|Flowers feed the soul|
By Ashleigh Noyes
The month of February not only contains Valentine’s Day, it is also National Floral Design Month. With that in mind, we asked Michelle Poppe of Poppe’s Posies to share with us a little bit about the topic.
Poppe said that quite often she is asked the meanings 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 delicate blooms.” she said. “Of course, even the experts disagree on the true meaning of flowers, they all have different meanings to different people.”
While all flowers are to convey thoughtfulness and love, Poppe provided us with a few, more traditional meanings of these beautiful buds and blooms.
Rose (red): I love you, I still love you
Rose (white): innocence and purity, I am worthy of you, you are heavenly
Rose (pink): perfect happiness, please believe me
Rose (yellow): friendship.
Tulip (general): perfect lover
Tulip (red): believe me
Tulip (verigated): beautiful eyes
Tulip (yellow): there is sunshine in your smile
Sweet Pea: goodbye, departure, thank you for a lovely time
Spidermum: elope with me
Stephanotis: happiness in marriage
Stock: bonds of affection, you’ll always be beautiful to me
Gerbera Daisy: beauty and innocence
Carnation (red): my heart aches for you, admiration
Carnation (pink): I’ll never forget you
Carnation (white): sweet and lovely, pure love
Alstromeria: friendship and devotion
Chrysanthemum: you’re a wonderful friend, cheerfulness
Poppe said, “The gift of flowers will always create its own personal meaning. Most people think of flowers for special occasions, but what could lift your spirits more than an unexpected bouquet or even a single bloom.”
Poppe’s Posies would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day and to remind us all that flowers really do feed the soul.