Since ancient times people have used flowers to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas. Lewis Carroll was sent to Alice in Wonderland through a mirror in a garden filled with talking flowers. Ancient Greeks and Egyptians donated flowers to the gods. Many today give color and only partially does one understand the message that they give. Below you can learn what message bear some of the most beloved flowers.
Thistle, the national emblem of Scotland, is a symbol of hard work, suffering, and is believed that it is a flower which can banish melancholy. Bodilat sometimes included in the written tales, that it is symbolizing the eternal love which can overcome the pain, suffering and hardship.
Iris, is a symbol of faith, power, victory and conquest, and is also believed that it rids away evil spirits. The ancient Greeks are baptized with this flower of Iris as it is believed to be a messenger of the gods who guide the souls of women and girls in the underworld. Even today, many Greeks make the graves of iris for the women.
Honeysuckle has stood the test of time as a symbol of lasting love, perseverance and patience.
Lilia is the color of purity, and was used as a powerful religious symbol, especially during the Christian holiday of Easter. According to the ancient Greeks, white lilies were created from the milk of Hera, mother of the gods.
Tulip, is a symbol of spring, wealth and life after death, and was first cultivated in Persia, but now is known as a flower, perfectly cultivated by the Dutch. During the 16th and 17th century it was sought so that people market their homes and ships filled with cargo for only a few bulbs.
Roses symbolize love, joy, strength and beauty, but can also symbolize death (a rose on the grave).
Flowers are a symbol of shared feelings, childhood innocence, freedom and beauty.
Giving flowers can send a powerful message. It is amusing to know what message you will send when you give the gift of flowers next time.