Very cautiously you can notice that spring is in the air again. After the cold and especially wet winter months, there are now days when you wake up and the sun is already peeping through the curtains! And of course it is now time for spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new. And what fits better than a beautiful vase with flowers on the table? Regiobloemist has designed the stand especially for you. Which flowers do people prefer to receive as a gift? In other words, if you have one of these flowers delivered, you are definitely in the right place!
Flower 1: Carnation
Who doesn’t know him? Our carnation. Since Prince Bernard, King Juliana’s husband, wore it in his lapel, hardly anyone has not noticed him. Intense colours, sometimes a light scent and a romantic symbolism.
The carnation offers so many different colors, but in addition, they are also easy to color by adding a dye to their drinking water. There are carnations with single flower and spray carnations. In addition, the carnation also has striking petals; with rounded, serrated or fringed edges. The carnation also has various meanings. She symbolizes passion, desire and romance. The original origin of the carnation can be found near the coast of the Mediterranean. The Latin name for carnation is Dianthus, a derivative of Dios (God) and anthos (flower).
Flower 2: The Sunflower
If there’s one thing that makes you happy, it’s the Zonnebloem. And besides the rose, the sunflower is also one of the best-known flower species. With its long stems and huge yellow flowers, it is unmistakable. By the way, the sunflower is an incredibly smart flower. He knows exactly where the sun is and the flower turns its ‘face’ to that side. This is noticeable in France, for example, goped, you see all the flowers looking in the same direction.
The sunflowers originally come from Central and South America. Indians ate the seeds of this flower, along with beans, corn and pumpkins. Only when the Middle Ages came to an end did the sunflower come to Europe with Spanish conquerors. The scientific name of the sunflower is Helianthus annuus, which is a compound name of the words helios and anthos. Helios means sun and anthos means flower.
The official symbolism of the sunflower is sun and love. The meanings of the sunflower all have a link with ‘warm feelings’, namely: involvement, happiness, devotion or adoration, admiration and longevity. The sunflower is used in many bouquets in the summer months. To enjoy it for a long time, it is important that the stems are cut at an angle. Do not put the flowers too deep in the water and make sure that no leaves get into the water.
The sunflower is actually very easy to care for. The same care tips apply as for most flower varieties. It is advisable not to put too much water in the vase, this will prevent the stems from becoming snotty and contaminating the water. You can cut the bottom part off after a few days if necessary.
Flower 3: Lily
With the lily you can go in all directions. There is plenty of choice in terms of color, shape and size. They are available in white, pink, but also in striking red and orange tones. In other words, they really are super versatile. The lily is available in trumpet shape, but also in flat or bowl shape. The flowers of the lily can have a diameter of 7 to 25 centimeters. The lily is also versatile in terms of fragrance, ranging from odorless to strongly fragrant.
The lily is quite a symbolic flower with many meanings. Lilies can be found in many places in the wild. You can find them in Korea, Japan and parts of Siberia, as well as closer to the equator. In Europe, the lily is native to the Caucasus, the Balkan countries, Greece, Poland, the Alps and the Pyrenees. You can even buy lilies or a Bloomposy (in Danish called: Send blomster) in Denmark in the webshop Friske Blomster. It is also found in the wild in most American states, with the exception of the southwestern part of the United States.