A Message From Spring Flowers September 14, 2018 00:00
Coco and I often urban hike around my neighbourhood which is especially enjoyable at this time of year with the warmer, softer air and flowers tentatively showing their faces to the sun.
Here's a random pic of Coco passed out after her walk...
I recently reread "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh which includes a strong theme of floriography, a cryptological communication through the use of a flower arrangement. I've always loved the idea of conveying a deeper, subtler message by giving specific flowers as a gift.
And as I walked, I wondered...is spring giving me a deeper message with her early blooms?
I thought I'd look up the symbolic meanings of the flowers on my route.
This simple flower has a rich history. In old English it was referred to as "day's eye" because the petals would open in the day and close at night. This is where the saying "fresh as a daisy" comes from, signifying someone had a good night's rest.
It's also the Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility, Freya's, sacred flower.
My favourite is from an old Celtic legend, in which daisies symbolise innocence and purity. Whenever an infant died, God sprinkled daisies to cheer the parents.
Depending on culture and setting, jasmine symbolises different things. It's associated with love, beauty, sensuality and romance.
I find the scent of jasmine uplifting and mood enhancing. I cannot be stressed when I smell their blooms and always try to grow a plant close to my bedroom.
This delicate flower will bloom all summer long. It's a hardy plant, tolerant to heat and drought.
It's associated with purity and protection.
The Lavender flowers message is one of refinement and royalty! It’s beauty and aroma speak of grace, elegance and femininity.
While purple is the color of royalty, and pink the color of youth, lavender is femininity all grown up. It represents refinement, grace, and elegance.
It's also associated with purity, serenity, silence, devotion and grace.
So to sum up, I'm getting a lot of purity, protection, sensuality and grace. I'm very happy with that.
Thank you Spring for this beautiful gift!