Flowers have been an important part of my life over the last few months. We moved into a house in the countryside just under a year ago. Moving from a city centre flat. Our new house came with a beautiful garden that the previous owners had clearly loved and cared for.
Over the last few months, I have spent many hours working on the garden, making sure what’s there will grow and flourish. We’ve also added a number of new flowers and plants to the garden. Some Busy Lizzies, a Wallflower, some Lavender and more recently we’ve started growing a sunflower, called Sammy.
Sammy stands almost a metre in height now, growing around ½ an inch a day. It’s impressive. I don’t know about you, but I love the smiley face of a sunflower. They are so bright and cheerful. They are one of my favourite flowers to give or receive. Did you know, what flowers you give or receive can often have hidden meanings to them? For example, give someone some sunflowers and you are giving them happiness. They can also stand for longevity, adoration and loyalty.
I’ve been picking the flowers for my bouquet recently. I’ve got some quite unusual flowers in there, which I couldn’t find the hidden meaning for, but I’ve also some more traditional ones. Some roses, which represent love (very appropriate), freesias which represent thoughtfulness and some germini, which are like large daisies. Daisies stand for beauty and innocence. All lovely sentiments for a wedding day.
I’m really looking forward to seeing Sammy when he grows into a giant sunflower and I’m also really excited to see what my lovely florist Linda is going to put together with my flower choices for our wedding. So watch this space and I’ll share some photos of my bouquet.
This is a collaborative post with Flying Flowers.
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