Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine’s Day Flower Language:


Valentine’s Day Flower Language:

            It used to be that back in the olden days, and I’m sure in some sophisticated circles today, "flowers given" spoke of what was on the young man’s heart toward the lady he was giving them to. In those days flower selection was carefully chosen so as to not give the wrong impression. A fist full of Snap Dragons would not be a good choice if trying to build trust in a relationship. Calla Lilies can get you in big trouble, or set the stage for a great evening.

            To my chagrin I did give my Mother-in-Law red roses from time to time, but I was in no way referring to her in this manner; while writing this I should have made Daffodils my flower of choice.
            This could be why Ferns are typically in amongst the red roses, and Baby’s Breath to show that you can curb your lust.

            Below is a small list of flowers and their meanings. You guys might think it’s dumb; but you’re not giving flowers to another guy, I hope. You are giving them to your Valentine, and, while you’re sitting across from each other and you’ve run out of things to say and you’re staring at each other like two dying cows in a hail storm, you can bring up why you picked out the flowers you gave her.

The Language of flowers:

Baby’s Breath………Pure of Heart
Calla Lilies…………You are hot
Chrysanthemum…….Optimism, Cheerfulness
Clematis…………...You are smart
Cockscomb…………Humor
Daffodil…………….Respect, Regard
Daisy………………..Simplicity, Innocence
Ferns………………..I find you fascinating
Forget-Me-Dot……...Remembrance
Gladiolus……………Generosity
Heather……………..Solitude
Hydrangea………….Beauty, Youth
Hyacinth (white)…...Constancy
Jonquil……………...Love me
Lavender…………...Success
Lily of the Valley…..Return of Happiness
Mistletoe…………...Kiss me
Myrtle……………...Love & Marriage
Narcissus…………...Egotism
Orchid……………...Refinement, Luxury
Pansy………………Forget me not
Peony……………...Welcome
Poppy……………...Forgetfulness
Rose……………….Love
                                       Red….….Passion & Desire
                                       Pink….…Grace & Beauty
                                       White…...Unity
                                       Yellow….Friendship

Rosemary………….Remembrance                        
Snapdragon………..You are dazzling but dangerous
Sunflower…………Adoration, Loyalty
Sweet William…….Gallantry
Sweet Pea…………Goodbye, departure
Tulip………………Beautiful eyes
Violet……………..Faithfulness, Modesty
Zinnia……………..Thoughts of absent friends

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