Abor Vitae: True Friendship
Yellow Carnation: Disdain and Rejection
Daisy: Gentleness, Innocence, Loyal love
Lilac, (light purple): "Do You Still Love Me?"
Lily-Of-The-Valley: Purity and Humility, Sweetness
Pink & White Rose: I love you still and always will
Pink Rose: Love, Grace, Gentility, You're so Lovely, Perfect Happiness, Please believe me
Red Rose: Love, Desire, Respect, Courage, Job well done
Sunflower: Homage and Devotion
Tulip: Symbol of The Perfect Lover
Red Tulip: Believe me, Declaration of love
Viscaria: Will you dance with me?
Zinnia: Thoughts of Absent Friends
Pink Zinnia: Lasting Affection
In old movies or books (and even in the this year's Valentine's Day flick "Valentine's Day" - that was creative) there are references to the meaning of flowers
. Flowers have meanings? Well, obviously, the basics are easy - roses, duh - bleeding hearts, I never know when those are appropriate - poinsettas, Christmas and I don't think they're technically flowers. So when I stumbled across this, I was intrigued.
Alyssum (sweet): Worth beyond beauty
So take this picture, which I found on Down and Out Chic
, and enjoy it - maybe you'll find it useful someday.
I watched a rosebud by Christina Rossetti
I watched a rosebud very long
Brought on by dew and sun and shower,
Waiting to see the perfect flower:
Then, when I thought it should be strong,
It opened at the matin hour
I watched a nest from day to day,
A green nest full of pleasant shade,
Wherein three speckled eggs were laid:
But when they should have hatched in May,
The two old birds had grown afraid
Or tired, and flew away.
Then in my wrath I broke the bough
That I had tended so with care,
Hoping its scent should fill the air;
I crushed the eggs, not heeding how
Their ancient promise had been fair:
I would have vengeance now.
But the dead branch spoke from the sod,
And the eggs answered me again:
Because we failed dost thou complain?
Is thy wrath just? And what if God,
Who waiteth for thy fruits in vain,
Should also take the rod?