The secret language of flowers
A way of communicating the most hidden feelings so used in the past that numerous books and manuals have been published that, like real dictionaries, helped to orientate oneself in the floral language so as to identify the perfect flower for every occasion and mood. A pioneer in this field, for example, was Lady Mary Wortley Montagu who at the end of the eighteenth century brought to Europe the art of speaking with flowers learned during her many travels, especially in the East, as the spouse of an English ambassador.
Even today there is a real "secret flower language" that is useful to know in order not to make fatal mistakes when giving a gift to a special person or if you need to choose the most suitable varieties for your home. Because if it is true that many know that the red rose is associated with passion, very few people really know what sunflowers or daisies symbolize. Better to inquire first about the meaning of a flower, therefore, in order not to send wrong and misleading messages!
The language of the flowers is really very vast and articulated so that there is no feeling or occasion of life that cannot be expressed with a flower, both for good and for bad: a poetic and perfumed messenger.
Love, friendship and other feelings: flowers to communicate positive emotions
A flower is always a welcome gift, but it is important to know its meaning in order to make it truly special by communicating, on every occasion, with a simple bud more than a thousand words could do.
Love, for example, is associated with the red rose, but also with the acacia that symbolizes the secret love and the unsuspected cactus that for the language of flowers represents a passionate love. Even the pink carnation indicates love, with particular reference to the female, as well as the chrysanthemum that the floral dictionary does not associate, as is commonly done in Italy, only to the recurrence of the dead: with the red chrysanthemum, in fact, we communicate love that one feels while with the pink one the feeling of feeling unloved.
Still on the subject of love, other flowers are also associated with this sphere, such as not forgetting me (and here the name is already very explanatory) indicating true love or the tulip which in the red variant is a true declaration of love while in the yellow one it means desperate love. Finally, the linden is associated with conjugal love, so it can be used for weddings or wedding anniversaries.
Other positive emotions associated with flowers are friendship, symbolized by the wisteria and pear blossom, the patience associated with the daisy, the hope indicated by the hawthorn and the snowdrop or the gentleness represented by the geranium.
Still, then, the sunflower is a symbol of devotion, the grain of wealth and prosperity, the dahlia and the primula are associated with beauty and simplicity with balsamic rose.
The flower symbol of dreams, instead, is the white poppy, while the rosemary indicates the memory and the chestnut the desire to obtain justice. Other flowers, other meanings: the white clover is indicated in case of promise, the vetch expresses the desire to hold tight to someone while the elderflower expresses compassion.
Feelings and negative emotions: the flowers that hide an unpleasant meaning
Much more than for positive emotions, the language of flowers is useful for communicating negative feelings such as hatred, abandonment or other: when the words are not found, therefore, a flower can express what is felt in the heart, but also send a message between the lines to the sender of the floral tribute captare.
To this end they are very useful, again according to the language of flowers, a variety such as the yarrow that represents war, aloe and marigold which are a symbol of pain and absinthe which communicates absence.
The abandonment, then, is associated in the dictionary of flowers with anemone, suspicion of mint and distrust of lavender. The carnation, on the other hand, as well as having a positive value also has negative meanings: everything depends on the color, since the white flower indicates the indignation and the striped one the feeling of rejection.
What can't be said with a flower! To communicate presumption the experts of this ancient language use the antirrino, to symbolize the harshness of the asperella, for the regret the asphodel or the rue and finally for the malevolence the lobelia is used.
The rose, the flower with a thousand meanings: one for each color
The rose, it is known, is one of the most famous flowers in the world and traditionally associated with romantic or passionate love. It is, in reality, a very ambiguous flower because, according to the language of flowers, each color of rose is associated with a particular meaning and not all of them are easily identifiable by the less expert of this particular code.
The red rose is universally a symbol of passion, but also the coral / orange color indicates passion and desire while the burgundy red is traditionally associated in the language of flowers with beauty, so it is a type of rose to be used not only in the field of love but also for a selfless gift.
The yellow rose, then, is particularly complicated: it symbolizes both friendship and the end of a love, as well as negative feelings such as jealousy, infidelity and shame.
The white color represents purity and innocence, while pink, instead, symbolizes grace. In the latter case, then, even the nuances become important because if the light pink rose symbolizes admiration and sympathy, the dark pink one indicates gratitude.
Violet pink is the flower of love at first sight, so perfect to be given as a gift of love. Blue, on the other hand, indicates mystery and black is associated with death or farewell.
Finally, also the two-colored roses have particular meanings: the varieties that propose the red and white tones together symbolize unity, while those that alternate the yellow and red colors indicate joy and happiness.
Here, then, that it is much clearer what kind of rose to choose according to the various occasions: red or coral / orange, without a doubt, to communicate a burning love to one's beloved, while pink is the shade most suited to friendship or on the occasion of thanks. Attention then to the yellow roses: as seen, among their meanings there are those of jealousy and betrayal: better not to use them with your loved one unless you want to launch a hidden message!