Daffodils, Flowers, Mother’s Day, Roses

Tell me about the power of #flowers…

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It’s the run up to probably the biggest day for flower seller’s during the year. 

It’s Mother’s Day and dozens of flowers are starting to take centre stage in ads everywhere.  

I worked in a florists some time ago and remember the bustling atmosphere of customers and bunches of fresh smelling flowers leaving the shop on Mother’s Day.

But beyond all the commercialism,

What is it about flowers that makes them so captivating?

Flowers are there for us at key moments in our life; from the birth of a new baby, a first date, a bridal bouquet, birthdays, a wedding anniversary and perhaps most important of all a funeral tribute.

They help us express our feelings and emotions for that occasion in a way that words cannot.

Choosing particular flowers that represent special ‘flower meanings’

can reinforce this. 

Did you know choosing a bunch of daffodils for Mother’s Day is said to bring good fortune to the recipient. As daffodils are a symbol of new beginnings they are also a popular choice as an Easter gift. 

Roses are very popular for bouquets, they have different meanings depending on their colour.  

Red roses are often given at Valentine’s Day and represent romance and love. 

White roses symbolise purity and harmony. They are popular flowers for wedding bouquets or a new home. 

My favourite flowers are sunflowers, they are symbolic of joy and happiness.  Their yellow colour and name ‘sun’ instantly transport you to hot summer days.

If you’re still not sure what flowers to give someone as a gift. I think sunflowers are the perfect flower to give to brighten someone’s day.🌼

Blog, Daffodils, Flowers, Haiku, Poetry

Daffodils

Daffodils by Spiral White

Daffodils

Heads bobbing about 

Yellow trumpets triumphant 

A host of golden…

Blog, Flowers, Haiku, Poetry, Snowdrops

Snowdrops

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Snowdrops

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Pure white snow flower

Your arrival signals hope 

At our winters end 

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If you’re interested in seeing some snowdrops check out the following website for a virtual garden visit.

https://www.thegardenhouse.org.uk/

Blog, Dandelion, Flowers, Poetry, Writing

The clock flower

dandelion macro photography
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The Clock Flower

One puff,

Two puffs,

Three or more

How many breaths

To find the hour?

 

Fluffy globe

Like flower

Your seeds

Float effortlessly

Through the air

 

Four puffs

Five puffs

Six, surely no more?

Now I know

The Secret hour…

Poem by Nick

dandelion nature sunlight
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