Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Beautiful Flowers for Valentine's Day

Steeped in tradition, the meanings of flowers have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. The practice of attaching meanings to the colors of flowers is also a long-honored tradition in almost every culture. Some types of flowers may also have meanings that accentuate or expand on the meaning of the color. For example, a red rose can mean love and passion, while a black rose can signify obsession. 


Red is most commonly associated with love, desire, and passion. A red flower can be a symbol of desire, lust, devotion, and beauty. The color red is also often related to heat, fire, and strength. Red flowers when given in various numbers can mean anything from "I love you," to "Will you marry me?"


Yellow flowers simply make people smile. It is the color of friendship, joy, and lightheartedness. New beginnings like the start of spring are associated with the beauty of yellow flowers. Warm and bright, this color also is a perfect way to add brilliance to any bouquet.


The pink flower can signify a teasing interest, grace, gentility, and happiness. It is often a more modest gesture than that of a striking red flower, offering an allure of mystery to the recipient as to the intensions of the giving party. Pink also may represent joy, youthfulness, and innocence.


Orange is a color that screams excitement, exuberance, and enthusiasm. An orange flower is a bold statement of color and vitality. Often associated with the sun, a bouquet that contains orange flowers brings thoughts of passion for life, satisfaction, and an air of confidence.

Other colors

Other colors include purple, a traditional color of royalty, pride, or success. Lavender is like pink is to red, also meaning royalty, but with a youthful exuberance and tenderness. Blue flowers offer a sense of calm, dignity, and serenity, while white flowers symbolize purity and innocence.

♥ Happy Heart's Day! ♥

Sunday, February 12, 2012