Ranunculus is one of nature most gorgeous flowers. There are over 400 species of Ranunculus . Their bright and vibrant petals come in different shapes and sizes. Ranunculus heads range from 3”-6” large. Their beautiful ruffle edged petals make this flower sought after by many brides to add Ranunculus to their bridal bouquet and centerpiece. The receiving of Ranunculus from your admirer means that you are young and radiant, attractive, and charming.
In nature one of the first flowers to poke through the snow is called a “Snow Drop”. They are a tiny bulb flower, that has drooping ivory blooms, almost like little bells. Snow Drops prefer winter on the colder side, and don’t bloom in regions that have a milder winter. They grow about 3”-4” tall, and are great for your garden path, or even grow great in pots. The best time to plant your Snow Drops are in the autumn. The snow drop has the meaning of purity and hope. They get the meaning of rebirth, by being one of the first flowers to break through the snow. These tiny, beautiful blooms are now becoming endangered. Their popularity has been growing, and people are digging up bulbs, which is helping lead to their demise. The Snow Drop needs pollination to create seeds, but because you need bees for that, and there are not may bees in January, if at all. They are having a hard time reproducing in the wild. Some countries, have made it illegal to dig up Snow Drop bulbs. We hope these little blooms will always be around to remind us that spring is right around the corner.
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For many weddings, white roses are the flower of choice. Their meaning of true love attracts many brides to incorporate them in their nuptials. These white flowers carry with them a sense of innocence, purity and new beginnings. The history of white roses for weddings starts with Queen Victoria, using them in her wedding arrangements. Since then, would-be suitors would send bouquets of white roses to their beloved, signifying the start of a courtship.
The white rose also signify honor and loyalty. Which stem from the historical 15th century dueling English kings fighting for the crown – known as “The War of the Roses.” Those who supported the House of York would grow white roses, or pin them on their attire, to show support for their beloved king.
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Paper whites, also known as Narcissus, are a petite and delicate flower. Among one of the earliest flowers to bloom in early spring, Paper whites are the symbol of rebirth, or renewal. Its other meanings of happiness and prosperity make it the perfect plant to give to friends for the new year, for a marriage, or for a new baby.
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These little beauties come in a variety of colors – yellow, white, orange, or even a mix of the three colors. They are a bulb plant, and with the right conditions, people can force the bulb to grow in their homes, or greenhouses early in winter. Most like to grow them in pots in their homes, around the New Year as a symbol of health, wealth, and happiness for the new year.
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