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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Glorious Blooms

Spring it about to take hold here in New Hampshire. The Weeping Willows along the pond have yellow buds. The snow drops are already receding and the crocus are in full bloom. The lush dark green of the tulip foliage, dark against the newly greening grass, heralding the glorious color about to burst forth has me pulling out the Adirondack chairs and looking through garden catalogs.

I've always loved the meaning of flowers. Each bloom has a different meaning. During Victorian times, life was emotionally strict and people use flowers to express their feelings toward each other.

Tulips are the symbol of The Perfect Lover.

Wisteria  means Youth and Poetry

 Forsythia means Anticipation.

Purple Hyacinth means I am sorry, Please forgive me, also Sorrow.

Cyclamen means  Resignation & Goodbye.

Iris means  Faith, Wisdom, Valor, Your Friendship Means So Much To Me.

I can't wait for my garden to bloom!

What would you say with flowers?


  1. I like the Iris for Valor! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge blogs this month.

  2. I loved learning all about the meanings of each flower. I also loved the pictures:)

    Great A-Z post!

  3. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z Challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

  4. I never knew flowers had meanings, besides roses! I wonder if I could find one that meant "I love Star Trek"? Or maybe that would just be a plomeek.

  5. Love this post! I knew some flowers had meaning, but didn't know about the Victorian times fact. My favorite flower is the rose...doesn't matter what color.

    Life Love and the Pursuit of Publication
    The International Diva

  6. My favorite flower is the purple bearded Iris. It smells so lush, sweet, and fresh. Wild roses are nice too.