A found Red Hibiscus on my wandering today. They will increase passion in your life, release blockages (physical, emotional, creative) and help those in pain or suffering find and connect with solutions. Hibiscus will say “I wish you peace”, “Be happy” and “I want you!”
Bring into your life to invite joy, optimism and enthusiasm. Give to another to say “I can not wait to see you”, “I wish you happiness”.
If beautiful and divine Anemone flower is calling to you it means that a change for the better is coming very soon.
Bunches of love,
Card from ‘The Language of Flowers’ by Cheralyn @rockpoolpublishing @weiserbooks
Give Peruvian Lily to say “good luck”, “I’m devoted to you” and bring this usual and very pretty flower into your home to bring with it the energies of success, good fortune, friendship and strength. I personally think this is a wonderful flower in office spaces to promote a friendly and happy environment while working towards the common goal of increasing productivity and prosperity.
If this flower seems to pop up for you then it is telling you that better times are coming!
Bunches of love,
Card: The Language of Flowers by Cheralyn and published by @rockpoolpublishing and @weiserbooks
Back in 2010, UK Flower breeders Ball Colegrave announced that they had created the first black flower.
They came pretty close, but a true black colour in a flower is scientifically impossible. What Ball Colegrave flower breeder Jianping Ren had developed was a very dark purple petunia that is still available today and is know as, ‘Black Velvet’. Still very impressive, as up until this time, there was nothing anywhere near this depth of black in any flower, let alone a petunia.
Stuart Lowen, from Ball Colegrave in Banbury said: 'It's completely unique. It's the first black petunia anywhere in the world. It was created by experimenting with existing colours already on the market and breeding them using traditional methods. We don't use any genetic modification at all, just pollination.”
Flower naturally grow in many colours, just not black. The pigments that flowers employ to colour their petals don't produce black. While ‘black-looking’ flowers are found occurring naturally, breeders also select flowers with the highest levels of red and blue pigments and when cross them together. In doing so, they can sometimes create very dark purple petals and leaves.
Flower colour will slightly change or add an additional layer to the meanings and energies of flowers. Black will actually make the meanings far more powerful, stronger and, be careful, even more aggressive. Below are just a few black flowers and their meanings and energies. You can connect with these via the fresh or dried flowers, botanical creations made with them, flower essences and images (photos, artwork, oracle cards) or through meditation and visualisation.
'Queen of the Night' Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
'I only want you', desire, passion, self-improvement, new goals attained
Black Dahlia (Dahlia spp.)
you can do this, encouragement, dignity, confidence, vitality, increased inner strength, creative success, standing strong in faith
Black Hellebore (Helleborus niger)
mental control, protection, plant alchemy, banishing, exorcism, increased intelligence
Black Arum Lily (Zantedeschia Schwarzwalder)
magnificent beauty, complete rejuvenation, dignity
Do you have or know of a black flower that you would like to know more about?
Let me know!
bunches of love,
This divine flower will help you slow down and connect more deeply with that which makes you content. Surround yourself with the flower, it’s essence or image to help you complete projects in a more methodical and focused manner and to boost happiness in a space. Give to another to say ‘I have great affection for you’, ‘I like you’.
Bunches of love,
Card: The Language of Flowers deck by Cheralyn @rockpoolpublishing and distributed by @weiserbooks
My divine nasturtiums are flourishing at the moment so they are you Flower of the Day Bring them into your life to help ground and focus and also to help you win challenges and succeed in tests and even disagreements. Nasturtiums will help you return to centre and stay true to your passion, goals and visions. Give to another to day ‘congratulations’, ‘you can do this’ and ‘I’m with you on this’
Bunches of love,
Card: The Language of Flowers, by Cheralyn and published by @rockpoolpublishing and available through @weiserbooks
The lovely Cornflower can mean 'delicacy' and for this reason it also can help when keeping secrets or when you need to employ a little more diplomacy.
If you are moving into a new home, beginning a new job or working and socialising in new groups, Cornflower brings blessings of good energy and offers protection.
If you like these Flowers ~
These beautiful billow blossoms usually appeal to those with an outgoing nature, who have a very romantic side, adore their comfort and although they can be very gregarious, do have a lovely calming influence on their surroundings when needed.
Flower Support ~
Bring these flowers into your life when you need some extra caring, assistance shining in your true light and to show gratitude. They are particularly helpful if you have been through a challenging time and are needing support to find yourself again. These are also very good flower to give to another to show your gratitude.
Botanical History ~
A native to the Southern States of the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean and northerly parts of South America. Other common names include, Prairie Gentian and Texas Bluebell. The botanical name comes from the Greek words ‘lysis’, which means dissolution and ‘anthos’, meaning flower.
Flower Oracle ~
If this flower is calling to you in some way, take heart that you are cared for, especially if you are facing challenges. For some, this could mean a romantic time approaches including a new relationship or positive change in a current one. Make sure you are taking time for yourself.
On Valentine's Day I was again a guest of the Australian national morning show ~ Studio10 on Network 10.
As always, it's a fun, fast and uplifting time and I really do love sharing a tiny bit of what I love with others. I hope those who watched got the gist of my bouquet and to look a little beyond roses when seeking flowers to express love.
If you missed it or it is not available to watch in your country,
I've popped the clip up on my Youtube Channel and here it is ~
How did Valentine's Day begin?
Valentine's Day originated during the 3rd century in Rome.
Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for his soldiers as he felt single men made better warriors. A young priest named Valentine did not agree and defied Claudius by performing marriages for young lovers in secret. This could be the origin of secret love letters, cards and gifts on Valentine's Day. Valentine also fell in love with his jailer’s daughter, who visited him in prison. Before he was put to death, Valentine sent a letter to the girl and signed it, “From Your Valentine” — an expression we still use today.
Valentine was executed on February 14, 270 AD. Later, around 496 AD, Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 a day to honour Valentine, who by that time had become a saint.
Why do we give Flowers on Valentine's Day?
In the Northern Hemisphere, for thousands of years, this time of the year has been a period for fertility festival celebrations as Spring approaches such as 'Imboc' in the first week of February and 'Ostara' in March. Flowers are used during these festivals to symbolise beginnings, fertility, love, marriage, and romance.
The Flowers of Love
These are just a tiny few flowers and she of their romantic meanings ~
“I love you”
Red Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Red Rose (Rosa spp.)
Australian Native Passionflower (Passiflora herbertiana)
“I love you too!”
Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)
“I am your secret lover”
Or “I want to be your secret lover”
Gardenia (Gardenia spp.)
“I will love you forever”
Orange Blossom (Citrus x sinensis)
Magnolia (Magnolia spp.)
“Love at first sight”
Mauve Rose (Rosa spp.)
“Let’s stay together”
Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum)
“You are beautiful”
Frangipani (Plumeria alba)
Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi)
“I have new feelings for you”
Delphinium (Delphinium spp.)
“No one could love you more”
Cosmos (Cosmos spp.)
“Will you marry me?”
Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)
Grevillea (Grevillea spp.)
Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)