A Guide To Flowers And What They Mean.

With Valentines Day coming up anticipation is in the air. By far one of the most given gifts on Valentines Day, but do you know exactly what your flowers means, exactly what your bouquets are saying? In this post we are going to go through some of our flowers, and share a bit history and information about them.

Red Roses

Here are our red rose buds. The oldest rose is thought to be about 1,000 years old, it’s presence has been recorded since A.D 815! All rose colours have a significant meaning, and this is no exception, deep burgundy roses symbolise unconscious beauty! So these are the perfect addition to add when making gifts for that special someone!

Ivory Roses

There are at least 15 different ‘white’ roses to be found around the world today! The ancient Romans were so enamored with roses that they grew them in fields like they were crops, and you can still see wild roses growing around the country. White roses are known to symbolise, beauty, grace and purity, but they also mean ‘I am worthy of you’.

Pink Roses

Pink roses are traditionally seen as a symbol of gratitude and are the floral way to say ‘thank you’! They carry grace and elegance with them, and are an elegant addition to your makes.

Small Superior Rose Petals

These are brilliant to add into your handmade soaps, or use for a natural confetti. Did you know, the most visually appealing roses have between 25 and 40 petals?  Cleopatra used to believe rose petals were a natural aphrodisiac, and demanded her bed be covered in them everyday! Napoleon believed they were a natural healer, and used to provide each of his soldiers with a bag of dried rose petals to use in case of a gunshot wound.

Calendula

Commonly known as Pot Marigold, but also known as the ‘flower of rains’, it is believed when it opens in the morning it will rain in the day. In the language of flowers it symbolises sorrow or sympathy, despite it’s glorious yellow colouring. The leaves are also edible, but very bitter to the taste.

Chamomile

The sun this morning is reminding me of these beautiful Chamomile buds! Chamomile is most popularly used in tea, because of it’s calming powers. BUT, did you know, in Egyptian times it was also used in the treatments of diseases like Malaria AND in the mummification process, due to it’s association with the Gods of the Sun!?

Jasmine

Jasmine is part of the Olive family! Like Chamomile it is largely used in tea! In China, the Jasmine flower is a symbol of happiness and deep affection, which is why it is traditionally used in the Wedding toss!

Hibiscus

Dried Hibiscus is actually considered a delicacy in Mexico! These are brilliant for adding to your more exotic creations, the Yellow Hibiscus is the nation flower of Hawaii! Hibiscus also has a lot of medicinal value, as well as flavour, plus, when crushed down it makes a natural shampoo!

Heather

Heather is famously abundant across Scotland, it actually covers about 5 million acres of the place! White Heather is associated with good luck, especially for brides on their wedding day.

Lavender

Lavender is one of the most fragrant and versatile herbs there is. The smell of lavender can deter rodents and pests, in the Elizabethan times it was used to perfume linens AND, like Chamomile, it was used in the mummification process, due to it’s fragrant smell!
Perfect for adding to your more traditional creations, lavender is a classic when it comes to toiletries!

Blue Malva

Commonly known as part of the mallow family! It’s incredibly popular in high-end hair products due to it’s ability to intensify colour, a brilliant natural toner!

Cornflower

The colouring in these flowers is so vivid that they are often used to makes dye, hence the colour Cornflower Blue. It is also the national flower of Estonia!

If you love the look of anything you see here, you can shop all of our dried botanicals HERE. If not, have a lovely Valentines Day and we will see you soon!

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