Meaning of Some Types of Flowers

Flowers have always been a big feature at weddings, too. As an example, look to the royal flower bouquet in the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to Kate Middleton (now Catherine, Ducchess of Cambridge). Her flowers had very special meaning.

The groom, too, wears a flower that appears in the bridal bouquet in his button-hole. This stems from the Medieval tradition of wearing his Lady’s colors, as a declaration of his love.

One fun idea is to have a garden gathering and have each person bring a flower that has meaning to them. Or, paint tiles on a kitchen island with a flower that represents each of your loved ones.

There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.

–The Language of Flowers, London, 1875

Please tell us which flowers have meaning to you! If we are missing one of your favorites, please tell us which one and its meaning.

Wish to grow a flower that has meaning to you or a loved one? Click on the linked plant names for free planting and growing guides.

Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers and Trees
Aloe Healing, protection, affection
Angelica Inspiration
Arborvitae Unchanging friendship
Bachelor’s button Single blessedness
Basil Good wishes
Bay Glory
Black-eyed Susan Justice
Carnation Alas for my poor heart
Chamomile Patience
Chives Usefulness
Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness
Clover, white Think of me
Coriander Hidden worth
Crocus, spring Youthful gladness
Cumin Fidelity
Daffodil Regard
Daisy Innocence, hope
Dill Powerful against evil
Edelweiss Courage, devotion
Fennel Flattery
Fern Sincerity
Forget-me-not Forget-me-not
Geranium, oak-leaved True friendship
Goldenrod Encouragement
Heliotrope Eternal love
Holly Hope
Hollyhock Ambition
Honeysuckle Bonds of love
Horehound Health
Hyacinth Constancy of love, fertility
Hyssop Sacrifice, cleanliness
Iris A message
Ivy Friendship, continuity
Jasmine, white Sweet love
Lady’s-mantle Comforting
Lavender Devotion, virtue
Lemon balm Sympathy
Lilac Joy of youth
Lily-of-the-valley Sweetness
Marjoram Joy and happiness
Mint Virtue
Morning glory Affection
Myrtle The emblem of marriage, true love
Nasturtium Patriotism
Oak Strength
Oregano Substance
Pansy Thoughts
Parsley Festivity
Pine Humility
Poppy, red Consolation
Rose, red Love, desire
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Grace, clear vision
Sage Wisdom, immortality
Salvia, blue I think of you
Salvia, red Forever mine
Savory Spice, interest
Sorrel Affection
Southernwood Constancy, jest
Sweet pea Pleasures
Sweet William Gallantry
Sweet woodruff Humility
Tansy Hostile thoughts
Tarragon Lasting interest
Thyme Courage, strength
Tulip, red Declaration of love
Valerian Readiness
Violet Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness
Willow Sadness
Yarrow Everlasting love
Zinnia Thoughts of absent friends

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An easy way to start on your path of self-discovery is through daily meditation. Following is a simple guideline for basic meditation:

Get in a comfortable position, somewhere quite and where you will not be disturbed. Find a position that you can be comfortable in for up to an hour. Start off slow about fifteen minutes a day and work up slowly to an hour or whatever you discover is your top amount of time for a good mediation session.

Put on some soft instrument music.

Ask Archangel Micheal to surround you in a white light of protection. If you do not believe in or want to use an Archangel then call upon Hecate or another Goddess or God to protect you while meditating.

Take three deep breaths completely filling your lungs on the inhale and emptying them on the exhale. Pick a word to allow to escape slowly through your lips on the exhale. This helps to ease the mind and body away from everyday life into your meditation zone. Some people say “OM” and some another sound. I use the word relax. While you are doing the deep breathing clear your mind of mundane everyday cares and worries.

After the cleansing breaths, go back to your normal breathing pattern and for a few breaths imagine your feet are connecting to Mother Earth and putting roots down. To do this imagine little roots coming out of the bottom of your feet growing down through whatever is in the way between you and Mother Earth. After you picture your roots getting to Mother Earth allowing them to grow into her about six inches deep.

Once you have grounded yourself then open yourself to connecting with the Universal whole. To complete the circle with the Universe lay your hands palms up either on your legs or extended them over your head. Imagine the Universal energy coming down through your hands flowing through you into your grounded feet then escape out of the bottom of your feet and going upward to meet with the Universe again.

Meditation is a good way to connect and be able to start listening to your Spirit Guides. You may ask your spirit guides questions but do not expect answers immediately sometimes it may takes days, weeks or even months for the answer to be come clear to you. Do listen to your gut feeling about something or someone and/or the voice that may pop into your head all of a sudden with the answer you have been seeking. These are some of the ways our spirit guides talk to us.