LifestyleUnveiling floral symbolism: the power of irises in your garden and flowers to avoid gifting

Unveiling floral symbolism: the power of irises in your garden and flowers to avoid gifting

Not many people are aware of the symbolism of individual flowers.
Not many people are aware of the symbolism of individual flowers.
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6:45 AM EST, January 15, 2024

Flowers not only serve as beautiful decorations, but they also make stylish gifts for any occasion. For centuries, people have connected specific symbolism to them. An appropriately chosen bouquet of particular colors can express feelings more vividly than words can.

For example, red roses symbolize love, daffodils convey jealousy, chrysanthemums are for remembrance, and pink carnations for gratitude. However, the symbolism of certain flowers is often forgotten.

Find this in your garden? It's a positive sign

Traditionally, the iris symbolizes good fortune. It is believed that when this flower blooms in your garden, you can expect good news and positive changes shortly.

Similar to roses, each iris color represents a different sentiment. Purple signifies wisdom, white represents innocence, yellow embodies passion, and blue symbolizes hope.

Think twice before buying these flowers as gifts

While some may regard knowledge of flower symbolism as unnecessary, it's advisable to understand their basic meanings to avoid gifting blunders. It's safer to stick to traditionally appreciated types, especially when expressing love, gratitude, or respect.

As a symbol of unhappy and unrequited love, yellow tulips are not advised for a romantic gift. Superstitions suggest that this color and type of flower can forecast problems in a relationship and may bring bad luck to the recipient.

Cyclamens are also not recommended for gifting to a loved one. Despite their beauty, they symbolize departure, potentially leaving the recipient wondering about the giver's intent.

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