In modern times, people have sought ways to cultivate, buy, wear, or otherwise be around flowers and blooming plants, partly because of their agreeable appearance and smell. Around the world, people use flowers for a wide range of events and functions that, cumulatively, encompass one's lifetime:
For new births or Christenings As a corsage or boutonniere to be worn at social functions or for holidays As tokens of love or esteem For wedding flowers for the bridal party, and decorations for the hall As brightening decorations within the home
As a gift of remembrance for bon voyage parties, welcome home parties, and "thinking of you" gifts For funeral flowers and expressions of sympathy for the grieving For worshiping goddesses, in Hindu culture it is very common to bring flowers as a gift to temples.
Many flowers have important symbolic meanings in Western culture. The practice of assigning meanings to flowers is known as floriography. Some of the more common examples include: Red roses are given as a symbol of love, beauty, and passion. Poppies are a symbol of consolation in time of death. In the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, red poppies are worn to commemorate soldiers who have died in times of war. Irises/Lily are used in burials as a symbol referring to "resurrection/life". It is also associated with stars (sun) and its petals blooming/shining. Daisies are a symbol of innocence.
1. The red flower smells … 2. The apple tree is in … 3. A bluebell can be ….. 4. A snowdrop appear in … 5. The national flower of Japan is … 6. The plant of the Christmas season is … 7. The hawthorn can be … 8. You can see a water lily on … 9. The flower that never closes when the sun is in the sky is … Continue my sentences about flowers:
I __________ flowers that are bright, I __________ flowers that are ______. I like flowers with a ________ smell. That blossom ______ gardens so _______. Find the rhyme for the poem:
MORNING GLORY HONEYSUCKLE HOP HOLLY PRIMROSE DAISIES POPPY CHRYSANTHEMUM WATER LILY DAFFODIL SNOWDROP Roses Match the flower and the month:
DAFFODIL The derivation of the Latin narcissus is unknown. It is frequently linked to the Greek myth of Narcissus, who became so obsessed with his own reflection that as he knelt and gazed into a pool of water, he fell into the water. In some variations, he died of starvation and thirst. In both versions, the narcissus plant sprang from where he died.
Chrysanthemum In some countries of Europe, chrysanthemums are symbols of death and are used only for funerals or on graves; in China and Japan, white chrysanthemums are symbolic of grief. In some other countries, they represent honesty. In the United States, the flower is regarded as positive. Chrysanthemums were recognized as the official flower of Chicago in 1961.
DAISY The name "daisy" is occasionally considered a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. Chaucer called it "eye of the day". In Medieval times. The English Daisy is also considered to be a flower of children and innocence. Daisy is used as a girl's name and as a nickname for girls named Margaret.
POPPY Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep, peace, and death: sleep because of the opium extracted from them, and death because of the common blood-red color of the red poppy in particular. In Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead. Poppies used as emblems on tombstones symbolize eternal sleep.
PRIMROSE Both flowers and leaves are edible, the flavour ranging between mild lettuce and more bitter salad greens. The leaves can also be used for tea, and the young flowers can be made into primrose wine.
SNOWDROP In the film Twelve Months, a greedy queen decrees that a basket of gold coins shall be rewarded to anyone who can bring her snowdrops flowers in the dead of winter. A young girl is sent out during a snow storm by her cruel stepmother and find the spirits of the 12 months of the year, who take pity on her and not only save her from freezing to death, but make it possible for her to gather the flowers even in winter