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A New Language You Should Know – Flower Language

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With the new year comes new beginnings. For many of us, we may probably have spent the past month learning a new skill, trying out a workout routine or engaging in healthier habits. Some of us focus on short term goals while others may have planned out a detailed step-by-step process to achieving a goal in the future.

Learning a new language is often one of the top items we put on our list of resolutions. Not only is it interesting, it is also very helpful to know a second or third language, especially if we are planning to travel or work abroad. However, a very useful language we don’t talk about enough is floriography, the language of flowers.

What is floriography?

Floriography is a means of coded communication that dates back to the Victorian era. At more conservative times and where words could not be openly used to express one’s feelings, floriography was used to communicate these expressions through a variety of flowers and special floral arrangements. The distinct meanings behind flowers mean it is easy to convey the message without using words.

How to make it a perfect match

A good understanding of flower characteristics is important in making a good match for the recipient. Like people, flowers have an innate personality that speaks volumes when offering them as gifts. Some flowers evoke feelings of joy and are given to lift moods, while others are more reserved, calm and elegant, offering a beautiful décor for the home. Some floral arrangements are loud and eye-catching, perfect for grand occasions and celebrations while others are humble and minimalistic to suit quieter settings.

Different situations are represented by different flowers, making it simple to show your intentions, be it an expression of romance, building a friendship, showing your condolences, giving your support or well-wishes. Colours, size, style and type come into play when choosing the right flower to give in floriography.

Types of flowers

Versatile flowers are those that come in a variety of colours and sizes. These make fantastic messengers and gifts, because the message they send are very specific. Such flowers include carnations, tulips and roses.

  • Carnations: a showy, multi-petalled flower that is bound to turn a few heads. Comes in bright red (admiration), dark red (deep love and affection), pink (motherly love and fondness), white (pure love and good luck) and striped (regret).
  • Tulips: a bulb-shaped flower with petals growing upwards, this spring flower comes in a wide range of bright colours. Red tulips represent true love while yellow is associated with cheerful thoughts and sunshine. White tulips are used when asking for forgiveness while tulips in shades of purple signify royalty.
  • Roses: Roses are by far one of the most popular flower gifts to date, given their elegant beauty and variety. Their colours can have more than one meaning, which is great when you want to express more.
  • Red Roses: Unmistakably a symbol of love, red roses give off strong emotions such as deep love, fiery passion, desire or longing. They are also used to show respect, admiration or devotion towards someone. The intensity of the redness is also very important. Bright red roses like the ones in FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF LOVE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY (Price: HK$1,299.00) are used to convey love whereas a dark red rose is used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow. Giving RED ROSES IN PERSONALISED BLACK FLOWER BOX FOR VALENTINE’S DAY is a sweet and romantic gesture, an offering of love in a box (Price: HK$1,599.00, additional $500.00 for a personalised text)
  • Pink Roses: Soft and pretty pink roses are used to symbolise gentle emotions like joy, admiration and gratitude. These blooms are a connotation of elegance and grace. Again, the intensity of colour matters. Light pink roses give a sense of youth, innocence and sweetness while dark pink roses have a more mature tone, conveying gratitude and appreciation.
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"Thank you very much for helping us pull off such a wonderful surprise yesterday. The patience and understanding your driver and coordinator showed in making sure the flowers were delivered properly speaks volumes of the quality of your service. This is my second time ordering and having flowers delivered through you and I am very impressed. Know that I will come to you for all my flower delivery needs!"
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"This was my first time ordering flowers for my mother who lives in HK and I live on the other side of the earth. There were a lot options to choose from, for reasonable price. It was so quick, smooth and convenient. My mom received the flowers right on time and it was lovely"
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