From the beginning of time humans have used flowers to express their feelings.
The ancestral tradition of floriography has its origins in the Middle East in Persia, but it was not until the Victorian era that it reached its greatest peak. At that time, people were obsessed with tulips and in general flowers were used to express feelings and send secret messages that were otherwise impossible to say. Because It was not allowed to express feelings openly, flowers with their immense variety of stunning colours and wonderful shapes became a very important means of communication.
Flowers have always been a great source of inspiration, and with the passage of time, lovers attribute more complex messages to them, each element having a meaning, its shape, its colour and even its position. Another fact to take into consideration was the context and the place where it was sent, so depending on each culture its meaning could change, that’s why floriography books become very popular.
Luckily currently we can express our feelings freely, however, the meaning of these flowers has prevailed over time:
Together with Venus, the goddess of love, it means beauty, femininity, life, pure love. Thanks to its great variety, each colour means something, pink represents sweetness, a soft way to say I love you, white is purity or peace, red is passion & deep love and yellow (my grandmother's favorites) means friendship , optimism, joy and energy.
It is said that the rose is the faithful representation of love, the beautiness and large petals signify romance and passion, while the thorns on its stem refer to the suffering that falling in love entails.
The flower that announces that spring is coming and that with its great strength has overcome the obstacles of the cold winter, it is beautiful when in mid-March we see the gardens of England covered in brilliant yellow, with the daffodils that bring with them a new beginning. , well-being, care, consideration and eternal happiness.
Everyone’s favourite! It means beauty, well-being and prosperity. In Japan it has been declared as a symbol of luck and fortune, perhaps for this reason it is the favorite of brides, a statement of beauty. With the abundance of their frills and a vast variety, they are the stunnier flower and even if they seem so dedicated they are very strong, it's a shame we only get to enjoy them a couple of months out of the year.
Our superstar!!! It means luxury, sophistication, elegance, perfection and purity, and I completely agree, they can make incredible poetry out of any floral composition.
With a wide variety of colors, each one shows something, these are some of them, green means joy and nature. Red is intense passion. Yellow is eroticism and purple is wisdom, justice and prudence.
With its heart shape! oh, I can't live without them.
The green one is the true symbol of happiness, prosperity, hospitality and abundance. It has a very spiritual meaning, it represents a wave of positivity, and dreams that come true. It was very common to give a Pink Anthurium to a woman who wanted to be a mother, since they also represent femininity and fertility. Wonderful!!!
Ugh! Giving flowers in Victorian times was a bit complicated, luckily times have changed and whether the bouquet you choose has a secret message or not, one thing is certain, giving flowers is and always will be a beautiful way to show your feelings and make that person feel special. As they say here: 'Flowers are always right', the perfect gift, the perfect way to say I love you and, above all, a wonderful way to brighten up a day.