Stock Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Stock flowers’ botanical name is Matthiola, believed to be named after Pierandrea Matthiola, an Italian botanist and doctor who cultivated these flowers because he thought they might have medicinal values that promoted love and lust due to their strong scent. Because of their long lasting blooms and spicy clove-like scent, stock flowers meanings include lasting beauty, happy life, and a contented existence.

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Types of Daisies: A Visual Compendium

“He loves me, he loves me not.” The classic daisy is actually more than just the topic of a childhood rhyme. From Celtic legends to Ancient Roman mythology, different types of daisies have long been revered as symbols of purity, love, and transformation.

Did you know that the name “daisy” comes from the term “day’s eye?” This name is derived from the fact that the head of the common daisy closes at night, and re-opens in the morning.
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Love Coupons For Your Significant Other

Choosing the perfect gift for your significant other can be a challenge! Sometimes it’s a struggle to find the balance between a meaningful and a practical gift, and if you’ve been with your special someone for years, you may feel like you’ve exhausted all of the options. But often the perfect gift is about more than the gift itself. It’s about expressing your love and appreciation for your partner.
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Gladiolus Meaning and Symbolism

Gladioli have a unique long and pointed shape. Because of their shape, they are named after the Latin word “gladius”, meaning sword. In Rome, gladioli were associated with gladiators. Some say that gladiators wore gladiolus corms around their necks during battles to help them win and protect them from death. Because of their association with gladiators, the gladiolus flower meaning is strength and integrity.

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Peony Meaning and Symbolism

The peony is significant both historically and mythologically, and thus is tied to many different meanings and symbols. Common peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, and compassion — but peonies can also mean bashfulness.

There are two common myths about the peony. In one, the peony is believed to be named after Paeon, the Greek physician of the gods. According to the legend, Paeon was a student of Aesculapius, the god of medicine. When Paeon used a peony root to heal Pluto — the first time this was tried — Aesculapius became jealous of his talents and tried to kill him. To save Paeon (and show compassion to him), Pluto transformed him into a peony, because he knew it was a flower that people would admire and praise. Thus, one peony meaning is compassion.
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Mother’s Day Tip: Deliver Early and Watch Them Bloom

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we have a tip to ensure the perfect day for everyone: deliver your flowers early and Mom will watch them bloom! By delivering your flowers on Wednesday or Thursday, Mom’s flowers will be in perfect bloom by Mother’s Day.  Take a look at these flowers transforming every day! read more

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Dad-Approved DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

The kids want to make something for Mom for Mother’s Day. They want it to be a surprise, which means simplicity and ease are two essential requirements.

Dad may not want to deal with the mess of finger paint or glitter, but there are plenty of Pinterest-inspired ideas that are fun for kids, and Dad won’t even have to figure out the glue gun! Check out these DIY projects read more


Types of Roses: A Visual Compendium

As Valentine’s Day approaches, romance is on our minds. And what flowers are more romantic than roses? Red roses have become the icon of love and romance, but there are so many other varieties that are equally meaningful. For example, purple roses signify enchantment and love at first sight, while orange roses exemplify passion.

With over 150 species of roses and thousands of hybrids, roses can be found in nearly every color and a variety of shapes. To show you just how expansive the rose family is, we created a compendium of popular garden roses containing over 100 different types of blooms. read more


Calla Lily Meaning and Symbolism

The calla lily was named after the Greek word for beautiful — calla. It is associated with the Greek goddess Hera. According to the legend Zeus brought Hercules, his son from another women, to Hera, his wife, while she was asleep to drink her milk. When she woke up she pushed him away and drops of milk flew across the sky to create the milky way. The ones that fell on the ground grew into beautiful lilies.
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