Monday, March 29, 2010

Say it with flowers

In planning a flower arrangement for my father's memorial service this week I have been thinking of the traditional meaning of some flowers.  Here are a few from my garden (pictures from previous seasons) and their meanings.
Amaryllis:  Pastoral Poetry, Pride
 Azalea:  Fragile and ephemeral passion

Begonia:  "Beware, I am fanciful!"

Chrysanthemum:  You are a wonderful friend

Coreopsis:  You are always cheerful

Look for more meaningful flower posts in the future!


Amy said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Those are all beautiful choices and I'm sure it will be beautiful.

NellJean said...

I am very sad for your family on the loss of your father. You are very blessed to have a close and loving family.

In my garden are pansies (actually violas) for thoughts, and rosemary for remembrance.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Dear Ginny,

This is a time of great sorrow for you. The flowers, along with their names, bring both the bitter and the sweet...

May you find comfort during this sad and difficult time.