Bible Verse of the Month

Bible Verse of the Month: Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that
he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Language of Flowers

Antique Postcard Language of Flowers  Poem by postcardsintheattic, $5.95 on EtsyIn the old days flowers weren't given just because they were pretty.  They were also often used to send messages, usually to a sweetheart, but sometimes to a sister, mother, or friend.

A gentleman might arrange a nosegay of various flowers to describe his feelings, declare his love, or apologize.  

Since it is the Month of February (Month of Love) and Valentines Day is this weekend, I thought I would share a few of the meanings with you!  

(Okay, more than a few;)

Acacia: Friendship

Aster: Always merry

Balm: Sympathy

Bluebell: True and tender

Camellia: Beautiful but cold

Carnation White: Purity

Carnation Red: My heart is broken

Chrysanthemum: Hope springs eternal

Clematis: Beautiful thoughts

Columbine: Bound to win

Dahlia: Gracious

Daisy: Innocence

Fern: Sincerity

Forgetmenot: Forget not me

Fuchsia: Fickleness

Geranium: Warm regard

Heather: I am lonely

Honeysuckle: Devotion

Hyacinth: Hard fate

Iris: Have faith in me

Ivy: I cling

Jasmine: Friends only

Lavender: Sweets to the sweet

Lilac: Unadorned beauty

Lily: Austere purity

Lily of the Valley: Doubly dear

Marigold: Honesty

Orange Blossom: Happiness in marriage

Pansy: My thoughts are with you

Petunia: I believe in thee

Poppy: Forgetfulness

Primrose: Do not be bashful

Rose Red: Love

Rose White: Worthy of love

Rose Yellow: Why waneth love?

Rosemary: Remembrance

Sweet Pea: I long for thee

Tulip: Unrequited love

Violet: Modesty

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