‘Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound,” -Edwin Curran
A flower garden brings a bit of paradise closer to home. Whether wild or tamed, watching a flower grow from seed to blossom is one of nature’s many gifts. They bring color to your landscape, butterflies to your door and fragrances highly coveted by candle makers and perfumeries for centuries.
In the Victorian Era, flowers were often gifted to represent words considered too intimate to speak. Their symbolism enabled many suitors to woo a sweetheart with little risk but great meaning.
Red roses may be the flower we most commonly associate with love but there are many more blooms that can speak on behalf of your heart.
Here are just a few to help you build your next bouquet:
Zinnias: A flower of remembrance often sent to the ones we love who live far away or in honor of those we may have lost but carry dear to our hearts. They’re a reminder to never forget absent love and treasure lasting affection.