Flower Friday: Anemone

“Can we speak in flowers?

It will be easier for me to understand.”

Anemone

Photo: FreeImages.com/FleurSuijten

I love flowers. Shocker, right?! Starting today, I am going to highlight a different flower every Friday. I am calling this series “Flower Friday.” I will share fun facts about the featured flower including symbolism, flower meaning, season availability, and colors.

Do you have a favorite flower? Do you know if it will be available when you wed? I will be able to help answer these questions and more.

Anemone

Color(s) – White, Pink, Red, Blue, and Purple

Season(s) – Late Winter to Early Spring

Flower Meaning – Anticipation

Symbolism – Forsaken Love

Anemones are grown in Europe, North America, and Japan. The word Anemone comes from the Greek, and roughly translate to wind flower. They are also called “daughter of the wind.”

According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite’s lover, Adonis, was killed by the gods out of jealousy. Anemones grew out of the tears that Aphrodite cried at Adonis’s grave.

According to the Victorian language of flowers, the anemone signifies fragility.

Legend has it that when an anemone closes its petals, rain is coming.

Don’t ingest an anemone, they are very poisonous.

Anemones are thought to bring good luck and to ward off evil.

The most popular color of anemones to be used in weddings is white with a black center. For wedding inspiration featuring anemones, please check out our Pinterest board.

Resources:

http://www.theflowerexpert.com

Fun Flower Facts: Anemone

http://www.designsponge.com/2014/03/flower-glossary-anemone.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/anemone-flower-meaning-and-other-facts.html

 

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