Lavender

Lavender

Lavender hails from the Mediterranean region and Morocco. It is used in flower arranging, and cosmetics. Lavender has become popular as a flavor in culinary ventures such as teas, ice creams, cakes and honey. Lavender signifies calmness, purity, refinement and grace. TAGS: Aromatherapy

Protea

Protea

Protea or Sugarbushes are the national flower of South Africa. They usually bloom in the spring and evidence from pollen fossils suggests proteaceae ancestors grew in the Upper Cretaceous, 78 million years ago. Protea symbolizes diversity, transformation and courage. TAGS: Aromatherapy

Rosemary

Rosemary

First mentioned on Mesopotamian stone tablets 5,000 years ago, rosemary derives from the Latin rosmarinos meaning dew of the sea. It hails from Europe and Asia. It is used in floral decor, landscaping, and to flavor food. It was considered sacred to the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who used it in folk medicine. Rosemary is a symbol of remembrance, love, happiness and loyalty TAGS: Aromatherapy

Veronica

Veronica

Veronica is the largest genus of the plantain family with approximately 500 species originating in the northern hemisphere. Most species of Veronicas are edible and nutritious and have a flavor similar to watercress. Indiginous Americans used the Veronica species as an expectorant tea to alleviate bronchial congestion associated with asthma and allergies. Veronica represents fidelity. TAGS: Aromatherapy

Zinnea

Zinnea

Zinnea belong to the daisy family and are native to dry grasslands of the Americas. Zinneas are easy to grow, love sun exposure, bloom all summer long and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Zinnea signify the long-term absence of a loved one. Red and pink Zinneas are a gesture of romance and affection. TAGS: Aromatherapy

Alstroemeria (White)

Alstroemeria (White)

Alstroemeria (or Lily of the Incas) are originally from South America and can grow up to five feet tall. They can have a vase life of two weeks and are associated with our willingness to help one another through the ups and downs we face in our lives. They represent human fidelity, friendship, robustness and the love we have for each other. TAGS: Berry Kissmas

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea are native to Korea, China, Japan and the Americas and the word is derived from Greek meaning water vessel. In most species the flowers are white, but in some species can be blue, red, pink and purple. In Japan hydrangea leaves are made into Ama-cha tea and used in a Buddha bathing ceremony. Hydrangea signifies unity.

Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Mistletoe is the common name for a parasitic plant native to North America, Europe and Africa. They are attached to their host tree or shrub for the purpose of extracting water and nutrients. Mistletoe have woody stems and waxy white berries that it bears in clusters of two to 10. Mistletoe symbolizes femininity, magic, rebirth and healing. TAG: Berry Kissmas

Gomphrena

Gomphrena

Gomphrena is native to Central America including Guatemala and Panama. In Hawaii they are used for leis. Trinidadians use Gomphrena in tea to treat baby gripe, cough and diabetes while Caribbeans have used them to treat reproductive problems. The spiritual significance of Gomphrena relates to the immortality of an organized and conscious vital being. TAGS: Ruby Tuesday

Alstroemeria (Red)

Alstroemeria (Red)

Alstroemeria (or Lily of the Incas) are originally from South America and can grow up to five feet tall. They can have a vase life of two weeks and are associated with our willingness to help one another through the ups and downs we face in our lives. They represent human fidelity, friendship, robustness and the love we have for each other. TAGS: Berry Kissmas

Snapdragons

Snapdragons

Snapdragons are native to the rocky areas of the United States, North Africa and Europe. The face of the floret resembles a dragon opening and closing its mouth when laterally squeezed. The leaves and flowers have been used as anti-inflammatory poultices. Snapdragons signify grace and strength.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower or Heleanthus are native to the Americas and were first cultivated in Mexico. They are named for their propensity to turn its head toward the sun and are produced for their big showy flowers, tasty seeds and oil that are used in soap, paint and cosmetics. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.

Pepperberry

Pepperberry

Pepperberry

Monterey Cypress

Monterey Cypress

TAG: Ruby Tuesday

Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc. TAG: Sunflower Chic

Narcissus

Narcissus

Narcissus are native to Southern Europe and North Africa and were well known in ancient civilization, both medicinally and botanically. The name is often linked to a Greek word for intoxicated and is frequently linked to the myth of Narcissus, who became so obsessed with his own reflection in water that he drowned. Its essential oil is an important ingredient of some perfumes. Narcissus signifies rebirth. TAG: Let It Snow

Gypsy Dianthus

Gypsy Dianthus

Dianthus or Carnation are native to Europe and Asia. They have a spicy, clove like scent. In many cultures Dianthus is the official flower of Mother’s Day. The name dianthus comes from the Greek dios (god) and anthos (flower) and are considered by many to be the flower of the gods. Dianthus signifies admiration, capriciousness, affection, passion and gratitude. TAGS: Let It Snow

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa or Pincushion flowers are in the same family as Honeysuckle and are native to Africa, Asia and Europe. The name comes from the Latin word scabies meaning to itch. Scabiosa are used in folk medicine to treat scabies, an illness that causes major itchiness. Scabiosa signifies love, purity and peace.

Queen Anne's lace

Queen Anne's lace

Daucus carota is native to Europe and southwest Asia and is named after both Queen Anne of Britain and her great grandmother Anne of Denmark. Queen Anne’s Lace are edible when young and tender but be careful because they resemble poison Hemlock and mistaking the two could prove fatal. Those fluent in the language of flowers associate Queen Ann’s lace with sanctuary TAGS: Let It Snow

Dusty miller

Dusty miller

Dusty miller or Senecio cineraria is a grey foliage native to the Mediterranean and often used as an accent because it has natural chemistry with many shades including dirty pink. Dusty Miller symbolizes protection. TAGS: Let It Snow

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Lisianthus or Prairie Gentian are from the wilds of much of the Americas. Their beautiful blooms are about 2in in diameter and they grow about 2ft tall. The new wine and copper colored lisianthus are especially versatile. Lisianthus represent gratitude, appreciation and charisma. TAGS: Sunflower Chic

Solidago

Solidago

Solidago or Goldenrod is native to the Americas and is used in floral designs while their leaves are processed into herbal teas. Thomas Edison experimented with it because they contain rubber. Henry Ford famously gave him a Model T with tires produced by Solidago. Considered a sign of good luck or good fortune, they are often given to those who have lost loved ones.

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Amaranthus or as it became known in victorian England Love Lies Bleeding is a group of plants containing 75 species in its genus that are native to every continent. The flowers resemble tassels and look terrific in cascading bouquets. Amaranthus is used in Chinese medicine and the Amaranth seed is highly nutritious and especially valued for its amino acids.

Bachelor's Button

Bachelor's Button

Bachelor's Button or Cornflower are native to Europe. Their flowers are about half to one inch in diameter and are predominantly royal blue in color, but are occasionally available in white, pink, lavender and dark maroon. They symbolize delicacy, purity of feelings and good fortune. The flower is said to be able to tell the future outcome of a new relationship. TAGS: Wild Flower

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos are a family of wild flowers from the Americas and are a relative of Sunflowers. The flowers average two inches in diameter, are notoriously easy to grow and attract bees, birds and butterflies. The name comes from the Greek word Kosmos meaning harmony or balanced universe. Cosmos are symbols of harmony, order, peace and modesty. TAGS: Brown-Skin Girl

Amaranthus (red)

Amaranthus (red)

Amaranthus or as it became known in victorian England Love Lies Bleeding is a group of plants containing 75 species in its genus that are native to every continent. The flowers resemble tassels and look terrific in cascading bouquets. Amaranthus is used in Chinese medicine and the Amaranth seed is highly nutritious and especially valued for its amino acids. Amaranthus signifies immortality. TAGS: Brown-Skin Girl

Eucalyptus Seed

Eucalyptus Seed

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc. TAGS: Sunshower

Sage

Sage

Sage or Salvia is a member of the mint family and native to the Mediterranean region. Sage has been used since ancient times for warding off evil, snakebites and increasing women’s fertility. The Romans referred to sage as the “holy herb”, and employed it in their religious rituals. Native Americans have burned sage as a part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promote healing and wisdom. TAG: Sage Advice

Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower or Heleanthus are native to the Americas and were first cultivated in Mexico. They are named for their propensity to turn its head toward the sun and are produced for their big showy flowers, tasty seeds and oil that are used in soap, paint and cosmetics. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. TAGS: Sunshower

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Dosuere an morci lobortis scelerisque blandit cosmopolis.

Ginger Flower

Ginger Flower

Dosuere an morci lobortis scelerisque blandit cosmopolis.

Tropical Foliage

Tropical Foliage

Dosuere an morci lobortis scelerisque blandit cosmopolis.

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria (or Lily of the Incas) are originally from South America and can grow up to five feet tall. They can have a vase life of two weeks and are associated with our willingness to help one another through the ups and downs we face in our lives. They represent human fidelity, friendship, robustness and the love we have for each other.

Anemone

Anemone

Anenome are in the Ranuncula family and originate from temperate climate zones. The word Anemone means daughter of the wind and is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning wind. In the Victorian language of flowers they represented a forsaken love, while European peasants carried them to ward off pests, disease and bad luck. TAG: Let It Snow

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leucadendron are in the family Protea, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of a group of plants known as Fynbos which means fine bush. Leucadendron is popular amongst consumers due to its colourful bracts and exceptionally long vase life. The flower can symbolize a compliment on beauty or a job well done. TAG: Sage Safari

Narcissus

Narcissus

Narcissus are native to Southern Europe and North Africa and were well known in ancient civilization, both medicinally and botanically. The name is often linked to a Greek word for intoxicated and is frequently linked to the myth of Narcissus, who became so obsessed with his own reflection in water that he drowned. Its essential oil is an important ingredient of some perfumes. Narcissus signifies rebirth. TAG: Let It Snow

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Amaranthus or as it became known in victorian England Love Lies Bleeding is a group of plants containing 75 species in its genus that are native to every continent. The flowers resemble tassels and look terrific in cascading bouquets. Amaranthus is used in Chinese medicine and the Amaranth seed is highly nutritious and especially valued for its amino acids. Amaranthus signifies immortality. TAGS: Flower Child

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Lisianthus or Prairie Gentian are from the wilds of much of the Americas. Their beautiful blooms are about 2in in diameter and they grow about 2ft tall. The new wine and copper colored lisianthus are especially versatile. Lisianthus represent gratitude, appreciation and charisma. TAGS:

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Snapdragons are native to the rocky areas of the United States, North Africa and Europe. The face of the floret resembles a dragon opening and closing its mouth when laterally squeezed. The leaves and flowers have been used as anti-inflammatory poultices. Snapdragons signify grace and strength. TAGS: Dragon Blossom

Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc. TAGS:

Thryptomene

Thryptomene

Dosuere an morci lobortis scelerisque blandit cosmopolis.

Chocolate Lace

Chocolate Lace

Daucus carota is native to Europe and southwest Asia and is named after both Queen Anne of Britain and her great grandmother Anne of Denmark. Chocolate Lace or Queen Anne's Lace are edible when young and tender but be careful because they resemble poison Hemlock and mistaking the two could prove fatal. Those fluent in the language of flowers associate chocolate lace with sanctuary TAGS: Brown-Skin Girl

Nigella

Nigella

Love in the Mist, the common name for Nigella is native to Europe, Africa and southwest Asia and is a relative of Ranuncula. They are used in flower arrangements for both their dreamy florets and also their unusual bulky seed heads. Nigella is a symbol of what binds people together in love and harmony. TAGS: Brown-Skin Girl

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