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  • 1. Flowers: Understanding Their Meaning And Significance To SpecialOccasionsFlowers have taken on various meanings throughout time, and for as long as people haveexisted. However, it is believed that during the Victorian era, flowers were used not only asdecoration, but also to convey a strong, and commonly understood meaning. Colour, shape, andscent were all used as part of the overall message that was conveyed. In addition, the art of growing,arranging, and preserving flowers was thought to refine a woman. Hence, Victorians developedfluorography, or the study of flowers. In 1818, Mme. Charlotte de la Tour compiled the variousmeanings of flowers and published Le Language des Fleurs. Later, in 1879, Miss Corruthers, aVictorian lady of Inverness, wrote an entire book on fluorography. These two books are used as thestandard sources for flower symbolism in England and the United States. The love of flowers and theinterest in the meanings of flowers did not end during that period. Instead, it continues to this day, andthe significance of flowers is still quite influential.Lily flowerDownload this image from © Dreamstime.comBecause flowers carry many meanings, it is important to realize the message that they hold and touse them accordingly.Listed below are the most common flowers and their respective meaning to help you choose theperfect flowers for any occasion. Although the symbolic meaning of a flower is important, it is crucialto keep in mind the recipient and their flower preference. In addition, it is often helpful to include asmall note to express your feelings, especially if the individuals flower preference has a negativeconnotation.Flowers and their Respective Meanings:
  • 2. Aster - Symbol of Love, DaintinessAzalea - First LoveCamellia Pink - Longing For YouCamellia Red - Youre a Flame in My HeartCamellia White - Youre AdorableCarnation Red - My heart aches for youCarnation Pink - Ill never forget youCarnation White - Sweet and LovelyCarnation Pink - Ill Never Forget YouCarnation Striped - Sorry I Cant Be with YouCarnation Yellow - You Have Disappointed Me, RejectionChrysanthemum Red - I Love YouChrysanthemum White - TruthChrysanthemum Yellow - Slighted LoveDaffodil Yellow - Respect or JoyDaisy - Innocence, Loyal LoveDogwood - Love Undiminished by AdversityFern Maidenhair - Secret Bond of LoveForget-Me-Not - True Love, MemoriesGardenia - Youre Lovely, Secret LoveIvy - Wedded Love, FidelityJonquil - Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire
  • 3. Lavender - Devoted LoveLily White - Youth or BeautyLily Tiger - ProsperityLily Purple - Beginning of LoveLotus Flower - Any Estranged LoveMoss - Maternal Love, CharityOrange Blossom - Eternal Love, Marriage and FruitfulnessOrchid - Love, Beauty, RefinementPeony - Bashful LovePrimrose - Happy LovePoppy - Hopeless LoveRose Red - I Love You or PassionRose Pink - HappinessRose Yellow - FriendshipRose White Innocence or PurityRose White - Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of YouRosebud Red - Pure and LovelySpider Flower - Elope with MeSunflower - Yellow AdorationTulip General - Perfect LoverTulip Red - LoveTulip Yellow - Sunshine of my life
  • 4. Tulip Variegated - Beautiful EyesZinnia - Absent LoveSometimes, a single flower does not convey the message you desire. In this case, a beautiful displayof one type of flower or a bouquet of multiple flower types can be ideal.Birthdays—Selecting the Ideal Floral Arrangement:Creating the perfect birthday arrangement for a friend or loved one can be difficult. However, byselecting the traditional flower associated with the individuals birthday month, the bouquet can betailored to suit their needs. Because each flower is selected according to its most prolific floweringtime, you are receiving the most beautiful flowers for the season, at a reasonable price. The followingare examples of the types of bouquets that can be created for a loved ones birthday:January Carnations / SnowdropsFebruary Violets / PrimrosesMarch Daffodil / Jonquils / VioletsApril Sweet Peas / DaisiesMay Lilies of the Valley / Hawthorn / LiliesJune Roses / HoneysuckleJuly Larkspur / Delphinium / Water LilyAugust Poppies / GladiolusSeptember Aster / Morning GloriesOctober Calendula / Marigold / CosmosNovember ChrysanthemumDecember Narcissus / Poinsettia / HollyAs discussed above, flowers carry many meanings; birthday flowers are no different. For example,daffodils are regularly regarded as a symbol of rebirth as they are so often associated withspringtime. Carnations generally carry connotations of love, fascination, and distinction. In addition,Lilies typically symbolize purity of heart because people instantly connect lilies with the colour white –
  • 5. signifying innocence and sweetness.Although flowers are most often associated with Valentines Day and birthdays, a flower bouquet canbe a thoughtful and well-appreciated gift for any occasion. It can also be used to say "Im sorry" or tobrighten up the lives of a loved one who is sick. The effect that flowers have on our lives isastounding; it creates a sense of well-being and happiness and can be used for any occasion.Online florists, flowers4.co.uk can help you select flowers for birthday months. You can send flowersusing their same day flower delivery service to UK and other European destinations. You can alsouse their next day flower service to send flowers to loved ones to countries outside Europe.Clinton Porter is a search engine optimisation consultant with Nvisage(http://www.nVisage.co.uk/whatwedo/search_engine_optimisation.asp) for Flowers4 Online flowershops and florists (http://www.flowers4.co.uk/) specialists in Wedding and bridal flowers, Funeral andsympathy flowers. Order and send fresh flowers online for same day and next day delivery. Video Source: YoutubeClick Here for Great Deals on Loose Colored Gemstones