The language of flowers

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From the earliest times there were three symbols with which people decorated the most ancient, the most archaic of their temples and sacred utensils – a bunch of grapes or grape leaves (symbol of wine), leaves or cones of hops (beer) and a beautiful poppy flower (symbol of sleep and death). Each flower of the ancients had its own meaning:

Violet – malevolence,

Bell – talkativeness,

Tulip – pride,

Rose – love,

Thistle – protection,

Reed – indecision,

Heather – loneliness,

Burdock – obsession,

Forget-me – not-permanence,

Lavender – misunderstanding,

Cornflower – trust,

Lily – purity,

Carnation -passion,

Clover – expectation.

Many nations have long existed holidays of flowers. In Paris – a holiday of roses, in Switzerland – daffodils, in England – forget-me-nots, primroses and pansies, poppies.

The abundance of flower festivals is in China and Japan: in February – plum blossom festival, in March – peaches, in April – cherries, in June – peonies, in October – chrysanthemums. Music, songs, poets dedicate poems to flowers and pin them on long strips of paper to flowering bushes and trees. Two flower festivals are celebrated in India. In Germany, on the first Sunday of March, the day of violets is celebrated, in France – lilies of the valley. According to the classical language of flowers, common in Europe and the New World in the XVIII century, each flower – solo or in a bouquet has its meaning. You can write a whole message. It matters even the number of buds and, of course, their color. All this seems difficult, but only at first glance. In fact, the language of colors is subject to its logic. Creating it, you can “read” any bouquet.

The view of the flower refers us to the myths and legends of the people. Learn its history – and immediately understand the circumstances in which it is appropriate to give the flower. The number of flowers in the bouquet can be deciphered if you know what numbers are considered lucky, bringing good luck or, conversely, mourning in a particular country. More and more detailed values were specifically introduced for colors. For example, one bud means loneliness, melancholy, searching for your companion, a bouquet of eleven buds will be a wonderful gift to the spouses. Perhaps the simplest one is color. Their interpretation in most cases is immediately clear, because it is universal, it is suitable not only for the compilation and decoding of bouquets. For example, red everywhere and for all denoting the beauty, sexuality, force, sometimes blood; yellow gives strength, it is the color of wealth (because gold is yellow), power, confidence; green – the very life, that give plants, calm, wisdom. And so on. Shades increase and soften values. Scarlet flowers can be given to men.

So if you want to tell something with your bouquet to a loved one or a friend, then you need to think about what flowers should make it. A more romantic option is to Send flowers to England with the help of flower delivery, which will send them to the addressee fresh and fragrant.