The fields are filling with color……….

June 26th Flowers

I must have flowers, always and always.” – Claude Monet

Summertime! I think it is finally here. We have been blessed with some beautiful days and the palette at the farm is becoming more diverse. The snapdragons and cosmos are coloring the fields with beautiful pastels, and the sunflowers are starting to show their beaming faces. Slowly, but steadily the flower farm “painting” is being created.

The bouquets this week will contain cut flowers as well as some wildflowers. Once again, no two bouquets will be the same. Your bouquet will contain a combination of some, but not all of the flowers listed below. Your bouquet will be labeled with your name. Hopefully this will alleviate some confusion that has occurred at a few sites. Please be sure to check for your name on the paper sleeve, and remember to check off your name in the notebook near the bouquets. For those of you who pick up your flowers at TMC Wellness through Movement, if your bouquets are not on the porch, they will be inside the building.

Here are the meanings of this week’s flowers:

Bachelor Buttons – Single blessedness
Bells of Ireland – Good luck
Rudbeckia – Justice
Celosia – Affectation, foppery
Cosmos – Joy in love or life
Snapdragons – Presumption
Sunflowers – Admiration, gratitude
Yarrow – Healing/Everlasting love
Zinnias – Thoughts of absent friends

In the Victorian Era flower arrangements were used to send a message or to express feelings that could not be said out loud. Thus, the “Language of Flowers” came to be. Feel free to take your bouquets and arrange them into your own arrangement or several smaller ones – create your own messages. Have fun with your flowers!

There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.

–The Language of Flowers, London, 1875