Saturday, January 31, 2009

Focus on Flowers

The earth smiles in flowers.. Say it with flowers. We use flowers in so many ways. Practical ways include medicinal, beauty products, perfume, tea and some are even edible.
In Victorian times flowers were used to convey feelings that were often left unsaid. The symbolic language of flower meanings is known as floriography. Certain flowers have different meanings. My orchid pictured here would mean mature charm, beauty and love.
The etymology of flower names gets a bit more complicated. Botanical names are a combination of Greek and Latin. Common flower names comes from a variety of sources . Some are named in honor of someone. Others are descriptive depicting the size color or shape of the flower or plant.
Of course most of us just enjoy flowers for their visual pleasure and ability to bring joy to each other.

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