7/18/2017

The Hidden Meaning Of My Favourite Flowers



I absolutely adore flowers. There's something about them, perhaps the scent and sight of them which instantly makes me feel happier. I've been with my partner for almost ten years now and he's only recently started buying them for me, can you believe that? I'll let him off though because he's pretty much perfect in every other aspect, he's my best friend and the most amazing father to our two children (but if you are reading this Nick, keep the flowers coming!)

Flying Flowers recently invited me to write all about my favourite flowers and I was excited to take part because it's not a topic that I usually get the time to cover. So here you have it, my favourite flowers and their hidden meanings.


Roses
It's no surprise that roses represent love and adoration but you will be surprised to learn that it's not what every type of rose signifies. The colour of the rose depends on the meaning and the message you want to portray to the recipient; white roses for sorrow, yellow roses for happiness, peach roses for friendship and of course red roses for love. My personal favourites have got to be pink, peach and yellow roses as I'm such a big lover of pastel colours.

Cherry Blossoms
Now you don't get cherry blossoms in any sort of bouquet that I've ever come across but they are probably my favourite flower of all time. They signify the beauty and fragility of life and whenever I see a cherry blossom tree in bloom I can't help but feel at ease, they are beautiful. They only bloom for a short amount of time and they always remind me that life really is too short, you've got to make the most of it. I'd love to visit Japan one day mainly to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, I think the experience would literally take my breath away.

Sunflowers
The first thing that springs to mind when I see a sunflower is happiness but they stand for a lot more than that. Did you know that sunflowers also represent loyalty and adoration? I didn't! There's something about sunflowers that make me smile and feel cheerful, they are so bright and colourful. I really want to grow my own with the children next year as they'll both be a little older and it would be a fun project for us to do as a family.

Daisies

Last but not least we have the delicate little daisy. Daisies represent beauty and innocence and you can really see why. When I think of daisies I'm taken back to my childhood, sitting in the garden making daisy chains with my siblings and cousins. Daisy was also on our baby name list back when I was pregnant with Noah but of course with him being a boy we had to scrap that idea. It's no surprise that they've always been special to me.

What are your favourite flowers and do you know their hidden meaning?



- Wrote in collaboration with Flying Flowers.

14 comments:

  1. Favourite flower/s, I think Roses:- As there is such variety and the scent is Wonderful.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Nice to known the meaning ( messages being sent by sending particular flower/s) of flowers. Maybe some Businesses should consider including that within their products / services etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Never REALLY though about the meaning!
    I'll be taking note now

    Love lillies

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  4. I absolutely love roses they smell divine and are beautiful flowers xxx

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  5. Family friend send some flowers a few months ago. They were from Flying Flowers, a flat packed vase was enclosed, with instructions on how to make it open up for use :- great idea.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. I knew the meaning of some flowers. Nice to learn the meaning of some others.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Ashleigh Allan22 July 2017 at 14:22

    I love sunflowers

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  8. Flowers I like to see bloom in Spring and Summer.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. Nice to consider the meaning of flowers. This could be implemented when making and / or sending cards for special occasions etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Years ago now, I found a book in a 2ndhand bookshop that had beautiful illustrations of a different flower/plant for each day of the year, together with their meaning in the language of the flowers and a poem about the meaning. However, I haven't unpacked most of my moving boxes yet and it's in one of them, so I can't check the title.

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  11. As flowers have meanings, maybe we should take that into consideration when obtaining a bouquet of flowers as a gift for a friend / occasion, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. I personally would appreciate more information in regards to the meanings for particular flowers.

    Rachel Craig

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  13. Bright Summer Colours can Cheer the Spirit.

    Rachel Craig

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  14. I like Lillies but always get told they are funeral flowers

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