It's been quite a long while since I haven't had written a blog on MyEC. When I was preparing for my exam a few weeks ago, I had lots of ideas to blog. However, the moment I logged into MyEC after my exam, all seemed to vanish into thin air ! Naturally, I was looking for something to write about because I had come back to MyEC and also because I had only a little time to stay here, for I had to prepare for another exam.
Today, while browsing through the net, I came across birth flowers and their meanings. I didn't know about them before and I guess same goes true for many, if not all, members here.
I think virtually everyone knows about birthstones: the precious gems which represent each month of the year. They are the symbol for the month in which a person was born and are regarded as a good luck charm for the wearer. Each of them has a meaning behind it.
Similarly, each month is also represented by flowers! You've got a couple flowers to choose from. So if you want to give flowers to someone but can't decide which ones to choose, you've now a list of flowers to choose from and be prepared to be the recipient's new favorite person!
♣ January Birth Flowers: Carnation and Snowdrop ♣
1. CARNATION: It comes in many different colors to convey different meaning.
♥Pink Carnation: Affection. ♥Red Carnation: I love you!
♥White Carnation: Pure love. ♥Stripped Carnation: Regret that a love is not shared.
♥Yellow Carnation: Rejection or disappointment.
2. SNOWDROP: In the past, it was considered bad luck due to the fact that it would always seem to appear to grow in graveyards. Nowadays, it signifies hope and beauty!
♣ February Birth Flowers: Violet and Primrose ♣
1. VIOLET: It symbolizes watchfulness, loyalty, faithfulness, humility and chastity. One interesting fact is that "violet" comes in different colors like blue, yellow, cream and mauve/violet!
2. PRIMROSE: It lets someone know you can't live without them!
♣ March Birth Flowers: Daffodil and Narcissus Jonquilla(Jonquil/Jonquille) ♣
1. DAFFODIL: It means unequaled love; the sun is always shining whenever your significant other is around. When the bright yellow daffodil pokes through late winter's ground, it's like a long-awaited friend returning home and a birth flower anyone would be proud to call their own. Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings. They promise happiness and joy.
2. JONQUIL: It represents desire for affection returned. It also is used to convey sympathy.
♣ April Birth Flowers: Daisy and Sweet Pea ♣
1. DAISY: It conveys innocence, loyal love (love that conquers all), and purity. It is also a flower given between friends to keep a secret; the daisy means "I'll never tell." Epitomizing childlike joy and playfulness, this April birth flower captures the essence of spring’s happy-go-lucky, forever-young attitude.
2. SWEET PEA: It blissful pleasure, but is also used to say good-bye.
♣ May Birth Flowers: Lilly Of The Valley and Hawthorn Plant ♣
1. LILLY OF THE VALLEY: This beautiful flower signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness.
2. HAWTHORN PLANT: Symbolizes hope and supreme happiness. Hawthorne signifies that you want only the best for the recipient.
♣ June Birth Flowers: Rose and Honeysuckle ♣
1. ROSE: Love, passion, beauty and perfection. The rose is rich with history and meaning. The world's most beautiful flower has more meanings than one can count!
♥Pink Rose: Perfect Happiness. ♥ Red Rose: I love you!
♥White Rose: Innocence and purity. ♥Yellow Rose: Jealousy or a decrease in love.
A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means "I REALLY love you").
2. HONEYSUCKLE: It's a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love. ♣ July Birth Flowers: Water Lily and Larkspur/Delphinium ♣
1. WATER LILY: It symbolizes purity and majesty.
2. DELPHINIUM/LARKSPUR: With its lush, dolphin-shaped flowers, the aptly named delphinium – or larkspur – symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment. Also signifying a feeling of lightness and levity, the gentle hues and refreshing fragrance of this summer birth flower give it a refreshing and distinctive natural beauty. Each color variation of larkspur has a different meaning: pink means fickleness, white conveys a happy nature, and purple normally represents a first love. Generally, larkspur indicates strong bonds of love.
♣ August Birth Flowers: Gladiolus/Sword Lily and Poppy ♣
1. SWORD LILY/ GLADIOLUS: It represents strength and moral integrity – not surprising when you consider that its name comes from the Latin word for sword, "gladius." But while its sword-shaped stems may imply Roman gladiators, its romantic flowers are capable of piercing a heart with their beauty – explaining why infatuation is another one of its meanings as well.
2. POPPY: A red poppy signifies pleasure, a white poppy is given for consolation, and a yellow poppy wishes wealth and success.
1. ASTER: With their lush texture, rich hues and wildflower beauty, it's easy to see why asters have had a long association with magical powers. In ancient times, it was believed that when aster leaves burned, their perfume could drive away evil. Today, this September birth flower is known as a talisman of love and an enduring symbol of elegance.2. MORNING GLORY: It's a simple symbol of affection.
♣ October Birth Flowers: Marigold and Cosmos ♣
1. MARIGOLD: They are often given as a sign of warm or fierce, undying love, or as a way of saying that you're content with being with the recipient.
2. COSMOS: A symbol of order, peace, and serenity.♣ November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum ♣
A red Chrysanthemum means "I love you;" a white Chrysanthemum means innocence, purity, and pure love; a yellow Chrysanthemum means slighted love.
♣ December Birth Flowers: Narcissus and Holly ♣
1. NARCISSUS: It embodies the idea that you want your beloved to stay just the way they are.2. HOLLY: Symbolizes your wish for domestic happiness.
I dedicate this blog to all members of MyEC!