Flowers are the poetry in our daily routine!
They have their own symbolic language, that we use to express our attitude, love, respect, admiration, Silent acknowledgement and support or the joy of life and the beauty of a moment. They make routes to the hearts of the people, showing them attention, warmth and sympathy. Any occasion is good enough for giving a bunch of flowers to someone.
In their daily life people tried to decompose the symbolism of flowers to a framework of meanings expressing personal relations. In the beginning of the last century a symbolic language of flowers had been popularized, through which our grandmothers and grandfathers had long conversations, explaining their feelings, without saying a single word. Only through the means of flowers.
Neat Cyclamen is known to express envy. Narcissus is being considered an expression of delicacy and shyness in some parts, while in others it is known as an incarnation of coldness and egoism.
The Lily-of-the-valley confesses a burning love of a lyric admirer, who is too shy to speak of his feelings. The Tulip suggests that there is only one step from friendship to love. Others ascribe to it and expression of burning desire to possess. Anemone reconciles the ones in love. But it is also considered a warning: “You are too inaccessible in love. Pay some attention to me.”
The pink carnation most often discloses a harmonic love or admiration for the clarity of the one chosen.
The meaning of some flowers is quite unambiguous, sometimes merging into flower’s name. For example, the Forget-me-not that promises faithfulness, the Dahlia – proud love not accepting compromise.
The Violet means tender and true love, the Chrysanthemum is preferred by dreamy personalities, who find a bit of sorrow even in the happiest of feelings.
The Gerbera gives out that the one sending the flowers wants to show how generous he is and bring himself forward. The Freesia is a messenger of a romantic love. The Madonna Lily expresses a combination of love and admiration for ones personality. The Anthurium implies for serious feelings, while the rose is the classic ambassador of courting. The Annual bellflower are chosen by men who are poets by nature, while the Marigold are chosen by the practical and level –headed men. The Coloured horse-tail flower is preferred by those who are not sure if the chosen woman is interested in him. The Iris are only given by self-confident men, while the Peruvian Lily gives out a philanderer, who not cares for the depth of the feelings, but for the impression he leaves with the ladies.
The Lilac is a lyrical messenger. The White Lilac is especially treasured, being a popular flower on the weddings in May. It is often called “Royal Flower”. Many Ceremonies in the spring are gorgeously decorated with lilac. It is said that the last Romanian Queen requested that her funeral be entirely in purple, and if the season does not avail for purple lilac then they should be replaced by purple orchids.
The Violet is not very popular in Bulgaria nowadays, even though their elegance is turning them into a nice decoration for a lady’s toilet or home. The same could be ascribed to the gorgeously magnificent Camellia.
One can rarely find saffrons nowadays too, but if a man picks them personally, this gesture will only amplify the symbolic meaning of the flower – serious and shy love.
The daisy is gifted more often. They look perfect when combined with roses, because they promise love that is prepared to survive through any challenge.
Orchids are the faithful companion of luxury. They express more of wellness than imagination.
Modest flowers like the Snowdrop and the Hyacinth are most often a fair and courteous gift. Men who despise routine and treasure imagination tend to love the exotic beauty of the Lilium.
Azalea – shows passion and temper in the person who gives this flower;
Begonia – Expresses attention to the person receiving the flower;
Gardenia – It is given to a woman and expresses man's admiration for her;
Gladiolus – Usually given by a man as a token of his sincerity;
Dahlia – Expresses the dignity and elegancy of the one receiving the gift;
Michaelmas daisy – This flower isa symbol of tenderness and love;
Jasmine – Symbol of politeness, suitable giftfor both men and women;
Pilewort – Show hope and faith in the future relations;
Acorn – This is the palnt of Life; its context is imortality;
Wild Geranium – It's given to bring health and prosperity;
Hyacinth – Spring flower that expresses modesty and humbleness;
Iris – An Expression of the purity of friendship;
Cactus – An Expression of endurance and courage to overcome the hradship in life;
Cala – A symbol of beauty and your warm feelingsto the person receiving your gift;
Camellia – A token of your own perfection and admiration for the one receiving the flower;
Carnation – Most often its been given as a symbol of pure and deep love;
Tulip – A spring Flower, symbolizing the perfect love;
Buttercup – Shows the richness of your soul;
Magnolia – It is normally given to a man as a testimony to his nobilty;
Daisy – A symbol of eternal love and purity of relations;
Saffron – A short-lived flower expressing the joy from life;
Daffodil – Despite mythology it is considered atoken of respectfulness;
Marigold – Despite its healing powers this flower is a symbol of jealousy and despaire;
Forget-me-not – Brings up memories of true love and of living together in the past;
Orchid – This exotic flower is a symbol of rare beauty and heavenly love;
Fern – Very often in arrangement with other flowers, amplfying the faith in the magic of love;
Rose – The Queen of flowers, a symbol of love in happiness;
Sunflower – It is usually given to a man and is a symbol of respect and pride;
Pansy – it is normally given to a young girl as a symbol of her modesty;
Grass – Frequently arranged with other flowers it expresses the subordnativerole of the person giving the bouquete;
Forsythia – Expresses the patience and the anticipation of a future love;
Freesia – A symbol of trust a desire for open-mindedness;
Hibiscus – A token of tender beauty. Normally given to a young girl;
Zinnia – A flower given after long time beaing apart from each other; a token that we missed the person receing it;
Boxshrub – Despite the commonly accepted symbolics the boxshrub also means a desire not to be forgotten.