

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Best Mother’s Day Flowers

Best Mother's Day Flowers

Flowers are the traditional gift to give to your mother on Mother’s Day. The colorful blooms send a non-verbal message to the woman who gave birth to you on her special day. Different flower varieties and bloom colors convey different sentiments, and you may need a little help to know the right ones to choose. You want to let your Mother know you love her. However, red roses won’t be an excellent choice to convey that sentiment. Red roses mean ‘I Love You,’ but they imply it with romantic love. Check out some of these best Mother’s Day flowers that will let her know you love her and appreciate all she has done for you. Carnations Carnations are the traditional Mother’s Day flower. A...

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How To Grow Lilies

How To Grow Lilies (Lilium)

Lilies are loved by everyone, and they're straightforward to grow at home. Lily refers to all kinds of lilies, including those in various colors, flower shapes, blooming periods, and maturity levels. Lilies are extremely easy to grow from seed and can be grown successfully indoors or outdoors. They require little maintenance once established. Lilies are famous for producing large quantities of beautiful blooms year after year. How to Grow Lilies: an Overview  The following is an overview of how to grow lilies: 1) Selecting the Right Variety There are wide different varieties of lilies available today. Some are more fragrant than others, while others have more prominent blooms. It's essential to select a suitable variety for your growing conditions. If you live in a cold...

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