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The meaning of flowers

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I was thinking about the meaning of flowers earlier as I looked at my Violet photo. I went to look up the meaning of flowers on the internet and found this list. I thought you might like to see it.

Alstroemeria aspiring
Amaryllis dramatic
Anemone fragile
Apple Blossom promis
Aster contentment
Azalea abundance

I was wondering…just wondering…if we particularly like a certain flower…does the ‘meaning’ of that flower hold any significance for our personality. For example, there are members on here who have a collection of a certain flower or more than one. If you do…do you think the meaning reflects anything your own character or values? I mean….Azalea – abundance. Now Azaleas carry a definite abundance of flowers don’t they. So if we like Azaleas, might that be because we like to see an ‘abundance’ of flowers and if we do, do we like an abundance of other things as well? Just a thought!

Baby’s Breath festivity
Bachelor Button anticipation
Begonia deep thoughts
Black-Eyed Susan encouragement
Camellia graciousness
Carnation:
pink gratitude
red flashy
striped refusal
white remembrance
yellow cheerful

Chrysanthemum :
bronze excitement
white truth
red sharing
yellow secret admirer

Cosmos peaceful
Crocus foresight
Daffodil chivalry
Delphinium boldness
Daisy innocence
Freesia spirited
Forget-Me-Not remember me forever
Gardenia joy
Geranium comfort
Ginger proud
Gladiolus strength of character
Heather solitude
Hibiscus delicate beauty
Holly domestic happiness
Hyacinth sincerity
Hydrangea perseverance
Iris inspiration
Ivy fidelity
Jasmine grace and elegance
Larkspur beautiful spirit
Lavender distrust
Lilac first love
Lily:
Calla regal
Casablanca celebration
Day enthusiasm
Stargazer ambition

Lisianthus calming
Magnolia dignity
Marigold desire for riches
Nasturtium patriotism
Orange Blossom fertility
Orchid delicate beauty
Pansy loving thoughts
Passion flower passion
Peony healing
Poppy consolation
Queen Anne’s Lace delicate femininity
Ranunculus radiant
Rhododendron beware
Rose:
pink friendship
red passionate love
red & white unity
white purity
yellow zealous

Snapdragon presumptuous
Star of Bethlehem hope
Stephanotis good luck
Statice success
Sunflower adoration
Sweetpea shyness
Tuberose pleasure
Tulip:
pink caring
purple royalty
red declaration of love
white forgiveness
yellow hopelessly in love

Violet faithfulness
Wisteria steadfast
Yarrow good health
Zinnia thoughts of friends

What a pity that Clematis isn’t even on the list! :)))

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always liked daisies myself ~ but you could guess that one couldnt you;
i also love calla lilies ~ regal ~ doesnt seem to connect with the daisies ~ maybe thats my complex personality???
really like poppies but i wasnt sure about consolation ~ does it mean i am always the loser and get the consolation prize???

13 Apr, 2012

 

Interesting Karen. Maybe the flower's quality can be "manipulated" to be something in our own personality (a bit like astrology)?? Not many of my own faves on the list, though I do like sweet peas, but I'm rarely shy!!

13 Apr, 2012

 

Daisy :)))

13 Apr, 2012

 

interesting Karen, i love Orchids, but i'm not a delicate Beauty :-))

13 Apr, 2012

 

lol.....but do you appreciate delicate beauty in other things S.lad. For example, when choosing jewellery for your OH would you choose delicate light designs?

Good point Shirley...you may well have something there about manipulating ideas to our characer.

13 Apr, 2012

 

Pansies are and always have been a fav of mine, I love their little faces and they always smile at me and yes when I'm looking at them they can bring forth some lovely thoughts very much so after a gloomy winter, I also love sweetpeas and I'm definitely a shy person, hate anything new, I`m better with my plants than I am with people, lol..
Although I lost my azalea I do love them and as you can see my garden is crammed to the full and much to the disgust of my family so is my home, lol...
Perhaps there is something in it Karen..

13 Apr, 2012

 

Perhaps so Lincslass. Do we need to organise a 'get your house in order' for you? ;))

13 Apr, 2012

 

Very interesting, Karen ... I love my Aquilegias but can find no reference to them ... but I DID find Clematis has the meaning: ingenuity, artifice ... when I looked up 'artifice' it means trickery/guile/craftiness ... I'm saying nothing! ... lol!

13 Apr, 2012

 

I tend to associate plants, not so much with their meanings but with people and have made some choices for my garden based on memories - good ones - of other people's gardens or favourites. As an example, my mother loved tiger lilies and pheasant-eye daffs, so I have both. A friend who moved abroad had the first Korean Fir I had ever seen and my one reminds me of her lovely garden. Another friend has lots of Celmisia in the front garden and now, so do I. And so on......

13 Apr, 2012

 

That's lovely Oji!

Shirley....there MUST be something in it then eh? ;))

13 Apr, 2012

 

It wouldn`t work Karen, for instance, when I have an empty room after decorating, my family try their hardest to convince me how much nicer it looks without my shelves and all that goes on them but my treasures always go back, lol, do not ask about new things collecting in the cupboards for a rainy day, whilst I wear out the old things....

13 Apr, 2012

 

Karen . . . when you say "Shirley", do you mean "Sheila" by any chance??! Not that I mind . . . perhaps there is a flower that signifies "easily confused" lol!

13 Apr, 2012

 

Ooops! sorry Shirley! ;)))))

13 Apr, 2012

 

No worries, Karen ... Sheila and Shirley are often easily confused ... aren't they, Sheila? ... lol! ... I'm off to bed before it gets any worse ... sweet dreams ... zzzzz

13 Apr, 2012

 

Wow, you've been busy. Well I like variegated plants, rather than showy flowers so maybe that reflects me .... fading into the background. Lol

13 Apr, 2012

 

Is there anything on 'Photinia Red Robin', Karen? lol :))))

13 Apr, 2012

 

I love many on that list and grow many too, so it would be impossible to relate to any one , it would be easier for me to list plants I do not like, as there are very few!!

13 Apr, 2012

 

Me and my tropicals, they are so butch arent they :) but im not, im a little girly thing haha.
forget-me-nots have a special meaning to me, they remind me of someone i loved and still love..

14 Apr, 2012

 

Interesting blog Karen. i forgot to click on add comment again. Bilbobaggins has just posted a comment on buying bargain tulips and confesses to not even liking them. I did wonder if there is a subconcious truth in the interpretations. I like so many of those plants above and I'm pleased they all seem to reflect a nice if ordinary person. I'm a Taurean and they even reflect the commonly held view of them.

14 Apr, 2012

 

Crikey you've been busy Karen, as you know my favourite are Hemerocallis which means 'Beauty for a Day' mmm now don't think that relates to me, unless of course it means I look better in the day with my make up on,lol.

14 Apr, 2012

 

lol....Glad you are all enjoying this! :)))

14 Apr, 2012

 

I love my Hydrangeas Karen and I think perseverance says it all! But I agree with Ojb, a lot of my favourites are associated with old friends and places...happy memories x

14 Apr, 2012

 

It does doesn't it (perseverence I mean!). I have very few plants that are associated with memories. I should try to have a few more...but then if I lost them I would be gutted!

15 Apr, 2012

 

Well I love all roses Karen, but I wouldn't like to comment on all these meanings as I must be friendly , passionate and pure! Definitely zealous , and unity, well that must be marriage. Wow isn't my hubby lucky!

15 Apr, 2012

 

You are an all around well-balanced good egg Rose! :))))))

15 Apr, 2012

 

this is fab! I love wild flowers! Am I wwwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllllllllddddddddddd!

15 Apr, 2012

 

I have potted lots up today in the shelter of my garage, your Aquilegias are now in a nice pot to grow on in the front garden. Sedum 'Carl' has neighbours in some larger pots and the 'Green slime' has been removed....exterminate, exterminate! Lol I was so cold most of the day but I allowed myself 10 min warm up times inside before I went back out x

15 Apr, 2012

 

Oh yes, Annie...it was freeeeeezing again! :(( Although, tbh there was definitely warmth in the sun, but as soon as it went behind a cloud..brrrrrrrr!

16 Apr, 2012

 

Jill....I 'think' you probably are a bit wild ;))

16 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Karen.

17 Apr, 2012

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