The Language Of Blossoms

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Flowers aren’t just a symbol of beauty like most of us presume. They are actually something more than that. Flowers are, in fact, used for a lot more things than to just boost aesthetic appeal of a certain place: they may be used to communicate something without expressing it in words or they may a way to make your word have more weight. The language of flowers is truly an abstract art and one that not many people will understand at first without some kind of basic knowledge.These basics include knowing the meaning behind the use of some flower varieties, as well as how the various colours can be used to accentuate this meaning or to change it altogether. Knowing a little more about the language of blossoms can be extremely helpful when dealing with flower bouquets and arrangements, and it will definitely come in handy when you need to give your partner something for Valentine’s Day or when you need to visit a sick friend at the hospital.Given below are the meanings associated with some popular gift flowers. 

  • Roses – Roses are definitely considered as the default gift flowers for most romantic occasions, regardless of variety or colour. Nevertheless, it is a commonly known fact that the colour of the roses does have a great impact on the message that needs to be conveyed. For purely romantic reasons, it is better to stick with red roses, while pink ones are used to show respect and appreciation. During weddings, it is common to see white roses and yellow coloured ones are normally seen as a symbol of good health and well-being, making the latter ideal as gifts for sick people.
    • Tulips – These flowers are generally associated with the Netherlands, although their popularity makes them a common sight at any kind of flower shop out there. Tulips are seen as a symbol of perfect law, with the purple variety also standing in as symbol of royalty.
      • Orchids – These exotic flowers are renowned for their long lasting bloom and generally graceful appearance. With as much as 25,000 varieties of orchids available in the wild, it is no surprise to see that they come in almost every colour you can imagine. Orchids are generally viewed as a symbol of beauty, but in ancient times it was believed that they would give you strength.
        • Hydrangea – These unique flowers, which are very popular with those who like their fragrance, have different meanings depending on the region you live in. In Japan, they are mostly seen as a symbol of apology, while they were long associated with negative emotions in Medieval Europe. Nevertheless, their natural beauty means that any florist nowadays is sure to stock them, which has greatly reduced their association with negativity.
          • Iris – These beautiful flowers, which are mostly seen in blue, white and yellow colours, take their name from the ancient Greek word for rainbow. The iris has a lot of history when it comes to symbolism, and it has been known to represent emotions like faith and wisdom. Irises make the perfect present flowers for occasions like birthdays or even as part of corporate gifts.