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Flowers Love's Primal Language
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.
The Language of Flowers
- The Language of Flowers
As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by these fragile blooms and as a leading psychologist states..."FLOWERS ARE A PERFECT REPLICA OF HUMAN LIFE"--