Friday, November 4, 2011

Flowers in Season October 30 - November 5

Chrysanthemum Morifolium: Dendranthema Grandiflorum

"Chrysanthemum Myss Jem" by Jacqui Dracup 

Because the chrysanthemum blooms in November, it stands for the light of hope in dark times.

A noble flower in Asia, the chrysanthemum is mentioned by Confusius and often appears on Chinese ceramics as the flower of autumn, a symbol of harvest, rest, and ease. A Chinese painter might have spent and entire lifetime trying to render one chrysanthemum's delicate bloom. The rising sun on the Japanese flag aslo resembles a chysanthemum.
In Victorian flower code, a white chysanthemum stood for truth, a yellow chrysanthemum for slighted love.

-The Meaning of Flowers. Myth, Language & Lore by Gretchen scoble and Ann Fields

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