April 1, 2009

A Meaningful Arrangement

Finally, spring is in full bloom....candy to my eyes. I wish my sinuses were half as pleased. For those of you thinking about creating your own flower arrangement, you may be interested in the symbolism behind some of the more popular flowers.

Almond Blossom: hope and watchfulness
Azalea: temperance
Blue Bell: Delicacy and Humility
Camellia: excellence
Candytuft: indifference
Clematis: artifice and ingenuity
Coreopsis: always cheerful
Dahlia: good taste
Daisy: gentleness, innocence, loyal love
Delphinium: airy
Forsythia: anticipation
Gardenia: “I love you in secret”
Hyacinth: playfulness
Hydrangea: thanks for understanding
Iris: faith, hope
Jasmine, Yellow: Timidity and Modesty
Magnolia: dignity
Peony: happy life
Phlox: sweet dreams
Petunia: anger and resentment
Poppy: imagination, dreaminess, eternal sleep
Rose,Pink: love, grace, gentility,You’re so Lovely, perfect happiness, Please believe Me
Rose, white: purity
Rose, yellow: infidelity, joy, gladness, friendship, jealousy, welcome back, remember me
Viburnum: thoughts of Heaven
Wisteria: youth and poetry
Zinnia: thoughts of absent friends

I hope I'm lucky enough to design with all of these flowers. Southern Charm Wreaths

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