One of the most traditional ways of confessing and showing a man’s love to a woman is to give her flowers. As time went on, giving a dozen or just a single piece of flower was never expelled from man’s pursuit of romance. As Valentine’s Day, the day where we openly and greatly celebrate love and romance, is fast approaching, let us acquaint ourselves with the best choices of flowers to give a lady not only on Valentine’s Day but whenever you want to.
Its name came from a Greek origin which translates to “rainbow” since irises are found in cultivated in a variety of many different colors. It also inspired the world-famous French emblem fleur-de-lis. It symbolizes faith, hope, wisdom, valor and inspiration. A piece or two will surely make a woman’s day.
Sunflowers are notable for large flowering head, and its overall physical appearance makes it look like the sun from which its name was derived. It is a symbol of homage and devotion, adoration and longevity, and warmth and happiness. “I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life”, said Chris portrayed by Helen Mirren from the film Calendar Girls.
Lilacs usually mean the expression of first emotions of love, youthfulness and innocence. It usually comes in purple color though there also varieties in white, pink and even burgundy.
Its scent is sweet and is naturally pinkish in color though many varieties have already been cultivated. Generally, carnations mean fascination, distinction and love. Light red carnations mean admiration while dark red ones symbolize deep love.
Orchids are known to symbolize splendor, love, one-of-a-kind and exceptional beauty, extravagance, and even symbolizes many children for the Chinese.
Lilies are sweet-scented flowers that often come in red, white, orange, yellow, pink or purple. Calla lilies signify majestic beauty, day lilies mean enthusiasm and coquetry, orange lilies mean “burning for you” or wealth and pride, pink stargazer lilies symbolize affluence, white lilies stand for purity and dignity, and yellow lilies mean cheeriness.
In Persia, giving a red-colored tulip means telling somebody you love her while giving yellow means declaring your love hopelessly and utterly. The black center of the red tulip as said to signify the lover’s heart blackened by being burnt to a coal because of his fiery passion. It is a symbol of love, elegance and grace.
Perhaps the most popular pick for declaring love and romance, it has been a favorite subject in many forms of art. The many different colors mean different meanings like pink for admiration and red for enduring love and desire.