Stock Meaning

by , March 13, 2015

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Stocks, also known for its botanical name Matthiola is a genus of about 140 species of small flowering plants common in the Asian and Mediterranean regions. Its botanical name Matthiola was derived from a physician named Pietro Andrea Mattioli. Other names for stock include gilly flower and Virginia stock.  Stocks are known for its shrubby herbs and small flowers in different color variations and fragrance and are frequently used in bouquet of cut flowers.

 

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Rose Meaning

by , February 9, 2015

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Botany of Rose

 

Roses are said to be one of the most celebrated flowers because it is commonly used on almost all our special occasions: anniversaries, weddings, Valentine’s Day and even in event like beauty pageant (in a form of bouquet). This is because roses are abundant to almost all parts of the world and all year round.

 

Though roses are plentiful to almost all parts of the world, this flower is native to the moderate climate parts of the northern hemisphere particularly in Asia, Europe, North America and even the northern parts of Africa. Roses are also being hybridized to cultivate more beautiful species of roses. However, of the 100 species of roses, less than 10 species were being crossbred to grow of what is today’s best garden roses.

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Orchid Meaning

by , January 9, 2015

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History and Botany of Orchid

The orchid family, commonly known as the Orchidaeae is a widespread family of flowering plants throughout the world except Antarctica. Orchids are also regarded as the second largest family of flowers with about 22,000 to 26,049 species of flowering plants. The estimated number of orchid species is more than twice the total number of bird species, and about four times the total number of mammal species. Orchid blooms from above sea level to a height of about 15,000 feet. Orchid is also an epiphyte type of flower which means that they bloom over the top or attached to other living plant. Most of the orchid species produce sweet aroma or fragrance that attracts pollinators such as birds, butterflies and even ants. This flower grows anywhere in the world, but it is most abundant in regions having tropical season.

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Buttercup flower Meaning and Symbol

by , December 8, 2014

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Buttercup belongs to the flowering plant genus Ranunculus with about 600 species from the family Ranunculaeae. Aside from the buttercup, other known flowers that belong to this genus include spearworts, the lesser celandine and the water crowfoots. Buttercups are known for its yellow or white colored flowers that are small, but having five blossoming petals that helped emphasized the flower’s yellow center. The history of this flower was based on a legend. According to the legend, there was a mythological coyote that was playing its eye by tossing it up in the air and then catching it up when it falls down. When the coyote tossed its eye on the air, the eagle snatched it and flew away. Having no capability to see, the mythological coyote created an eye from the buttercup flower. Both of this flower’s overall looks and story of its origin is influential to the buttercup flower meaning and symbolism.

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Snapdragon Meaning

by , November 7, 2014

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Snapdragon or Antirrhinum is a genus of flowering plant which belongs to the family of Scorphulariaceae. This flower was called snapdragon for it resembles a dragon’s face which opens and closes its mouth when squeezed sideways. Snapdragons are native in North America, but slowly propagating to the other parts of the world.

 

Antirrhinum was derived from the two Greek words anti which means “like” and rhin meaning “nose”, that’s why antirrhinum is a perfect description of a snout-shaped flower. Though this flower was named snapdragon because it looks like a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when squeezed sideways, it was also believed that snapdragon was originally a wildflower in European countries such as Italy and Spain.

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Roses Cutting and Arrangement Guidelines

by , October 6, 2014

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Roses are said to be the most popular flower in almost all special occasions particularly during Valentine’s Day where world wide consumption of roses rose as high as 180 million stems (because rose is the flower symbol for romance). Because of this label for roses, this flower is the best fitting among flowers for cutting and arranging. The reason is very simple: aside from this flower’s meaning and symbolism, this flower also has the most beautiful bud that slowly opens together with its strong and sturdy stem.

 

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Calendula Meaning and Symbol

by , September 4, 2014

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Also known as the pot marigold flower, calendula is a flowering plant genus having about 12 to 20 species from the daisy family Asteraceae. This flower can be both an annual or perennial herbaceous flower, though it depends on the region where this cultivated. Calendula is native to large part of the world, starting from the Micronesian region through the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Simply said, this flower is abundant to many parts of the world.

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Flower Therapy based on Flower Colors

by , August 4, 2014

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It is surprising that flower colors also represent different emotions. So aside from the flower meaning and symbolism by the Victorian language of flowers, flower colors also suggest a particular emotion that will be helpful with flower therapy. It is also important to remember that many flower species could represent the same emotions, also one flower specie could also symbolizes one or more emotions. Here are some of the most popular emotions that are significant to flower therapy.

 

Nurturing

 

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Alstroemeria Meaning

by , July 3, 2014

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Alstroemeria is a native South American flower commonly used during wedding for bridal bouquets and arrangements. Alstroemeria is also called Lily of the Incas or Peruvian Lily for two reasons: first this flower is abundant in South America particularly in eastern Brazil and Chile, and the second Alstroemeria definitely looks like a lily. This flower was discovered in an expedition by Baron Claus von Alstroemer, a Swedish Baron 1753 through collecting this flower seeds on a trip from South America.

 

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Fuchsia Flower Meaning and Symbol

by , June 2, 2014

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Fuchsia Flower Meaning and Symbolism

 

 

Fuchsia flower meaning and symbolism according to the Victorian language of flowers is entrusting love – representing the flower’s splendid beauty. Since this flower is not ideal for bouquets, you can have this flower as an addition to popular bouquet flowers such as roses and tulips; a combination of flowers which mean “entrusted love or passionate love”. These flowers are also perfect as ornaments inside your room, or use it as primary flower for table centerpieces. Fuchsia flowers were also used by some painters and writers in their works to express detailed message of entrusting love while hiding it for those who do not have the knowledge on fuchsia flower meaning and symbolism.

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