Welcome in springtime the right way with freshly cut spring flowers! Flowers that grow and are popular in the spring are generally characterized by their vibrant pastel colors and bulb shaped blooms. They’re usually grouped together with other flowers of the same kind in arrangements to create an explosion of color and fragrance.
For thousands of years, the beautiful Lily has been a symbol of life, creativity and good luck. They have been used in ancient mythology across the Mediterranean region and Asia. Asiatic Lilies in particular, are a relatively new addition to the Lilium genus. They’ve only been in cultivation for the last few hundred years, and have quickly become one of the most popular flowers on the market.
Hydrangeas are one of the most commonly used and widely appreciated flowers in the world today. It’s delicate flowers and pom-pom or ball shape makes them a popular choice for all sorts of arrangements. They’re given as gifts as a sign of gratitude for the recipients understanding and devotion. Hydrangea’s are also known to be the official 4th anniversary flower.
Stretching as far back as 1580 B.C. the Lily has been a symbol of beauty and love. It’s been used in wedding centerpieces and bridal bouquets all over the globe. In fact, its stunning appearance makes it the second most popular flower in world, just behind roses. Many countries actually prefer the Lily over roses and feel they better represent love. The ancient Greeks believed that the Lily was created from the milk of ‘Hera’, or the Queen of the Gods.
With roses being this week’s special, we’d like to take the opportunity to share the meaning and significance behind their beautifully distinguished colors. For thousands of years, the rose has evoked feelings and emotions without ever needing to say a word. The Latin saying “sub rosa” translates to “under the rose”, which means that something was told in secret.
It is a common misconception and an unfair reputation that the Carnation flower is a boring, plain or old fashion flower. With these misconceptions, the carnation has been thought of as a “cheap” flower because of its low cost.
Standing tall with its large round head and brilliant yellow color, the sunflower truly represents the golden sun. Sunflowers are known to symbolize loyalty, devotion and admiration because of their love and dedication to the sun. Also, they bring happiness to anyone’s day. Its scientific name Helianthus literally translates to Helios- sun, Anthos- flower.
The beautiful Alstroemeria is also commonly known as Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas, and Parrot Lily. They are shaped like miniature lilies and they share a lot of common features. Alstroemerias were first grown in the cool Andes Mountains of Chile during the wintertime and in Eastern Brazil during the summer months. In its native South America they were a symbol of wealth and good fortune.
Over the years, and with the growth of the flower industry, 190 different varieties of the flower became naturalized in countries all around the world. Alstroemerias were named after the Swedish naturalist Baron Claus von Alstromer who spent his life studying plant and flower seeds throughout Europe during the 18th Century.
Whether you are a bride to be, a music festival goer,a fashion lover, or maybe you want to give a nice decorative crown for a little girls birthday. Flower crowns are becoming increasingly popular. They can be expensive to purchase from a florist. These crowns are relatively easy to make and don’t require too much time or supplies, so instead of paying someone to do it, do it yourself!
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” That line is a line known worldwide by millions. There are so many reasons someone gives a specific name to their child. Perhaps little Mildred was named after a great-great-grandmother, or perhaps William Jerrick III is a legacy handed down from fathers to their sons.