Flowers are natural gifts that beautify our environment. Whether used in an arrangement to grace kitchen table or placed in a vase by bedside, flowers provide a sense of invitation and welcome to guests and offer sweet fragrances of springtime in process. The gift of flowers can brighten anyone’s day and bring an abundance of happiness to those who receive them.
Flowers are Magic
The gift of a single flower is often a reflection of a romantic intention or some other form of feelings that are being expressed to another. Such an offering can bring magic to moment, if received by a special someone. More than simply offering a pleasant experience to senses, flowers can bring an acute sense of pleasure to heart of recipient.
According to previous studies, a floral aroma can have an impact on human emotions, in contrast to unpleasant odors, which can cause irritability and a sense of discontent. The very color of a flower may have a profound effect on an individual.
Flowers and Their Meanings
Contrary to what you may have been told, there are no specific meanings that are associated with flower types or colors. When giving gift of flowers, people tend to personalize experience by offering types and/or colors that carry a significant meaning to person or occasion. Due to widespread belief, however, that certain meanings are attached to particular flower types, Society of American Florists has composed a list of flower/meaning associations, in accordance with their histories.
Meanings according to type: Anemone - Fragility; Apple Blossom - Promise; Baby’s Breath - Festivity; Begonia - Deep Thoughts; Camellia - Graciousness; Daisy - Innocence; Forget-Me-Not – Eternal Remembrance; Holly - Domestic Happiness; Lilac - First Love; Orchid - Delicate Beauty;
Meanings according to color: Pink Rose - Friendship; Red Rose - Passion; Red & White Rose - Love and Unity; Yellow Rose - Zeal; Purple Tulip - Royalty;
Cut Flowers As a result of mounting global market and technological advances, an abundance of flower varieties are available throughout year. Some of most beautiful and diverse arrangements contain a mixture of fresh cut and other types of flowers or plants. Contained within this section are some of more common varieties that are available through most local florists.
One of more classic flowers – rose – is available in a variety of genres, including tea rose, sweetheart rose and spray rose. The nearly 120 arrays of roses that retailers commonly carry contain all shades of spectrum, such as those of red, pink, purple, orange, coral, peach and white families. The style of growth, as well as color, may differ from type to type. For example, tea roses will open from three to four inches, with stems spanning 12 to 30 inches in length; whereas stems of spray roses may contain several flowers each.