Although typically associated with love, roses are incredibly versatile flowers with different meanings for each colour and even the number of roses in an arrangement.
Red roses signify love, yellow roses stand for friendship, white signifies purity and pink stands for admiration.
These divine flowers are associated with many fiercely feminine goddesses of all cultures - Ishtar, Virgin Mary, and even the Greek Goddess of marriage - Hera.
Lilies are thus, seen as a symbol of femininity, motherhood, and fertility.
The name Eustoma literally translated from Greek means "good mouth".
Known to be a sociable, kind and benevolent flower - Eustomas are symbols of peace, friendship, admiration and sweetness.
Once believed to be made of pure gold, Sunflowers are undoubtedly the most vibrant bloom in any bouquet.
True to their name, these flowers symbolize optimism, happiness, longevity, and abundance.
These colourful bulbs of beauty are usually the first signs of the beckoning of Spring - denoting rebirth.
Tulips have also been associated with true, boundless love due to their connection to a Turkish tale of the tragic love story of Shirin and Farhad - two starcrossed lovers.
Hydrangeas are a heartfelt flower - brimming with intense emotion. Each colour represents something special,
Pink represents heartfelt love, blue is an apology, and purple hydrangeas symbolize empathy.
The tropical cousin of Daisies - the Gerbera is a bright bloom of petals - full of life and colour.
The Gerbera's effervescent appearance, thus, radiates life itself, and conveys an essence of youthfulness, joy, and rejuvenation.
Albeit delicate, the soft petals of a carnation stand for bravery, safety, and strength.
This powerful petal means more than just that though, each colour of a carnation represents a different quality, such as purple being whimsical, pink for gratitude, and white for luck.
A flower symbolizing romantic and even platonic love - each part of the Alstromeria stands for a different virtue.
It's 6 petals symbolize understanding, humour, patience, empathy, commitment and respect, and its intertwined leaves stand for bonding - all essential ingredients for true love.
You do not always have to express your feelings with words. From time to time, we tend to need a lending hand to show someone how much they mean to us; emotions considered uncomfortable to be spoken aloud. - It has been many years where the universal reason we give flowers is to communicate and further our connection with one another. It is a gift of meaning. Meanings such as love, sympathy, appreciation, respect, admiration, friendship, affections, hospitality, etc. With different gift-giving traditions and floral meanings in different countries, the type of flowers and colors can greatly affect the meaning of your gift. Above, we crafted a guide for you as a reference for when you are planning to send fresh flowers to someone special.
Other than gift-giving fresh flowers for our loved ones, we must not forget that we too receive flowers from time to time. In regards to that, it is always good to know your flowers! Knowing how to care for your flowers is important to keep the flower fresh and alive for as long as possible. Fresh flowers instantly brighten up the mood in a room, so we are here to enlighten you! Here are some tips on how to care for your flowers.
Check your flowers daily. Your flowers deserve love just as much as you do! Make sure your blooms have fresh water and flower food. Don’t forget to clean its vase thoroughly and keep bacteria at bay as it can shorten the life span of your flowers! Failing so to do could block the stem and prevent the flowers from absorbing water or discourage the buds to open.
Change its water every day. Water for flowers should always be fresh and clean! The vase is their home in our home so it should be cleaned and refilled with room temperature water for best results. Ensure there are no fallen leaves and stem parts in the water, this will promote bacteria growth and shortens its life span. - Adding a proper amount of flower food is a bonus!
To keep your flowers longer, you should always re-cut its stems daily at a 45-degree angle; about ¾’ to one inch. Using a sharp floral cutter or scissors would be the best tool! - On another note, avoid smashing, damaging, or piercing through the stems as it could potentially destroy water vessels, preventing water absorption.
Some flowers such as lilies, eustomas, and alstroemerias are multi bloom flowers. A multi bloom flower is a single stalk that has multiple flowers.
Alstroemerias and lilies usually come in bud forms and would usually take a day or two to bloom beautifully. Be patient with them, all beautiful things take time!
Hydrangeas and tulips are highly sensitive flowers. You should be extra careful with them and handle them gently.
The color tones for flowers are not always accurate. It tends to be a little lighter or darker, depending on it’s growing environment.