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Tulips - There's Sunshine In Your Smile

Feb 26, 2008
All flowers have meaning. They have their own language and people have been using them since the Victorian Age as symbols expressing their feelings. Today, these fragile blooms are used to express one sentiment or another as one leading psychologist states, "Flowers are a perfect replica of human life."

And because different flowers have different meanings, it is important that when you give one to your loved one, you are sending them the right message. Here is a short list of our favorite flowers to send and their corresponding meanings:

Rose

The rose has several meanings, depending on the color, the occasion, and whether or not it is in full bloom or just a bud. Thus, a bridal rose symbolizes "happy love" while a Christmas rose means "tranquilize my anxiety" or simply, "anxiety."

A damask rose on the other hand means "Persian ambassador of love", a dark crimson rose symbolizes "mourning", and a hibiscus rose means "delicate beauty."

If someone gives you a rose leaf, it is like the giver is saying that "you may hope." But if you receive a pink rose, it means either "perfect happiness" or "please, believe me." A red rose, of course, means "love" or "I love you."

If you get a bouquet of mature rose blooms, it means "gratitude" but if you only receive a single full bloom, it means "I love you" or "I still love you."

Tulip

Another favorite, tulip flowers in general mans "perfect lover, fame, flower emblem of Holland." A red tulip can be equivalent to a single rose in full bloom in that it symbolizes a "declaration of love," however it could also mean "believe me." Variegated tulip flowers mean that the giver of the flower thinks you have "beautiful eyes."

If the tulip is yellow, it means "there's sunshine in your smile."

Chrysanthemum

In Japan, the chrysanthemum is the official crest of the Imperial family. But in the world of romance, the red chrysanthemum means "I Love You" while the white one means "truth."

Watch out for that yellow chrysanthemum though because it means that you have slighted someone who is in love with you.

Hyacinth

Hyacinths are flowers dedicated to Apollo, the Greek god of the sun who is also considered as the patron of the arts. Hence, the hyacinth in general is used to symbolize "games and sports" as well as "rashness."

The blue hyacinth symbolizes "constancy" while the red or pink hyacinth symbolizes a playful nature. When you receive a purple hyacinth from your best friend or loved one with whom you just had a fight, consider the flower as their way of saying "I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me." Both could also mean "sorrow."
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