The Secret Language of Flowers (A)

Say it with Flowers

Its springtime again and with the sunny weather our thoughts turn to planting flowers. Who doesn’t love flowers? They nourish our soul, our hearts and delight our senses of sight and smell. Some culinary aficionados even use flowers to garnish their masterpieces. Flowers are a necessary addendum to any occasion, festivity and celebration, especially weddings.  We are wooed, thanked, pacified or comforted all with flowers.

Did you know that each flower carries certain meaning all of its own? And should you be bashful or hesitant to put it in words or writing, there’s a way around that also. Flowers are abundant in our culture and therefore the extensive list will be covered in several posts. Make sure you check back from time to time.  Enjoy.

List of Flowers:

  1. 1.       Aconitum known as aconite, monkshood, wolfsbane, leopard’s bane, women’s bane, Devil’s helmet or blue rocket, belongs to the buttercup family. Meaning:  Misanthropy. “Your attentions are unwelcome.”
  2. 2.       Agrimonia, commonly known as Agrimony.   Meaning: Gratitude. “Please accept my thanks for your token.”
  3. 3.       Almond, Flowering. Meaning:  Hope. “Your friendship is pleasant.”
  4. 4.       Alyssum. Meaning: Virtue and worthiness. “I admire your noble character.”
  5. 5.       Anemone. (It’s flowering plant within the buttercup family.) Meaning: Estrangement. “Your charms no longer appeal to me.”
  6. 6.       Angelica. (They grow to 1-3 m tall, with large bipinnate leaves large compound umbels of white or greenish-white flowers.) Meaning: Inspiration. “Love of you is my inspiration.”
  7. 7.       Apple Blossom. Meaning: Beauty and goodness. “You are as good as you are beautiful.”
  8. 8.       Arbutus. (It’s in the family Ericaceae.) Meaning: Love. “You alone I love”
  9. 9.       Arum.  Meaning: Wild. Ardour. “My heart burns with love for you.”
  10. 10.   Asphodel.  Meaning: Mourning. “Even in death our love is not broken.”
  11. 11.   Aster. Meaning: Afterthoughts. “I regret my impetuousness. Do not take me too seriously.”
  12. 12.   Azalea. Meaning:  Moderation. “Be more moderate in your actions.”
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