February! For some of you this marks the beginning of the thawing of the ground and the starting point for summer garden dreams. For others, it's still the middle of a cold dark winter but, for all, February will hopefully bring visions of beautiful flowers.
Through the ages, people have given flowers and herbs as gifts with symbolic meanings. From these meanings, a language of flowers has evolved. Ancient Greeks dedicated flowers to the gods and crowned people of notoriety with wreaths of blossoms and leaves.
During the 1800's, there were books and dictionaries on florigraphy - the science of sweet things. These books were compiled of drawings of flowers and their meanings. The arrangements and compositions of flowers and herbs were as significant as the meanings. For example, a marigold alone meant grief; however, if it were brought together with a rose, it expressed the bittersweets or pleasant pains of love!
This month, in honor of Valentine's day, we celebrate the powers given to many herbs and flowers to bring love, romance and passion to our lives!
During this season of love and romance, consider giving the one you love the timeless gift of seeds you can grow together!
See the Seeds of Meaning section below for some thoughtful ideas.
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This month, our blog (PlantingSeedsBlog.com) features a few new articles. First in "Love Spells, Charms and Potions from the Garden", we explore some common (and not so common) herbs and flowers that can be used for love spells and charms. In "The Top 5 Seeds to Give as Gifts", we offer some suggestions on seeds to give and the meanings attached to them. In "What is Damiana (and how to grow it)?", we explain some of the history of one of our top selling products and give basic tips on growing this ancient shrub!
Wherever you are, I hope you are warm and loved~