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2016 Flowers Of The Month Calendar

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From the beginning of recorded history, men and women have assigned special meaning and significance to different flowers and plants. The symbolic use of flowers is mentioned in Egyptian inscriptions, Chinese writings, and in Greek and Roman mythology.

Science tells us there are over 270,000 species of flowers that have been documented and are living in the 21st century.

Subtle and secret messages can be given by choosing flowers carefully. It is believed that the flower language began in Turkey during the seventeenth century. Romantic lovers began using floral exchanges to convey emotional messages using the flower meanings.The Victorians became very knowledgable in the flower language and chose their bouquets carefully.Flowers gave them a secret language that enabled them to communicate feelings that the propriety of the times would not allow, there were strict restraints on courtship and any displays of emotion. Flower selections were limited and people used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words.

Florigraphy is a recognized science and means the study of flower meanings. The first "Flower Dictionary" was written by Charlotte de la Tour in 1818. It was titled Le Language des Fleurs. A Victorian woman named Miss Corruthers of Inverness, was inspired by this book and wrote another book on the subject in 1879,Flower History, Myths, Legends and Folklore, and this book has become the standard of flower symbolism.
For hundreds of years flowers have held hidden meanings, derived from mythology, folklore, religious and historical symbolism.

Plants played an important role in ancient Greece, and their plant superstitions were numerous. Their mythical stories were either about natural phenomenon’s like the seasons, or definitions of the supernatural in everyday life.

Through the ages, plants have provided man with food, shelter, clothing, weapons, and healing. The next time you walk through a flower garden, take a minute to consider the individual plants growing there. One of them may hold the secret for curing a dreaded disease. Another may have a long, illustrious history. Every flower has qualities and attributes worth admiring.

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