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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Poinsetta Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Mount Airy MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Poinsettia 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 Originating from tropical Mexico the poinsettia was named for Dr Joel Roberts Poinsett the US Ambassador to Mexico who brought the first poinsettia flower to the United States in 1928 Sentiment Symbolism The poinsettia s rich scarlet color comes from its bracts the leaf like sections which grow before the flower rather than the actual flowers themselves In Mexico where poinsettias are known to grow as high as sixteen feet it is known as the Flor de Noch Buena the Flower of the Holy Night Its bracts are said to resemble the flower of Bethlehem therefore it is used to decorate churches at Christmastime To make a poinsettia bloom again the following Christmas one must cover it every evening so it gets little light The poinsettia is a member of the euphobia or spurge family The name spurge originates from the Old

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Violet Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Sunflower Tulip Violet Such a starved bank of moss Till that May morn Blue ran the flash across Violets were born Robert Browning The Two Poets of Croisic Origin History Napoleon was a devout fan of the violet when he married Josephine she wore violets and on every wedding anniversary he sent her a violet bouquet In 1814 before leaving for his exile in St Helena Napoleon asked to visit Josephine s tomb There he picked the violets that were found in a locket around his neck when he died The French Bonapartists thus chose the violet as their emblem and Napoleon was nicknamed Corporal Violet Sentiment Symbolism Greek legend tells of a nymph named Io who was beloved by Zeus To hide her from Hera his wife Zeus changed Io into a white cow When Io wept over the taste and texture of the coarse grass Zeus changed her tears into dainty sweet smelling violets only she was permitted to eat Roman myth tells a different story one of lovely maids of antiquity who became the victims of Venus wrath when Cupid judged them more beautiful than her In her jealous fury Venus beat the maidens until they became

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Chrysanthemum Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Kalanchoe Kangaroo Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History Commonly called mums or tansies this popular perennial s name comes from the Greek chrysos gold and anthos flower The Chusan daisy became the pompom chrysanthemum so called because in France where it was first grown it looked like the pompons on sailors hats Chrysanthemums had been cultivated in Chinese gardens for more than 2 500 years before first being exhibited in England in 1795 Brought by visiting Buddhist monks the chrysanthemum arrived in Japan in AD 400 Sentiment Symbolism The chrysanthemum has been the focus of Oriental adulation for centuries In China the chrysanthemum s association with autumn stems from its tendency to bloom in the fall Consequently the ancient Chinese chose the Chrysanthemum chu hua as their Flower for October a symbol of the rest and ease that followed the season s final harvest Mums were considered one of the four Chinese noble plants the others being bamboo the plum and the orchid and were the official badge of the Old Chinese Army Since chrysanthemums were considered the flower of the Chinese noble class they were prohibited in a lower class person s garden The Chinese believe that a chrysanthemum given to one s beloved after its being used to wipe one s mouth after drinking wine will ensure undying love and fidelity Called kikus in Japanese chrysanthemums were featured on the Imperial Crest of Japan and were so beloved by Japanese emperors that they sat upon chrysanthemum thrones The Japanese still hold the chrysanthemum as a symbol of the sun and they consider the orderly unfolding of the mum s petals to be a symbol of perfection They also presume that a single

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Kalanchoe Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Kalanchoe 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 Valued for its unusual foliage cut kalanchoe is known

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Queen anne's lace Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    MD 21771 Local 301 829 1211 7 W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Queen Anne s Lace 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 Also known as bird s nest and wild carrot Queen Anne

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Daffodil Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    Paw Larkspur Delphinium Lily Lily of the Valley Orchid Poinsettia Queen Anne s Lace Rose Snapdragon Solidago Sunflower Tulip Violet Origin History The daffodil also known as the jonquil or narcissus is believed to have been brought to Britain by the Romans who mistakenly believed that its sap could heal wounds In fact daffodil sap contains sharp crystals that prevent animals from eating the flower While it did little to heal the Romans wounds it succeeded in further irritating their skin Sentiment Symbolism Today people associate the bright yellow daffodil as a symbol of rebirth a sign of the new beginnings that come with spring Indeed the daffodil is the birthday flower for March the month in which the spring equinox begins Daffodils are said to bring good fortune to the person who avoids trampling on them Lest they bring unhappy vanity to the bride daffodils should never be present at a wedding The Greeks originally associated daffodils with death According to Greek myth daffodils grew in the meadows of the Underworld kingdom of the dead It was here that Hades captured Persephone after she had strayed from her companions to pick some daffodils The daffodil s alternate name narcissus

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Kangaroo paw Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    W Ridgeville Blvd Mount Airy MD 21771 Kangaroo Paw 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 kangaroo paw s botanical name anigozanthus is derived from the Greek anoigo to open and anthos flower The name

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  • Forever Flowers About Flowers : Rose Mount Airy, MD, 21771 FTD Florist Flower and Gift Delivery
    evidence shows that roses have existed since prehistoric times The first cultivated roses appeared in Asian gardens more than 5 000 years ago Roses were introduced to Europe during the Roman Empire where they were mainly used for ornamental purposes Cleopatra is said to have scattered rose petals before Mark Anthony s feet Nero released roses from the ceiling during extravagant feasts and banquets Sentiment Symbolism Roses it is said blushed with shame as God expelled Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden According to Roman legend a number of suitors were keen on marrying a beautiful woman named Rodanthe but she did not care for any of them Despite her ambivalence the suitors continued to woo Rodanthe so zealously that they broke through the doors of her home Angered by their actions and wanting to teach the suitors a lesson the goddess Diana turned Rodanthe into a rose and her suitors into thorns The rose is the flower emblem of England According to English superstition if the petals fall from a fresh cut red rose bad luck will soon follow The red rose is the badge of the House of Lancaster and the flower of Eros and Cupid In Wales the white rose represents innocence and silence and is thus placed on the grave of a young child To Native Americans the white rose symbolizes security and happiness and is often worn during wedding ceremonies The white rose is the badge of the House of York and the flower of the Virgin Mary Color Messages Exquisite and radiant the rose is the principal messenger of love A single rose denotes perpetual love two roses of any color taped or wired together signify a commitment or forthcoming marriage Single Color Meanings Red roses of any hue say I

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