Daffodil (Narcissus): New Beginnings. The lovely golden daffodil is a welcome, heart-lifting sight, as it marks the end of winter and the beginning of a new season. It comes into full flower around Easter time, when thoughts turn towards the renewal of life and the Resurrection. It is also known as the Lent lily or the Easter lily. #LanguageOfFlowers
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Rosemary. "There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance; Pray, love, remember." - Ophelia, in Act IV, Scene V of Hamlet. This association dates from ancient times, when it was recommended as a remedy against forgetfulness, and students in Ancient Greece were said to wear a garland of it to energize the mind.
Ilustração científica, e outras artes
Ilustração científica, e outras artes: Abril 2012
Camellia (Camellia): My Destiny Is in Your Hands. The flower is named after a Jesuit missionary and botanist called Georg Kamel who brought the camellia to Europe from east Asia in the early eighteenth century. It was grown in the hothouse and became an exotic luxury, and by the mid-nineteenth century it was one of the most sought-after flowers. #LanguageOfFlowers
Eglantine (Rosa rubiginosa): I Wound to Heal. The name eglantine comes from the Old French aiglent, meaning 'needle,' and briar is the Old English word for 'thorny shrub.' The eglantine's flowers, which vary in colour from deep pink to white, smell enchantingly of apple, especially after rainfall. Pleasure and pain as one are signified by this flower.
Iris (Iris): Message. The iris is the floral herald, the bearer of good tidings and warm wishes: 'My compliments. I have a message for you.' In medieval iconography, the iris was associated with the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin that she is to bear a child. #LanguageOfFlowers