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Heartfelt flowers for Valentine's Day

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Tania
02/01/2015 - 16:33
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Flowers are a traditional gift for Valentine's day but did you know that in Victorian times many flowers were given not only for their beauty but for the message that they conveyed. Many of us know that a red rose means love, but there are many more options with subtle differences. The following a few favourites and their meanings inspired by Vanessa Diffenbaugh's lovely book, The Language of Flowers, published by Random House, USA, 2011.

Flower/Plant

Meaning

Acacia

Secret Love

Baby’s breath

Everlasting love

Bougainvillea

Passion

Cactus

Ardent love

Camillia

My destiny is in your hands

Honeysuckle

Devoted affection

Jonquil

Desire

Lungwort

You are my life

Myrtle

Love

Orchid

Refined beauty

Pink (Dianthus)

Pure love

Moss Rose

Confession of love

Rose, Red

Love

Tulip

Declaration of love

And, if someone you know is suffering from a broken heart this Valentine’s Day be a sweet friend and give them Yarrow – cure for a broken heart.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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