Category Archives: Language of Flowers

April 18: Daisy

Today’s flower is the Daisy. In the Language of Flowers, the Daisy connotes “Innocence. I share your sentiments. Gentleness. Loyal love. Purity. Faith. Cheer. Simplicity.” Bellis perennis is also one of the flowers that symbolizes the month of April. The Latin … Continue reading

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April 17: Crocus Blossom

Today’s flower is the Crocus Blossom. In the Language of Flowers, it conveys the sentiments of “Youthful gladness. Attachment. Cheerfulness.”   The various colors of Crocus Blossoms also carry their own meanings: white blooms for purity, innocence, and truth; purple … Continue reading

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April 16: China Aster

The flower of the day is China Aster. Its sentiments are “Love of Variety. Fidelity. I will think of you.” in the Language of Flowers. Callistephus chinensis is native to China and Korea, although it is cultivated worldwide and has … Continue reading

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April 15: Birch

“Meekness” is the sentiment conveyed in the Language of Flowers by the Birch, the flower for this date. Although commonly called the Spruce Goose, the Hughes H-4 Hercules was actually made almost entirely from Birch wood. Ground Birch bark, fermented … Continue reading

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April 14: Cinquefoil

Cinquefoil is today’s flower. “Maternal affection; beloved daughter” are the sentiments it conveys in the Language of Flowers. Potentilla figured significantly in heraldry; the Cinquefoil emblem represented strength, power, honor, and loyalty. The five leaflets of the Cinquefoil–or Five-Finger Flower–symbolized … Continue reading

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April 13: Bindweed

Today’s flower, Bindweed, represents as many sentiments in the Language of Flowers as its tangled vines create in the garden. To begin: “Obstinacy. Insinuation. Humility.” The family Convolvulaceae includes the lovely Morning Glory. Convolvulus: “Bonds.” Convolvulus, Blue (Minor): “Repose. Night.” Convolvulus, … Continue reading

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April 12: Beech

The flower for today is the Beech. Actually a tree, some varieties sport copper, purple, or gold leaves. In the language of flowers, the Beech signifies “Prosperity.” Beech wood slats, after a caustic soda wash, are placed in fermentation tanks … Continue reading

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April 11: Barberry

The flower of the day, Barberry, is also the flower that symbolizes Wednesday. In the language of flowers, Barberry conveys the meanings of “Sourness of Temper. Sharpness.” It’s no wonder that the shrub is associated with sharpness; long thorns make … Continue reading

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April 10: Balsam

Oh, where to start with today’s flower, Balsam. In the Language of Flowers, Balsam conveys the meaning of “Ill temper. ” Red Balsam, also known as Rose Balsam, Jewel Weed, and Touch Me Not, signifies (not surprisingly), “Touch me not; impatient … Continue reading

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April 9: Almond Tree

The Almond conveys the sentiments of “Impatience. Promise. Virginity and fruitfulness.” in the Language of Flowers. The domesticated sweet Almond is native to the Mediterranean region of the Middle East, its fruit having been found at Early Bronze Age (3000-2000 … Continue reading

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