The Many Purposes of Flowers

Posted: May 15th, 2015

Fall Blooms Coles FlowersNature has brought to us, throughout the years, a vast array of wonderful and beautiful features. Flowers, for example are one of those features that offer us many different purposes, even though we only seem to assimilate them to feelings of sentiment. Sure, when we screw up in a relationship and try to mend things, we buy our significant other flowers as an aid to our apology. However, this isn’t the only purpose that it brought to us by nature’s stunning flowers.


One useful purpose of flowers to any homeowner or gardener that takes pride in the outlook of their home is landscaping. Whether you decide to assemble them planted in the ground, or put together an assortment to include within your trees or shrubs, flowers add depth and attention to your landscape.


Another purpose that many might not know about flowers is that they act as a food source for animals. Animals will eat flowers where they lie in order to get proper nourishment, and humans will actually cook or use edible flowers as a garnishment on a dish.

Furthermore, we are all pretty much accustomed to the traditional sentimental purpose that flowers give us. Most times you will see an assortment of flowers at a funeral, which adds a sense of peace and beauty to such a somber occasion. Alongside that, weddings will also display arrangements of flowers as they act as a focal piece to the design and layout of the event. Finally, probably one of the biggest and most important but overshadowed purposes of flowers is the use for medicine. Many scientists and doctors will often times use flowers and crush them in order to utilize for medicinal purposes.

As you can see, flowers aren’t just the fad we all perceive them to be, created by some sap who ticked off his girlfriend one day and decided to hand her something beautiful to take her blues away. They offer us so much more than just beauty and marvel, they offer us resolve.

The Meaning Behind The Flowers You Send

Posted: February 17th, 2015

arrangement Every flower is different. Not only do they blossom in their own ways, but also they are colored differently and each means something unique. For example, the carnation can be grown or purchased in red, pink, yellow or white. Each of these variations means something different for the sender and recipient. Pink carnations express gratitude while white is used for the remembrance of someone or something. Yellow carnations are meant for cheerful events and people. Red carnations are meant to show deep, significant love.

Tulips are also grown in colors from pink and purple to white and yellow, but each of these has a different meaning than that of the carnations. Pink tulips are meant for showing someone how much you care, and red are a clear declaration of love. The white tulip is most commonly used when forgiveness is being sought. Yellow tulips are the perfect flowers for someone who is hopelessly in love, and using purple tulips brings a sense of royalty and importance to any flower arrangement.

Another flower that provides options is the chrysanthemum. If you are a secret admirer, the flower for you is the yellow chrysanthemum. Red arrangements are used to signify the sharing of love and life while bronze chrysanthemums exemplify excitement. A bouquet of white chrysanthemums mean truth and should be sent or given along with a note or expression of true feelings for the recipient.

In addition to choosing a flower based on it’s meaning, there is also a flower for every month. You could buy flowers based on someone’s birth month, month of anniversary or according to what month it is when you buy and send the arrangement. The first flower of the year is the carnation. February’s flowers, this month actually has two, are the iris and violet. The daffodil is the flower of March followed by daisies or peonies for April.

May’s flower is the lily and June’s is the rose. If you are sending to someone born in July, the perfect flower is the delphinium. The dahlia is August’s flower and the forget-me-not belongs to September. October birthdays should be celebrated with the marigold. Chrysanthemums are used throughout November to celebrate and none other than the poinsettia represents the end of the year month of December.

Keeping these meanings and months in mind when picking out flowers can help you narrow down your choices and find a bouquet that is as meaningful as it is beautiful. Remember that you can always combine a few different types of flowers as well to convey the exact message that you want to send to your friend, loved one or significant other.