Which flowers and when?

The language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers by Mandy Kirkby

Don’t you love a fresh bouquet of flowers? Nothing better to bring the outdoors in and brighten a room.

I’m lucky to have a family who are keen gardeners, including a botanist and the meaning of flowers often seemed to crop up. My mother, for example, used to help with the flowers at the church we attended and they would only use certain flowers on certain days depending on the theme of the service or time of year. For example we always gave pansies to our mothers on Mothering Sunday to represent our love for them and also their kindness and the flower’s connections to the start of spring and the season rebirth.

This book has inspired me to research different flowers that you may find in your local florist or garden centre and write something on them for you. So, if like me, you love having flowers around the place you can learn their meaning and have that extra bit of enjoyment from them. As I do, looking at my yellow roses, gifted to me from a friend. I’m told that they symbolise friendship.

L x

 

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