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  • Writer's pictureLai Foster

Spring’s Best: a Few Flowers + their Meanings

Setting aside April's showers (even though it's March) and focusing on May's flowers, the Spring Equinox is upon us. People are going to start purchasing more flowers, as more are in season.

It's important to know what flowers you like, what flowers you like the smell of, and what these flowers mean. Some will argue that, no, that isn't important-- this article is not for them. These are some of my recommendations for flowers to have in your house this season, their meanings, and a short description of their scent.

Baby's Breath:

This flower is frequently used as a symbol of everlasting love, which is one of the reasons it is a typical bridal flower. Baby's breath also stands for purity & innocence. The scent consists of grapefruit, bergamot, tea leaf, jasmine, peach, lily, musk, amber, and balsam, while the top notes are milk, White Floral, and blossom.

Lavender:

This flower represents purity, silence, devotion, serenity, grace, and calmness. Historically, the color purple represents elegance, being refined and luxurious. Its delicate, sweet scent that is simultaneously flowery, herbal, and woodsy (evergreen) has been known to be somniferous and relaxing. It contains subtle, powdery, or smoky notes.

Lily of the Valley:

While representing purity, joy, love, sincerity, happiness, and luck, this flower simultaneously represents motherhood. This is my second favorite flower, so I'm incredibly partial to it. The smell is fresh and mouthwatering, spring-like, slightly jasmine, floral, and crisp green.

Asian Bleeding Heart Plant:

In many Asian cultures, these flowers symbolize a heart being broken or love unrequited. As most are aware, Spring is the time of birth or rebirth, but with that must come death and letting go. This flower is absolutely beautiful and the scent profile consists of rich, earthy notes, and it is incredibly fragrant.

Happy hunting!


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