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!

3 comments:

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.

Jan