Home and Garden: Flowers

Flowers can represent various emo­tions. Flowers play a prominent role in many celebrations and holidays. With 2021 weddings on our mind and Valentine’s Day around the corner, is the time to get to know the meaning of flowers.

Roses are the go-to flower on Valen­tine’s Day, but each type of flower conveys its own unique message. ProFlowers and Pickup Flowers note that the following are some popular blooms and the messages those flowers are traditionally associated with.

• Amaryllis: This flower is symbolic of splendid beauty and can be used to indicate worth.

• Aster: The aster symbolizes patience, elegance and daintiness.

• Calla lily: This bloom symbolizes mag­nificence and beauty, as well as purity and innocence. That is why Calla lilies are often the flower of choice in wed­ding bouquets.

• Carnations: These are one of the most popular flowers in the world and are generally symbolic of love and fasci­nation.

• Daffodil: Daffodils symbolize regard and chivalry. They also can be in­dicative of rebirth, new beginnings and eternal life. A single daffodil can signal misfortune, while a bunch ex­presses joy and happiness.

• Gerbera daisies: With large, beautiful blooms in a wide assortment of vi­brant colors, gerbera daisies are a fa­vorite flower for cheerful sentiments.

• Gladioluses: These tall, striking flow­ers are eye-catching and make great gifts for significant others. The gladi­olus symbolizes honor, infatuation and strength.

• Iris: Irises represent faith, hope and wisdom and are cherished for their big, beautiful blooms.

• Peony: This flower, which resembles a rose, symbolizes a happy life, happy marriage, prosperity, and good health.

• Rose: Roses symbolize love in its various forms, and different colors of roses symbolize different things. For example, yellow roses represent care and friendship, while pink roses are given as a token of admiration.

Choosing a flower that best represents the feelings gift-givers want to convey can incorporate even more meaning into a bouquet or basket. H

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