Thе Mеаnіng of Flowers

Thе Mеаnіng of Flowers
It hаѕ become trаdіtіоnаl to gіvе flоwеrѕ оn ѕресіаl оссаѕіоnѕ. But whаt аrе уоu rеаllу ѕауіng with those beautiful flowers? Eасh flower has іtѕ own special mеаnіng, and оftеn thе соlоr hаѕ іtѕ оwn mеаnіng tоо. Here are a few of our favourites……

The Daisy: Purіtу аnd Sіmрlісіtу. Aссоrdіng tо аn оld lеgеnd, gіrlѕ wоuld often pick dаіѕіеѕ and counting the petals would tеll hоw mаnу уеаrѕ wоuld pass before they marry.
The Rоѕе: Happy lоvе - оnе оf thе most wеll-knоwn аnd rесоgnіѕеd flоwеrѕ. A rоѕе rерrеѕеntѕ lоvе but thе different соlоrѕ hаvе their own mеаnіng:
A dаrk ріnk rоѕе means "thank уоu", whіlе a раlе pink rоѕе is a ѕіgn оf admiration.A red rоѕе іndісаtеѕ love, dеѕіrе, rеѕресt, courage or a jоb well dоnе.A white rоѕе ѕреаkѕ оf сhаrm аnd rеvеrеnсе, humіlіtу, уоuthfulnеѕѕ, innocence and a nееd for ѕіlеnсе аnd secrecy. It also says "уоu'rе hеаvеnlу".A pure оrаngе rоѕе ѕреаkѕ of enthusiasm аnd dеѕіrеA pure yellow rose ѕреаkѕ оf jоу, gladnes…

Flower Power

Not exactly a reference to the hippy sixties and flower power but to the amazing impact flowers can have on people and wellbeing – emotional health!   I won’t go into the other power of flowers in the poiso ns etc although there is some interesting stuff there…

Studies, including by the good people of Rutgers University, have shown that flowers directly affect how people feel and behave. Effect on happiness According to the research, flowers can actually make people feel happy. This is perhaps one of the reasons flowers are associated  with happy events such as anniversaries and weddings and even sad ones such as funerals. The research participants displayed  signs of happiness including excitement, gratitude and delight on receiving of flowers.

Long-term effect on mood The research showed that over time, with increased exposure to flowers, participants would record a decrease in anxiety, stress  and depression. The individuals also showed a greater interest in life and seemed to be mo…

Why Poinsettias At Christmas?

Here at the Boca Raton Florist we've received another batch of beautiful Poinsettias ready for Christmas. Have you ever wondered why Poinsettias became synonymous with Christmas and where they come from? It turns out that they are native to Central America, particularly Southern Mexico, where they were known by the Aztecs as 'cuetlaxochitl'. Besides looking pretty and flowering in the winter, Aztecs actually used the flowers (actually they aren't really flowers but leaves known as bract) to make a purple dye for clothes and cosmetics and the milky white sap was made into a medicine to treat fevers but I don't recommend trying it! They became known as Poinsettias after being imported into America by the first ambassador to Mexico whose name was Joel Roberts Poinsett. He took them to South Carolina where he first gave them to friends and also to botanical specialists. This was in the 1830s and they rapidly spread in popularity round the…

Valentine's Day


In ancient Rome, Saint Valentine was locked up for performing weddings for soldiers who at that time were not allowed to get married.  Before his execution, he wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailer that he had recently healed signing it, “Your Valentine.” In 1700s Europe, it became a romantic theme and began to look more like it does today. By the mid-1800s Valentine’s Day caught  on in the United States. Show your love this Valentine's Day with gifts of beautifully arranged flowers and chocolates. Contact the Boca Raton Florist who  can help you with all your floral needs and get them delivered early to avoid the rush!