Symbolism of Lilies

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To the ancient Greeks, the lily stood for tenderness, while early Christians used the lily as a symbol of purity. Oddly, the famous “lily” portrayed in France’s “fleur de lys” heraldry, first adopted by the French court in 1179, actually depicts an iris.

We are celebrating our annual Lily Celebration.
2/22 – 3/8 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all designer Lily arrangements and stems!

Every Sat during our celebration there is a FREE 2pm Design Demo.  Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using Lillies.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo; our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Lily Fun Facts

Peace LilyThe lily, a flower revered by several cultures throughout history, has been used for symbolic and medicinal purposes, according to the Flowers & Plants Association. While several varieties produce bright colors, the famous Easter Lily, also known as the “Madonna Lily” only blooms white.

Cultivation History

People have cultivated the lily for at least three millennia. Ancient Chinese and Assyrians revered the flower. Until the 1500s, however, the Easter Lily remained the only known variety of the plant outside of Asia.

Symbolism

To the ancient Greeks, the lily stood for tenderness, while early Christians used the lily as a symbol of purity. Oddly, the famous “lily” portrayed in France’s “fleur de lys” heraldry, first adopted by the French court in 1179, actually depicts an iris.

The elegant Call Lily

Medicinal Uses

Chinese folk medicine included lilies in remedies to bring good luck. Europeans also have used lilies in medicinal preparations throughout history. Lilies seemed to have some effect against depression and ingestion of toxins.

Pet Toxicity

While lilies may add elegance to a garden, they contain compounds that act as a deadly poison on cats. Homeowners should prevent their cats from going near lilies at all times.

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Lily Celebration from Sat 2/23 – Sat 3/02 at the Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Lily Arrangements, Stems and Bunches.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh cut Lily stems or Lily plants.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Breathe in the Scent of Relaxation!

Relaxing Lily of The ValleyThe fragrance of the lily of the valley sends nervousness plunging by up to 25%. It works by increasing alpha brain waves, which almost instantly promotes a tranquil, yet alert feeling. Try lighting a lily of the valley scented candle for relaxation.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

Flowering Facts: Reminder Mother’s Day is Coming!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is around the corner on May 13th! Here are some great suggested Mother’s Day flowers, and their meanings, to consider for your bouquet on her special day!

Carnations
White carnations are symbolized as traditional Mother’s Day flowers.  Pink carnations are a sign of love and gratitude while red carnations indicate admiration.   Anna Jarvis is the founder of Mother’s Day,  in 1908, the first service was organized in her remembrance in a church in West Virginia.  At this service, Anna Jarvis’s daughter also named Anna, distributed white carnations as they were her mother’s favorite flower.  In 1913, when the House of Representatives adopted a resolution with regard to the Mother’s Day, white carnations gained special importance.

Tulips
A bouquet of tulips will surely brighten your Mother’s Day. Tulips symbolize love.  In specific, pink tulips are a symbol of care whereas yellow tulips, which are always popular, signify the symbol of cheerful thoughts.

Daisies and Sunflowers
Daisies and sunflowers are a perfect combination for a bouquet.  These flowers convey respect and adoration.  This Mother’s Day give a bouquet of daisies and let her know how beautiful she is as daisies are symbol of beauty.  You can also choose gerbera daisies, which signify cheerfulness and playfulness in arrangements.

Roses
No occasion is complete without the ultimate love expressing flower, the rose.  Widely blooming, roses of different colors convey different meanings. Yellow roses mean devotion or a strong friendship.  Roses in white are symbol of purity. Pink roses are considered to be a symbol of joy and cheer. This Mother’s Day show your love & devotion by sending her a beautiful bunch of roses!

Lilies
A white lily is the symbol of majesty and purity. This extremely popular flower is used as a symbol of literature and art.  In China, the lily is considered a symbol of motherhood.  It is believed that in ancient times in China, mothers planted lilies when their children left home.  So, why not lilies on this Mother’s Day?

Violets
Violets are a beautiful plant that signifies faithfulness and devotion.  A lovely arrangement of violets will make your mother happy and always remind her of your appreciation of her devotion & dedication towards her family.

Orchids
It’s their beautiful appearance, which makes orchids an exotic favorite.  Orchids are a distinct symbol of love and beauty.  This Mother’s Day choose orchids and surprise your mother with something different!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts: All About Lilies

Facts about Lilies and Did you know

Join us from Sat, Feb. 25th – Sat, Mar. 3rd for our Lily Celebration!
We are celebrating our lush, beautiful lilies with a FREE 2pm
design demo at our Davie and Boca Raton Flower Markets every
Saturday during our celebration!  Also, don’t miss out on great
savings – all Asiatic and Oriental lily arrangements, bunches
and stems are 20% OFF!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts: Calla Lilies

The elegant Calla Lily

Elegant, dramatic, sophisticated, showy and classic are just a few words to describe the Calla lily flower.  The most common (though they could hardly be considered common) are the classic white callas which boast gorgeous tropical looking arrow-shaped leaves.

Traditionally, in the language of flowers, the Calla lily has always symbolized “beauty” – and it truly is one beautiful flower!   It became a familiar theme for artists of the Art deco period because of its extreme purity of line.

Its use as a flower in interior decorating is diverse.  Often you see one perfect Calla lily, the long-stemmed sole occupant of a stark modernist vase – the lone adornment in a minimalist interior.  It’s the perfect adornment, too – because your eye is drawn past all the nondescript neutrals of the room to this flower – so beautiful it hardly seems real – and yet as spare and minimalist as the room.

But turn the page, and there is another vase of Calla lilies – this time a whole bouquet of them in pinks and lavenders, looking right at home on the table of a country kitchen

Then there are the stunning hybrid ‘mini-callas’, with their elegant shape and wide range of colors such as mango, yellow and burgundy.  They are used frequently in bridal bouquets, but look equally at home arranged loosely in a vase.

Calla lily plants are also spectacular.  Available in an array of colors, when placed in a favorite basket or ceramic container, your Calla lily plant will give you pleasure for some time.

Place callas in a vase that is approximately 1/3 the height of the flowers for the best effect.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for your Callas by the bunch or in a designer created bouquet or flower arrangement.  In store…or we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.

(Note: This blog post, written by Donn F. Flipse, originally appeared as an article in Gold Coast Magazine)

Flowering Facts: Stargazer Lilies…a type of Oriental Lilies

Dazzling Oriental Stargazer Lilies

The food you serve is the focus of attention on your table, but the flowers you choose will complete the scene.  The colors and types of flowers will set the tone for your gathering.  Whether it is an elegant affair or a family picnic, flowers finish the scene with style.

For fragrance and beauty, we suggest Stargazer Lilies.  Take two bunches (10 stems) of Stargazer Lilies (cutting the stems to equal height) and place them in a 10-11” vase.  Take 2 bunches of Ribbon Grass and distribute it throughout the lilies.  It’s as simple as that!

The Stargazer Lily is a member of the Oriental Lily family with red-speckled rose-hued petals.  It has a sweet but strong fragrance.  Elongated buds become large colorful blooms.  Stems are 24-40 inches long with 1-3 flowers per stem.  The Stargazer lily seems to want to pollinate whatever it touches as the pollen sheds easily and stains whatever it touches.  After a bud opens you can easily remove the pollen from the stamens by grabbing the stamens with a tissue and gently pulling outwards..

Lilies have been associated with many ancient myths, and pictures of lilies were discovered in a villa in Crete, dating back to the Minoan Period, about 1580 B.C.

Lilies are mentioned in the Old Testament, and in the New Testament, they symbolize chastity and virtue.  In both the Christian and pagan traditions, the lily is a fertility symbol.  In Greek marriage ceremonies the bride wears a crown of lilies and wheat…purity and abundance.  Lilies are also a symbol of death, and at one time lilies were placed on the graves of children.

The lily has no true medicinal value, although in Elizabethan times, lilies were one of the ingredients in medicines to treat fever or to clean wounds, burns and sores.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for your Lilies by the stem, the bunch or in a designer created bouquet or flower arrangement.  In store…or we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.

(Note: This blog post, written by Donn F. Flipse, originally appeared as an article in Gold Coast Magazine)

Lily Celebration!

Lily flowers or lilium candidum was known to be the most significant flower symbol for Christians and that they indicate purity.  In Greek poetry, lily flowers signified tenderness and they were also referred to as the voice of muses. There is even a Greek myth that says how lily was born from the milk of the goddess Hera.  The first description of lily flowers can be traced back from the Chinese Middle Ages, where lily plant blossoms until late autumn and there were three shades, which include red, purple, and yellow.  In Europe, lily flowers were also used as remedy for many kinds of sicknesses and diseases. But, you should be careful if you have cats as pets as lilies can be poisonous to them.
Also, dont forget about our lily celebration going on from February 27th thru March 7th.  We are also having free flower arranging demos on the 27th and on March 6th at 2pm in both our Davie & Boca stores.  No reservations required, just bring yourself, friends & family  and have fun!

Flowering Facts about Lilies…

DID YOU KNOW ?

1. Lilies have been cultivated for over 3000 years.

2. Feng Shui believers hold the Lily as an emblem of summer and abundance.

3. The Chinese culture believes the lily to mean “Forever in Love.”

4. In Europe lilies were used as a remedy against a wide range of diseases and ailments.

5. In Greek poetry, the lily stood for tenderness, and there is a Greek myth that tells us how the lily was born from the milk of the goddess Hera.

6. Lilies are decorative and fragrant flowers, and are available all year long. Which makes them a great gift designed by themselves or mixed with roses and other high styled flowers.

7. To prolong the flower’s life it’s best to remove the pollen by pinching them together and pulling them up and out of the Lily.

8. Lilies produce large quantities of pollen. To remove pollen from clothes lightly brush off the pollen with a toothbrush or a craft pipe cleaner,
this will prevent staining.

9. Lilies are one of the most popular flowers in the UK, next to the Rose. Globally, Lilies are ranked fourth amount the flowers in popularity.

10. There are numerous varieties of Lilies. Among the Lily varieties only groups like the Asiatics and Orientals are the most popular flowers and the most widely grown.