Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Language of Flowers

In Victorian times,they weren't able to express their emotions in words.So they would use flowers as a language to tell what they were feeling for someone.They actually selected certain flowers for what they wanted to say.
pink Carnations - I'll never forget you
red Carnations - my heart aches for you.

Roses which symbolize love,also have different meanings based on their color and maturity.
Red and white roses together stand for unity.White roses represent purity,lavender for love at first sight,pink is for happiness,and orange signify desire.One single full blooming rose means
I love you.

If the feelings weren't mutual,flowers were used to send that message as well.
Snapdragon means deception
Yellow rose means decrease of love or jealousy
Bouquet of withered flowers - rejected love

Most people don't understand all these meanings,but it would be nice if they did and could explain what they gave that special someone in a card.

I hope you all have a very Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

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