Flowers of note
Here is a sampling of the meanings behind various blooms.
Apple blossom preference
Blue violet faithfulness
Forget-me-not be faithful to me
Gladiolus strength of character
Honeysuckle bonds of love
Love-lies-bleeding hopeless, not heartless
Marigold grief and despair
Musk rose capricious beauty
Petunia never despair
Pink lilac mature love
Purple hyacinth sorrow
Sweet William gallantry
Tansy I declare war against you
Wisteria I cling to thee
Yellow lily falsehood
White and red roses together unity
Composed of daisies (innocence), chrysanthemums (truth) and parsley (festivity), this tussie-mussie at right would make a fitting birthday bouquet for a child.
Bouquet at top: A white lily (purity), pink roses (romance), carnations (pure love) and lemon-scented geranium (unexpected meeting) convey the perfect message for a new sweetie in your life.