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Flowers Love's Primal Language

Updated on August 17, 2011

Let the flowers speak

Love, such a simple four letter word that is laden with so many meanings; the love of a parent for a child; the love between husband and wife, between siblings or the love for a friend, a pet or sunsets. How often have you said I love chocolate or I’d love a cup of coffee now.

This simple word is capable of expressing so much but can also be one of the hardest words to say; we may hesitate to speak it for fear of the potential commitment that its utterance brings; or fear that the other will not say it back.

I have found that even with my wife of almost 28 years, we have more than one meaning when we say I love you.

There is the deep feeling that has grown over the years through the joys and sorrows that Life brings and there is the moments of pure delight that fill us when we see each other after an absence or the I love you that just leaps from our lips when the other says or does something that resonates within us.

Tina Turner sang What’s Love Got to Do with it and the Beatles’ refrain All You Need is love echoes through the years.

Fortunately we mere mortals can turn to the flowers to help us express what we are feeling. Flowers have been used for centuries as symbols for our emotions, the feelings that we may keep locked inside for whatever reason or the words that seem to fail us when most needed.

When it comes to saying I love you;

The Acacia blossom represents concealed love and chaste love while Arbutus says I only love you. The Aster is the symbol of Love and daintiness. The red Chrysanthemum says I love you while a yellow Chrysanthemum speaks of a love slighted.

The Daffodil tells the receiver that he or she is the only one and the Daisy refers to loyal Love.

Forget-Me-Nots stand for true Love.

The Maidenhair fern speaks of the secret bond of love and the gardenia is given to a secret lover.

Love at first sight is signified by the Gloxinia while Ivy is the acknowledgement of marriage.

Orchids represent Love and Beauty.

The red rose says I love you and a red tulip is a declaration of love.

There are many great reasons to garden; the one that gets the least attention may be the one that serves us the most; the flowers ability to speak for us when we, for whatever reason cannot do so.

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courtesy flickr/color line
courtesy flickr/color line
red rose courtesy flickr/paparutzi
red rose courtesy flickr/paparutzi

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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    9 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks and thanks for the link

  • Julie-Ann Amos profile image

    Julie-Ann Amos 

    9 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

    nice hub - I'm linking it from mine on chrysanthemums

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    thanks

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    firefly07 

    10 years ago from UK

    Love your hub Bob, will make a note of the various meanings.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    I beleive that plants can feel the vibrations our voice give off and can sense hostile or friendly tones. The language is not imporntat it is what you say and how you say it that is.

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    Abhinaya 

    10 years ago

    Bob I want to know something.Is it true that plants can feel our warmth when we sing or talk to them?I have heard so and I do try to talk to them but what kind of language do they understand?

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    What boomer can forget the Beatles?

  • Bogey047 profile image

    Bogey047 

    10 years ago

    Great videos,especially on the Beatles

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome and thank you for the kind words

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    Stephanie Hicks 

    10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

    You do such a nice job describing plants and flowers. This is a super hub. Thanks, Steph

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