Saturday, November 19, 2011

Flowers in season, November 19-26


Anemones are thought to bring good luck and protect against evil. People used to gather the earliest flowering anemone they saw, wrap it carefully in a piece of silk and carry it with them to ward off ill fortune and disease. If you see anemones close their petals, this signals that rain is on the way. According to folklore, fairies sleep beneath anemone petals after they close at night. Such associations with predictions and enchantment lead to the meanings of anticipation and expectation.*

anemone, poinsettia and amaryllis

*excerpt from The Secret Language of Flowers, by Samantha Gray

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