There are situations in life when it is very difficult to find the right words. To express their thoughts, feelings and emotions, people often use body language, which can say more than a well-formed sentence. For dancers, body language is available, which is expressed in movements and can be very eloquent for those who understand it. But, probably, few people know that flowers can also speak their own special dialect, which is called the "language of flowers." To talk about your moods and feelings without resorting to words, you just need to collect the right bouquet. The types of plants, their colors, as well as the quantity will be important here.
According to historical data, the language of flowers originated in the East, or rather, in Turkey. Its progenitor was the Selam system, developed by Eastern women who were squeezed into a harsh social framework and did not have the opportunity to communicate. Selam is a system of symbols in which each item had its own meaning, and from their combinations sentences were made that carry the necessary information. Europe learned this secret language in 1727 from the travel notes of 2 travelers who visited Istanbul and learned about the life of Muslim women.
Then,in the 18th century, the language of flowers, which was the only means of communication for many, was very common, and each bouquet was a carrier of information. Not only its composition and color scheme were important, but also the time and method of offering (with inflorescences up or down), the presence of leaves, thorns, etc.
In 2011, Vanessa Dieffenbach brought attention to this forgotten topic. “Language of Flowers” is the name of her book, which tells about the life of an 18-year-old girl who grew up in an orphanage and is afraid of people, their words, touches and the whole world around her. She finds harmony and peace only in her garden, where she grows her favorite plants. The language of flowers for her is the main way to communicate with people.
Modern society does not attach much importance to the composition of the bouquet, paying attention only to the aesthetic side of the issue. However, when choosing flowers for different occasions, the relevance of a particular species to a given occasion is assessed. In addition, the condition of an even or odd number of buds in a bouquet is always observed. Today, as always, red is the color of love and passion, white is tenderness and purity, yellow is a symbol of financial well-being or a sunny mood, and more recently it meant infidelity and separation. But even now in different countries one color of flowers is interpreted differently. In Japan, yellow is a symbol of light and goodness, while among the Jewish people it is the color of sin. White color can also have several meanings, depending on the occasion, in some cases it symbolizes sadness. Green is the color of hope, while pink is the color of romance and tenderness.
Rose likethe recognized queen of flowers always symbolizes love. Recognition of sincere feelings - the language of flowers gives red tulips such a meaning. Gerberas are positive and smiles, mystery and flirting. These flowers have many positive meanings, they can be given to men and women, friends, colleagues and lovers. Presenting a bouquet of gerberas, you express sympathy for the person. A yellow-orange composition of these flowers will light up the house with joy and good mood.