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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Lily of the valley Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Forever Flowers 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Lily of the Valley 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 Sentiment Symbolism The lily of

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Sunflower Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    truly loves on to the close As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets The same look that she turned when he rose Moore 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 sunflower originates from the Greek helios meaning sun and anthos meaning flower since these flowers always turn towards the sun Sunflowers actually come from Central and South America not Greece and were grown for more for their usefulness than their beauty In 1532 Francisco Pizarro fought his way into Peru where he found a giant sunflower being worshipped as a sacred image of a sun god by the natives of the Inca empire Sentiment Symbolism Legend tells that the Greek sun god Helios was drowned by his uncles the Titans and then raised to the sky where he became the sun He was beloved by a mortal named Clytie who died of her love for him Clytie was rooted in her grief and thus followed Helios daily journey through the sky The sunflower s turning as it follows the sun symbolizes deep loyalty and constancy It is said that if a girl puts three sunflower seeds down her back she will marry the first boy she meets The Chinese hold the sunflower as a symbol of longevity Incan priestesses wore large sunflower disks made of gold on their garments In the Andes mountains images of sunflowers were hammered into gold and placed in temples Sunflower seeds were a sacred food to the Plains Indians in the prairie regions of North America They placed bowls filled with sunflower seeds on the graves

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Calendula 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 Calendula 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 calendula s genus name wor calendae means throughout the months A member of the marigold family calendula was valued historically for its medicinal and culinary uses An ancient beverage made from a mixture of calendula blossoms in wine was said to soothe indigestion Calendula petals were used in ointments that cured skin irritations jaundice sore eyes and toothaches The Romans used calendula mixed with vinegar to season their meat and salad dishes Sentiment Symbolism Early Christians called calendula Mary s Gold and placed it by the statues of the Virgin Mary The most sacred flower of ancient India calendula stems and flower heads were strung into garlands and placed around the necks of holy statues Since the calendula s flower head follows the

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Heleconia Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Heleconia 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 Native to the tropical Americas and the Western Pacific the Helconia s color combination

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Orchid Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    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 orchid s name originates from the Greek orchis meaning testicle and its history is one of lust greed and wealth Some orchids are called ladies fingers ladies tresses or long purples Orchids were collected extensively during the 1800s once four thousand trees were cut down for the orchids growing on their branches One collector alone was believed to have sent hundreds of thousands of orchids to England where most of them died Sentiment Symbolism There are nearly 25 000 varieties of orchids Greek women thought they could control the sex of their unborn children with orchid roots If the father ate large new tubers the child would be male if the mother ate small tubers the child would be female Indeed the orchid s reproductive behaviour has intrigued botanists for years to germinate an orchid s seeds need to be penetrated by fungus threads The paphiopedilum orchid was named for Phaphos a temple on Cyprus where the love goddess Aphrodite was worshipped and where prostitutes were said to be readily available The

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Tulip Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    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 tulip is a wildflower said to originate from Persia In the 1500s tulips were extensively cultivated in Turkey and because of their resemblance to the tulbend a turban worn by Turkish men were called tulipan In 1562 tulip bulbs from Constantinople reached Antwerp by ship Before the turn of the century tulips had been such a rarity that only the wealthy in Holland could afford them consequently tulips became a status symbol for the rich However by the 1620s buying and selling tulips became an activity for merchants and tulip madness ensued Tulip trading crashed in 1637 throwing Holland into financial ruin After the Dutch government enforced strict laws for cultivating and selling bulbs the tulip became the national emblem of Holland Sentiment Symbolism Oriental legend recounts that a Persian youth named Ferhad fell in love with a maiden named Shirin When Shirin did not accept Ferhad s feelings for her he went out into the desert to die from his broken heart As he pined each tear that fell into the sand turned into a beautiful tulip Among the Persian people the tulip is an offering a young man makes to his beloved By offering her a tulip he says as the redness of this flower I am on fire with love Shortly after World War II the Dutch shipped hundreds of thousands of tulip bulbs to Ottawa the capital city of Canada This symbolic gesture showed their thanks not only to Canadian soldiers for freeing Holland from German occupation but also for the Canadian government s welcoming

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Carnation Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    first love And he was seventeen And I was only twelve years a stately gulf between Margaret Widdemer Carnations 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 carnation originally called dianthus by the Greek botanist Theopharastus is native to the Near East and has been cultivated for the last 2 000 years Some scholars believe that the name carnation comes from coronation or corone flower garlands as it was one of the flowers used in Greek ceremonial crowns Others think the name stems from the Greek carnis flesh which refers to the original color of the flower or incarnacyon incarnation which refers to the incarnation of God made flesh Sentiment Symbolism Carnations were known as Jove s Flower in ancient Rome as a tribute to one of their beloved gods In Korea a young girl places three carnations in her hair to tell her fortune If the top flower dies first her last years of life will be difficult if it s the middle flower her earlier years will bring the most grief Worst of all if the bottom flower dies first the poor girl will be miserable her whole life Color Messages For the most part carnations express love fascination and distinction Light red carnations represent admiration while dark red denote deep love and affection White carnations indicate pure love and good luck striped symbolize a regret that a love cannot be shared Green carnations are for St Patrick s Day purple carnations indicate capriciousness Pink carnations have the most symbolic and historical significance According to Christian legend carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Holly Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    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 Holly 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 holly is one of the most popular Christmas evergreens The holly tree was known to medieval monks as the Holy Tree because it was believed to keep evil spirits away It was also believed to protect a home from lightening The early Romans decorated their hallways with holly garlands during the mid winter feast of Saturnalia Holly later became the emblem of eternal life the pointed leaves of the holly represented the crown of thorns worn by Jesus the red berries symbolized the drops of blood shed Holly also came to represent the biblical burning bush in which God appeared before Moses Sentiment Symbolism Holly should be introduced to the house before Christmas Eve and removed

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