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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Larkspur Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Larkspur and Delphinium Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History The larkspur and the delphinium are close relatives both are named for the shape of their flowers The delphinium flower resembles the bottle like nose of a dolphin as a result delphinium comes from the Greek word delphis meaning dolphin The spur on the other hand reminded some people of parts of the lark hence larkspur lark s heel and lark s claw Its more delicate foliage differentiates it from the delphinium Sentiment Symbolism The delphinium is the birth flower for the month of July and was used by West Coast Native Americans to make blue dye European settlers used ground delphinium flowers to make ink The most ancient use of the delphinium was as a strong external medicine thought to drive away scorpions According to Greek legend Achilles mother requested that her son s armor be given to the most heroic Greek warrior during the Battle of Troy To the dismay of the brave warrior

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Snapdragon Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Gifts Better Homes and Gardens site info Delivery Info Our Guarantee About Flowers Bookmark Us Quotable Sentiments Site Features Site Map Security Privacy International Deliveries Forever Flowers 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Snapdragon Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History While snapdragons were common in the earliest gardens their actual origin is not known Some botanists believe they originally grew wild in Spain and Italy The snapdragon s botanical name antirrhinum is derived from the Greek anti like and rhin nose in reference to the flower s snout like shape Sentiment Symbolism In the British countryside children too young or timid to capture frogs or other small creatures once made pets out of the snapdragon flower A child would gently squeeze the sides of the flower to open and close the dragon s mouth complete with a lashing tongue Concealing a snapdragon made a person appear gracious and fascinating Snapdragons were

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Aster Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Bookmark Us Quotable Sentiments Site Features Site Map Security Privacy International Deliveries Forever Flowers 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Aster Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History The English called asters both asters and starworts Aster Latin for star referred to the flower s star like shape while wort meant root which then applied to plants with healing properties There are over 600 species of aster the most popular being the Monte Casino Sentiment Symbolism Asters are the birth flower for September and the herb of the goddess Venus Ancient people believed that the odour of the leaves of the aster when burnt drove away serpents Asters were laid on the graves of French soldiers to symbolize afterthought and the wish that things had turned out differently One myth tells that asters were created from stardust when Virgo looked down from the heavens and wept The poet Virgil holds that the

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Fern Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History During the Dark Ages the fern seed was believed to render men invisible In medieval England the root of the common male fern was an important ingredient in love

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Lily Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    the lilies of the field how they grow they toil not neither do they spin Book of Matthew VI 28 Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History The lily s name has pre classical origins indeed it was the Greek name leirion and the Roman name lilium from which the name lily was derived Sentiment Symbolism In Christian symbolism the lily represents purity chastity and innocence White lily bouquets are especially popular in Christian homes during the Easter holiday for they symbolize Christ s resurrection Legend tells that the lily sprang from Eve s tears when upon being expelled from Eden she learned she was pregnant Other folklore tells of lilies unplanted by any human hand spontaneously appearing on the graves of people executed for crimes they did not commit Some believe that planting lilies in a garden will protect the garden from ghosts and evil spirits In China the day lily is the emblem for motherhood To dream of lilies in spring foretells marriage happiness and prosperity to dream of them in winter indicates frustration of hopes and the premature death of a loved one The Romans were said to cure corns with the juice from lily bulbs In ancient Greek and Roman marriage ceremonies lilies symbols of purity and innocence along with wheat the symbol of fertility were placed on the bride s crown Long ago Spaniards believed that eating a lily s petals would restore someone who had been transformed into a beast back into human form In medieval times lilies symbolized feminine sexuality Color Messages On the whole lilies imply purity of

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Solidago Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Security Privacy International Deliveries Forever Flowers 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Solidago Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History The name

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Bird of paradise Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Bird of Paradise Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History Botanists are divided on how this remarkable flower got its name Some maintain that the flower s brilliant orange and blue

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Gladiolus Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Bookmark Us Quotable Sentiments Site Features Site Map Security Privacy International Deliveries Forever Flowers 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Gladiolus Sword Lily Choose a flower Alstroemeria Aster Bird of Paradise Calendula Carnation Chrysanthemum Daffodil Daisy Fern Gladiolus Heleconia Holly Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History The name gladiolus is derived from the Latin word gladius meaning sword for the shape of its leaves An ancient name for the gladiolus was xiphium from the Greek word xiphos also meaning sword African gladioli were imported in large quantities to Europe from South Africa during the 18 th century Sentiment Symbolism The gladiolus flower is the birth flower for August it also represented the Roman gladiators Before the African gladioli became popular in the West the Mediterranean and British gladiolus flowers were used to treat physical ailments The English used the gladiolus flower s stem base corms as a poultice and for drawing out thorns and splinters powdered corms mixed with goat s milk was commonly used to soothe the

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