Supportive, gentle and enlightening, Floral Meditations.
This week I have been collating my old floral friends as I work through a new selection.
This particular meditation, about five years old now, is one that is often requested so I thought I'd share it with you all today.
Bunches of love,
The meanings of Frangipani and what they may hold for you along with a little bit of gardening knowledge, botanical history and folklore of this beautiful flower. I also explore the impact that colour has on the Language of flowers.
This flower will help when wanting to find the true intentions of another or in uncovering your own true path in many matter. Try the flower itself in a bunch or have the image somewhere that you can see it.
As a Flower Oracle, if Blushing Bride comes to you in a card reading, you see the flower or it is given to you, it may mean that someone is more serious about a relationship with you than you may be aware. The flower also confirms any questions you have to the affirmative ~ the answer is yes!
Blushing bride is a type of protea native to South Africa and very popular in bridal floristry. Not the easiest of plant outside of their native land, but if you are brave, try to grow in the garden in a well drained soil and full sun to part shade. I'd advise a chat with your local garden centre people to see if they are a possibility in your area and any tips they may have for your environment.
bunches of blessings,
this card is from 'Flower Petals, blossoming guidance from the garden' affirmation deck, written & illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing. It features watercolour sketches from my flower research journals and affirmations based on the language of flowers.
Such a wonderful Flower to have around when you are working through challenges and also tasks towards goals.
As a Flower Oracle, Tree Spider Orchid will be indicating that you are on the right path, that you can surmount any difficulties that you are facing and it will be reminding you to have faith in yourself.
This flower will be warning you to hold back a little for yourself and not share too much with too many.
Dendrobium tetragonum is an epiphyte (a plant that grows on another) and is a native to Australian Queensland and New South Wales coastline. This fascinating plant with spider-like flowers, is very unique as it has a square steam, a rarity in the plant kingdom. They also have a very fresh minty fragrance that I feel embodies the energies of resolve and of capability.
My Australian friends, if you see one in the wild, they are protected so leave them be and if you do obtain some from a licensed source, grow them by tying lightly to a tree or piece of bark (paperbark is probably best) and keep damp.
They will probably not survive frost and need to be watered regularly throughs summer. If you are wanting to obtain and grow these amazing flowers, my advice is to go and find specialist orchid resources and groups and have a chat.
All roses offer protection and love.
Roses in yellow hues are the ones to invite into your life if you are wanting to improve friendships; welcome back energies, people and situations into your life; are looking at a new beginning and are very good to give to someone if you are wanting to ask for a second chance or would like to show that you are facing in love with them!
As A Flower Oracle, Yellow Roses will indicate that new friendships are about to be formed and that something positive from your past is about to return. They will warn of melancholy too and be careful to not over romanticise a situation.
It would take pages to share Rose botanical history with you as they have been on earth for so long. Fossil evidence dating them at least 60 million years ago. In 500BC Chinese philosopher Confucius spoke of them in the Imperial Gardens. The Ancient Romans revered them and flavoured drinks and foods; perfumed themselves with their divine scent and used them in ceremonies, rituals and traditions.
Roses need lots of sunlight, well drained soil that is rich in organic matter and a sheltered position to ensure the best possible conditions for blossoms. Mulch and feed well. Follow guidelines given for your rose type for regular pruning advice and when transplanting but all roses need to be pruned back fairly hard (branches to no more than about 10 to 5cm). This will stimulate the roots.
bunches of blessings,
card from 'Flower Petals, blossoming guidance from the garden' a Language of Flowers Affirmation Deck of 40 cards written and illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing