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What Are You Actually Saying With The Flowers You Give?

During the Victorian Era, when everything was about secret messages and unrequited love, it was the height of fashion to convey feelings or messages through the giving and receiving of flowers. So let's see what you have been secretly saying with your bouquets and what you should actually be giving.

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  1. What is the occasion or feeling you are trying to convey?

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    Sympathy
    Love
    Happiness
    Anger
    Good luck
    Jealousy
    Gratitude
    Hate
    Friendship
    Welcome
    Congratulations
    New Baby

What Are You Actually Saying With The Flowers You Give?

You got: Thrift (Armeria)

Also known as "sea pink," these flowers are perfect to express feelings of sympathy and to help lighten a loved one's mood.

Thrift (Armeria)
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You got: This is a tricky one!

It makes sense that expressing love through flowers can be confusing because love itself is confusing! There are many different kinds of flowers to represent the various types of love in our lives. Some of the most popular ones are baby's breath for everlasting love, cosmos to wish someone luck and joy in love, fuschia for humble love, and moss rose for a confession of love.

This is a tricky one!
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You got: Lily of the valley

This delicate flower wishes the receiver a return of happiness. It is often used as a decoration at weddings.

Lily of the valley
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You got: Peony

In some cultures, this flower means good fortune and honor. However, based on the greek myth where Aphrodite turns a nymph into a peony, it also derives its meaning of anger.

Peony
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You got: Stephanotis

Stephanotis brings good luck and warm wishes! Because of this is often used in weddings to welcome a good start for the new couple.

Stephanotis
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You got: Hyacinth (Yellow)

Why would you want to let someone know that you're jealous of them? I'm not sure. But if you're going to do it, do it in style with yellow hyacinths.

Hyacinth (Yellow)
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You got: Bellflower

This star-shaped flower doesn't just express gratitude! It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine and even Korean cooking.

Bellflower
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You got: Basil

Who knew there was so much ill will in Italian cooking??

Basil
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You got: Freesia

Give a bouquet of freesia to your bestie because it means everlasting friendship!

Freesia
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You got: Wisteria

Perfect for a new neighbor or coworker, these beautiful flowers wish them a warm welcome.

Wisteria
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You got: 25 Roses

Rather than giving a single flower to wish someone congratulations it is customary to give them a bouquet of 25 roses.

25 Roses
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You got: Dittany (Dictamnus albus)

Dittany is the customary flower to give to a new mother. These delicate purple flowers wish the mother and new child a happy life.

Dittany (Dictamnus albus)
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