Sure, flowers are pretty, but there is a lot more to giving someone flowers than just offering up a pretty, fragrant bunch of plant stems. In fact, different flowers symbolize different things and even different colors can mean different things and whether you’re giving or receiving a bouquet, it’s important to learn about the meaning of different flowers or else you might be missing a deeper message.

Roses send particularly varying messages based on colors and they have some of the best-known symbolism of any bloom, meaning it is particularly important to know what these beautiful bouquets are saying. For example, while red roses are great for a lover, a white bouquet might send a strange message since they symbolize purity.

Of course, keep in mind that different areas may have different beliefs about the meaning of flowers. For example, I have always been taught that yellow roses mean friendship, whereas this infographic claims they represent love and beauty.

Flowers and What They Symbolize [infographic] | Daily Infographic

Whatever style you want to create, there are some important tips to remember when buying cut flowers that will ensure your displays stay looking their best for as long as possible. How to Buy and Arrange Flowers Like an Expert

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