Hyacinth Meaning

by , July 17, 2015

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Hyacinth or Hyacinthus belongs to the flowering genus of bulbous and formerly belongs to the Liliaceae family, but now regarded as part of the family of Hyacinthaceae. The name hyacinth is common in Middle East and Mediterranean regions. Hyacinth’s history was associated with the Greek legend – specifically to a Greek boy named Hyakinthos. As the legend goes, two Greek gods: god of sun Apollo and god of the west wind Zephyr both liked Hyakinthos and competed for his attention. One day, while Hyakinthos was being taught by Apollo the art of discuss throwing, zephyr, being on a jealous temper blew the discuss back which hit Hyakinthos on the head and eventually killed him. From the blood of Hyakinthos grew a flower which Apollo named as hyacinth. Hyacinth meaning in this modern era was greatly influenced by its history apart from its bell-shaped flower and fragrant scent.

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Amaryllis Meaning

by , June 16, 2015

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Amaryllis, also known as belladonna lily or simply naked lily is a common wedding flower native in South Africa. There are two known species for this flower and the more common specie is the Amaryllis belladona – native in South Africa mainly in the southwest region, close to the cape.

 

The name Amaryllis was based on a legend. It was based on a character named Amaryllis. Amaryllis fell in love with Alteo, a known shepherd with strength comparable to that of Hercules and beauty to that of Apollo, but her love was unanswered by Alteo. Amaryllis wanted to win the heart of Alteo that she wanted to give Alteo the thing he wanted the most – unique flower that has never existed in the world before. With her determination to, she asked help from the oracle of Delphi.

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Bouvardia Meaning

by , May 15, 2015

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Bouvardia flowers are native in South America and other temperate regions and belong to the family of Rubiaceae with about 30 species. This flower was derived from the personal physician of Louis XIII and the superintendent of Paris’s Royal Gardens named Charles Bouvard. Bouvardia in modern times is also called “albatross”, “pink luck” and “royal katty”.  The cute and appealing looks of this flower becomes the basis for bouvardia symbolism. This flower has unique star-shaped petals that grow in bundle on a thin growing stems – pretty much like a small bouquet of flowers. This cute look together with its delicate aroma and overall feminine looks are basis for bouvardia symbol. Bouvardia meaning is associated to enthusiasm, eagerness and passion which show woman’s passion to many things most especially in love. So if you want to express your eagerness and passion towards other, give him or her bouvardia flowers. This flower is also available in different color variations – pink, red, salmon, white and yellow. Choosing any or all of them does not alter the true bouvardia symbol which is the eagerness and the passion to show your love towards your love or your friends.

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Daisy Flower Meaning and Symbol

by , April 13, 2015

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Daisy Flower Meaning and Symbolism

 

A common name for ladies and a common nickname for woman named Margaret, daisy’s symbolism could be considered to be one of the most optimistic flower symbolisms according to the Victorian language of flowers. The Victorians associated daisy flower meaning with splendid beauty, loyalty to your loved one, innocence, patience, purity, wholesomeness and simplicity – all are representation of the flower’s gorgeous looks. Sending bouquet of daisy to your girlfriend is tantamount to saying “you are beautiful” and “I am loyal to you” (just make sure she knows the meaning). Daisies could also be used as decorations inside your house of office, bringing daisy flower meaning of purity and simplicity inside your home. Apart from white which is the most common daisy color, other color variation of daisy flower includes yellow, purple, pink, red and violet. However, the Victorian language of flowers did not provide specific daisy flower meaning unlike popular flowers like roses and chrysanthemums.

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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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