Flower Power

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Every woman loves getting flowers from someone.  Whether it's from their father, a boyfriend or just a friend, fresh flowers seem to brighten up everything.  Even if a woman insists that flowers are a waste of money and she doesn't want them, she's lying.  Every woman wants, as well as deserves, to get a bouquet of flowers at some point in their lives.  What flowers should you get though?  There are so many different kinds of flowers to choose from when looking to buy them for someone special.  Some of the most popular kinds of flowers are Lilies, Tulips, Daisies, Roses, Sunflowers and Daffodils.

The history and origins of these flowers are vast, as they all have derived from something different.  Lily derives from the Greek name leirion and the Roman name lilium.  The tulip originated in Persia in the 1500s.  They resembled the ‘tulbend' which was a turban worn by Turkish men.  They were later given the name tulipan.  The daisy was derived from the Anglo-Saxon term daes eage, or "day's eye," referencing the way the flower opens and closes with the sun.

Roses have existed since prehistoric time.  Roses were introduced to Europe during the Roman Empire, where they were mainly used for ornamental purposes.  The name sunflower originates from the Greek word helios meaning "sun" and anthos meaning "flower," given that sunflowers always turn to where the sun is.  The sunflower use to be worshipped as a sacred image of a sun-god.  Lastly, daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans who thought that its sap could heal wounds.  This is the complete opposite, as daffodil sap contains crystals that irritate the skin. 

Flowers are an interesting aspect of the natural world that most people look past.  Their history is extensive and their character is intense.  Pick up some flowers for your loved one today.  Whether they are birthday flowers, ‘get well soon' flowers or just flowers to show how much you love that person, it will make their day just a little bit better.   

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This article was published on 2010/10/14