Alstroemeria (Red)

Alstroemeria (Red)

Alstroemeria (or Lily of the Incas) are originally from South America and can grow up to five feet tall. They can have a vase life of two weeks and are associated with our willingness to help one another through the ups and downs we face in our lives. They represent human fidelity, friendship, robustness and the love we have for each other.

Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower or Heleanthus are native to the Americas and were first cultivated in Mexico. They are named for their propensity to turn its head toward the sun and are produced for their big showy flowers, tasty seeds and oil that are used in soap, paint and cosmetics. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.

Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Bachelor's Button

Bachelor's Button

Bachelor's Button or Cornflower are native to Europe. Their flowers are about half to one inch in diameter and are predominantly royal blue in color, but are occasionally available in white, pink, lavender and dark maroon. They symbolize delicacy, purity of feelings and good fortune. The flower is said to be able to tell the future outcome of a new relationship.

Larkspur

Larkspur

Larkspur or Consolida ajacis aka doubtful knight’s spur, rocket larkspur, iis an annual flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae native to Eurasia. Gardeners love to grow Larkspur in their gardens as an ornamental for its spikes of blue, pink or white flowers. Larkspur represents the strong bond of love, an open heart and the celebration of positivity.

Sage

Sage

Sage or Salvia is a member of the mint family and native to the Mediterranean region. Sage has been used since ancient times for warding off evil, snakebites and increasing women’s fertility. The Romans referred to sage as the “holy herb”, and employed it in their religious rituals. Native Americans have burned sage as a part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promote healing and wisdom.

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Dusty miller or Senecio cineraria is a grey foliage native to the Mediterranean and often used as an accent because it has natural chemistry with many shades including dirty pink. Dusty Miller symbolizes protection.

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium are native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. The genus name Delphinium derives from the Ancient Greek word delphínion which means "dolphin", the plant got its name because of its dolphin-shaped flowers. In June and July the plant is topped with a raceme of many flowers, varying in colour from purple and blue, to red, yellow, or white.

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Lisianthus or Prairie Gentian are from the wilds of much of the Americas. Their beautiful blooms are about 2in in diameter and they grow about 2ft tall. The new wine and copper colored lisianthus are especially versatile. Lisianthus represent gratitude, appreciation and charisma.

Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus native to Europe and Asia. They have a spicy, clove like scent. In many cultures Dianthus is the official flower of Mother's Day. The name dianthus comes from the Greek dios (god) and anthos (flower) and are considered by many to be the flower of the gods. Dianthus signifies admiration, capriciousness, affection, passion and gratitude.

Stock

Stock

Stock is a genus of flower in the mustard family. It is native to Europe, growing often on cliffs overlooking the sea. It has been coveted for its clove-like scent and colorful blooms. Stock is a symbol of a happy life.

Pampas Grass

Pampas Grass

Cortaderia is a genus of South American and Central American plants in the Poaceae grass family. The species of Cortaderia are imposing tall grasses growing 3 m tall, with graceful white inflorescence plumes.

Mini Sunflower

Mini Sunflower

Sunflower or Heleanthus are native to the Americas and were first cultivated in Mexico. They are named for their propensity to turn its head toward the sun and are produced for their big showy flowers, tasty seeds and oil that are used in soap, paint and cosmetics. Sunflowers symbolize doration, loyalty and longevity.

Ginestra

Ginestra

Cortaderia is a genus of South American and Central American plants in the Poaceae grass family. The species of Cortaderia are imposing tall grasses growing 3 m tall, with graceful white inflorescence plumes. Tags: Vision in White

Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves

Bay is a Mediterranean foliage used in floral arrangements and also as an aromatic in cooking for pasta sauces, soups, stews, and Bloody Marys. Bay is used in alternative medicine practices, folk remedies and massage therapy. The leaves are two to five inches long. Early Romans and Greeks associated Bay Laurel with Apollo the patron god of music and poetry.

Kale

Kale

Kale or leaf cabbage are a part of the Brassica family grown for their edible leaves and some are used as ornamentals for flower arranging. Kale originated in the eastern Mediterranean and in Scotland, kale provided such a base for a traditional diet that the word in some Scots dialects is synonymous with food. To be “off one’s kail” is to feel too ill to eat. Long ago, kale was also a slang term for “money”, as in, “Hand over the kale, sweetheart, and nobody gets hurt.”

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

Calla lilies or Zantedeschia are perennial flowering plants native to South Africa and Malawi. They were often used in the paintings of Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Diego Rivera. During the Victorian era, a gift of calla lily delivered an overtly sexual message.

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips are bulbs from the Lily family. The name is derived from the Farsi word for turban, "dulband". Tulips are native to a stretch of land between Southern Europe and Central Asia and were first cultivated in Iran in the 10th century. Tulip petals are edible having a similar taste to lettuce. Tulips signify a deep love and a rebirth.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine is in the olive family and contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions of Eurasia and Oceania. Jasmines are widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flowers. Jasmine's meaning varies by place and culture, but it often symbolizes love, beauty or sensuality.

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Sweetpea are in the family Fabaceae (legumes) and they are native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands. Sweet peas have a range of beautiful colors (usually in pastel shades of blue, pink, purple and white, including bi-colours) and also possess a subtle and unique fragrance.

Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlia are native to Central America and are the national flower of Mexico. The tubers were consumed as a food crop by the Aztecs. They range in size from two to 12 inches in diameter. Once cut and placed in a vase, dahlias thrive in plenty of water and cooler temperatures. Dahlias symbolize elegance, inner strength, creativity, change, dignity, and sacred values.

Rose

Rose

Most of the 300 species of roses are native to Asia and are used for floral design, landscaping and perfumes. There are about 35k rose hybrids and cultivars. Rose hips are produced as a supplement for their high vitamin C content. Roses are associated with the goddess Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary. They eventually led to the creation of the rosary and signify intrigue.

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