Monday, January 9, 2012

Flowers in Season January 9-15


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Carnations are one of the world's oldest cultivated flowers and thought to have originated in East Asia. The botanical name can be translated as "flower of the gods" as the Greek word "dios" means "divine" and "anthos" means flower. Some scholars believe that the name comes from the word "coronation," because the flowers were used in Greek ceremonial crowns.*

Different colors have different meanings:
Pink - Mother's love
Light Red - Admiration
Dark Red - Deep Love
White - Pure love & Good luck

*Excerpt from The Secret Language of Flowers by Samantha Gray

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