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Coxcomb is native to Africa, and is widespread across Mexico, South America, the West Indies and Asia. The dramatic flower gets its name from its bright color and shape that resembles the crest of a rooster. In Nigeria, it is known as “soko yokoto”, meaning “make my husband fat and happy”. Coxcomb symbolizes immortality, affection and most importantly humor. TAGS: Baby Bloomer

September 25th, 2020|

Marigolds or Tagetes are from Mexico and are used in many Mexican festivities including The Day of the Dead. When planted, marigolds deter pests from invading neighboring plants such as tomatoes. Marigolds represent a remembrance and celebration of the dead, sacred offerings to the gods, the beauty and warmth of the rising sun and courage.

September 25th, 2020|

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.

September 25th, 2020|

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.

August 17th, 2020|

Dahlia are native to Central America and are the national flower of Mexico. The tubers were consumed as a food crop by the Aztecs. They range in size from two to 12 inches in diameter. Once cut and placed in a vase, dahlias thrive in plenty of water and cooler temperatures. Dahlias symbolize elegance, inner strength, creativity, change, dignity and sacred values.

August 17th, 2020|

Safflower is native to Asia and Africa and is one of our first crops dating back 2,500 years to Mesopotamia. It is cultivated for its flowers, oil, seeds (livestock feed), color (textile colorant). The Spaniards use it as a substitute for Saffron. Safflower is a symbol of welcoming and marriage.

August 17th, 2020|

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