The Stories Behind Birth Flowers. 🌺 Part 2: July to December.
The Stories Behind Birth Flowers 🌸🌺
J U L YDelphinium
Lightness and levity
The name delphinium is derrived from the Greek word for "dolphin" due to the shape of the flowers. The plants also represent an open heart and ardent attachment.
A U G U S TGladiolus
Strength, moral integrity and infatuation
Named after their sword-shaped leaves; offering a banquet of gladioli represents piercing the recipients heart with passion.
S E P T E M B E RAster
Love and patience
The name aster was derived from the Greek word for "star" and in the past it was believed that the perfume from burning the leaves of the plant could drive away evil spirits.
O C T O B E RCalendula
Warm and undying love, grief and sorrow
Despite the bright marigold symbolizing the warmth of the sun, the flower is also associated with funerals in many parts of the world, often being placed on graves.
N O V E M B E RChrysanthemum
Friendship, optimism joy
It is believed that chrysanthemum were first cultivated by the Chinese from wild blossoms. The diverse, beautiful and tough nature of the flower has made it perfectly suited for flower arranging.
D E C E M B E RPoinsettia
Good cheer, success, celebration
The poinsettia, also known as the Christmas Star, was believed by the Aztecs to be a symbol of purify, however are now believed to symbolize celebrations and success.
Luck, fertility and truth
The evergreen nature of the holly plants mean it is a plant that is readily available at Christmas time, which for many Western cultures it has religious connotations.
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So what do you think of this post, does the flowers match your birth month?
Do you think the words describe you?